You’ve sidelined yourself
Now your watching the game of life play out in front of you.
Your watching others do the work you should be doing.
Your watching others get the results you should be getting.
Whilst you sit there and watch.
Whilst you sit there bitching and moaning.
But the stupid thing is…
You benched yourself.
But the good thing is…
You can unbench yourself, you can get up, you can do the work, you can stop moaning.
Because no one else is going to do it for you.
This game we call life…
Only you can control you.
So if you dont like where you are…
Change the way you are playing
Be A Student Of Your Game
Ryan Holiday posted an Instagram post sometime back and someone asked him how he reads so much
His response was firstly I’m a writer so I get paid to read because if I don’t I can’t write
In Steven Pressfields War of art our turning pro (I can’t remember which one) he says a similar thing I write all day then read all night
Coming from the fitness industry a lot of the personal trainers get their basic qualifications and thats it, but the best keep on studying
To master your craft you have to study your craft the world is evolving constantly what worked once might not work now
Don’t be left dead in the water
We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci
Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,
The question is what are you practising?
Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…
Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time
Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised
They are the lively hood of any tech gadget, any video game and anything in the digital world.
Operating systems are always changing, improving and innovating, That’s why you probably throw out your phone every 12-18 months to upgrade it for the fancier version…
If a tech company introduced a new device with a poor operating system that was difficult to use the company would go bust, Becuase nobody wants a poor slow device…
Yet we function on an operating system too and most often in today’s day and ages our Operating systems are far from supersmooth and reliable,
Yet even me whos writing this at this moment in time I have a dull aching pain running from my hip to part of my lower back because I have neglected to improve or fix the glitch in my operating system.
The question is
Why are we quick to improve our gadgets but not ourselves?
Why are we quick to offer other people advice on how to improve theirs but we don’t follow our own advise?
Eventually, the time that was not spent on learning skills will catch up with you, and the fall will be painful. Robert Greene
There was this one time not so long ago when an old work colleague, Saw me reading,
He was like “ah I’ve never really got into that” (reading) and then spent the next hour’s car journey playing some candy crush game on his phone…
A couple of weeks later after mismanagement from the company messing up the rota we were threatened with disciplinary if we didn’t come in on the Saturday because they were short-staffed.
I refused but my colleague went in.
The difference, I could afford to get fired, Simply by putting into practice the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt over the years from what I’ve read.
Even if you don’t want to be like me and have multiple companies you can still learn skills that will make you a better (unsackable) employee.
Linchpin by Seth Godin – Would be a good place to start.
The world is unpredictable, shit happens but the skills you learn, You’ve got them till you die…
Use your time wisely