After all is said and done, your goal is to steer your world towards a better future. Something that must be verifiable by an objective third party. When John the Baptist inquired whether Jesus was the right man for the job, Jesus responded with results that could be verified by anyone (Matthew 11: 2 – 6). The goal is positive change. The challenge is that changing your world at a scale that matters is expensive. It exacts a toll on the watchman. Jesus got his results by working so hard that his family and friends wanted to take him into custody, fearing for his mental health (Mark 3: 20 – 21).
You must be ready to invest time and energy towards your defined goals. There is no other way. Elon Musk once said, “If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks, and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then, even if you’re doing the same thing, you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” Whoever is willing to work the hardest, wins the day. You will lose the battle of steering us towards a better future if the parties opposing you are working harder than you. The changes you want to make are not impossible, but take a lot of work. Start with investing 100-hour workweeks.
It has been said, “you cannot defeat a full-time devil by working part-time”. You have to operate with a mindset to out-work the devil, out-work every other agenda in your world, and even out-work other players on your side that lack the necessary work ethic. When you gain clarity around your goals, you will see that investing 100-hour workweeks is necessary if you aim to complete your task in a good time. Investing 100 hours a week takes much discipline. Begin by taking charge of your day, plan and engage in productive activities. You only get 24 hours in a day and you have to make it count. This season demands thoughtful action over flowery speeches.