Big Goals: You Can’t Not Do the Work

Do the Work

Big goals don’t do themselves.

Dreams don’t become real on their own.

If you want to accomplish big things in your life, you can’t not do the work.

Will you do the hard work or simply hope for things to magically happen?

Goals Require Hard Work

I was coaching an individual recently who wanted to switch careers.

In order to make the move to the field of their passion, they would need to go back to school and learn new skills.

That would probably take 2–3 years of hard work.

I asked how long he had wanted to make this career change. After a few moments of reflection, he responded, “Probably, about three years.”

After a few moments of stunned silence, he then said, “Wow… if I had started then, I would already have my degree. I guess I need to do the work.

Yet, here he sat. Still thinking about doing it.

Do Your Own Work

As Steven Pressfield says, you have to do the work.

It might mean getting up at the crack of dawn, even before the sun is up.

It might mean pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do.

It will mean leaving your comfort zone.

Getting in shape. Finding a new job. Starting a new relationship. Launching a business. Writing a book.

These things don’t do themselves.

Big goals require hard work over an extended period.

People often think they will work on their goals for a few days and that will be it.

Yet, it could take months. Probably even years to accomplish them.

No one is going to do it for you.

Will you do your work?

Question: What goal do you need to do the work for? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

4 thoughts on “Big Goals: You Can’t Not Do the Work

  1. So true! When I am working on my blog, sometimes I don’t feel like writing, but that’s obviously the main aspect of a blog and content creation is the foundation of a helpful and resourceful blog. So I just start writing whether I want to or not and, 9 times out of 10,I will start getting more motivated the more I write.

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