One of my biggest passions is helping people get the most out of themselves and their life. I love that pursuit myself, and I love seeing other people reach beyond what they thought they were capable of.
Because of that passion I’ve committed myself to posting helpful content twice each week (Mondays and Thursdays right now).
As I’m writing this it’s Wednesday night… and I’m exhausted.
Work has been relentless this week as a number of special projects converged at once. By the time I head home I’m spent and don’t have much mental energy remaining. I get home and recharge by relaxing with Cameron and not doing much of anything at all.
Tonight as Cameron and I were talking about some upcoming projects for Life Stoked I paused.
“I just don’t think I have it in me to write a post for tomorrow. I’m just beat.”
These things happen you know. I’m blessed to have a job I love and some weeks will be like this. That’s just reality and there’s no shame in that.
As I stood at the sink washing dishes I kept thinking:
This is stupid. We just talked for 10 minutes about how to best use my passions for helping people through Life Stoked, and then I say I’m too tired to try.
I read about how to succeed you have to push through discomfort. I listen to interviews of great people recounting the relentless efforts to break through. I tell others about how to reach your real potential you’ve got to work when you don’t want to.
But I’m just going to wash some dishes, watch some TV, and call it a night?
Then I remembered Jim Rohn’s advice that says it so clearly.
I figure being successful is easy, and by that I mean it’s something I can do. I figure if I can do it, then it’s easy. But here’s the key: It’s also easy not to.
I may be exhausted tonight, but I’m filled with hope and confidence in my future, and I’m still STOKED enough to do the work to make it happen.
Thanks to Jim Rohn’s wise mentorship for reminding me of that tonight.