Quite the contradiction isn’t it? Possibly even a bit of a bold statement to make.
I stand by it though, fully.
Here at Not Another Rat, I’m going to make a very conscious effort to always look at the positives of current situations and hopefully you guys and girls will do the same.
That’s where this all stems from so let me break it down.
Your current situation of waking up every day unsatisfied and miserable about the 8 hour work day ahead is actually going to help you escape. I know this for a fact.
How do I know that you may ask? Well as I’ve explained here, I’ve been out of the rat race before and while ever so briefly it was, it opened up my eyes to the power of motivation that can stem from current situations.
Being Stuck Is Powerful
It might not click for you today or tomorrow, but one day soon your current circumstance of feeling stuck in that invisible prison day in and day out, letting time pass where your dreams are only getting further and further away from you will become too much to take.
You won’t be able to just keep sitting there in your cubicle looking around at all the miserable faces and tolerating those same damn conversations over and over again.
You will crack.
Your toleration for all this bullshit will die; this is great.
Everyting negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.
You now have the necessary motivation to find the energy and effort in your evenings to work on your online business. You’ll now have your ‘why’ (This must be watched) that will be able to beat the resistance in your head for change. You’ll find the motivation to get up an hour early to write a blog post, respond to emails or pitch a client – it will be there.
You’ll beat that voice in your head that’s saying “just one more hour, you can do it tonight after work” and you’ll be up and ready to go! You’ll smash out an hour of work and when you come home from the 9-5 you’ll be so pumped on what you’ve already accomplished for the day you’ll want to do more!
Success Creates Success
I said it once here and I’ll say it again, “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”
All right fine, I didn’t say it – Brian Tracy did but I’ve made reference to it before and there’s a reason why!
When you start to experience success and understand it all, you’ll create more, simple as that!
Your habits will change and you will become who you want to be!
Remember that getting up an hour earlier to work on your business, blog or whatever may be the all the difference needed in the world to make that day become the day where you actually accomplish something of meaning for yourself and not your damn employer.
It’s All About Perspective
I’m not going to sugar coat it. It’s not going to be easy, you’re most likely not going to be able to give 110% every day but if you can find your ‘why’ most of the time, you will get there eventually – that’s a guarantee.
That’s why being stuck right now in a 9-5 job giving up your time for others, while it’s not where you want to be, it will give you a damn good reason to put in 110% and actually achieve with your limited time.
The more you achieve, the more likely that one day you’ll be living your dream and waking up everyday with too much enthusiasm which I don’t believe to be a bad thing!
And maybe, just maybe you’ll actually become grateful for all the learning curves you went through and feel gratitude for your current situation providing the motivation necessary to make the changes!
“Thanks 9-5 hell, you helped us become the person we always knew we could be, we just needed that extra push”
What’s your “why” and how does your current situation motivate you to put in the effort needed?