Be encouraged today in the long game. Your goal may still feel years away, but guess what? So does mine. We’re in this together. I’ll keep grinding and keep competing for mine if you will yours. Do we have a deal?
Take heart that all overnight success stories were years in the making. And you will be too. Keepgrinding for your glorythis week.
Courage or comfort? What will you choose? You will never experience success from the safety of your comfort zone. No growth, no goals, no greatness is ever found in comfort. Muscles must be broken down through resistance training in order to grow stronger. Diamonds are created from high temperatures and pressure exerted on them. And great...
Hype | /hīp/ | extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion. Also known as a deception carried out for the sake of publicity.
Heart | /härt/ |courage or enthusiasm especially when maintained during a difficult situation.
People love hype. We crave our names on billboards, our pictures in every magazine, and the perks of hype & fame. Who doesn’t want to be “the next great ______?” You fill in the blank. Hype leads sports writers to claim greatness for athletes before they ever play a down at the highest level.
I’ve talked a lot the last few weeks about “Day One” and encouraging you to take action in one area of your life that you’ve been putting off for “one day.”
I’ve received some amazing emails back each week, and I had a few of the community members ask “How can I make today Day One?” Today, I wanted to address that and offer some advice that has worked for getting me from standing in neutral at the starting line, to moving forward.
It’s frustrating, disheartening, and outright demoralizing to see a door shut in your face time and time again. We want to compete, we want to keep banging on that door until someone opens it, but part of us questions if we can continue to handle the rejection. Every time we start to get momentum, we get shut down.
I know you have thoughts of giving up. It’s hard right now to find the (any!) motivation to bang on the door one more time. You may feel as if you’ve been down this road for so long now, that the frustration is almost unbearable. You look back at how many days in the past you’ve heard “no,” and you start looking ahead, imagining how many more “no’s” might await. So you want to avoid the heartache and just stop now.
Before you do, can I challenge you to try something?