Find your why, then empty the tank. Die on “E”.
On paper it looks so simple, so why don’t more of us do it? It’s just as simple to explain… fear.
But if you can’t take it with you then why would you leave anything behind? Why would you hold any part of you back, or “in check” for a later date. Last time I checked you are not getting out of here alive. The “here”, meaning your life. One of the best inspirations to give life all you’ve got is to know you are going to die and it’s all going to end.
So while you are here why not give it everything you’ve got, no matter what the circumstance. The easiest thing is to make an excuse. “I’m too tired, I don’t have the resources, people won’t like me”. Excuses sound best to the people who are making them, but not to anyone else. Excuses are the steps we make, nimble and quick as we dance around the devil, the devil being our fear of not going after all we are capable of becoming.
The secret I’m learning is to work on you, harder and sometimes longer then you do on your job. It’s not easy, it’s hard. But if you work on your job eight hours a day, couldn’t you find the time to invest even eight hours a week on you? What do you think you might discover about yourself? It took me figuring this out to realize things about myself I never knew, or had forgotten I knew, or maybe just pushed aside for a later time. By working on me I managed to bring back the pieces of myself which I had buried, and other parts of me which maybe I didn’t even know existed, or laid dormant until I got the courage to pull them out, brush them off and start all over again.
I am a writer. I am a speaker. I am someone who inspires. I am also still learning to develop it all and to manifest it in a way which serves as many people as possible, to positively impact the lives of a billion people.
But I only get to embark on the journey because of one reason… I believe in me.
I am not all things to all people, nor can I be. Some people will like what I do, others won’t. And that’s OK, because I’m not doing it for everyone, just those who need it, and there are plenty who do. Because if I don’t pursue my dreams, if I don’t magnify my why, then I leave here with so much of it inside me.
Everyone has “it” inside of them. Everyone has some special stuff. You do. The world should know you were here and make damn sure it knows you came this way. If what you want to do, if what you dream lays dormant, then the first step is to figure out how to carve out time to work on yourself and figure it out for you. Read, listen, learn, say it out loud, write it down. Do the work.
The other part is to love. And the most difficult person to love just might be the person staring back at you in the mirror. Love that person unconditionally, with all your flaws and inadequacies, but with also all your talents and abilities and you begin the journey of filling up the tank.
Then you get to empty it. And do the one thing we all should do by the time our time has come. To die on “E”.
Until next time thanks for taking the time,
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