Ingredients For Success Canvas Art by IKONICK.
Life is a balancing act. It's all about finding an equilibrium between input and output.
When it comes to diet, it's pretty simple: If you consume more calories than you burn throughout the day, you'll have a surplus and gain weight. If you burn more than you consume, then you'll have a deficit and lose weight. The key to sustainable health is striking a balance.
The same goes for your mind. If you have an imbalance of input and output, your mental potential is limited.
Let's say you want to write a book. That takes a lot of output: 300 words to a page times at least 250 pages equals a lot of content that has to come from somewhere. If you're hoping for it to appear out of the blue, you are going to be staring at the blank page for a long time. But start reading more every day and your mind will begin to work faster. You will start synthesizing ideas in a literary form that you can actually put down on paper.
With any undertaking, you're not going to gain any abilities without input from those who are already doing it. It's a constant process of gathering information followed by practical application. Input and output.
But not just any input will do. It has to be quality ingredients. You won't reach peak athletic performance fueled by chips and candy, and you won't become the next Steven Spielberg by only ever watching episodes of Beavis and Butthead (no offense to Mike Judge).
Whatever success looks like to you, that goal is going to take work (output) to get there. That means you have to make a deliberate effort to get the required input to fuel your drive.
Here's what the doctor prescribes: A healthy diet of hustle, focus, persistence, discipline, failure, risks, and patience. If you consume that 24/7/365 days a year, success will come. It might be a tough diet to stick to. But it's better than eating s**t for the rest of your life.
"Ingredients For Success" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK shows you the mental diet needed to maximize your wellbeing. Look at it every morning when you wake up, and remember to get your daily doses in. Eat up and fuel your ambitions.