I’m speaking about how when you lose all hope, you can still lose more. But it’s at that point, you have an enormous opportunity to gain. Specifically, how I gained when I was at that moment.
I didn’t fly for about four years after I saw the crash but I was surprised at how scared I was when I eventually got on a plane again. The slightest air bump and I would be convinced we were crashing. I’d say to myself, “never again never again never again” and I would think to myself, “I’m never going to see my kids again”.
I get bad reviews all the time. One star reviews are just as much a sign of passion for your work as five star reviews. And normally I never look at them. But this one I did. I picked it apart.
I want there to be that moment, “and then everything in my life changed”. It always seems there’s no “right place” and “right time”. The right place is always far away. The right time was always a long time ago. I missed it. I missed her. I miss you.
My good friend, Ryan Holiday wrote an excellent article recently, “Please don’t write any more books”. He’s correct also. Too many people now are writing books as “business cards”.
He wasn’t educated about hacking or even computers. But he was passionate about it and learned everything he could.
The way you get good at tennis, comedy, music, nutrition, relationships, is the way you get good at business, success, living a long and healthy life.
Buying Experiences is greater than buying Things.
Getting out of your comfort zone is a muscle that needs to be practiced everyday. Why? To laugh at yourself. To immerse in life.
Trauma is a tattoo on the soul. It doesn’t wash away.