Each Change A Death

Each Change A Death – Marcus Aurelius

Each change brings about chaos from our normal world, Chaos of the unknown, Chaos of discomfort and Pain,

Each time we descend into this unknown world, We die a little,

We die a death…

A death of our old self.

A death of the way we used to do things

A death of the way we used to think…

And from those deaths we are reborn…

But life is ever-changing so we are forever dieing

& If you’re not adapting you will forever live in a world of Chaos.

‘If you’re not growing – Your dying’ – Tony Robbins

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

‘I’ve just got to be in the mood to read’ – Girl in Waterstones

I’m stood there earwigging at these two girls conversation as they blocked the whole bookcase

Then one of them starts saying how she hardly reads anymore because she ‘gets bored’ and ‘has to be in the mood’

I’m just thinking ‘get the f*ck out of the bookstore then or at least move out of my way’

But that conversation gave me some content for today’s Daily Fire.

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You have to do the stuff you don’t want to do when you don’t feel like it in order to hit your goals.

Even if that means reading a book on marketing or how to build the perfect blog or whatever topic you need to learn but it has zero interest to you…

Even if that means going to the gym when you just want to go home and order a Dominos

I could give you 100 more examples but you get the point right?

Soley relying on your mood (or motivation) to get that shit done is like climbing into the back seat of your car and expecting it to get you to work on time.

The point is you have to show up even when the correct mood does not.

Failure Is Success (Part 2)

Yesterday I wrote my interpretation of the above-titled chapter,

This is a summary of what Rob (Moore) actually wrote

The harder you try the luckier you get, the more you persist on even when you keep getting rejected, missing shots and losing status the better chance you get at being a success.

Rob uses examples of famous success including Justin Rose (Golfer) Who took to fame at age 17 coming 4th in a major tournament… Over the next several years through his form slipped and so did his rankings, he slipped from being in the top 50 then to the top 100 then slipped even further out of the top 100 rankings…

He persisted on and in 2018 he was ranked no 1 golfer in the world (Along with a sweet 10 mill)

The point of the chapter was to embrace your failures

Failure Is Success

Failure Is Success

(At The Time of Writing I Was) Currently reading Rob Moores ‘I’m worth More’

One of the chapters is called – Failure Is Success

I’ve not read that chapter yet so it’ll be interesting to see if my take is similar to his.

When we fail at something we have succeeded in overcoming our fears, our resistance and doubts and actually taken action.

We’ve committed ourselves to the unknown

Like when you go in for a Personal Best, The weight is unknown, will you hit it, will you hurt yourself… We don’t know.

Hit the PB or fail

Your still a different person than you was before you tried

& That is where we succeed in failure.

Lifes a bit like an exam

Your lack of preparedness is costing you.

Lifes a bit like an exam, we don’t know what test is on the next page.

Like an exam, we sort of know what tools we’ll need to get us through the day providing everything goes as planned.

Those little tools can make the difference between passing and failing…

I resat my maths exams once, I rolled out of bed got to the exam hall last minute and started my test…

There was a couple of questions where you needed a ruler… I forgot mine because I wasn’t prepared so I just winged the answers.

I also finished my exam with 20 minutes to spare, instead of reviewing my answers, I just sat there and daydreamed, with five minutes to spare I quickly checked my answers and noticed, I had missed two pages.

Yeah I left with the same gcse as I did in high school (Totally worth giving up my Tuesday nights for)

The same rules go for you day to day if you fail to plan and prepare, if you don’t prep your meals, don’t plan for your meetings, you don’t service your car regularly and then it breaks downs on you…

You’re costing yourself valuable points…

and they’re the easy points to hit.

Take your ruler