Learn to be difficult

Learn to be difficult

When it counts.

Ask hard questions.  The world is full of bullies and those who prey on the ignorant.

Don’t be a pushover. Don’t accept crap being forced on you.  Know it when you see it.

Get smart.  Get assertive.  Learn to live on your terms, learn to live by your values.

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Don’t limit me

Do more than evolve. – Magnus
I’m beyond evolved, I’m transformed. Beyond mere forward progress, beyond a passion for life. Beyond awareness and knowledge and lifestyle.
Evolved is too focused on wearing attributes; transformed is about making critical choices, about taking action, surmounting difficulty – about taking on the challenge to change my life and my world every day.
I’m more than an amalgam of popular traits. Every day I’m driven by the hunger to excel, to achieve, to deliver value to myself and my world. Every day I step forward and take new risks, push myself harder and farther, persevere in the long game.
Don’t limit me by what’s popular in the urban dictionary. Evolved is too polite, too politically correct when you’re here to make a dent in the universe.

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You can smile

You can smile

You have little control over the external events that show up.   So much is beyond your influence, so much outside your expectations.

But you can smile.  You can create an inner cheerfulness despite dire circumstance, despite significant challenge.  Or you can kick and scream and whine and complain – none of which will change the situation or elevate and enlighten your perspective.

Life warrants only one response:  face forward and face it with a smile.

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Love everything that happens

Amor Fati

Love everything that happens.

Life has a way of just showing up.  When it does, it’s time to discard expectations, accept the reality, and move on.

You gain control of your life by learning to love the situations you find yourself in.  You gain control by doing what you get to do, not always what you planned to do.

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You’re not born with it

“A steel backbone is not standard equipment. You have to forge it yourself.” – Magnus Christian

 You’re not born with courage, persistence, and the burning desire to excel and thrive in spite of circumstance.  You create those qualities.

 You must become a seasoned expert in matters of will, in matters of being fully accountable for the person you become.  Every day you get the opportunity to further temper, to further strengthen the qualities of the person you intend to be.

 Your day has already started.  Your opportunity awaits.

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Develop a healthy fear

Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.”

 We say we’ll change.  We promise that next year will be different, things will get better.  And then we keep churning.

 Develop a healthy fear of staying static.  The status quo is a freefall into nowhere special. The only way next year will get better is if you step off the treadmill and do something crazy this year.  Why not today?

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That’s how you manage it

Rehearse the fear

Fear is a constant companion. You can’t avoid it, it’s here for life. But you can get the upper hand.

When you expect the unexpected, you’re learning to manage fear. Fear always shows up with unexpected situations.

Fear controls the unprepared mind.   Fear feeds on unanticipated circumstance. It’s up to you to do your homework, to practice and prepare, to think about and be ready for the common things that might go wrong. It’s up to you to rehearse the fear. That’s how you manage it.

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More inner peace

Become selectively ignorant.

 There’s too much to process.  Too much interruption.  Too much distraction. You need more inner peace.

 Slow down on the information input.  Get on an data diet. You’re drowning in the flood of news.

 More is not always better.  The Kardashians will still survive if you skip their blog today.

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Who sold you on realistic?

“Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre.” – Tim Ferris

The one percent club has an exclusive membership.  While the club is open to everyone, few will join.  All you have to do is dare to dream bigger dreams, dare to believe they’re possible,  and then dare to act.

Or, you can settle for the small stuff. You can accept less than what life  offers.  You can say you’re just being realistic. 

But if you settle for less, please explain: Who sold you on realistic?  

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Why not now?

Stop saying tomorrow

The problem with saying tomorrow is that tomorrow never comes.

Tomorrow is when something else shows up.  Tomorrow is when you get diverted and distracted. Tomorrow leads to a thousand tomorrows.

Tomorrow is an overused word of fear, a word of hesitation, a word that leads to nowhere special.   If an action is important, if it’s tied to your goals, dreams and desires, why not start?  Why not now, and not tomorrow?

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