And the fall will be painful…

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

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Hack away at the unessential

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee

The first step to financial freedom isn’t earning more money, Its spending less

The same is true for good health – Hack away at the unessential.

The unessential amount of tv, the unessential amount of snacks and junk, Alchohol…

You will find the two go hand in hand, the less you spend on things you don’t need, The more money and time you will have to spend on actually living.

Life is never stagnation.

“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.” – Bruce Lee

Like water, if we stop flowing we become stagnant.

We need to move, not just in a physical sense but mentally too.

We need to grow and change, we need to crash against the rocks and squeeze through the little gaps from time to time.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man – Heraclitus

Even if nothing in your life changed and you stepped in the river, you may be the same person, but the river wouldn’t be the same that moved on a long time ago.

Flow like water.

The forever of Plenty

The forever of Plenty.

The opposite of the forever of discomfort is the forever of plenty.

This is where we think the current (Good) situation were in will last forever because we have plenty of resources/energy/money

Going all out in the gym every day because you have the energy and feel fine…

Buying Lavish, luxurious and exotic things every day because you have the money today…

Binging out 3-4 days in a row because the hangover hasn’t hit yet…

Like us humans The ‘most advanced species’ on the planet cutting down all the Trees today because we have plenty of them…

These things can not be sustained in the long term.

It’s impossible…

Go back to your game plan, Plan all the way till the end, Can this be sustained…
The forever of Plenty. The forever of discomfort, & The forever of never (Post 145) From Seths (Godin) Blog – The three types of forever

Things fall apart

Things fall apart,

Nothing lasts forever and somethings are supposed to fall apart,

Your gym trainers, you don’t buy them to keep them in the same condition, they were made to eventually wear out…

Somethings fall apart when they could be held together,

But we neglect them, There not that important until it’s too late,

Like your car, the engine light isn’t that important until it blows up, or your bold tires can be replaced tomorrow but when you have ablow out today…

We treat our bodies like this too, that ache in your lower back isn’t important until it cripples you picking up your grand kids,

Like the tires could be replaced, that crippling back pain could have been prevented by stretching it out when it was just an ache…

Things fall apart, But they don’t have too

Not if we treat them right