Have you ever gotten so busy working that you stop paying attention to the direction you’re heading in?
There is a mentality on social media that the way to get where you want to go is through sheer hustle. You’ve got to grind! Go crush it! 10x it!
I’ve learned from experience that hustle isn’t all it takes.
It was 2020, and I was in the middle of the Palmetto 200, a relay race from Columbia to Charleston, South Carolina. I was in the zone, grinding away the miles, when I heard a car horn and then saw a guy in a van flagging me down. It wasn’t a guy on my team. It was a guy another team, someone I knew from church. “Hey Wesley, you’re about two miles off course.” I had missed a marker and I ended up being two miles of course. That meant I had 4 extra miles to run to get back on course. I learned the hard way that hard work is only part of the equation. You can run all day but be running in the wrong direction.
If you want to win, it’s not just about hustle. It’s about setting a goal, being mindful, and being disciplined enough to stay focused on your destination every step of the way. I’ve realized that I can’t wait on others to teach me what I want to know. I can’t skimp on the miles if I want to run the marathon. And I can’t find lasting wealth by playing someone else’s financial game. I have to set a goal and keep putting in the work to improve myself
Take it from me, if you’re not willing to set your own course and commit to it, you’re likely to fall for an influencer trying to sell you a shortcut. And that’s a great way to waste all your hard work moving in the wrong direction.
Here is to staying on course!
PS: I am starting a facebook group for friends, colleagues, and anyone that needs a pacer to help on their journey. If you’re interested in running with us, you can join it by clicking HERE.