Christopher Parker has a quote that says, “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
Of course, the message is simple: Procrastination is something that may be temporally rewarding. However, overtime the costs stack up and eventually you end up paying a very steep price for your actions.
For example, think about where you could be if you’d started what you’ve been putting off last week? What about if you’d started it last month, last year or even 10 years ago?
Indeed, there will always be a cost or consequence for pursuing…
Leonardo DiCaprio once said, “Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”
Of course, most people never do it. They never evolve. They never give up who they are for who they could become. Instead, they continue to live the same stagnant, mediocre, and boring lives.
That’s fine; if you decide to play small, that’s entirely up to you.
But the question is: What actually happens when you do go to the next level?
You’ve just let go of your story. You’ve given up your past. …
There’s an underlying belief in the world that having more money is the fixer of all problems. People think that any feelings of unhappiness in their circumstances would be alleviated by a raise in their income level.
However, money isn’t a life-changer. Quicksilver cash might upgrade the things in our lives, but it does very little to alter the course of it. As Tony Robbins has said,
“Money can’t change who we are. All it does is magnify our true natures. If you’re mean and selfish, you have more to be mean and selfish with. …
Andrew Carnegie has a quote that says, “The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.”
Warren Buffett has similarly said, “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”
What’s interesting is that this is advice goes against all conventional wisdom in investing and life.
Most people will tell you not to go all-in. They’ll tell you to diversify your portfolio and not take “big risks.” However, the world’s most successful and wealthy people don’t play by these same rules.
Hal Elrod has a simple and life-changing principle he calls, ‘The five-minute rule.’
That is when something doesn’t go according to plan; you can be angry, you can punch a hole in the wall, you can scream at the top of your lungs, but only for five minutes.
Once the five-minutes is up, you need to move on and let go of it.
What I love about this is that what you focus on expands.
According to the National Science Foundation, the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day.
Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are…
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” -Peter McWilliams
If you were to ask almost anyone what they want to achieve with their time on this earth, the answer will probably be something like this:
“I want to be happy, explore the world, have a great family and work a job I enjoy.”
The question then is: Why is everyone not living this life? Why are so many still frustrated and upset about their current reality?
Why? Because most people just aren’t willing…
In one of the very first classes I ever had at university, and I’ll never forget this, the lecturer asked a simple question that would entirely change my perspective and how I engaged myself in the world. The question was this:
“Who here has a car?” he said, “Raise your hand.”
Looking around the room, people had started to raise their hands, and he followed with more questions,
“What sort of car is it? How many miles does it have on it? How much did you pay for it?”
After a few minutes of this interrogation of questions that have…
In his book The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone writes, “One of the greatest turning points in my life occurred when I stopped casually waiting for success and instead started to approach it as a duty, obligation, and responsibility.”
Grant grew up with his mother, who didn’t have a very good relationship with money or success. From her perspective, money was scarce, and even a little was something to be grateful for.
Few people realize that as a person, you are only ever one decision away from a completely different life.
You are not your story. You are not contained to who you were yesterday. Instead, who you are right now is a cumulative Being of all the previous decisions you’ve made.
Therefore, if you make different decisions, you can have a different life. As John C. Maxwell has said,
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
With that understanding, the remainder of this article will explore two small decisions that can make a big impact…
Bronnie Ware was a nurse who worked in palliative care. She would often engage in intimate conversations as she sat by the bedsides of those who were dying.
In doing so, she discovered that the dying had a common theme of regrets. In a viral blog post titled, “Regrets of the Dying,” she revealed what the top five regrets of the dying were. The most common was this,
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
It’s a paradox that trying to please other people only leads to…