Killing it. Those are the two words I want to say every single night before I go to bed. Did I kill it today? Oh man…you killed it.
So I found a couple of things that I really want to do this year. The main thing is that I am going to create a list of everything I am going to accomplish in 2012. Kind of like a bucket list I guess…but for one year. So I am going to post another page on the main page of my bucket list for 2012 and will go through periodically and cross off things I do. This just in general gets me excited because I am ready to combat all fears and obstacles. Half of my writing today will probably go to that page so check that puppy out.
I love Jay-Z’s song above about success because it relates to a lot of the ways I think about things. The line about tightening your belt before you beg for help. Absolutely dead on. In general, I like to see if I can figure something out before I ask for help. Its not that I don’t like asking for help, its just that I feel a great sense of satisfaction in solving a problem myself before having someone else solve it for me. Not ego…personal pride. Every single day I go to battle with the crust of my old self. Its like breaking out of a skin from the day before. Most are waiting till January 1st to shed that skin…but I honestly think you should start the day you decide to start. Decide is a pretty strong word because those decisions you make for yourself have to be solid and concrete. This has been one of the biggest lessons I have learned so far throughout my not so long life. When you say you will do something, you do it. Nothing more nothing less. If you commit your heart to someone, you give them your heart. If you promise to try harder as a friend and be there for them, then you do that. Its not so much about hurting the other person, while that truly does matter don’t get me wrong, it ends up that you really hurt yourself. For every promise you break to another person you hurt yourself even worse. Your integrity, your word at its core starts dissolving. The only thing you can do is start rebuilding.
Your integrity is not a finite resource. Your reputation and your integrity go hand in hand. One of the bets complements I think I could receive is that I am doing what I said I was going to do. I don’t really need much more because if I am doing what I committed to then I am doing great things (by the nature of the goals I am setting). I still ask if I am keeping my 3 promises pretty regularly. If I am not, I do something about it. But so far so good.
Suck Less to Success. Pretty brute but very true. You have all the resources in the world around you to do whatever it is that you want. If you want to learn how to save money, buy a book, go to a class, etc etc. If you want to learn mixed martial arts, you know where to go. The opportunities around us are endless. Never before in the history of mankind has there been this much information… but more importantly, this much access to the information. I fashion myself as a sponge. A big human sponge. I will listen to anything, read anything, try really about anything (except for bell peppers…its not the consistency…its just the…yeah). Anyways, I am always to try something that I haven’t been doing before. The thing is, you never know when something is really going to just click for you. You could find a hidden nugget in your search for improvement and it could turn it all around. Your not waiting for this to happen though, you are simply creating your own destiny. I am not going to go into all the the different religious interpretations of this…but what I believe in is that humans were given free will, and whatever is going on up there, is watching and waiting to see what each of us do with it each day. Boom. Evan’s religion. No I am not starting a movement or looking for sponsors. I am simply saying that we all have an amazing opportunity each day to do something great. Nuff’ Said.
So why did I title this post A.D.D. Well, A.D.D. for me stands for Adventure Deficit Disorder. Go out into the world, go on adventures and capture every single moment of it in your head. Do things you haven’t done before. Try things that you are not used to. All in all give it your best shot. For a lot of people this new year is a great opportunity to do that. Yes it will be scary, but the thing is you just have to keep trying. Eventually things are going to stick for you and you will transform naturally. I think that part of my writing in this blog each day is me telling myself its okay to venture into the unknown. I understand that my reality lives within the language I create. Well, for my blogs recently, my reality has been go out there and kill it. Give it your best shot…like really your best and take fear for a ride.
Set those goals