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Respect the Day

May 31, 2023

No one owes you anything. The mindset that someone owes you something stops you from executing at a level in which you are capable of. Our mindset should be that we have 24 hours in a day just like everyone else. 

I believe it all starts with goalsetting. We also must ask ourselves, why? Why are we doing what we are doing? The reason the “why” is so important is because you have to believe it before you even get started. You have to see the end before you begin. People around you will think that you are out of your mind but that’s okay. Everyone will not see your vision at first. 

Now that you have the vision, and you recognize the “why,” now it’s time to go in. There will be days that you miss your goals, but the point is to be relentless in your pursuit. Once you begin to hit your goals, you’ll set your next set of goals a little higher. 

Kanye West said a line that I love to this day, “I was doing five beats every day for three summers; I deserve to do these numbers.” 

He was saying that he put the work in, and it must produce results. The reason he could say that is because he knew he was respecting every day that came along. He knew, in order to get to his goals, it would take constant dedication. 

This is what is called The Compound Effect or The Slight Edge. I don’t care who the competition is, if you are relentless, then you are a force to be reckoned with.

There is a lot more that I can write on this subject and honestly, it deserves to be put in a book as a chapter. The last thing I will say is this: get people around you who are like-minded.