Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Not Where You Start - It's Where You Finish

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.

~ J. Sidlow Baxter

The situation you are in right now is for the most part your own doing. Let that sink in. Regardless of how you got there you need to stop playing the blame game. You played a role in getting yourself in this situation

But this doesn't have to be how it ends. It may be your story today but you can choose to change it.

From TUT:

What little, mortal, baby steps can I take today that will demonstrate expectancy, prepare for my dream's manifestation, and above all, place me within reach of life's magic?

Little & Often Over The Long Haul

Dan John talks about this idea in many of his writings including Never Let Go. It's not about the big, grandiose steps when making changes. It's about the baby steps.

Walk for 30 minutes every day when starting exercise

Drink Half your Bodyweight in Ounces of Water Every Day

Get 7-8 hours of Quality Sleep 

Wake up 15 minutes earlier

Meditate for 1 minute a day

Do 1 Push up

Be the first to say hello to a stranger in passing

Each of these things are simple, yet not easy. We are slaves to our habits. We must then choose healthy habits over poor habits.

The Greatest Salesman in The World                

OG Mandino talks about his idea this book. I highly recommend this book as it is a great resource in becoming the best version of yourself.

What's Holding You Back?

Listen, it may sound cliche but if you don't LOVE what you do either QUIT or start hustling after work. If you have a passion but are not able to do it during the day because of work then get to work after "work". 

Yes, it takes tremendous courage, follow-through, discipline, consistency, and continued action to make it work. But isn't it worth it to wake up excited?

Isn't it worth it to LOVE what you do - Regardless of the tremendous amount of work and effort needed to accomplish it?

If you ARE NOT able to answer with a resounding yes, you will never be the person you are capable of becoming. 

The world needs people who dream big and follow through on their dreams. The world doesn't need worker bee's maintaining the status quo.

Break away and plunge into the darkness. Because each time you plunge forward it becomes a tiny bit easier. And eventually, you ask for challenges so you can move even farther ahead. Fear is like that. It starts out as an incapacitating feeling that halts us. But once we master it and use our Courage muscle consistently, things which were once paralyzing turn into excitement.

One last book I would recommend is Courage by OSHO.

I keep extra copies on hand to give to people that I think are ready for it. It has been one of the most influential books I've ever read.


As Gary Varynerchuk says - And what I am adopting and stealing...


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