In a world where people are competing with the Jones’s, attempting to find fulfillment in a career, a sport, even a relationship, there is always something missing.
Whether you believe it or not, God loves you & thinks you are amazing as you are, faults & all. He is not a cosmic killjoy trying to mess up your plans.
I’ve gone years of my life doing things my way & was always left short of being happy & fulfilled. No job, no money, no accomplishment, no alcohol ever brought true fulfillment.
Doing life God’s way is all about letting go of the reigns and realizing that, with Him, life is still hard but you can do more, become more, impact more because His ways are way easier & more effective than our own.
It’s where, I believe, true living begins.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The question is do YOU have the right perspective? Or, are you cynical? Are you negative? Perhaps judgmental or always looking at the wrong side of the coin?
Your life will be the sum of your thoughts, your attitude, your choices & your actions.
The best part: YOU get to choose!
Too many people are always focused on the negative. The challenge, the obstacle, the hard work they have to do to reach their goal. What they should be doing is focusing on their goal & engage as many senses as possible to feel, see, taste, smell what it will feel like when they reach their goal.
Why focus on the wrong stuff when it only brings more negativity and lack of success in your life? With the news being largely negative and social media being a facade where people only show you what is going on great with their lives, people are constantly chasing an illusion.
Your mindset, your perspective and how you see you world will determine your reality.
CHOOSE to focus on the positive. CHOOSE to focus on the good stuff. Your life, your happiness and your fulfillment hang in the balance!
Life is a game of inches. It is what you do, daily, that makes all the difference.
Are you not accomplishing your goals?
Are you frustrated with your business or your career?
Show me what you do on a daily basis & I will show you where you will be in 2-5 years from now. Success is doing the best you can with what you’ve got where you are. You are either taking action that is helping you get closer to your goals or NOT taking action which means you are simply staying further away. It is a daily decision that determines your success. Making the decision is the hard part. The easy part is managing that decision, daily, with a good dose of consistent, positive-focused mental energy & action.
As Al Pacino states in Any Given Sunday…
“You know when you get old in life
things get taken from you.
That’s, that’s part of life.
you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
one half step too late or to early
you don’t quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don’t quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that’s going to make the f****g difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.
I’ll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.
Now I can’t make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy
who will sacrifice himself for this team
because he knows when it comes down to it,
you are gonna do the same thing for him.
That’s a team, gentlemen
and either we heal now, as a team,
or we will die as individuals.
That’s football guys.
That’s all it is.
Now, whattaya gonna do?”
Every day, you are either taking small steps to get closer to your goals or further away. It is your CHOICE. What will your daily “inches” amount to?
An excuse is the skin of a lie stuffed with a reason. People make excuses, it seems, more than ever.
I cannot change.
I’m just not good at that.
I’m not ready to start.
I don’t have the time.
I haven’t researched enough.
I don’t have the money.
Success is doing the best you can with what you’ve got. If you are not happy about something in your life than commit to doing something that will get you closer to fixing that problem or attaining that goal. Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting different results.
Excuses don’t solve anything, they just create more problems.
Not sure about you but I default to wanting to stay comfortable. I don’t like the stress or anxiety that comes with being uncomfortable.
But, I have learned over the years that the most rapid positive changes in my life happened when I allowed myself to get uncomfortable. When I would read more, exercise more, work harder, more intensely, more efficiently. When I would cold call more or try different methods to get results. The more I got outside of my comfort zone, the faster I got the results I wanted.
All your success will be found outside of your comfort zone. I’ve heard it said that average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. Tip: don’t be average. Average is selfish, in my opinion. Average is doing just enough to get by and take care of your needs. Staying comfortable keeps us unhappy and unfulfilled because we all know we are capable of more. Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich famously said “all unhappiness stems from the lack of unachieved potential.” In other words, when you stay comfortable, when you don’t stretch yourself, you know deep down inside you are capable of more and because you are not, you get down, depressed and remain resentful, bitter, unhappy & unfulfilled. Don’t live that way!!!
I believe we ALL should desire to do great things with our lives and make a positive impact and contribution in the lives of others. Stretching ourselves to stay uncomfortable is how we make the greatest contribution to this world! It is how we accomplish our goals and smash our fears.
I choose to get uncomfortable and accomplish great things in this life. Time to do something that makes me uncomfortable!
How about you???
F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. It is smoke & mirrors. You cannot get bit by the shadow of a barking dog.
Fear is nothing but in our heads. Likely, there are some who are experiencing fear, anxiety, worry, doubt etc this morning. Realize that the only two things we are born to fear are loud noises and falling. Everything is self imposed.
Fear of what someone might think of you: they are not likely thinking anything negative the way you think.
Fear of being rejected.
Fear of not succeeding: the only way you can fail is if you quit so just keep moving forward.
CHOOSE to control what you focus your energy on. Believe in the best, believe in good things, believe you will succeed & take action on it and eventually you will.