EXPECT THE BEST

Expect the best; and realize, 
sometimes what you perceive
to be “the worst” is actually the best.

Last week we discussed what I call the 3 Deadly Dream Killers that most people in today’s world are hoping, praying for, and chasing:

  1. They want something easy…
  2. They want a lot of vacation, weekends off and free time…
  3. And they want to make a lot of money doing both the above.

In the race to mediocrity the masses have long lost their commitment to the long game.

No commitment to mastery.

Let me ask you to consider, what is “the best” anyway?

More money?

More applause?

Getting things the way you think they “should” be?

How many times have you, like me, gotten things you thought you wanted, or the way you thought they should be, only to find out it was a complete nightmare?

How many times have you gotten
what you “thought” was the best only
to find out it was a complete nightmare?
Trust. What’s happening right now in your life
IS the best for your own development,
advancement and growth.

If you’re going to succeed now and going into the future. If you’re going to live a truly fulfilling life in a disruptive world. You’re going to have to let go of the faulty expectations you’ve been programmed to believe bring happiness.

Unless and until you let go
of your faulty expectations of how life
“should be,” you’ll never appreciate
and be happy with what life is.

As we’ve discussed previously in this series, authentic happiness is very different than the temporary dopamine spike that most call “happiness.”

You are hard wired for greatness, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.

When you pursue greatness, and you follow your intuition and heart, the pursuit and the process are the greatest of rewards.

Here’s the simplest strategy to living a fulfilling life that I can give you: 

Do what you can do as well as you can do it
every single day of your life and you will live
and die one of the happiest human beings in the world.

Look, let’s be completely honest here.

Deep down inside, you KNOW what you’re here to do. Irrespective of what you’re currently chasing and attempting to pursue; you KNOW if it’s for the love, mission and meaning or if it’s for the money.

Spend your life chasing money, and it’s a wasted life. No matter how much money you might make.

Most are wasting their life doing things they don’t enjoy
and aren’t great at, just to make more money.
So they can’t use that money to do more things
they don’t enjoy and aren’t great at,
to make even more money.
Great logic, right?

Becoming great at something is hard. It takes at least 10,000 hours of focused and deliberate practice.

Yet, being mediocre and miserable, chasing the money is harder.

If you have no love…

If you wouldn’t do what you’re doing for no money whatsoever…

If you have no chance at all of being great, possibly masterful, at what you’re doing…

Then please stop wasting your time doing it.

You know who you are.
It’s far nobler to live your own destiny imperfectly
than to perfectly live someone else’s.
Stand up! Embrace your calling!
Take the action you know you need to take!

Be a Leader. Live Your Purpose; and Take Your Power Back!

James