There are going to be a whole lot of bullies in your life: bills, emotional problems, negative thoughts, relationship conflict. It’s all pointing to one thing – for you to become stronger. Decisions shape our destiny, and it’s up to you to make the right decisions once you realize what is missing within you. Where is the growth within you? How will you achieve everything that you want to achieve? How will you become the best version of yourself? Growth is one of the most important needs in humans. If you don’t grow, you will die. Do you want more? Are you up for the challenge? It’s up to you to make the decision.
You have a vision of who you want to be in the future – this person that you compare yourself to. This identity of who you are is based on the people around you, and who you think they want you to be. There is no stronger incentive than somebody feeling like they are growing into the best version they can be. That is up to you – to break through, and understand your deep reasons why it is that you do what you do.
You must assume that you control 100% of your life, who you are, what your situation is, and how much money you make. Most people just go about life meandering about, waiting for things to happen to them, trigger them, and stimulate them. It’s not about the external world. It’s what you choose to do with your mind. The mind and body together are so powerful – burn all bridges so you have a sense of urgency to get something done. If you’re equipped with enough emotional strength, you can get through anything.
There was a lot of work I put in before you ever heard about me – weekends, sixteen hour days at the office, giving up nights. It’s a slow rise up and a grind, but then all of a sudden, you’ll get to a point where you explode up. People will see that point in which you exploded up, but they don’t realize that it was a hockey stick and hard to get to that point. If you want to do what you love to do for the rest of your life, it’s going to take a lot throughout this whole process to get to that point in the J curve.
Always be growing. Look at a stagnant pond versus a flowing river. The stagnant pond grows bacteria and is contaminated, while the flowing river remains vibrant and full of life. That is the essence of progress – motion. You must be feeding your mind just like you feed your body so that you can expand your thinking and quality of life. Transfer your fear into goodness, and figure out what the source of the fear is. That’ll lead you to a real breakthrough.
We are not here to live in the dark. Life has its mysteries, and many do not want to be bothered by them. Every answer is out there – Nikola Tesla said, “My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration.” The universe has a code, and it expresses itself through you. It is up to you to discover it. Your legacy is waiting.