Written Jan 16th, 2017 — Published May 23rd, 2017
“I don’t care how good of a person you are, it changes you. You have to really fight for yourself here.”
LA, NYC, others. Any big city feels this way. Any place people go to take their dreams and try to build a future.
Getting taken seriously is fun at first, and then it makes you question everything.
Because it’s all well and good having other people take you at your word, but the moment you need to back up those words with measured actions and results it gets serious.
And then when you finally justify yourself and start doing amazing things it flips again – people will stop taking you seriously and start questioning you.
You don’t belong here. You can’t really do what you say you’re going to. Who are you!?
Big cities change you because they require you to be serious about yourself, about your goals, and about your results.
What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Why must it be done?
You’ll know soon, or you’ll run. Exhausted, tail between your legs.
But that’s what makes these places so magical. No other place will push you so hard, and reward you so much if you don’t give up.
If you know that what you’re working toward is worthwhile, you won’t give up. You can’t give up.
Don’t give up.