It’s About Time You’ve Kicked Your Own Ass

Have you ever had a ‘rude awakening’? It’s when someone else tells you something so brutally honest, it feels like they just threw some ice cold water on you behind your back in the heat of summer. It’s unexpected, feels completely awful at first, then you feel a little numb, and then the warmth returns slowly while you’re looking for the culprit (or trying to make sense of the whole situation). A rude awakening is honest, and can help you out of your comfort zone.

FOR EXAMPLE

You are in a large 12-person jacuzzi in Las Vegas. You’re relaxing on one end, enjoying a Bahama Mama, all by yourself, thinking, “Wow, how did I get this lucky?” And then out of nowhere, you hear someone say, “Eww, how can you stay in there with that piece of nastiness in there?” Then, out the corner of your eye, you see a little turd floating towards you and you hop out of there so quick, you forgot your drink.

All it takes is a little shit.

I mean shift.

Shit.

Anywho, all it takes is a little mental shift to get you out of someplace you feel comfortable, and it can help you in the long haul. And the best part? You don’t have to wait for someone else to give you a rude awakening for you to kick your own ass and get your butt out of your comfort zone. You know what you have to do, you know what you should be doing to be a success, so stop lollygagging and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

How To Kick Your Own Ass, Just Like The Pros 2.0

1. Take a deep breath. Stop worrying and overthinking, instead, be still.

2. Plan out your day and then -the sometimes hard part- stick to your friggin’ schedule.

3. DO THE THING INSTEAD OF AVOIDING IT OR MAKING EXCUSES

4. Be what you know you are capable of, anything less and that’s not success.

Now, it’s about time you’ve kicked your own ass.

Reflections on Hard Work

     Hello, there! Thank you for joining me and I hope you stay a while. Have you ever had a time where you felt so exhausted, especially after working really hard, and just hoping that it either ends or that it pays off? Me too.

       However, what I’ve come to realize is that hard work can be something to enjoy, and it helps me remember what I love and what’s important. Work hard, play hard. There are many times where the work seems like it’s too much, too complicated, too droll, perhaps even the straw that could break the camel’s back. But at the end of the day, it’s what you make that matters.

      Making someone’s day, making a beautiful ceramic sculpture, making flash cards, whatever it is, you’re pushing towards something bigger. Yes, that will take consistent hard work, and it will pay off. It may not be immediate, but like a seed planted in good soil and in the right conditions, it will grow and may become much bigger than you could have ever imagined.

    So the next time you’re working hard and you hope it pays off or that you want it to be over, just keep going above and beyond. 

“The work that challenges you the most is the biggest opportunity for you to learn and grow.”

-Stella Leanne

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