Everyone struggles. You struggle, I struggle, we ALL struggle.
When I first started my online entrepreneurial journey 3 years ago, I had dropped out of college my last semester and the only thing I could think about was building a successful online business that would sustain a comfortable lifestyle for myself, and for my loved ones.
I wasn't interested in making millions, I was just interested in surviving and living comfortably.
Two years later, I had built an online business that was making multiple 5-figures every month, and the income came in mostly on autopilot.
That gave me the ability to settle down in a very comfortable house and travel whenever I wanted, for however long I wanted (which I did with my partner).
I was also able to repay my parents a good chunk of what they had invested into my college education, which was something I have always felt like I needed to do.
I was, by my own definition, "successful".
And yet, it didn't take long before life got stale...
Before I had any success, I would wake up every day fired up, and I would be able to sustain my focus for almost the entire day, right until I went to sleep.
I worked insanely hard, but it never phased me and it never felt like I was working because I wanted the end result so damn badly I could taste it every, single, day.
My sense of purpose was completely focused and singular.
But once I had "succeeded", things changed.
Getting out of bed became difficult...
Traveling no longer excited me...
Looking at my business felt like painful work I didn't want to do.
Living the lifestyle I had worked so hard to create, had bizarrely, turned into a chore!
But why? Why did things change? Where did my drive go? Where did my sense of purpose go?
It took me awhile to figure this out...
But as paradoxical as this may sound, it was because I was no longer struggling!
The question was never, "How do I stop struggling?"...
The question was always, "Why should I keep struggling?"
The moment I realized that, I knew what I needed to do.
I needed to set bigger goals...
Instead of building my business just for money, I committed myself to building something that transformed lives, something that was bigger than myself.
Instead of just paying my parents back, I committed to helping them retire for life so they would never have to work again.
Instead of providing my partner with a comfortable lifestyle, I committed to giving her an extraordinary life.
Once I made those commitments, my fire returned.
I immediately sold my existing business and dedicated all my attention into building a new business that meant something to me.
I got my partner her dream dog (a Chow Chow, a rare breed that is very difficult to acquire in the Netherlands where I currently live). We are actually be leaving for Poland in 2 days where we will stay for 1 month with our new puppy so I am pretty excited for that.
But, the point here is that I am now able to continue to push myself every single day with little to no mental effort. I no longer have to "fight" myself internally to do things.
And the secret to this is not to AVOID the struggle...
It's about how do you EMBRACE the struggle?
So, now that you know that...
My question to you is, WHY do you struggle?
WHAT makes you tick?
WHO do you want to serve?