“If you’re an up-and-comer, you’ve got to put in twice the effort to get to the top. If you’re the reigning champ, you’ve got to put five times the effort just to stay there.”
There will be times when your journey is painful, but keep on going and never take no for an answer. If you dedicate your life to this craft, good things will come, new doors will open up for you at just the right time. As in everything in life, when you try real hard at something, things start coming together for you.
Keep your faith. Your success is dependant on what you do everyday and you must be accountable to that. Take responsibility for your life by taking action towards your goals. Even when everything seems impossible, keep striving forward and never look back. Good things always come to those who try. Put in the work to reap the benefits, reap as you sow.
When you are in the game, dedicate your entire life to it. Our career is very short so we must not waste time. There is a great urgency in making money while you can. Make your money and exit before the cops and rivals get to you. Never miss a day of work and always stay on the grind.
This business is no joke, if you’re an up-and-comer, you’ve got to put in twice the effort to get to the top. If you’re the reigning champ, you’ve got to put five times the effort just to stay there. The harder you work, the more luck you will create. Blow your competition away through your hard work and dedication. Put in every ounce of energy that you have and just do it.
When I first started out, I was on the streets from dusk till dawn. The reason why I did this is because I had no other way. If I didn’t make money, I wouldn’t be able to feed my kids. There was no other choice for me. I was so focused that I had no time for friends or family. I gave it my all on getting my business up and running. I spent 18 hours a day on it.
While my other dealer friends were partying with girls, I was out there on the streets hustling. Everyday, every night, I’d get up at 8am and go to sleep at 3am. I was a machine, my business was my life. I had no other reason for living at that point, my mind was obsessed.
If you have time to work, get out there and work. Forget your friends, your family, just work on your business. The rest of the stuff can wait until later. Sacrifice is what it takes to make it. At times we may get lonely and at times we may feel lost, but don’t let that get in the way of achieving your goals. It’s lonely at the top wherever you go. You’ve got to kill your feelings when you are in the game.
We are all on life’s journey and we never know where it will take us. One day we could be broke and the next day we could be rich. Always hope for the best and no matter what the circumstance, don’t give up. It doesn’t matter if you’re broke right now so don’t let that hold you back. Instead, focus on where you want to go and make it possible.
When life gets tough, never give up. There is no such thing as quitting in a champion’s mind. The only default is if you get killed or get caught. You are a star in the making and destined for great things. The pain that you experience is only going to benefit you in the long run. Never let the pivotal moments in life stop you from pursuing your dreams.
Even the greatest of legends have experienced pain on their journey. The only thing is that these champions have learned to overcome these situations and power through it. Keep on going and believe in yourself because whatever doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger. Pushing past adversity is what sets real men apart from the boys. The grind is just a process and it’s something that we all have to go through to get to where we are going. Respect the struggle and savour the process because the more that you go through, the more you will appreciate.