• Matthew Kaufman

Every Beginning Needs an End

Stagnation: the death of innovation. However, it’s hardly the cause. I’ve hit a psychological wall in my ambitions. A barrier that holds me back from striving toward success. A subconscious boundary that causes me to feel that my former goals are for naught. So what’s the cause, and is there a solution? There is always a solution. There are not always solvers.

As I’ve grown older and set in my routines and career, I’ve forgotten to work hard alongside my dreams. What holds my ambitions back is primarily my work ethic. I’ve recently found my bottom line. My bare minimum. My status quo. I’ve decided that the effort is not worth the reward. It’s a lie, but the barrier remains.

How does one fight the subconscious lie? By addressing the truth, naturally. So here we are, fighting to expose the lies and confronting the truth. Lies like, “I’m working hard” and “I’m accomplishing everything that I’m capable of.” What is the truth? I’ve lost my effort. I’ve aloud fulfillment to come from vicariously living out other lives through various means of entertainment. I’ve decided that my time is better spent wasting away on the computer or watching tv.

What if I spent 1 week exerting 100% effort? Would I even know what that looks like? What would it feel like? How much could I accomplish in the span of 7 days? How about we find out? One day at a time, I will set out a list of jobs to complete and I will not sleep until all are accomplished. This is the beginning of great accomplishments. This is what I was made to do.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest”

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