Pick up the phone
When something needs to be done, do it. Doing it is what separates you from most people. It drives your success.
Don’t play passive. Don’t start the job, and then walk away. Don’t just leave a voicemail, or email or text, and convince yourself you at least tried. Trying is a start, not an excuse. You have to get things done. You have to accomplish, to make the connection, and fulfill.
Win the battle that no one sees, and too few attempt. Complete the cycle. Finish what you set out to do.
In the dark moments
Be your best in the dark moments. When something crushes your spirit and leaves you doubting. When you feel you’re drowning in obligations and unfinished business. When it seems too hard, and you’re tempted to quit.
Reach inside, find the strength, and be your best. You will rise above your fears, doubts and fatigue, and take the next step.
Because you can.
Live on your terms.
It’s not always about the money or the status or the Tesla or Ferrari in your driveway. It’s ultimately about living your life your way.
Not under someone else’s standards and rules and expectations. It’s living by your terms.
Freedom is priceless.
Dispute the reality of your fears.
They’re unwelcomed squatters.
Yet you feed and cultivate them daily.
You let them occupy a place in your life.
You listen to their advice as if they’re
smarter than you.
Why let fear compromise your joy?
Why let fear suck energy from your soul?
Why let fear build walls around your life,
so that you stay small?
Why not face your fears and do something?
Why not evict the squatters?
Why not start today?
Where’s your adjacent possible?
The good stuff exists beyond the obvious, beyond where you normally expect.
Look past the places where conventional wisdom tells you opportunity awaits.
Look past the places where the crowd wants you to go.
Discover new territory. Discover where you can expand your unique skills and capacities.
Discover all the tangential possibilities you can explore. They’re lurking along the edges.
The really good stuff is rarely front and center. You find the good stuff when you push to the edge.
Why not push to the edge?
Easy is the enemy.
When it’s too easy, danger lurks.
I want to be tested, every day. I want to ache and love it, to walk through the fire of daily trial, and love it.
Too easy is the breeding ground of mediocrity, of life half lived.
I want to feel the crush of challenge, and love it. To test my limits, to be pushed to grow greater capacities and capabilities, and find it lovely beyond belief.
I want to start each day knowing the easy day was yesterday.
“When we’re in fear, we hold on to what we’ve got because we don’t trust that there’s more.” – Jen Sincero
Life framed in fear is life framed in scarcity, life lived within limits. It’s like taking a deep breath and refusing to exhale, refusing to allow more oxygen to flow and nourish your body.
Exhale. Let go. Breathe. When you allow fear to control your life, you hold on so tightly to what you’ve got that there’s no room to get more.
Let go and get more. The flow of abundance awaits.
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela
It’s easy to create walls that can become your own prison. Bitterness and hatred? Yes. But the petty stuff too, because day by day, the petty stuff strengthens the walls, the walls that keep you inside.
Is it time to release? To release even the small stuff – the bickering, and envy, and ongoing negativity that eat away at your psyche, diminish possibility, and limit your ability to grow, to become more.
Today, become more. Release.