You are the trustee of your tomorrow

“The present moment used to be the unimaginable future.” - Stewart Brand, from The Clock of the Long Now

Today, in your now, you are the trustee of your tomorrow.   Today, it’s up to you to take the actions that create and unfold the tomorrow of your dreams, your hopes, your expectations.

Today, you have the ability to both dream and act.  So today, act.  In doing so you fulfill the destiny of your tomorrow.

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Get so good they can’t ignore you

“Mastery feeds passion.”

You don’t find passion, you create it.  Passion is a side effect of building skills, improving knowledge, gaining mastery in your work.  It’s the snowball effect of becoming excellent at what you do.  It’s the process of then allowing that excellence to drive value to your life and to your world.

Get really good at what you do.  Let it inspire you to fall in love with your work, with your life. Get so good the world can’t ignore you.

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You hold the cards

“Expect success.” – Steve Cohen

Know the ending before you start.  Expect the positive outcome.

Be ready if things go sideways, but don’t panic, don’t apologize.  Be resourceful, be prepared with plan B.

After all, the only person who knows the intended end game is you; you hold the cards.

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Ho-hum doesn’t live here

“No more yes, no more I guess so.  It’s either hell yeah or no.” - Jeff Haden

Living just good enough is dying by the inch.   A half dozen okays is not the same as awesome.  Acceptable doesn’t equal excellent.
Passion doesn’t live on the ho-hum side of life.   Get excited.  Become committed.  Become accountable to you.  Never settle for just good enough.

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It’s not enough to just think

“I learned early on that most people don’t do the work.” – Mark Cuban

Don’t separate thinking and doing.

Too many think, and think, and think, and then hesitate – they fail to act on their thoughts.  Taking action is the key difference between those who just ponder great ideas, and those who do the work, who channel their thoughts into extraordinary achievement.

It’s not enough to think.  It’s not enough to let curiosity drive the big ideas.  You have to do the work.

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Take back your dreams

“Lead the mutiny.”

He who controls your plan controls your dreams.  He who limits your dreams limits your life.  Who’s running yours?

If you’re not in control of your dreams, if you’re not running your own plan, you’re living under someone else’s. Is it time to lead the mutiny and take back your dreams and own your future, own your life?

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It starts in your head

“If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert, in Eat, Pray, Love

The way you live starts in your head.  Gain control over your life by gaining control over your thoughts.

Why not choose the right thoughts?  Why not direct your thoughts in the direction of what you truly desire?  Why not develop the discipline to be selective, to get your thoughts focused like a laser rather than scattered in many directions?

The focused mind leads to a focused life; a life where things get done, where goals are achieved, where your mission is accomplished.

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First, do the work

“It’s easier to talk than to do.”

When you talk too much about what you’re going to do, you start to believe your own hype.  You can start thinking you reached the destination before you’ve even begun the journey.

Your vision of you at the end of the journey is an important motivator, but doing the work is what gets you there.  Do the work, follow the plan.  When you hit your destination, you can talk all you want.

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Take the gig

“So often when we say we’re unqualified for something, what we’re really saying is that we’re scared to try it, not that we can’t do it.” – Jen Sincero

You were drawn to the opportunity for a reason. Maybe, today, you just don’t understand all aspects of that reason. But you recognized the opportunity, you responded to it.   And today fear is kicking in. You’re feeding yourself all sorts of self-doubt.

Every success story has a back story; a back story of doubt, of fear about not having the knowledge or experience or skills. It’s the fear of trying something new, the fear of failure, the fear of needing to be perfect.

Why not take the gig, even though you’re not perfect? Why not do it? Life’s too short to let possibility pass by. You can save the figuring out part for later. After all, what’s the worst that can happen?

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Get in the game

“Go deep, get dirty.”

You don’t make news on the sidelines. You either step into the game or sit this one out.  What will it be?

Spectators never cross the finish line, never score the goal, never get the win.  This game is for players only.

Are you in the game, or just watching from the sidelines?

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