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I just recently realized that nothing is owed to me in life. You only get what you demand of life AND, just as importantly, then work towards it with equal fervor.
I didnt understand the momentum of things, that just because something bad happened it doesn’t mean you’re owed something good up next. That’s bullshit. Life is only as fair as you make it.
It can just as easily be unfair in your favor if you want it so.
You have to demand from the world that something good happens next for you, and give that thrust of will to have it be so. If you get complacent the world will trample all over you, or will at least leave you in your place with only the leftovers of those who demanded first dibs.
Everyone wants to be great, but the second someone else working on their own greatness comes around we stop and stare. Mesmerized.
Get off the sidelines.
Give up what others can’t. Do what others don’t. Learn what others won’t.
Instead of just watching them, get in the game. Jump on the court and THEN ask them how they do it.
Excuse me, what’s the secret? You already know it, you’re right here in the arena with me.
Doing is the funnest thing on this earth, once you’re already going. Before you begin- it might be the toughest obstacle you’ve ever faced. But once you conquer your greatest enemy, idleness, then what else is out there that can stop you? Not much.
Any business person will tell you, either you’re growing or you’re dying. There’s no such thing as just staying where you’re at.
Life is in constant change by default, therefore everything in this world is in constant movement. If you’re staying where you’re at others are moving ahead, so relatively you’re declining.
Now ask yourself, am I moving in the right direction? It’s easy to move in the right direction, just put work in.
Not even that much is needed, just a little of the right type of work, DAILY.
No days off. Daily.
No looking down, just up. Daily.
Trouble is good. Trouble means trying.
You know what trouble I’m talking about. The good type that makes you try something no one’s done before in hopes of creating the next big thing. This is not only ok, it’s the only way to make your mark.
Get yourself into trouble, it goes hand in hand with failure. And not too far behind failure comes success. It forces you into fighting for mere survival, and that’s the best fighting we can ever do. Just remember, once you start trouble you have to follow through confidently with more risky behavior until you break through. Reverting back to the rules too soon will crush your boldness momentum.
Go for it. Use those trouble free passes before you expire.
“They say you don’t know what you’re doing ’til you stop doing it
Well call me clueless cause I do this.”
If a rapper said it then it must be true, right?
The point is: Don’t be tied to your mistakes or your victories. When you do you’re living in the past, where things WERE being done. Everything that is done in the world is being done right now. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
Be concerned with doing it right now, that thing, whatever it is you’re doing.
Whether it was good yesterday or whether it was bad, the work was done and today is a new day.
Build it now, let others tear it down later. Once they’re busy tearing it down you’re already working on the next. The next project, next failure, next mistake. The next win.
One step ahead. Not looking back. Clueless.
You can’t be good at something without being bad at it first. Sounds simple and straightforward but often it’s too scary of a thought to face.
If you’re anything like me you jump into something expecting (hoping) you’ll be great at it, and when you find out you suck you want out.
Attitude readjustment needed. How can you get to be good if you don’t get the being lousy part out of the way as quick as possible?
So we slow down to minimize the hurt. We think turtle pace will let us see the obstacles and saboteurs coming our way.
Instead what happens is that now even the slowest adversary is carrying more momentum than we are because we’re moving like a snail. BAM!! We’re out for the count.
I always think of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He took that step into the cliff and the invisible bridge appeared. Had he stopped too long to think the fear would’ve paralyzed him.
If you’re moving quickly you’re carrying more momentum than anything else so even if you get hit you land a step closer than you were when you got hit.
If there’s an immovable wall there then maybe you see it and can dig that foot in there and leap over it with the momentum. If instead you’re moving slow the sight of the wall alone will stop you forever.
If it takes 10 mistakes to get the one victory why not just make the 10 mistakes quickly and get to the 11th try asap?