If you’re not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Good morning and HAPPY MONDAY everybody!!
I hope this email finds everyone well, pumped and motivated for the week ahead. I know I am! And I’m so excited to be back with a quote that really makes me think, and hopefully can help you think as well.
This quote inspires me because it is about the people who are willing to do more than your average person. The people who stay up late (or get up early) working on projects. These people sacrifice a night out in order to chase a dream. The people who reject a 9-5 job so that they can dedicate themselves to their business. Those kinds of people amaze me.
They have given up the ‘normal’ things that most of us find comfort in – sleeping in, nights out, a regular salary with regular hours, drinking, etc. They give those things up because they want their lives to be more than that. And, chances are those people are the ones that end up becoming ‘legends’ – whether they’re the ones who start businesses or the ones who excel in professional sports, or the ones who become famous musicians or actors.
The only thing that makes them any different than anyone else was their willingness to sacrifice those daily comforts to go for the extraordinary. Not everyone is willing to make that sacrifice. And theres nothing wrong with that, except that your comfort zone isn’t where you find passion most of the time!
I’d imagine that most of you who have come across Life of Ria probably did because you wanted something more for your lives.
Maybe you found a post of mine about routine or motivation and it sparked your interest. Or maybe you just saw this quote on Pinterest and it caught your eye. Let me tell you, though. Just the fact that you’ve taken an interest in improving your life shows that you have the potential to be as legendary as you want. You have that trait that the Elon Musks, Barack Obamas, etc have. At least to some extent.
The cool thing about the willingness to sacrifice the ordinary is that its a key to success that you have complete control over. If you’re willing to sacrifice some comforts that most people aren’t, then I guarantee that you can be successful in almost anything you choose. That doesn’t mean its easy, though (which is why most people dont do it).
So, this week I want to challenge you to take a look at your life and consider a sacrifice that you could make that will help drive you towards the extraordinary. Maybe you choose to sacrifice an hour of Netflix (or sleep) to start working on the book you’ve always thought about.Maybe you just decide to look at your phone less and introduce yourself to new people more.
Most people will choose the comfort of TV, sleeping in, exercising less, staying in their bubbles. And because of that, most people will end up living comfortably, and ordinarily.
Yeah, it sucks to sacrifice those things. But, in return you can make money, travel the world, check off your bucket list, help lots of people, live big.
So, by making a few small changes you can set yourself apart from the other 99% automatically. They dont even have to be huge changes!
Do today what others won’t, so that tomorrow you can do what others can’t.
What will you do to change your own life? Are you up to the challenge? Let me know in the comments!
Have a great week, everyone! 🙂
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