I came across this print a few days ago on Pinterest, and it has been on my mind ever since. "Amazing people do not just happen." Its simple really, yet its something I think we tend to forget all too quickly. We live in a world where a lot of things come in an instant. With a click or simple command, its ours. But when it comes to truly amazing people and amazing things, the picture isn't quite so simple. Amazing things take work, insane devotion, and relentless effort. That girl you see with the amazing job? It didn't just happen. She likely worked her butt off for it, putting in years of prep work, doing tasks she wasn't crazy about, knowing there would be a payoff in the end. That relationship you see that seems so effortless? It probably isn't. It probably takes a ton of work, communication, and commitment to one another. That mom you see that grocery store who has two kids and looks unbelievably fit? I'm gonna guess she didn't get that body by sitting around eating Twinkies. She probably gets up at some insane hour, while most of us are sleeping, to hit the pavement and sweat it out. These people, these things, take an insane amount of dedication and passion; they don't just happen.
All too often I think we sit by, thinking, "I wish I could do that, I wish I could be that, I wish I could have that." And in lots of those situations, I bet we could. If we really worked, if we really pushed, if we really made it a top priority. I'm not saying we need to become these accomplishment obsessed people, never satisfied with our lives. But we all have those amazing things we want to accomplish, those amazing people we want to become. And guess what? It's possible. But it doesn't just happen. So today, I'm asking you (and myself) what amazing things do you want for your life and what are you going to do to make them happen?