To make it through a day you must go from start to finish – regardless of the end result. However, the journey through the day can be taken through multiple routes.
The people, the places and the experiences each day will test your decision and your sense of judgement. You will need to be snappy and make on the spot decisions. Other times you will have what feels likes all the time in the world to decide your next steps.
Regardless, you should be prepared for one, the other or even both. This is not a perfect world, there is the perfect world scenario, in which everything just seems to fall in to place when it needs to. But if this was to happen – how would we ever learn? How would we grow? How would beat our very own competition of the person we were yesterday?
Everything is hard before it is easy ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So what does it really mean to Stay positive, work hard, make it happen. For me this is what it is:
- To stay positive you need to choose to be. You need to be willing to want to be. You need to make sure that you have the perspective and attitude to be positive. Even in the toughest, roughest and most sticky of all situations. Be the bright spark and give a positive punch. Not only will this break your negative mindsets, but even lighten the mood of those around you.
- To make it through the rough the tough and the sticky, this will require hard work, but not work for the sake of it. You need to work smart, you need to accept that the task and the journey ahead is going to be hard and that it will take time… maybe too much time. But the fact is, if you know what needs to be done to get the job done, then only way to get there is right through the middle of it all. So toughen up and buckle up. Soldier on and fight your way to the end.
- By now, you have (should have) remained positive, you have been through and seen it all. Your hard work is coming together and you are starting to see the end result. While remaining positive, you can take on the final stretch and beat any last bump in the road. You have come this far – why on earth would you want to back down or give up now? The grass is always greener on the side and you are about to enter that side. So put your chin up, look forward, see the end of the road sprint. MIH. Make it happen.