Aggressive Patience – Again.

Aggressive Patience – Again.

I have written about this before, but I personally need to hear it so I am going to write about it again.

Aggressive patience.

Working your butt off each and every day like you will receive the benefit before you lay your head down to go to bed, but understanding that the best rewards are the ones you have to wait for.

Instant gratification does nothing for anybody. It tricks us.

However, when you are able to accept the fact that you will gain the most from that which you have to wait the longest, you will increase your chances of achieving what it is you wish to achieve.

Work urgently. Be patient.

Work like you have to get everything done today – but expect it in a month.

Construction sites are a great example of this. At a construction site the workers begin by laying a single brick – or propping up that first frame made by 2×4’s.

They know on the first day of construction that when they leave the job site, it won’t resemble anything close to what the final projection looks like. It won’t resemble the final product at all.

How often is there a construction site on your daily drive to work that you pass by twice – sometimes more – each day?

You play games in your head for a couple of months trying to guess what it will be before the building finally takes shape, right?

I know I personally do this.

Now think about the workers. They know the entire time what the project will look like when it is completed, don’t they?

Yet they are still content with leaving the construction site without so much as a brick laid on top of another. Why is this? It is because they practice such great patience. They know that the fruits of their labor will hardly be soon received. Yet they build, build, build, every single day – like they will leave the site with it complete.

It should be no different in your personal life.

*Again, I personally need to hear this, which is why I am writing about it – but I hope you enjoy it and get something from it as well.

You should attack every day like you are going to achieve all of your goals that very day.

Work like you are going to sign that 5 figure contract that day. Workout like you are going to lose 30 lbs that day. Write like you are going to finish the book that day. Paint like you are going to finish the portrait that day.

Keep all of this in mind.

Work urgently. Be patient.


Writing Prompt 1/20/2020: Sun

Writing Prompt 1/20/2020: Sun

Beneath the flowers and the stems,

lie the roots and weeds to condemn.

You look so pretty up top,

underneath are you clean or a dirty workshop.

You must dig to find out,

look in every corner for why you may doubt.

Shackles and chains,

always deny what you wish to attain.

Grab a flashlight and look for the dark,

make it light and get it right.

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

Personally, I am really good at staying focused and working extremely hard for a couple weeks at a time, but after those couple of weeks, I find myself slipping up for a couple days.

I’ll get in my head and think ‘I’ve been working my ass off for the last three weeks, I deserve this food or I deserve this day off.’

This isn’t a bad thing.

Because when I put it in perspective, I used to go about 5-6 days and then allow a cheat.

I have lengthened my bouts of hard work and improvement, so naturally my ratio of good to bad days is getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.

I saw a post on Instagram today from one of my favorite accounts – @sourcemessages.

It was the inspiration behind my post today, and I will attach the original at the bottom for further clarification.

But essentially, when you are on your journey to a new you, you have to be patient enough to understand that the progression will take time.

It will be a while before the new you has fully moved in and the old you has fully moved out.

You’ll see in the instagram post, it can easily be compared to swapping out the furniture in your house.

Often times, a remodel of your living room is not going to happen in one day.

You’ll buy some new art work, throw the old stuff out.

You’ll get a new coffee table, get rid of the old one.

You’ll buy a new couch, sell your other one.

It takes some time to make a full transition no matter what the circumstances are.

So when things seem all over the place, when you think you have been on a roll and all of a sudden have a bad day… remember that it is like this because you are transitioning.

Almost NEVER, will you be able to dedicate yourself to a change and be immediately flawless in implementing your new lifestyle choices.

As the post finishes, I will too.

Everything you have ever asked for is making its way in to your life, and you should find joy in that.

@sourcemessages Instagram


Dream Boards Don’t Make Your Dreams Come True

Dream Boards Don’t Make Your Dreams Come True

One thing I have noticed recently, and it may sound obvious, is that things are only going to happen for you if you make them happen. Sitting back and being patient and letting the world come to you, counting on the law of attraction to build the life you want, will never get you to the top of the mountain.

There is one thing and one thing only that gets you to your goals, or the top of the mountain, and that is taking steps.

Left, right, left right, left, right.

You are the one who moves your feet, and you are the one who decides where you go and how fast you get there.

I’ve been moving much faster lately and it has almost turned in to an adrenaline rush for me. I love the idea of getting up in the mornings and knowing that I am going to be challenging myself throughout the course of the day.

I have a handful of opportunities and responsibilities coming in to my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way. They are all things that I haven’t done before, and I might not necessarily be prepared for, but I am thrilled beyond words for them.

Like I mentioned Jesse Itzler saying the other day, ‘if you wait until you are fully prepared to open the doors in your life, you will never open them.’

I only heard that a couple days ago but I am already implementing it and feeling that new mindset shift my day to day thinking.

So with that being said, begin to work towards something. Put yourself in situations that will allow you to grow and learn, and show yourself that you can dominate every day of your life.

Push yourself in the direction of something that you want and you will start to notice big shifts in your overall life.

You’ll feel fresher.

You’ll wake up in the mornings easier because you have something driving you to get out of bed.

You’ll have a purpose that gives meaning to your thoughts and actions.

Test yourself and try new things. Grow as a person and you’ll love what you become.