“When people say they’re skeptical, or pessimistic, I get it. But let’s face it, you’re gutless. It takes no guts to be a skeptic. It takes no guts to try nothing and say it’s not gonna work. It takes guts to put your ass on the line and believe something’s possible. It takes guts to pursue an answer. It takes guts to fail and step back up and keep pushing” – Tony Robbins
Your mind is designed in such a way to prevent you from getting hurt. In nature, this is quite the mechanism.
But in the human society, we have developed the “someday” mechanism.
Someday we’ll be good enough or brave enough or smart enough or have the time to do this or that.
Someday we’ll become what we’ve always wanted to be.
Someday we’ll write our book or start our business.
And most people wait their whole lives for this someday, which never comes.
Because “someday” doesn’t exist. Like unicorns. Or Santa Claus.
All you have is today.
All you have is the ability to ignore the feeling that assuming certain changes is going to ruin your life.
Realize this deeply and you’ll be free to do anything you want. Don’t, and you’ll spend your whole life making excuses for why you have to settle for less than what you really want.
All you need is the guts to do the thing. Face your fears. Be more afraid of living an unlived life.
When I first started writing, obviously, I sucked.
I had this idea that writing was easy.
After some 4 years, I was kind of good. Kind of.
But then I decided to write in English. And I wasn’t as good.
And this scared me. And made me sad. And made me angry.
Should I have given up then, now you wouldn’t be reading this post.
There are at least a thousand reasons why a specific endeavor won’t work. At least. You can spend an enormous amount of time thinking them all up or you can just trust that one reason why it will work out.
You’ve got to have the guts to be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your life.
Your not getting what you want not because there are some people out there who are better than you.
You are not getting what you want because there are some people out there who work harder than you.
We are all created equally, but some work harder than others.
Some have the guts to go after what they want, ignoring the inner voice that tells them that it probably won’t work out, that they’ll get hurt, that it’s best to hide under the bed.
Some have the guts to go after what they want as if their lives depends on it.
And you should too.