Gutless

“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.

Why?

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 it takes is guts. There is no such thing as courage, talent, or greatness.

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.

It wasn’t.

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.

No.

You are not getting what you want because there are some people out there who work harder than you.

That’s it.

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.

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14 comments on “Gutless

  1. Rightly said- that ‘some day’ doesn’t exist, and good things don’t happen unless we go out and get them to happen!

  2. Love this Cristian! I have been feeling very discouraged about the difficulty of finding the audience for my book. This renews my commitment to what I know to be true and that is that hard work eventually pays off. Believing the lies of discouragement is the easy answer! Great timing thank you!

  3. What a good post! 🖑

  4. fmclaren says:

    I love the “some day” of this post. I read something else along a similar tone the other day, and I believe it’s a strong message to get out there: don’t wait for some day. I, for one, will be taking this as a universal prod in the right direction!

  5. I’m not sure where I heard this, but it goes something like this:

    “If you pile up enough ‘some days’, you wind up with a whole lot of ‘yesterdays’.

  6. I see nothing wrong with “Somedays.” In fact, I divide my personal goals into three tiers: someday, soon, and now. I am constantly working on the goals that I feel are most attainable, as well as making small steps toward the more long-term goals. Some goals remain “on the shelf” until circumstances change, or until I have completed more attainable or important goals. This strategy helps us to focus on achieving goals with fewer distractions. There is nothing wrong with having a “someday” shelf. Nor is a person somehow lacking in courage for redefining his or her goals, or deciding that some goals are simply no longer important to them.

  7. AWETHENTIQ says:

    Guts – a decision. A choice. That is what guts are.

  8. saranya says:

    This post is nice. Very good line be afraid to live the unlived life :)

  9. A. G. Moore says:

    Label me a skeptic, but not a pessimist, and certainly not gutless. With all my doubts, I press forward. Determination always wins over wariness. So…courageous skeptic, determined optimist. It is possible.

  10. meghasworld says:

    It’s very true. you have to overcome the fear of failure before trying out something new. You have to be courageous to try out new things in life before getting labeled as a loser or a winner.

  11. mitchteemley says:

    I’m not sure why you switched to English, Cristian, but I’m glad you did!

  12. Hmmm??? Interesting perspective, but I like it. Especially the part about “have the guts to be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your life.” Sometimes I have to check myself on this and ensure I am giving my all. Thanks for this reminder!!!

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