Run from what’s comfortable. Live where you fear to live.
Forget comfort. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
~ RumiThere’s only one way to ensure you’re giving your best; and that’s to go all in.
To give everything you have.
If you’re not incredibly uncomfortable then you’re not even close to doing something great.
The only time you’re comfortable is when you’re doing repeats.
You’re never comfortable setting records!
There came a point at Tesla where they had only one week of expenses left before the company was forced to close its doors
Elon Musk states, “My proceeds from PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70M in Tesla and $10M in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.”
At the time of this writing Musk is now worth an estimated 12.3 billion.
Look, it’s a cold, hard fact that if it doesn’t take everything you have—money, time, effort, and energy, then you’re really not playing big; and you’re most probably not up to anything great.
If it doesn’t take every single thing you have it’s probably not your quest.
Balance and mastery cannot coexist in the same space.
Let that sink in.
Deal with it.
Break free from social hypnosis.
You’re here to accomplish something great; and that greatness is unique to you and you alone.
Your job is to find your Magnificent Obsession and to give your entire self to it in a full-on commitment to mastery.
Life is lived on the wire. The rest is waiting.
~ Karl Wallenda
Your job is to actually be scared shitless.
If you’re not scared you’re thinking and acting way too small!
Let that sink in as well.
If you’re not scared shitless, you’re not listening and following the call from beyond your small limited thinking.
Look, most people think they think. They don’t think. True thinking is instantaneous, creative and innovative.
What most people call thinking is nothing more than listening to chatter. The self-limitation, self-doubt, I can’t, and what if dialogue that runs through your brain is not thinking.
The chatter is what I collectively call the resistance; and the resistance will cause you to sell your very soul.
Your job is to be scared shitless. If you’re not scared shitless you’re not listening
and following the call from beyond your small limited thinking.
Face it. When you’re going big and going great you’re going to feel resistance. Take that as a sign of greatness. Take that as a sign of testing your guts and grit.
Most people think they think. They don’t think.
True thinking is instantaneous, creative and innovative.
What most people call thinking is nothing more than listening to chatter.
The resistance you feel is in direct proportion to the love you have for your outcome. Great love calls forth great challenge and resistance.
Focus on the love and push through the resistance.
Your life depends on it.
Here’s how to deal with the resistance:
Tell it, “Thank you for sharing. Thank you for reminding me that I’m on the right path.”
Then: Get up and do exactly what it tells you not to do.
Follow your gut.
Your head will mess you up every single time.
The scarier it is, the higher the probability there is that it’s your quest.
Stay Awake, Love Life and Be Epic!