29 times I have sat in front of this screen to share my thoughts. 29 lessons, not just for those who read this, but for me as well. 29 winning moments as each published blog although never perfect, was exceedingly proficient.
Some days I struggled. Some days writing felt effortless. Some days this and that, but all days I showed up.
The purpose of committing to delivering a blog post everyday was to breakthrough. On day 27, I felt that breakthrough. It took 27 days back to back to back pouring my heart into a computer screen to finally feel the suffocating weight on my shoulders from my fears of writing to be lifted. 4 For 30 proved to me what I am capable of producing. Now that bar has been set, there is no going back.
Although I felt a major breakthrough two days ago, I want to note that there have been plenty of days I have had to force my ass into the chair to write. It never gets easier, you just get better.
That’s exactly what I want the message of this blog to be…life does not get easier, you just get better.
In the case of the 30 For 30 Blog series, the level of difficulty and task at hand to write one blog each day never changed, I did. I changed. I got better. I put forth the effort and action to allow myself to experience a breakthrough 27 days in the making. It was me that said I was going to do it, no one forced me. It was me that committed every single day. Each day, little by little, I grew. Word by word, I learned more about myself. Perfection wasn’t a word that existed, I was seeking proficiency. I realized I don’t have to be perfect, I have never had to be perfect. Proficient and productive now dominate my vocabulary. I have let go of being afraid of what other people think about my writing. If you love it, thank you. If you hate it, all the best to you. I’m not doing this to be liked, I’m doing this to share my truths.
I want you to do just that, live your truths. You are the only person that knows how much effort you are really putting forth to achieve your dreams. You are the only one with the key, there are no spares here. If you are living small, using your insecurities, regrets, and unresolved feelings to justify your lack of action, it is time to get off the sidelines of life and into the game. Figure out exactly what you want, write it down, map a plan, then act on it like you only have 12 months left to live!
That’s all I am doing. Living like there is no tomorrow. Because, there is no tomorrow. All you ever have is right Now.
What are you going to do with the gift they call the present?
Are you going to read my 29th blog, get fired up for 5 minutes then go back to scrolling through your feed? Or, is this blog finally going to be the wake up call to stop playing small?
If you are waiting for the perfect time, the moment of clarity when all things make sense, plan on sitting your ass down for life. If you think that one day it will all happen for you, good luck, I hope you win. For those who are not trust fund babies, for the grinders, the dreamers, the ones who know what the bottom feels like, it won’t be easy.
It will not be easy waking up everyday to force yourself out of bed to exercise before work because you know you won’t have time after. It will not be easy preparing your meals in advance in order for you to get all your nutrients in for the day. It will not be easy doing new things that cause resistance. It will not be easy to cut the losers out of your life. It will not be easy to let go of people, sometimes family, sometimes friends, sometimes lovers. It won’t be easy being alone. It won’t be easy to be committed. Everyday will be a battle. Everyday you must strap the fuck up and get ready to go to war. Put your war face on and fight. Fight, because this is the biggest war of your life, the war of mediocrity.
If you don’t want it, that’s fine. If you are content with exactly how your life is right now, my words are not for you. If you are like me though, if you want more, if you are starving, obsessed, and have the intestinal fortitude to play the long game of life, there has never been a better time than right NOW to take action.
Have you been holding out on starting to exercise or are just half assing your current program? Have you said you wanted to do something but have yet to even take a single step forward?
Take it from me, just begin. Start. Take the first step. Find the resources, the help, the information. Become committed. There is absolutely nothing holding you back besides your own chains. Well, thankfully you just so happen to be the only one with the key. Unleash the beast. Unleash your truths.
Working out will never get easier. Making the right food decisions will never get easier. Working on your side hustle from the time you get off work to 2am will never get easier. It will never get easier to break it off with loved ones that are damaged goods only holding you back. The problems you face at school, work, at home, and anywhere else you find your feet planted will always be there. You will always face resistance no matter what.
It never gets easier, you just get better.
So, get better.
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