Chris R. Parish


How to get what you want out of life?


If you are not chasing the life you want, then you are not going to get it. Life doesn’t just happen, you have to go and create it. How do you do that? Well, that’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?

When you’ve decided what it is you want to spend the rest of your life doing, then all you have to do to get it is, go and do it! You’re thinking it’s not that simple! Guess what, though! It really is and I can prove it. You’ve heard the old saying life is what you make it! If you haven’t then you’ve never read any of my other posts. Because that’s pretty much what I write in every post in some way or another.

I always dreamed of being a writer. Really, I dreamed that I would wake up and write for a living and collect my paycheck from the mail. I say dreamed, I still dream about that. One day, my friend, one day. Right now, though, I can call myself a writer, because I am writing, every day. I don’t have to dream about that anymore. It’s literally that simple, all I had to do is write. That’s what I’m doing now. One dream has become a reality.

You can see that my writing dream has become a reality, but am I getting paid? Yes, I’m getting paid from the job I have had prior to this blog. I get up and go there to work my shift and then when I’m not there, I write as if writing is my main job. I don’t complain because one day I’ll be truly writing for a living, I just know it. I’ve felt it my entire life. It’s what God put me on earth to do. So, if you do the work the money will come. You do know that money is actually the by-product of something you do, right? If you write, money will come. You build it, they will come. It’s true but it will not happen overnight. The overnight success takes years, many overnights of hard work!

Yeah, we get all that, Chris, but how do you get what you want out of life? The simple answer is hard work. You have to put in the work for what it is you want out of life. Nothing just falls in your lap until it does. What do I mean by that? I mean while you’re putting in the work you’ll end up somewhere you didn’t expect and something you didn’t expect will happen and it’ll be great. You could be writing something and someone who is a connector will share it and then they share it and so on and so on. You’ll blow up and guess what, your overnight success will happen, but it won’t be overnight. Wow, that’s confusing! You bet your ass it is, now you will remember it. There is no overnight success.

All I can say is start doing what you want with your life today and tomorrow you will begin to see the results of your work. That’s the greatest things I think, the results of your work. If you are out to help people and you see someone benefitting from your work, that makes the payment right there. That’s what it’s really all about, not money. No money in this world is worth the help you could give someone, especially if that someone changes the world of others. Motivate a mind to motivate a mind.

Go get what you want out of life today. Don’t wait until everything is right because it never will be. The right time to do what you want is RIGHT NOW! Begin changing your world because you never know, you may change the worlds of others. To get what you want, you have to do what you want. It really is that simple, go and put in the work.

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