Yesterday’s email reminded me of David Goggins and this email from a few years ago…
Sometimes the solution is just being willing to come back day after day after day. As the saying goes, success is right around the corner. Well, that corner you are talking about may have a very long ass hallway that requires a lot of navigation.
Very few people want to talk about their truth. A lot of us are looking for that four-lane highway. That highway makes the journey of life so much easier. A lot of us dream big but once we see the work involved, we often choose a different route.
Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the lightbulb. When asked how did it feel to fail 1,000 times, he replied “I didn’t fail 1,000 times, the lightbulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
You must have that same mindset to succeed in life. You must be willing to return to the scene of the crime. A lot of us need proof that something is going to work before we are willing to commit. Resilience, grit, courage, perseverance, guts, etc.- these words are often used to motivate the unmotivated. A lot of us wonder how to develop these traits. You develop them by being willing to fail 1,000 times until you figure it out! Make it a habit to get up quickly!
In spite of the invention of the lightbulb, many of us are still in the dark about how facing the things that make us the most uncomfortable create the most growth.
This was a recent post from David Goggins on the FaceBox.
I’ve been following him the last couple of months and his perspective is interesting.
Growth comes through being uncomfortable and suffering.
So if you want the most growth, you have to be the most uncomfortable.
David has done this in the physical realm (achieving some unbelievable things), but I also believe that it works in the rest of our lives as well.
Growth comes through challenging ourselves.
Make it a point to get a little uncomfortable in your life.
Make some changes.
Spur some growth.
Make it a great day.