Comfort is the enemy
When Cole was talking about how he didn’t become a professional basketball player he said that it was because he wasn’t putting in the work,
He said he was playing ball every day, but he wasn’t working with coaches and practicing drills, he was pretending to do something…
Then when his friends pointed out that he was doing the same thing with his rap career
He was like oh shit and it woke him up that he was just working in his comfort zone
So he would write a song or a verse and make a beat before he went to the studio.
He would do 7 minute drills where for 7 minutes he would write.
Comfort is the enemy, comfort cost him his basketball career and almost cost him his rap one too
Do the work
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” -C.G. Jung
Before you start your quest you need your avatar, This is not a video game where you can create your perfect version of you, Select your strength and how you look, bash a few buttons and master a skill…
You want to level up in real life, You need to look inward, You need to know who you are first, in order to bridge the gap and become who you want to be…
Continue reading “Your Avatar”
One word on the page, is worth a whole story planned in the head
– Michael Baldwin
A single action is better than an idea sitting in your head, a word on a page means you started the work, a single action means you did something more than most do, you took action.
Ideas overtime lose power, we lose interest and let the world distract us.
Any progress even if that is one single word on a piece of paper is better than one thought with zero action, because one word, leads to two,
Let’s look at it this way,
In the dating world, if you send a one word message ‘Hey’ for example, its better than not sending anything and at least you may get a reply…
The moral, just do something, anything as long as its not thinking about it
None of us know why we want to write, or not at the beginning.
But once the determination takes hold we have to do it.
– Michael Baldwin
Not just with writing, but anything in life, we often have urges to do somthing that we never would have thought of doing,
We don’t know why we got the urge, but it doesn’t matter anymore
The determination has taken over we have to follow through our it will eat away at us, plague us until we do
Has some determination taken over you?
Destiny may be calling you, what are you waiting for?
Don’t sail out farther than you can sail back
– Danish Proverb
I think if people followed the Danish advice on this one history would have been very boring
Let’s look at this from a fitness point of view
If you only ran as far as you knew you could run back then your fitness would never improve because you wouldn’t up the distance
Or you would never attempt a personal best in lifting in case you wouldn’t be able to complete the lift
In life you would never take risks in case you failed
I’m sorry Danish people but sometimes you have to risks