I don’t know that I have ever really been inspired to a point that would keep myself up late at night and up early in the mornings. Nothing at school, or university or any job I have worked at. I have done things, gone places, worked different jobs but I have always made myself do them. There is always a valid reason for it but nothing ever inspiring. I have always thought that if I worked hard, did what I could to the best of my ability that I would eventually be rewarded.
I feel that this line of thinking is actually not very helpful as you don’t know what your result/outcome is in anything you do. Therefore it is almost impossible to measure if the result you got is pain or pleasure. The mind bases all decisions of whether something will mean pain or pleasure. So you will give up your long term aspirations because it will mean pain in the short term which you are trying to avoid at an emotional level. Thus never reaching your true potential/dream.
Until recently I have never had a goal in mind that would stretch my limits, take myself out of my comfort zone and on a path to something bigger and better.
“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfilment”
Time to exit the comfort zone and be all I can be.