Be willing to take the risk and cut off all other possibilities but success. Once you do take that risk, treat it very seriously and go hard.
I tried to dig deep into the more difficult years of my life, where all I did was work with nearly no leisure or certainty that “everything would be okay”.
Life is a lot happier now (despite that I still maintain those habits to an extent) but I wanted to go back into that old headspace – where there was barely enough time to “tread water” let alone “get ahead” – and had to make sacrifices to crawl out of the pit inch by inch.
It was important to me to share this while I could still remember and it still felt somewhat real to me (since as time passes it feels more like a dream). – Tyler from Real Social Dynamics