You’ve heard that you can’t escape real life, well I’m here to tell you that you can. The way I know this is because I once ran into a brick wall and now a month later my business is doing great. The reason I’m able to do this is because I took action.
It took me taking action and it will take you. The key is not to sit around and wait for something to happen, it’s to get going. You have to make that decision to go for it and face the results. What I’m talking about is putting some action into your business.
Real life isn’t always fun and it’s not always easy at times. I know that this can be very frustrating. I used to run a small business, a lawn care business. My wife and I used to just kind of float through life, enjoy our life, go have a good time. Then one day we both decided to quit our day jobs. We knew that there wasn’t going to be any more action in our lives if we were dead serious about escaping real life.
So we got ourselves together and quit our jobs. Now we have our own business, a business that we are both passionate about. This was a big jump for both of us. To me it sounded like an easy task, but for her it was a huge step. I could tell that she didn’t want to do it.
I remember when she came up to me and said, “I can’t leave you to live a fake life. If you are in real life, then you have to have some sort of action.” I remember thinking, what the heck did she mean by that? That was the first time I thought, “Duh, she’s right, I can’t escape real life.” And of course I tried to convince her that maybe she should think of it as a job, not a job.
You see, I have been burned on so many business concepts that I never get around to believing that the concept that I am working in is real. It has a little bit of a “so what” feel to it. It makes me wonder if its not my mind playing tricks on me. But the truth is, I have become so burned out on so many things that I can’t even write them all down.
The truth is that if I can’t escape it, then it becomes a part of who I am. Like I said before, my mission statement for this business was “Be Real.” My definition of being real includes being real. My mantra is “If you can’t escape it, than it becomes you.”
And I can’t escape that. It’s part of who I am. So, I am telling you, if you can’t avoid your work, at least try to make yourself happy. And if you do, you will have found the best escape route of all.
It does take more than simply working hard and going to work. You also need to have a plan, you need to know how you are going to get there, and you need to know where you are going. You can’t sit around in the sunset thinking that life is good. If you do, you will burn out and die before you ever reach your destination.
In other words, if you think that real life is bad, you are going to hate your job. That is a fact. If you really want to accomplish something in your life, then you need to be serious about it and put forth the effort.
Here is another fact: your future depends on the amount of work you put in. If you have a very short attention span and can’t stand long hours, then your future is going to be very limited. So, you really have to make sure that you spend your time wisely. The less time you waste, the more chances you will have at making things happen. That is how you can escape from work.
Now, if you think that you can escape from work just because you have a very interesting hobby, then you are mistaken. There is nothing in hobbies that helps you escape from real life. In fact, it can make your life more difficult. Hobbies can lead you away from work and cause you to be much more casual with your days. Real life will always be harder, so you should try to fight it as best you can.