Let me tell you something you don’t want to hear…
Sometimes–you have to start from the bottom to get where you want to be.
Yes, you’ll actually have to work for it. Yes, you might have to do it over again until you get it right. And yes, sometimes you’ll actually have to take a step back and check yourself.
“If it’s easy, then it won’t be worth it. If it’s worth it, it won’t be easy.”
Starting from the bottom or starting over again, is not always a bad thing. A lot of people are having entitlement issues these days and don’t understand why there’s so much distance between the things they want and what they have. When you’re at the “bottom” or have to start over again, there’s a reason for it. Perhaps there was a lesson you missed in life’s unending classroom. Maybe you need to learn something different. Maybe you need to take a different path. I don’t know. It’s up to you to figure out why.
But during that process, humble yourself. Humble your words. Humble your actions. Humble your conversations. To do that, you’ll have to self-evaluate, self-educate and self-reflect often. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself of the reasons why you started this journey. You’ll constantly have to battle through critics and negativity. There’s nothing you can do about that. You’ll have late nights and early mornings and unnecessary commentary to filter through. You can’t do anything about the unnecessary and unwanted commentary–so ignore them. What they think about you is none of your business anyway.
Sometimes you’ll have to start in a place you’d rather not be, but that’s okay. Learn from the lessons in life and move on. As you learn and grow, your skills and talents will also. It only helps you in the long run.