Get there

What’s more difficult: getting to the gym, or actually working out at the gym?

Or getting into the shower, vs. actually showering?

Getting into bed vs. sleeping?

A lot of the times, the most difficult thing is the initial hurdle.

It happens way more often in life than we think.

That hurdle is sneakily in every aspect of our life:

  • Getting to the library to study
  • Writing a new blog post
  • Starting any new habit
  • Starting a new project
  • Starting a new book

The common theme is starting

The start is always the most difficult because we see this giant hurdle right at the front of the gate and fear that we can’t make it.

Although I don’t know of any scientific research that proves this hurdle exists, I believe that even just realizing that the hurdle exists is part of the many steps we take to prepare ourselves to jump it.

I have this huge hurdle in front of my new project to start creating podcasts and YouTube content. It’s a big hurdle. So I suppose I should start stretching my hips. This hurdle is a big one, but I plan to jump it.

 

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Quick thought on influence

Thought: How often do you tell the people who have influenced you the most that they were a meaningful part of your development as a person?

Rarely, if at all. Maybe you just can’t reach them, or you just decide not to.

Either way, we don’t tell our influencers that they influenced us.

Even just telling your friends, family, that you appreciate them is not a common thing for us to do.

Gratitude is rare.

Now, think about how many people YOU have personally positively affected… And how many of those people have chosen NOT to tell you. Probably most of them. Maybe they can’t reach you or have chosen to stay silent. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t being a positive vibe.

This thought drives me to continue being the best version of myself, both knowingly and unknowingly positively influencing others on the way.

The best and ONLY thing we should do is continue striving for greatness–however you define that term. Good Luck.