Let’s do it

“Growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.” – Josh Waitzkin

To achieve the extraordinary, to become extraordinary, you have to jettison your previous notions of comfort.  Step away from your safety zone.  Step out into the swamp and get wet and mucky.   There’s no halfway.  You’re either in or out.

The only questions you have answer are how and when.  So why not now?  Nothing remarkable happens until you start.

Let’s do it!

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What defines you?

“Two things define you.  Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” – Magnus Christian

What is more powerful than hope joined with inner certainty, with patient urgency?  What is more enabling than the resolve to act rather than surrender to despair?  What is more ennobling than the mindset reframed to abundance while in the midst of scarcity?

Courage, action, gratitude – the hallmarks of excellence.  They define life at a higher level, regardless of circumstance.

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The new fearless you

“On the other side of fear is freedom.”

Look at this another way: On the other side of your fear is your freedom.  Are you ready to be be free?  Are you ready to stop holding back?

Simply face your fear and do it anyway.  Just walk to the other side. Start with the small stuff.  Grow your confidence.  Get bold, go big.  Break the shackles of fear.

Become a Badass.  It is, after all, the new fearless you.

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More than mere belief

“Having the audacity to truly believe that what you desire is available to you right now is one of the most powerful things you can do.” – Jen Sincero

Yes.  Right now. It’s more than mere belief, it’s the conviction that what you want awaits you.  The conviction that what you want you can get.  No doubt whatsoever.

You must believe this so strongly that you will do whatever needs to be done to make what you want real in your life – no obstacle too great to overcome.  Most don’t, or won’t.  They doubt their power to possess; they lack the drive, the desire.

But you are different.  You believe.  You have the hunger, the courage, the boldness to act.

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Give your self-esteem a boost

“When you finally recognize how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving discounts.”

Too often you let things slide. You don’t pay attention to the increasing value you bring to your work, your relationships, your world.  You fail to recognize, or unfairly downplay, just how much more you contribute.

As you continue to improve who you are, what you do and how you do it, you can unintentionally use the past as your measure of value, your measure of what you give back.

Get out of the past.  Become aware of the newer you.  If you’re getting better in some way, every day, your value is rising.  Recognize your reality, acknowledge it, embrace it in the fabric of your daily experiences and connections.  Give your self-esteem a boost, and stop giving discounts.

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Start small, end big

“If you will change, everything will change for you.” – Earl Shoaf

Change is hard, so start small.  The smaller the better.  Build new habits; one at a time.  Maybe a half-habit at a time.

Find a new point of reference, a better direction. Take it one day at a time.  You have enough time; you really do.  Give yourself slack, give yourself the space to change, the room to grow.

Over time, you will change, you will grow, your world will grow.  You will transform your life and become remarkable.

So why not change?  After all, it is your wonderful life.

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Early time is valuable time

“All time is not created equal.”

Early time is the more valuable time.  When you have the room, the capacity, the flexibility to get things started.  When you can adjust, make changes and improve what you’re doing.  Early time gives you options.

Start sooner rather than later; resist the temptation to hesitate, procrastinate, and delay.   Time is kinder to those who make their moves early, who use their gift wisely .  As time goes forward deadlines begin to loom.  Options narrow.  Opportunities to make adjustments decline.

Own your gift of time.  Take advantage of the early time and avoid the last minute crunch as its window of possibility narrows.

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Write for you

“Validate your life.”

Write.  In a journal, a diary; on note cards or post-its – whatever works for you.  Writing is the act of validating your life.  It’s the process of coming to terms with who you are, where you once were, and where you’re going.

Writing, however informal, however literary, captures how you see, and think, and feel about yourself and your world. It’s the catalyst to finding yourself on your journey.

Write for you. Be true to your own story.

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Junk the crap

“Get over your crap and into creating the life you love.”  - Jen Sincero

Where do you stand in your reality?  If you’re stuck, do something, anything – and get started.  If you’re digging yourself into a hole, stop digging;  climb out the hole.   If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Life is dreary, dull, drudgery when you allow yourself to stand still, up to your eyeballs in crap.  Don’t tolerate the crap.  Junk it.  You can do it.  You must do it.  You owe it to yourself to let go of all the crap, of all the toxic people surrounding you.  You owe it to yourself to start, or restart, creating the life you truly desire.

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No substitute

“If living is the trick, live usefully; nothing in your life will be as satisfying as making a difference in someone else’s life.” – William Zinsser, Commencement Speech at Wesleyan University, 1988

Nothing. There is no substitute for the human connection.  No substitute for the discovery of meaning and relevance and joy in the act of serving others.

Dying is no big deal, living is the trick.  We have but one chance to do it well, so do it well.  Do what makes the best use of your talents, your gifts, your individuality.  Do it as an act of connection, an act of love, an act of service.

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