I start off stupid. I learn. I do. The only way to get better is to DO. Not think or write or watch. DO.
We’re not all lucky with everything we do. Jocko is lucky. I am lucky. But some of his friends didn’t make it back from war.
You didn’t try to hurt me or forcibly take my naive heart. You were cunning and somehow convinced me to give it to you. And now it sits carefully placed next to the others in your trophy case of affection.
I often GET INSPIRATION by reading. I can never underestimate the ability to absorb someone else’s life by reading about it. I’m a vampire sucking out their knowledge and making my brain more powerful. This gives me fuel when I procrastinate.
If you spend the majority of your time in worlds where people are accomplishing incredible things, all of a sudden that starts to seem normal.
Have a spirit of adventure, the desire to learn something new, be an explorer and never get too comfortable.
I get this question all the time. “How do I find my purpose?” Some people find their purpose in a fight. In a mission. In a cause… Brandon explained that the people who join these radical groups, or any group, were probably suffering in life. And they wanted to fill a hole. They wanted what any human wants: a feeling of belonging. That’s the powerful force pulling them in.
Detach from a need for “peace” at all costs. Detach from the need to be liked, understood and approved of. It is through addressing those childhood fears that we can dissolve the paralysis we may feel in the face of so many current challenges.
Do lots of things. See what you love. Do the things you love again. Don’t do the things you don’t love.
Why the hell do I feel like this? Why do I feel so uncontrollable? Why do I already feel like a failure?