Fear holds the majority of us as hostages. We cannot live life because we’re too afraid to venture into the dicey situations that would make us feel alive, allow us to improve, and enable us to become stronger. To own your fear you have to face it and face it often, daily even. You have to go beyond your zones of comfort, your areas of ease, and into a troubled world filled with failure and loss, and this is where you create toughness and grit. (Read This: How Fear Will Shape Your Legacy)
Have the courage to do what you’d rather not do, to live a life of action in the face of fears that keep so many of us small and in our own eyes, insignificant.
The control is ours either way, we either relinquish it or hold it firm. (Read This: The Truth About Who Controls Your Fate)
Always do more and aim higher, not merely because you’ll earn more in the long run or provide more value, but because it will make you a better man.
It may be unfair and it may suck, but as long as you are waiting to be “paid back” for the wrongs done to you, for the unfairness that life has forced upon you, you will never be able to grow, transform and evolve.
If, however, you use these hardships, you push through them and allow them to make you tougher, stronger, wiser, and more resilient, you will become better than the man who has had no hardship, and you will make him envious of who you’ve become.
Embrace your struggles, they shape you.
It’s hardship that teaches us toughness. It’s hardship and failure that teach us how to succeed if we see it as a teacher, if, however, we choose to see it as a curse, we’ll learn nothing. (Read This: Why Michael Jordan Didn’t Fear Failure)
The power is yours, the choice is yours.
Are you training your body and your mind and your spirit?
Think about it. If you’re lacking in one area, aim to strengthen it.
The choice is yours, the power is yours.
We need to relinquish control, we need to find ourselves in situations where we’ll have to struggle, to face fears, maybe even get a bit lucky to make it out unscathed.
We need adventure. It’s a part of who we are: conquerors, adventurers, we are not sheep.
Are you living or merely passing time?
How do you know the answer? When was the last time you were excited? When was the last time you felt invigorated and truly alive?
Do all of your days mould together as one? I’m there. I’ve been living and I’ve been in this state where it seems like every day is the same, and it’s often because we’re hustling, working on something important, but there still needs to be that excitement that can only be brought by meaningful time with family, and adventure.
Find your adventures. You were not made for a timid life devoid of action. (Read This: 25 Ways to Find Your Rebel Soul)
We are lions.
We are leaders, hunters, alphas. We control our thoughts and therefor hold the power to our fate. We can use our hardships to become stronger, our failures to succeed.
Our journey through this life is never-ending, just like our struggle, we’re always on the rise, fighting and hustling and reacting to events however we’d like to react to them.
We hold too much control over our lives to be sheep, yet so many act as if that’s what we are.
Be the lion.
Read This: How to Be a Lion for a Day