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.

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