Alain de Botton once said, “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”
Of course, most people probably aren’t embarrassed of who they were last year. They haven’t been learning enough. They haven’t evolved and gone to the next level of their life — spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
However, if you’re someone who’s accidentally slipped into a plateau, how can you know when you're finally ready to go to the next level?
This article explains how. Here we go.
At first, an awakening happens; you realize that the way you're living your life…
Here’s the harsh reality: Most people are just going through the motions. Each new day is a logical extension of the previous one. They aren’t chasing a new vision for their life and then watching it happen.
However, your life is a collection of days. Those days become your weeks, months, years, and ultimately your entire life. Hence, Peter H. Diamandis has said,
“Each of us starts with the same twenty-four hours in the day. How we utilize those hours determines the quality of our lives.”
If you learn to master those days, you’ll harness the power of the compound…
Ralph Waldo Emerson has famously said, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Similarly, Bruce Springsteen once wrote, “When it comes to luck, you make your own.”
Dan Sullivan put it perfectly: “Luck and God favor those with good habits.”
In other words, there is no such thing as luck unless you create it. It’s something that comes after you’ve done the work, not before.
Many people want and expect it to be the other way around. They want to know that what they’re pursuing is a sure thing before they do it. …
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…