Are You Willing or Not?
"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." - Unknown
Short. Simple. To the point.
I saw this phrase this AM and thought, boom, thats my ted talk topic, because it smacked me right in the face.
I describe my business decisions and endeavors as “jumping into a pool & THEN learning to swim”.
You have to be willing to RISK the loss of comfort to GAIN the potential of more.
And comfort doesn’t come just in fiscal terms, comfort comes in many different versions.
and yes, even CHAOS.
Some of us psychopaths (that’s me calling myself that, so don’t get all offended this am, it’s too early for that shit anyways) run towards conflict & chaos because thats how our brains find clarity.
But it’s not just that, it’s the potential of something new and exciting coming from that conflict or chaotic decision.
Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, but we go into it ACCEPTING both.
Accepting what is....is. It’s really that simple.
If you find yourself trying something NEW and failing, take a deep breath, determine if it still is inching you closer to your purpose, and take another step.
But also be ok looking at it and saying “Ok, I tried. I risked “x” and “y” came from it, so....now what?”
You want to be confident as you stand naked in a mirror because you don’t right now? Then change a habit that’s not serving you.
You want to do something for work that makes you feel fulfilled? Then give up something that may be necessary to do that for yourself. Could it be money? It might, but sh*t, BE HAPPY.
You want to marriage thats ON FIRE? Then have that conversation you need to have and TELL the other person what you NEED from them. A true partner wants to FILL your cup, not drain it.
I ask you, what NEW experiences are you waiting for? Even if its the smallest step, take it.