You know you want more. You envision yourself being more. Why not go big as hell and see what happens?
Challenge the day or seize it. Either way, today is a good day to get after it and go for it.
Often people are waiting for that perfect moment before they decide to move forward. You don’t have that luxury it will never be perfect. It will never be just right. If you keep waiting, then it will be just gone.
Lean down lace up your boots, and let’s get to work. Look forward instead of back and do something. Do anything that gets you taking action. Once you start moving, don’t stop you need the momentum to carry you through the tight spots.
Some people slow down through the holiday season. When you slow down, it destroys growth and attitude. It mentally shuts you down, and it’s like turning off the engine of your car in winter. Once the engine cools off, it can take some time to start. Keep the engine warm with activity.
Activities can be almost anything as long as it focused on growth for you. Growth can be learning, growth can be building, and growth can be helping someone else.
This day is yours to celebrate. Embrace it and go big as you can and watch what happens.
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Ever been driving along thinking about your dreams and goals. Picturing yourself in your most perfect life then WHAM reality hits that your broke and living paycheck to paycheck?
This present focus happens to a lot of people. An experiment “the marshmallow test” was conducted years ago by professor Walter Mischel. What he did was bring a bunch of 4-year-olds into a room one at a time. Mischel would then place a marshmallow in front of the child and tell them they were allowed to eat it now, but if they would wait 15 minutes before eating it, then they would be given two marshmallows.
I thought simple enough until I spent time with a four-year-old.
Here were the findings. Something along the lines of 70% of the kids ate the marshmallow immediately while 30% waited the full 15 minutes. What is the point of all this?
The kids that that waited for the 15 minutes when researchers followed up with them 15 years later had some very telling stories. These kids became higher achievers than the kids who ate immediately. In whatever field they chose academics, arts or sports they performed at significantly higher levels than the other children.
The ability to focused on Future gains or delayed gratification is one of the best indicators of success in the future.
People tend to focus on what is right in front of them instead of looking at where they are going. This is why so few people achieve their dreams. If you want to go big and hit your goals, then you have to delay gratification. Focus on the big goals and let the now take care of itself.
Get disciplined as hell knowing that the things you do today, echo in our future. You do the things now not because you must but because of the benefits of the future. Living for today is a sure fire way to go broke quickly and fail at your life’s mission.
The marshmallow study has been duplicated several times you can even find YouTube videos on it. The results remain the same 70% eat the marshmallow instantly while 30% wait the 15 minutes. Learn to delay gratification now and stay future-focused and watch how big your life gets.
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Yesterday I sat with a 22 year old guy that is still finding his way. He was part of a team installing Christmas lights on my farmhouse. At some point, after asking what I did for a living (Coaching Badasses), he was starting asking the big life questions. He wanted advice on what he should do, where he should go and how does he figure out what he wants to be when he grows up.
I was proud that he was asking the questions not enough people do. His entire life he said he had not had to bust his ass and get after it. He went to college and graduated, and his current job was hanging Christmas lights. Not his idea of living the dream.
He wants to fly cargo jets, and he thought it would be the best career. He had spoken to a couple of Air Force guys and was trying to figure out how to get a pilot’s licenses.
I asked him how much time he had spent at two local airports that hobbyist pilots used all the time. He said he had not been to them. Asking him why not he told me the thought had simply not crossed his mind.
When people do not have a real dream, they think about all the time their vision of themselves become fuzzy. They tend to look for a hustle versus a career.
If you have a dream, then get it in immerse yourself in it. We talked about going to these airfields and meeting people in the hangers and getting to know them. Offer to work for free to be in their world. He could even get a job at the diner on one of the airstrips.
Even if the dream is a small glimmer of an idea getting into the world, would quickly help him find out if it is a good fit or not. He can find out if that dream becomes a passion or not. Either way, he will learn some new tangible skills that will follow him for the rest of his journey.
His most significant take away was to pull his head out of his ass or better yet off the screen and get to work. He spends his hours listening or watching all the big names and diving into their stuff. Guys like Gary V., Grant Cardone, and Frank Kern. He was spending his time devouring their shit vs. actually doing something with it.
Here is what he sent me later that night.
“I need to stop googling stuff all day and just get my ass around people that I want to be like!”
That is it! If you have a dream go after your dream if you have a hint dive into it, a see what turns up. If you do not have a hint do something you have not done to help you figure it out.
I hope this helps you find your dream and your passion. Trust me it is in there get to work on you and see what turns up.
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