So here’s the lesson, and it has been a difficult one for me to admit: You gotta do the work to get better, make progress, and be successful. Period.
There are no real shortcuts to progress. There are more efficient ways, true. In the end, however, you still have to do the work.
I have sat on the sidelines too many times marveling at how people knew things or did things. I have complained about the circumstances in my life that were within my control. But nothing changed until I began to do the work.
My healing from abuse didn’t progress until I went behind the mask, sought out a great therapist, and dug for answers.
I didn’t know how to begin (even slowly) writing a blog or increasing my social media presence until I started reading articles and attending training. I’m still getting all of the help I can to make things better.
So here’s what I know for sure:
Complaining about your lack of skills won’t help you learn the things that you need to learn to grow your business, heal from old wounds, lose weight, or anything else. In order to move forward you have to do the work. Take a class, see a therapist, see a doctor. As the saying goes – “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”
Only you can decide what is important and worth working for in your life. Things may not come easily, but they will come. You need to prepare so you can be prepared!
― Theodore Roosevelt