Risking Everything For A Dream

challenges dreams Dec 16, 2020

Risking Everything For A Dream

“Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream that no one can see but you.”

Are you willing to make short-term sacrifices for your long-term success?

Do you know what you’re fighting for? Do you know why you do what you do every day? Are you a warrior?

I’m not asking about your 30k foot view. I’m asking about all the little things that you do every day.

I’m asking about how you are aligning your everyday decisions with what you truly want for your one precious life!

Last night I was asked these very questions. And when it was my turn to ask... the person got silent.

To anyone looking from the “outside-in” at my life right now, it might appear a bit boring or even sad, and I assure you it is not.

Wake, add value & sleep. Repeat.

Right now my day-to-day life is as simple as possible so all my energy goes towards moving closer to my goals. Every action serves a purpose.

It reminds me of being back in USCG boot camp – an almost military precision.

I’m curating my life. Life is a long game.

It’s the famous Cookie Test that researchers give kids. Short term gain vs. Long term rewards.

It’s why I have my non-negotiables and why daily habits are such a cornerstone in my life.

Now I’m not saying you need your daily actions to be as drastic as mine.

I am asking you to look and see if your daily actions are moving you towards or away from your goals?

3 things that will come out of paying attention to your habits:

1. You will gain clarity on how you want to curate your life.
2. Your resiliency muscle will get stronger as you accomplish
3. You will be able to make adjustments easier, which will move you closer to your dreams/goals, which means achieving them sooner.

Most of my life decisions haven’t made sense to anyone but me..... until people look back and are able to connect the dots. Only then do they understand how my daily habits and choices have served me, can they see the bigger picture.

What’s one thing you could change/tweak today that down the road would make a difference? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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