The Daily Man-Up

July 21, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

Every single person on the planet has at least one damn good excuse for not pursuing the life they want. But guess what, the prize for arguing on behalf of your restrictions is getting to keep them.

Don’t spend your entire life loudly declaring to others that you don’t have the time, money, energy or resources to accomplish the things you actually want.

Everything worthwhile in life takes time. Any attempt to escape the process can backfire. Epictetus says “No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”

People who get ahead in life find a way around their limitations, instead of just keeping them. You can go only go as far as your mindset allows you.

Your brain is equipped with defense mechanisms designed to shoot down anything that might keep things from staying exactly where they are.

Left unchecked, we always default toward a more comfortable path. Your comfortable zone provides a state of mental security. You can understand why it’s so hard to kick your brain out of your comfort zone.

At this very moment, you are where you’re supposed to be. No matter your age, your past, or your present, this can be a new starting point if you choose it to be so. You always have a choice.

You are not a victim of circumstance. No one can force you to make decisions and take actions that run contrary to your values and aspirations. Your future is entirely up to you.

When the pain of where you are is greater than the fear of where you are going, you will change and make progress.

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