“If you will be hard on yourself, life will be easy on you. But if you insist upon being easy on yourself, life is going to be very hard on you.” — Zig Ziglar
It’s hard as fuck trying to build a kick ass lifestyle of enormous abundance and massive fulfillment.
It’s even harder living a loser’s existence, which is one of the biggest reasons that I’m trying to get my shit together and stop living by default.
With that being the case, I’ve put together a quick list of uncomfortable shit that I do consistently that I know 98.7% of muthafuckas never do. I don’t really blame ’em either because transforming into a whole different person is harder than solving a damn Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.
Here’s what I do — and please, feel free to be inspired to do your own version:
- I write positive and optimistic words in a journal every single day, even when shit’s hittin’ the fan.
- I pray each day to express gratitude for all life experiences no matter what. This year, my best friend lost his mother to cancer and his wife to personal issues; what the hell am I gonna’ whine about?
- I treat my 17-year old daughter like she’s a human with her own feelings that matter instead of screaming at her as though she’s a frickin’ piece of property.
- I utilize every occurrence or conversation as if they’re life lessons or teaching tools.
- I dedicate time every single day to self education and increasing my value.
- I consistently encourage people with positive and honest advice and feedback.
- I make it a point to admit being wrong either immediately, or after intentional reflection of the situation.
- I built a committed exercise habit from never going to work out due to extreme laziness, to becoming so uncompromising in the vision, that when my car broke down, I took two buses to the gym to make sure that I got my workout in.
- When the gym shut down from loss of power, I waited in the parking lot for almost 2 hours for it to reopen. I ended up going to a further away gym to keep my 5 days per week commitment in tact.
- I switched from working out three days per week at the gym to five days per week and I’m actually keeping the commitment despite never feeling like working out. As of this writing, I am now in the midst of Week 12 and counting.
- Because of a daily commitment of 1,500 words written minimum, I stayed up until 3:30 in the morning to finish writing a 2,600 word, well researched and meticulously edited article just to post it on Facebook knowing that it probably wouldn’t be read.
- I was fired from a job that had just promoted me a month earlier. Minutes after being shown the door, I recorded a video for myself expressing gratitude for the experience and a belief that something good would come from being tossed aside like Christmas toys on the 26th.
My Advice To You
Nobody has ever been a lazier, more procrastinating underachiever than I’ve been the past three decades. You can do anything you commit to, trust me! I’m not a magician at any of this stuff.
I’m just trying to optimize my existence for maximum achievement and fulfillment. That simply means, “I have to show up better everyday.”
You can definitely do the same as I’m doing to upgrade your life. Leave a comment if you ever wanna have a discussion about this shit!