A serious question: “Can you briefly go over work ethic in the right mindset? I know you talk about how not to give up and it takes as long as it takes, but do you ever feel like you're not doing it? Or do you procrastinate? Any other advice about building a solid work ethic?”
The only advice you need to develop a solid work ethic is to know that you don't have to work. I don't work. I don't have a work ethic. I play a game. And I enjoy playing the game, so I do it every day. I don't need outside factors to push me to play the game because I enjoy playing the game.
I don't work. I know I say “do the work” all the time. But I don't work, I just play. I do what I like to do, I play, and I play every day. I don't have a work ethic because I don't work for anybody else. I would never be able to work for anybody else. I would never be able to do something I didn't want to do or didn't have fun at.
So that's the trick – find the game that you like to play and play it every day. Find what you would do even if you weren't making money and turn that into the game that pays you money. That's the trick.
You will never have to work a day in your life if you just play the game. That's the trick. You will never have to work a day in your life if you just play the game. Because it is not work, it's fun. That's the trick. Don't ever work.
I never work. I don't ever work. I simply live my life and I play the daily game that I play. There is no distinction between work and life and social life and relationship life and blah, blah, blah, blah. It is all intertwined.
How could I turn off one but not the other? It is all intertwined. It is all the same. It is all the game that I play. So intertwine it all so you don't quit. And if you play the game you like to play you won't want to quit.
The only people who quit the game are the people who are losing the game. The people who are winning the game will play forever. It's only when you start to lose the game that you want to quit.
So be a winner of the game. Pick the game that you like to play. You'll never have to develop a work ethic. A work ethic is something I never want to have. I just want to be. And that's the trick. Just be. Don't work. Just be. Let it all be. Let it all intertwine.
When Will You Find Success?
A lot of people ask me the same question. They say, I've been at this for 30 days already, two months already, three months already, 6 months already and I have not seen success. When am I going to find success? When am I going to see success?
And I respond, why the fuck are you waiting for success instead of working? Success is only going to come to you when you're busy doing other things. It's never going to come to you while you are waiting for it. Because while you are waiting you are not doing anything.
Waiting means not doing anything. You should be working. Have you ever waited for a phone call, and the phone call never came until you left the phone and went away and did something else? And then while you were busy with something else the phone started to ring.
Have you ever sat at your computer waiting for an e‑mail to come in only to get bored of waiting and go do other things. And when you finally get back to the computer, the e‑mail has come in.
Those things are like success. They will not come to you while you are waiting. They will come to you whenever they feel like coming to you. They will come at their leisure not yours.
So do not wait for success because it will find you when it feels like finding you. What you do instead is continue doing the work that is going to increase the chances of success finding you. Success doesn't give a fuck about you if you are not working for it.
Success wants to come find you while you're busy. It is not going to come to you while you are on the couch waiting for it. So when is success going to find you? It's going to find you when you're busy doing other work.
It's going to find you when you least expect it. That phone call is going to ring when you're busy doing other things.
Why You Should do Hard Work (it becomes easy)
A lot of people don't want to do hard work. I can't say that I blame them, because I'm not dying to do hard work either. But the thing about hard work is that it's only hard for a little while. And then it starts to be easy.
Going to the gym at first and lifting weights is hard at first. It's hard for a good number of times. Then it just becomes as easy. Going to the gym is as easy as going to the supermarket.
Going to the gym is hard when you're weak, but when you're strong it's easy. Riding up a mountain ‑‑ riding up a hill is hard when your cardio is weak. When your cardio is good it's easy.
So I understand you don't want to do hard work. I don't want to do hard work either. But it's only hard for a little while. The more you do it the easier it gets, and eventually it's going to be just like going to the supermarket.
How do You Fail and Keep Moving Forward?
“Have you ever failed? And if so, what did you do to keep moving forward?”
No. I have never failed and kept moving forward, because you only fail if you give up. When you stop moving forward is when you fail. That's failure.
If it takes you 500 tries and you succeed on the 501st try that's not failure that's learning. So no, I have never failed and kept moving forward. I have failed and quit many times. Everything I tried that didn't work out and I left and I quit, that's failure.
It you stick at it diligently, consistently, you will succeed at some point. So it's not failure if you don't get it right now or tomorrow or even next year.
It's failure when you walk away. That's when you admit failure. That's when you admit defeat and move onto something else. It's okay to try and try and try and try. You will have to try many times before you succeed.
I didn't succeed on my first try or my second or my third or my fifth. It took me a long time. The reason I'm where I'm at now is because I did not give up. I did not care. I did not walk away.
I had a mission and I stuck to it and now it's paying off. That's how you succeed. The way that you fail is you walk away.
If you focus your life around succeeding then you will. If you focus your life around not succeeding, you will. The choice is easy — SUCCEED!
The key to getting what you want is defining what you want. You gotta know yourself to grow yourself.
Master the mind, which is everything and the world becomes a playground, which is the fun thing.
Spend your time playing a game you enjoy and you will never work a day in your life. If all your work is play you’ll never work another day.
How to get successful? People who are successful chose to never give up. Make the decision to never quit and success will become inevitable.
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