Focus On The Goal

It sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?


The results will come soon enough.
It takes time, it takes effort, it takes sweat, it takes blood and tears.

It takes grinding. It takes CONSISTENCY.

So what’s the problem?
The problem is the Judas that lies within each of us.
That silent
It’s the voice of defeat and failure.

I’ve got some news for you. That voice is a LIAR.
It wants you to fail.

It wants you to stop digging three feet from gold.

How do I know this?


Focus On The Goal

Because this voice is trying to whisper to me right now.
At this very moment, as I type this out.

It’s trying to tell me.


Too bad.

Because I’m grinding anyways. I’m shutting that voice out.

I’m burning all the boats and staying on the island.

I’m heading deep into the jungle, and it’s me and me alone.
I know one day, if I build it, THEY WILL COME.
If I provide value, an audience will be there to grow and benefit from it.
That’s all that matters at the end of the day.

1) Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

It’s easy to get caught up in where you want to be.
That’s a trap though. If you only focus on your destination, you won’t be here, NOW.
You won’t be PRESENT.
You’ll be daydreaming.
You’ve got to focus on doing the work right NOW.

That is the only way you can get from where you are to where you want to be.
That’s the secret.

The big problem is, people expect REALITY to conform.
Conform to what?
Conform to their LOFTY EXPECTATIONS.

When reality fails to do so, as it must, disappointment follows.
That’s why you’ve got to be vigilant.
You’ve got to avoid falling into the mental trap.

That mental trap is giving up because a seed failed to sprout immediately after you planted it.

You can’t get to your destination if you aren’t focused on taking immediate steps in the present.

2) Real Life is about Consistency, Timing and Patience, Not Instant Gratification

The biggest thing that sets people up for failure in life is expecting immediate rewards in the real world. TV, the Internet, Video Games, Two day shipping and instant options have set people up for failure.
They have conditioned people to expect instant rewards.

When life fails to produce those instant rewards, they quit.
Quitting is the easiest and simplest thing to do. Your brain lies to you and tells you it makes sense.
You’ve got to keep it up, no matter what.
When everything is against you, and your results have yet to pay off you have to stick with it.
You have to ignore the fact that the results have yet to exist.

Sooner or later, it will pay off. You know it. You believe it.
It’s true. Sooner or later hard work always pays off.

The question is whether you have the grit and determination to stick it out.
To keep putting in the hours. To press on despite the odds.
To persist in the face of adversity.

3) Stop Checking the Scoreboard and Get in the Game

The problem with most people is they always have to look at the scoreboard. Like a farmer constantly checking to see if his golden goose or chicken has laid an egg yet.

Go about your business, get your head in the game.
Sooner or later, if your work is good, the market will buy it. That scoreboard is for the spectators.
You are a player, remember?

Your job is to rack up the points and get the job done.
Let the scorekeepers worry about the score.
You’ve got bigger fish to fry.
You can stare at these seeds all you want.

They aren’t going to sprout a single second faster.
So how about this.
Put your time to good use, make shit happen.
Sooner or later those seeds you forgot all about will be ripe for the harvest.

4)Stop Expecting Reality To Conform to Your Will

That’s not the way this world works. The only thing you will have complete control over is your thoughts, decisions and actions.
See it Till You Be it. Act as If.

But stop expecting reality to mold itself to what you want it to be.
Stop expecting people to change. They’ll never be who you want them to be.

They’ll be who they are.

That’s OK.

Learn to LOVE the ones worth loving.

Learn to GHOST/LEAVE the losers, users, moochers , naysayers and bums.

5)Overnight Success only Happens in the Movies

Hollywood and movies LIED to you.

Success never happens overnight.
Success is not a destination, it is a continuous journey.

You can never own success. It must be rented.
You must pay the bill on it every single day, hour , minute and second.
People expect to just wake up one day, and suddenly be greeted to instant success.

They see it as a permanent destination.
I’m finally successful! Now I can just lie around and do nothing.


That’s not how life works, that’s not how success works.

Consistency + Hard Work = Results.
That’s the bottom line.

In Conclusion:

Accept that lasting success never happens overnight.
Accept that you aren’t going to reach your destination in an instant.

Strap yourself in the driver’s seat.
You’re in for the long haul.

Might as well lace up your shoes, buckle your seat belt and adjust your seat.
You’re going to be on this road for a while.

Sooner or later, you will meet with success.
Enjoy the journey, enjoy the grind.

What makes the rewards of success all the sweeter is the blood, sweat and tears you poured while you journeyed to that destination.
Never forget that while others sleep , waste valuable time and procrastinate, you are getting closer to your dreams.

Inch by inch, second by second, mile by mile.


– AJ Lifts

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