Never worry about the journey you’re on.
Working 40/50/60 hours is whats needed usually at the start to get you to the point where you can use that investment in time you’ve spent to get a return.
Funny, but the amount of time you put into something USUALLY gives an equal return
All things being equal of course (which they are not)
So as well as putting the time in what else do you need
– need to work on the right things
– need to get the right team in place
– need to maintain a positive mental attitude (no twitter, no news!)
– need to plug the right skill gaps
– need to identify which resources will accelerate your results
Sometimes the journey can take a few years, sometimes it’s 10-15 depending on what you do, how you do it and the amount of time and effort you put in to it.
The problem we sometimes face (including me) is that you don’t want to look like you’re working ‘too hard’ – you’re trying to make it look easy and that you know what you’re doing.
The reality is none of us having a clue really about how something will turn out.
Even if you do everything right, you can still lose.
Even if you spend all hours, you can still not get the result.
But the real results come from the growth you’ve just experienced from taking on the challenge.
And that my friends, is where most people stop.
They don’t want to work hard, they want it to come easy.
But you learn jack shit when it’s easy.
Your biggest learnings come from facing challenges and adversity, and this is what you want to experience (although the reality of going through it is painful, it’s where you growth will come from)
As you go from being a level 4 person with level 5 problem which you overcome, you become a level 6 person easily solving level 5 problems in the future.
But then you’ll have level 7 problems, and then you become level 8. And so on.
So don’t see these as challenges, treat them as ‘levelling up’, even to the extent where you choose that language (it works great for dealing with negative thought)
“I’m not having problems, I’m simply levelling up.
But here’s the thing. When you level up, you don’t feel like it – it’s so subtle that you really can’t feel it.
Its just when you look back in a few years, at that point, you’ll see your growth.