Working on your life
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Our life’s work is never done.
Why should it be?
And yet, too many people set out on a journey of discovery but never see things through.
Look around you.
How many people have:
- stopped learning;
- stopped pushing themselves physically; and
- settled for a shadow of their former self.
I believe that everyone lives for a higher purpose. However, few people are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices to bring about their dream. Instead of working on their life – working with the end in mind (no matter how ill-defined) – people end up existing on a day to day basis, where each day resembles the last.
I know it’s easier said than done. But stop waiting for the right moment. It’s a myth.
Now is all you have.
Think kaizen: incremental change is more powerful then living under the yoke of your inner critic – what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance.
If you need inspiration then go find it.
But, most of all, stop overidentifying with who you were yesterday.
Think a new you. Not a primadonna but someone who knows there exists a better version just waiting to emerge.
Better to whom?
Just you. You’re not in the game to please or delight anyone save yourself.
Now go play.