Have you ever built such a focus and drive to accomplish something in your life that it consumes all your thoughts?
I heard a story not too long ago about an individual leading their organization in sales. The leaders of the organization were telling their story as motivation to the rest of the sales team. This individual was highly motivated and ambitious, which we all need in life, but the story told, made me cringe.
What was highlighted the most, or even praised, was that they worked 12-hour days? The organization leader also had to put a rule in place…
Emerson said a person’s destiny is a reflection of who one is determined to become.
So, how do we decide who we become?
In your pursuit to live your vision — the vision you’ve chosen for yourself, not what the world or your surroundings push you towards — you must decide what you choose to be, your path to take.
When you discover this path and follow it, you’ll experience peace of mind that only the genuinely confident experience. …
It’s an incredibly stressful role in life. It not only demands your physical energy, but it also requires something of you mentally that you’ve probably never experienced.
I love waking up every morning knowing that I’m working towards something I’m proud to be creating, despite the stress, pressure, and uncertainty rolling around in my head.
However, I have found that it’s crucial to develop some daily habits to help me appreciate my journey. Daily practices outside of the hustle, away from the grind. Little daily actions that help keep me centered and in command of my happiness.
We think —…
I write because it makes me happy.
I write because it allows me to be creative.
I write because it’s the closest thing I’ve ever felt to spending hours in my driveway, taking shot after shot after shot at a basketball hoop.
I write because it feels right.
I write because I can’t not write.
I write because my soul needs it, no, requires it.
I write because somewhere inside my soul, there’s something that needs to come out, something that must be expressed, said, and I don’t know a more effective way.
I write because I need to exercise…
Starting something comes with an incredible amount of uncertainty. Will this be successful? Will it be worth my time? Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
It doesn’t take long before you’re overanalyzing — over strategizing. And you are overthinking everything involved with this project.
Look, let’s be honest. Our mind’s only concern in this phase is finding comfort in knowing — whatever it is — will be successful, will work out.
We want certainty our online business will yield a profit. We want a guarantee that our book idea is brilliant, to people other than our family…
Everyone overthinks parts of their life from time to time. Drive, ambition, quest for more wisdom and knowledge sometimes prevent us from taking action on the things we need to take action on.
“People become attached to their burdens sometimes,” said George Bernard Shaw, “more than the burdens are attached to them.”
You’re human. It’s easy to want things to work the best they can in life. So, you overthink it. You plan, strategize, and want to take actions that will prove to be just right.
I know this has been a struggle many times in my life. It still…
The older I get, the more I sit with great questions. I want to be more honest with myself than ever before. I want to challenge myself. Be willing to get uncomfortable.
Who do you really want to be? Is this worth it? Does this get you closer to the life you want in the future or further away?
The willingness to ask deeper questions and be honest with ourselves could be the difference between living a more fulfilling life or holding more purpose than we could imagine. …
There’s plenty of entrepreneurial advice that encourages the creator, entrepreneur, change seeker to ‘just start.’ Co-founder of LinkedIn and American Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman said, “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” Start. Figure it out. Make adjustments.
In an environment filled with uncertainty, wavering confidence, skepticism, and fear about starting something new, risky, and potentially out of your element, this serves as empowering advice. After all, you can’t fail or succeed if you don’t try.
Yet, taking action to ‘just-get-started,’ while courageous, bold, and a step in the right direction —…
My adult working life has been difficult, as it has been for many people. Struggling to understand how things work in the world. Working in many jobs that you knew you didn’t want to make a career — constantly feeling like you don’t have enough money or time to find something better.
There is no doubt that finding your way in adulthood, whether you enjoy your job or despise it, is hard enough without the constraints of career troubles. …
Before the deployment of Marine Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis to Iraq in 2004 — the now-retired four-star general and former US Secretary of Defense — was asked by a colleague about the importance of reading for military officers who sometimes found themselves “too busy to read.”
General Mattis, who has accumulated over 7,000 titles in his library, responded with an email that went viral, in which he states, “The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. …