How to Accomplish Amazing Things With Your Life

I know great people that haven’t done so well over the past five years.

They have no life insurance, health insurance, pension, or 401(k). They get sick, but they don’t go to the doctor. In pain, but they push on.

Some call them crazy. Others call them ignorant.

“Why work 80 hours a week for yourself to avoid working 40 for someone else?” “Why don’t you sleep more?” “Why don’t you get a stable job?” “Odds are you won’t make it anyway.” “You have a one in a million chance.”

The odds are against them. It’s true.

However it’s also true that the odds were against every single person in history that did anything amazing, brave, or beautiful. They were all crazy. They all ignored their odds.

That’s why they made it.

Their odds were one in a million, because THEY were one in a million.

They left the family business to pursue their risky passion for writing, like my brother-in-law. They took big risks in uncertain times, like my friend Claudia did with her dental practice.

If you’re still reading this, you probably have seen similar stories.

You might be having doubts right now. The last couple years have been really tough on leaders and entrepreneurs.

If you’re like me, you’ve had many failures. You’ve wondered if it’s the right course. Yet we press on.

For every “one out of a million” story, there is always a second person who had the skill and passion to make it too. They just quit too soon.

What makes for amazing stories, are the people who didn’t quit when everyone quit on them.  They are the Thomas Edison’s who failed 10,000 times to invent the light bulb.  They fight like Steve Jobs, who got kicked out of the company he started, but still kept on pushing forward.

If you believe in what you’re doing, do not quit.

That’s how you accomplish amazing things with your life.  That’s how you change the world. If you love what you do and passionately pursue it, the rest will take care of itself.

Have an amazing night,

Aaron @Biebert

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Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

10 comments on “How to Accomplish Amazing Things With Your Life”

  1. Good morning @Biebert:twitter What a wonderful and inspirational post encouraging us to believe in what we are doing and not to quit.  Those are powerful words…words that, in the time of facing obstacles and uncertainty, need to be said frequently throughout the day.  Thank you for referencing my road block last year…a road block that was devastating internally but, with the support of friends and family, it became a road block of opportunity and lessons.  I know what it’s like to want to just stay in bed curled up under the covers and not face the “storm”.  But, I am also very familiar with what it feels like to come out on the other side of the storm…the joy is unbelievable and the outcome is life changing.  Almost one year after finally getting my new office open, I am still riding on the high of the experience.  So…I second your compelling quote…”If you believe in what you’re doing, do NOT quit”….
    Thank you Aaron!

    1. Hi Claudia!

      Thank you for all the kind words and inspiration.  You are quite the 8pm Warrior and I’m so honored to know you.

      I hope others can learn from your example.  

  2. Great post! I absolutely understand why one would rather work 80 hours for themselves versus 40 for someone else… it’s a sense of accomplishment like no other. To watch a business that went from a vague idea a decade ago morph into your life long dream…

    Absolutely! If you believe in what you are doing, and love it, never quit!

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