Another blog post coming to you! I am still contemplating how often I want to post. As of late I have failed to post as frequently as I would like but a friend actually offered a suggestion that between longer blog posts, I can share daily shorter post in the form of “daily thoughts”. I really like that suggestion and I am considering tackling that. Just to remind you this blog is a journey to me finding my way along the path of success.
Thaddeus Talks is not the only thing I have going on in life. It seems to consume all of my time or none of my time. My current micro goal is to find the fine line of inserting Thaddeus Talks into my daily life. For example, I like watching TV. I don’t need TV to live my life but regardless of what is going on in life, I find time to fit TV in. Thaddeus Talks is constantly at the forefront of my thoughts. Wise people have told me that to become serious about a craft one needs to make it a “religion.” Religion isn’t just Jesus, God, Buddha, or other deities but rather somethingonebelievesinandfollowsdevotedly.
In this post I wanted to talk about the future of automation and how it has and will affect future job growth but I digress. Instead I will talk about struggles that I have faced pursuing personal goals. For me it has felt like an internal battle! I don’t want to be dramatic, but the fight seems so real—the fight to do better, to want better, to reach further than my hands grasp. Especially because in my current state what I have is good and would be considered great by many others. At the age of 27, I sometimes feel older, even though I know I am young. I also understand that I will not be young forever. Every moment that I am not working towards my goals for various reasons, I feel like I am letting my current self and future self down. Time will not wait on me to get ready.
Wanting to do better for your family can seem like a burden at times. Not saying that I regret my goals and ambitions. Yet, when you are the only one carrying that vision others may not understand your perspective. We all understand and see from our current perspective. I don’t hold anyone at fault for that. Realizing this, I am learning to accept that at times I will be alone on this journey. I believe we all come to a point when we have to make decisions and take actions for ourselves without the comfort of others agreement. When others do not agree I feel that there are two choices—argue or demonstrate. I prefer the latter.
I limit distractions the best I can. Rather it be people or situations, distractions pull away from my energy to push myself. I do not wish to be completely withdrawn, but I do believe there is power in surrounding yourself with like minded people. Encompassing yourself in the presence of those with similar ideals can produce both negative and positive outcomes.
Power is created with the exchange of energy—people pulling and pushing in the same direction. We see the strength in teams with one vision when we watch organized sports on TV. Teams practice and play together, yet there are stand out individuals that break away from the pack to push themselves further. At times, these topliners even go as far to practice and workout alone. Nevertheless they are still the most powerful when they join a team and play as a team. The work they accomplished independently raises the standards of everyone. We cannot accomplish great things with others if first we do not work on ourselves; we are only as strong as our weakest link. If I am wrong please let me know. Strong people that have accomplished great things but had to overcome personal struggles include Jesus, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Lebron James. The last one may be a stretch but you have to admit he is a great of our time.
Is it true that our actions in solitude makes us the strongest?