Are you willing to do what it takes to be what you want to be? First, act the part. I realized this fact this morning, when I was waiting for the bus on the corner to the senior center in Gardena for volunteer orientation after about a year and a half of pandemic disease closure. If you really want to achieve something, you have to put your all into it despite what other people think you should want to achieve, think you can achieve, and supposed limits to what can be achieved.
Indeed, the best is whatever it takes, not just “enough to get by with”, and to get the best out of ourselves, we consistently have to bring it to what we do.
With that said, I can honestly go on with this: The best realities are realities of service with lots of benefit. I did not say all benefit, I did not say slavery service. I said the best of realities are realities of service with lots of reciprocal benefit within them.
Also, the best opportunities for these kind of realities are realities in “work clothes”, anything more “fancy” is too good to be true or full of a con or false confidence that is not all it is cracked up to be. Indeed, we must do whatever it takes to achieve what we really want in life or be cut deeply short by those horrible devils: “I almost made it”, or that sickening, “I should have”, “I could have”, “I would have”, “but”. Things and life go to the dust like that, or the genuine sin of underestimating a situation by not bringing our best just because the opportunity is dressed in work clothes and does not look like opportunity “should”.
Logically, I can put it this way: Be alert to opportunity and deeply pushy and genuinely working. Give new meaning to Wayne Douglas Gretsky and his saying that you miss one hundred percent of the shots you do not take. In fact, I rephrase it and say you destroy all that you laugh at without proper understanding, analysis and honest query almost like Ernestine Schumann-Heink was almost stopped before singing a single note by a short-sighted opera director, and if she heard those words “you will never be a singer” for real, and was not persistent, a light would have flickered out. So, when I say you miss the great results of what you do not attempt with full force, you have an idea of what I mean, but not the full scope of what I mean. To get the full scope of what I mean, look at your own life, and all of the should have, would have, could have moments you had, and then the next one that comes up, go “crazy”, put it all into it, whatever the result and never quit until you succeed even if you temporarily fail, for if you really want it, it is worth it, whatever the price. Nothing is free, especially that which is worthwhile to you.So, I end by asking: What do you really want?