The Road Less Traveled
My grandfather always used the old saying, “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” This can apply to many things in life; whether it be a successful military career, completing a bachelor or master’s degree, or just trying to be the best at what you do. If it was easy, everyone would have done it.
There is certainly something to be said about having a good work ethic and the desire to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be. No matter the goal you are trying to reach, if you are willing to out hustle and out work everyone else, nobody can take that away from you.
We all are faced with many tough decisions during the course of our lives. When faced with these big decisions there are often two separate paths to take, and making the right decision can be difficult. During times like this, it is great to have someone to consult with who can share some perspective. Do your research. If you have no clue, find out as much as you possibly can and make an informed decision.
When I was out of high school I went to college for a few semesters because that is what my family said I was “supposed” to do. I just was not into it and did not feel that college was for me at the time. I went home to bum around my small town taking odd jobs here and there. Before long, I was faced with a hard choice. I could have continued as I was, which was a low-risk, low-reward path, or I could do something more with my life: high-risk, high-reward. The choice I made was to join the United States Marine Corp and to perform to the best of my ability. Joining the Marines is a decision I will never regret, and if I had to do it all over again, I would.
The point of my story is simple. Set achievable goals and work your butt off to get it done. Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled because it just may lead you to the promised land.
Over and out…