How to Do Things You HATE Doing! Cardio with MoneySmartGuy | #EntrepAthlete Ep 004
Everyone has likes and dislikes. Everyone has personal preferences where they like doing a certain number of things and they hate doing certain other things. This is as natural as things get. When you’re in the gym, there will be exercises or types of workout that you will absolutely hate doing. No matter how much your trainer keeps telling you to do them, you just won’t want to. And that is completely normal.
However, as an entrepathlete, you should be ready for everything and anything that your trainer throws at you. He is there to keep you accountable and has the bigger picture in mind. Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean that you completely don’t do it. Instead, you should have the mental grit to look for ways to become better at it. Once you are better at it, you may start to like it. At the end of the day, it’s all in the mind.
You can translate this understanding to business as well. If there is a milestone that will lead you to a larger goal, you should do it anyway, even if you don’t actually want to do it. You have to always keep the end goal in sight and do whatever it takes to take you closer to it. Your personal preferences shouldn’t mean a thing. Just as a soldier lives and dies for the mission, you should do the same for your larger goal. Nothing should be larger than the mission.
What’s more, if you don’t trust yourself to adopt this mentality, you should find someone that keeps you accountable at all times. This could be your mentor, your coach, your partner, your friends, or anyone else. Just make sure they genuinely want you to grow and can keep you accountable and focused on the goal and the journey you are in.
Whether it is in business or in sports, if you keep challenging yourself, you will keep moving forward. You will keep becoming a better version of yourself and you will keep winning the game of life and the game of money. The fortunate part is that life never runs out of challenges. So, instead of shying away from them, have the courage to face them head-on. Look at them as learning opportunities.
If you’re able to make this slight adjustment to the way you think, you will be well on your way to success. Just take a look at some of the most successful people on the planet and study their life. You will quickly realize just how much adversity they had to face to get to where they are today. They never gave up, kept pushing forward, and are now enjoying the fruit of their perseverance. You can do the same thing for yourself and your family.