Why are you training and working out? Gasping for air and feeling the lungs inside you burn at 5:30 am? Especially when everyone else, in their right mind, is sleeping?
Why are you learning more about your profession and honing your skills when everyone is going to the bar or binge-watching Netflix? Why is it that every day, you are trying to make yourself better, when no one else seems to notice or care?
Because you’re not training for them. You’re training for you. More importantly, you’re training for a day in the future. One particular day. THAT day.
THAT day could be a random day that blindsides you when it comes.
It could be that one exceptional day. The day that may define success for the rest of your life. That day that could come in the form of the interview for the job you always wanted. That race you want to run. That day you walk into your boss’ office to quit your job to start a new business.
Whatever THAT day is, one thing is for sure.
It’s the day where you’re going to have to find that extra strength inside you. To keep your wits about you when things couldn’t feel crazier. To find that part deep within you that helps you hustle just a little more.
Whether it’s learning, working or exercising, THAT day is what you are unglamourously training for every day. All that training no one else but you seems cares about. Training that others will only notice in terms of whether you win or fail on that day. And quite frankly, they may not notice it then because they can’t see the future fruit that your success on THAT day will bear.
Will you be the person you need to be for that day when it finally comes?
If you say never enough to learning and growing right now, when that day comes, you’ll know you’ll be enough.
While those around you are squandering their time on things that give them fleeting pleasure, you must see that time as a precious currency that you can spend investing in you.
So be greedy about your time, spend it wisely in order to build the skill, muscle, endurance, and experience each day – for THAT day. And you’ll be ready.