When you begin a journey, and it looks as though the end isn’t any closer, what should count most to you is the blueprint of that journey.
In life, we are always too quick to drop off a path because it is lonely and less followed by the crowd. But the truth is, for every narrow or less followed path is a distinction that cuts across time. That is, most of the persons who dedicate their lives to pursuing one goal or creating something the world isn’t ‘at home with’ are exceptional beings.
A number of these great minds have greatly impacted the world in science, art, politics, religion and more. We have seen them open doors to greater definition of this space we occupy.
But it all didn’t jump upon them. I mean, the fame (or whatever it is we like to call it) wasn’t a walk in the park. There were always days of isolations; days when no one believed in those ideas they spent the best of their lives unravelling; days when they got ejected from home; days they couldn’t walk round the park because they feared they would be mocked by friends and family; days when they forgot to eat or didn’t have anything to eat; and days when all they had was their idea of a better world via their inventions or research.
All these tiring episodes are what carved them into the golden versions we see today. You, too, can be better than they are if only you are ready to take that path of loneliness. It is often a long—though temporary—path that leads to an infinite pull of followership because success attracts followership.
The more grinding the process you subject yourself to for a particular cause, the better and more exceptional you become at that task.
The call here is to encourage you to pay and keep paying the price for the extraordinariness that launches you into a global identity.
I speak from experience when I say, pay the price now and reap the good from your consistency towards that skill, brand, product, and more.