Imagine being on your deathbed with only about an hour to live. All of your unrealized ambitions and untapped abilities have gathered around your bed, whining. Because you didn’t use them, they’re now dying alongside you.
Let me take you back to the moment you lost it. For most of us, that time is right n ow. You are currently allowing someone else’s perception of you to become your reality. I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times, but it bears repeating: if there is no enemy within, the adversary on the outside cannot harm us. It’s time to modify the story you tell yourself about yourself. Let’s be honest: it doesn’t matter how many times you hear something; what matters is what’s on the inside. Have you seen the movie ‘Isn’t she pretty?’ The only thing that changed about the girl was her mentality. I recall not understanding that movie the first time I saw it. I’m sure all they were trying to express was that the renewing of our minds transforms us.
You know, we’re so deluded by the idea that in order to be successful, we have to be like someone else. In order to be accepted by society, we must have a specific body type. Alternatively, to be beautiful, we must have flawless skin. When we are comparing our lives or waiting for a certain aspect of ourselves to be ideal, life is happening, not waiting. And by the time we achieve whatever it was that was putting our happiness on wait, we realize we’ve missed out on life, and our lives are likely to remain unchanged either way.
To get started, you don’t have to be great; you just have to start to be great – Zig Zagler. So, you remember that business you wanted to start or that career you wanted to pursue, but others convinced you that only a certain race or class of people could do it, oh you should go for it now. Life is too short, eat dessert first!