Must-Read: Stress Out A Bit
One of the keys in life, so they say, is to take it easy. Just relax a bit. Calm down and don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s all fine advice if you’re old and still crazed and trying to avoid having a heart attack. But that’s also advice that only losers would ever follow. Because in to push yourself from simply mediocre to someone that has value, you need to have a little stressors attacking you every day. It’s not going to just be alright. You are going to have to tough it out.
Which leads us to this bit of compelling pumping-upping over at AskMen.com, where they try to get on our cases by trying to get that thought out of our heads that everyone is going to be okay. Here’s their two cents on careers:
Careers take work. Dreams take even more. Malcolm Gladwell (a Canadian journalist) suggests that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master something, and that “genius” is as much effort as it is talent. Mozart wasn’t some god-child; he was just a kid who practiced his ass off until music was his language. The same thing applies to your future — you can’t expect to succeed if you’re just yawning your way through life with vague, distant dreams. It’s not going to be OK if that’s your approach.
Make it OK: Get to work at maximizing each day and becoming the dude you envision yourself to be now. You’re never going to get to where you want to be if you’re treating your goals like a halfhearted hobby.
Head on over to the rest of the post to check out what else they have to say about various aspects of your life that you need some help with.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.