My friend Charles made an interesting comment to me back in 2019.
This was after the multiple roadbumps I hit in 2018 (which I believe I spoke about on one of the two sites) and after it was all sorted, and all was OK in terms of business etc (actually, I was blasting on full force into a NEW business venture at that point).
And ignoring the one I should have really been spending time on, the one everyone told me to drop and that “I’d never make it doing what I am” . . .
It’s no wonder I once wrote a post about “if everyone is supporting you, it probably isn’t the right thing to do!”
People only see the easy money and the “prize” on offer.
Or the gold at the end of the rainbow. But what they often don’t see is that any real gold requires sacrifice and hard work in spades, and then some and on a level most people could never BEGIN to imagine.
And what seems “easy” isn’t always the right thing to do, and probably never is.
Anyway, where was I?
Ah yes. The comment.
“It isn’t about how you start. It’s about how you finish!”
(I believe this was at a point I returned a loan – – a tiny one – – I’m not sure but I think that’s when he said it. And that’s financial tip # 1 for you guys reading this: the MINUTE you start making money, put some of that away to pay DEBTS off, my friend.).
#2 is something that is so important that it should be right up there with #1, but I’ll get into that later.
But yes, pay off all debts asap (curiously enough my buddy made the following comment, but has done exactly the opposite in his OWN life).
I’ll never forget what my buddy Dwayne once told me about a friend of his.
He owes him some money. A tiny bit of money. A few hundred bucks, and yet, instead of returning it, he’s apparently making expensive gun purchases and such, and showing it off on Facebook and social media . . .
And I agree with what my buddy said – i.e. it’s all well and dandy for him to do that, but why not simply return my cash first?!
Anyway . . .
Point of me saying all this?
Is that it truly isn’t about how you start. It’s about how you finish.
People will remember you not for the struggles, my friend. Not for the times you were down. Not when you needed help. Not when . . . but you get the picture, don’t you?
People will remember you for your ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
At the end of the day, THAT company I refer to so often remembers me for my brazenness, uniqueness, and my ACCOMPLISHMENTS, which try as they might to sweep under the rug can never be done.
The truth always comes out.
When people call me a great motivator (and they’re right), they remember me for my motivational writings. My products that get results.
But not the struggles that went into it.
Don’t get me wrong. The struggles are necessary, but the point is this- if you don’t PERSIST, then all those struggles will have been in vain.
Most great men from Edison to Napoleon Hill to David Copperfield and Abraham Lincoln were NOTHING before the age of 40.
These facts may surprise and shock you.
Henry Ford had NOTHING before his third company finally succeeded. I mean literally less than nothing.
And when you think of those names TODAY, does “less than nothing” come to mind?
I think not, my friend.
It’s not about how you start, son! It’s about how you finish!
And the reason I use “son” there is . . . my all time favorite character Alunzo Harris in Training Day.
It’s not what you know, son! It’s what you can prove!
Boy I love Denzel. Hehe.
Anyway, this applies to fitness too my friend.
If you’re overweight, obese, and looking to get in the best shape of your life – – and finally DO – – then guess what people will remember you for.
Don’t believe me?
IN my own case, Robyn, a model and client of mine (I.T. client) once spoke with me about modeling.
“You can do it too!” (this was back when I wasn’t quite in the sort of shape as I am now, and that’s putting it lightly!)
But I didn’t have the confidence, and end of the day, cavemen don’t make good models, hehe.
Years later, when I got into the best shape of my life, he sent me the following text.
“Congratulations on getting into shape. Feels great doesn’t it?”
And at that point, I was getting these sort of texts damn near daily.
From my students. Colleagues. Friends. Clients.
“He’s really lost a lot of weight!” said a certain person named Carol as she was sitting in (yikes!) an English class of all things.
Nah. That wasn’t your typical ESL class; it was a lot of fun, hehe, and I’ll leave it there! 😉
Point is, again . . .
It’s not how you start. Or proceed. It’s the end result that counts, and that’s really the bottom line!!
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P.S #2 – And yes, I keep referring to both my sites. YES, the https://www.rahulmookerjee.com website is meant for another pursuit, but for now, I’m still posting there as well, so if you want to be “apprised” of all posts there as soon as they happen – make sure to sign up for the newsletter there as well!