Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hard Work - Only in Your Mind

Sometimes I would like to think that I work hard. Sometimes I would like to think that I work harder then the normal guy who thinks he wants to be rich. At the end of everyday, I go to bed when I can't even think straight. I barely brush my teeth, and then I pass out. I wake up the second,….. no the milli-second that I think I have enough sleep to out perform the entire world.

As I talk to people, I start to hear things like, "I'm just sooo busy", or "I just had a 12 hour day".

What does that mean?

These people are actually sincere and do believe that they have worked hard. In their minds they have just killed it. They have done more then the average person, and have "left it all on the court" as they say in basketball.

Then I look in the mirror at myself. At the end of the day, you turn to yourself, because only you know what is real and what is not. I ask myself, " Self......are you like all of the other people who think they were so busy". Am I really working that hard? Do I really give my all, everyday, or have I just gotten so accustomed to saying that, that I believe it. You tell yourself you are skinny long enough, you start to believe it, until someone shows you a picture from last summer. Am I like a rapper who rants and raves he’s the best and richest when he knows the record company owns his cars, his jewelry and his girl.

I'm no longer going to say how busy I am, or how hard I work. People will never understand, and it's only frustrating to explain. There are certain things that can not be captured in words: passion, aggression, greed, anger. You can not get anyone to feel these emotions by just telling them how you feel. The worse thing to hear after you have gone through something is for some insensitive idiot to come and say, "Yeah me too, I have been working real hard lately too". Agghh!

I say, do what you have to do, and your results will speak for themselves. I am tired of justifying why I can’t go places or do things with my money. I am tired of trying to explain what s-a-c-r-i-f-i-c-e means. I’m either going to do something or not. Go to an event or not. No one cares what I have to do or how busy I am. No one cares if my money is tied up in investments or business ventures. No one cares if my business is losing money. So besides my blog, and the short list of people who actually do care, keep it to yourself.

If someone tells you that they have been working really hard, and are really busy, pull out a stack of $100 bills and smack them in the face and yell, "MEEE TOO"!


-MJL

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard that Suze Orman purportedly said that busy people are people who haven't "arrived yet." If you have "arrived" you aren't busy because there is no where for you to go. You've achieved success. Do you agree with her quote?

cmanlong said...

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Molina said...

MJL- I just found your blog...
I completely identify with your mindset. I was looking for exactly this type of thinking last night. Long story short: my wife had two seizures yesterday and it took me out of the zone. I let the voice in my head win. "oh you deserve a break...life is so this and that..."
BS- My future kids won't care what I let stop me. They'll just have to live with the consequences.
This will all be worth it.

The Michael Jordan Lifestyle said...

Molina,

I'm glad that my blog could keep the fire burning inside for you. It's hard to find people who can relate. It's surprising that some people will tell you to relax and take a break so that you won't accomplish your goals, because they haven't accomplished theirs, or because they think they are doing you a favor; telling you to relax. Because life is so short that's why I take it to the max. I say whatever inspires you, use it. Knowing that my blog has helped you, inspires me.

Keep hittin' them hard!

-MJL