You’re still here, and you get another chance this day to do better and be better; another chance to become more of who you were created and what you were created to fulfill.
Everyone in the world is capable of living outside the role and are beyond the rules that they place themselves in, no matter what it is, you’re not just a data processor; you’re, not just a banker; you’re, not just a brother or a son or a convict.
It doesn’t matter. Everyone is bigger, much bigger, infinitely bigger than the roles they place themselves in and is capable of reaching potential greater than anything they could imagine.
You can live the life you desire. It’s right there in front of you, but in order to achieve it you must first see it, then believe it and then you must graciously ask and train your brain to help.
You execute your vision, so when you start to focus and you delete distraction from your life and you start to get seriously invested in doing one thing staggeringly well and you practice that one thing over and over a term to think about is mundanity.
You do one simple, seemingly insignificant thing every day around your main skill and it’s very mundane. Small, daily improvements over time lead to world-class results. Well, here’s what happens in your brain. You start to isolate a single neuro circuit around that skill, and that starts to trigger a certain type of brain cell called an oligodendrocyte which then releases myelin. Myelin is a fatty tissue that starts to wrap around that single neuro-circuit.
Related to that main skill, you’ve, been practicing and when myelin starts to wrap around the brain circuit, what happens is you have accelerated learning times? You can see more quickly, heightened perception and you’ll learn, and that is really the “secret of the great producers”. It’s, not a result of some natural gift, but their daily practice, the relentlessness and their grit.
Their work ethic and their singular focus and sacrifice. A great life is built not by revolution. A great life is built by evolution. Small and steady wins the race. What you do every day is far more important than what you do once every decade.
I want you to really think about that idea. What you do every day. Simplify your life and as you live every single day, so you’re crafting your life. What you do over the next hour is really building your future and if you can just get every single pocket of 24 hours right as best as you humanly can, the rest of your life is going to take care of itself.
So small wins matter.
The scriptures say that we will eat the fruit of our words. You are planting seeds when you talk. At some point, you’re going to eat that fruit. My challenge is: make sure you’re planting, the right kind of seeds.
If you want apples, you have to sow apple seeds. If you want oranges, you can’t plant, cactus seeds, poison, ivy seeds, mushroom seeds. You’re, going to reap fruit from the exact seeds that you’ve been sowing.
In other words, you can’t talk, negative and expect to live a positive life. You can’t talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can’t talk lack, not enough, can’t afford it, never get ahead and expect to have abundance.
If you have a poor mouth, you’re going to have a poor life if you don’t like what you’re, seeing start sowing some different seeds.
We may not realize it, but we’re always feeding ourselves what we want!
Listen to the people you’re around; the thoughts they’re dwelling on that’s, feeding the inner man.
If you go to lunch with people that talk bad about the boss, make fun of a co-worker put down a friend, they’re feeding you gossip, feeding you jealousy, feeding you disrespect.
Here’s, the key: whatever you feed is going to grow. You may not like what they’re feeding. You’re, a nice person, but if you continue to hang around them, before long, you’ll, be gossiping. You’ll be critical. You’ll be disrespectful.
Why? Because you kept feeding the wrong things. If you’re, always feeding negative thoughts, thinking I’ll, never get well. I’ll, never meet the right person. You’re feeding down, feeding, mediocrity, feeding fear!
If you know exactly what you want to be. You need to spend as much time with people that are actually that already. You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what’s going to make you great!
You cannot succeed without this risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism and you cannot love without the risk of loss.
You must go out and you must take these risks. You don’t have the time to waste time because time doesn’t wait for you to discover your purpose. If you don’t know why you were born, time is still moving and if you discover your purpose at 90 years old then it’s too late.
You don’t know how young you are. What if you die in two years? You are pretty old right now! You have just two years left.
If you’re 50 years old and you’re feeling discouraged, remember the advice about planting a tree. When’s, the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago or today?
We may be unique as a species in that we plant trees in the sure and certain knowledge that we will not sit in the shade of those trees. We plant them knowing that those who come after us will enjoy the shade that we prepared for them.
So if you’re 50 and you feel like life left you behind the just start right now. It’s better late than never; better late than never! Don’t think about time and age so much. It gets people distracted. When the whole world’s distracted, you be focused.
You have to trust your own voice, your own ideas, your honesty, your vulnerability, and through this you will find your way.
You do not have to be fearless; just don’t let fear stop you. Live like this. As best you can, and I guarantee you will look back on a life well-lived – you are capable of greatness in your profession and, more importantly, in your quality of self stay hungry, stay young at heart.
Take those risks. You are going to change the world around you in big ways and in small if you want to. You can go searching for a good plan, pick up and start working it and, sure enough, as the time passes (as it surely will), five years from now, ten years from now you’ll, be winding up wearing what you want to wear driving what you want to drive, living where you want to live, become what you wanted to become. But now’s the time to fix the future you.
You were created to give life and to make a difference. That’s your gift. That’s why you came to this place! You want to improve! You want to get a better workout program or a clean diet. You want to start a business, you want to write a book or make a movie or build a house or a computer or put together some mobile application.
Where do you start? You start right here and when do you start? You start right now you initiate the action aggressively.