What Is The Most Important Thing In Life?
Trust…trust your gut.
But I’ll get back to that in a second.
It’s a surprising feeling, not needing any reason to go back to the past and clean things up. I’m reaching a point in my life where I’ve done so much relentless work in the land of what happened that I am literally finding myself planted more often in what is going on right this instant.
At times though, for me writing, it can be a little nerve-wracking as I sit down at my computer to type away about what I’m learning. Sometimes in all honesty, it doesn’t even come to me until I start writing. Sometimes, it’s about what I am learning right this second.
So what’s here in me right now?
After having written the other day about the reemergence of this deep seeded instinct that has been caged up for a while, I felt it come out to play more and more throughout today. What was this instinct whispering into my ear?
Trust your gut.
I think at times we can get stuck in a place of seeking out the advice of others continuously over trusting what is deep inside of us. I’m not saying that getting guidance is a bad thing – I am a life coach after all – but I always make sure that I am having a gut-check moment to see if I really vibe with that advice I am being given.
Today, I had one of those moments and said to myself, “This has been amazing advice, and it has taken me far, but where I am at now and what I want from this needs to be based off of my faith that it is the right thing to do…and if it doesn’t work out, at least I can say I did it while trusting myself.”
So there it was…click…the topic really just came to me for this evening.
How important is it to trust in yourself? Coming from someone who lost all capacity to trust in himself a while back, I know that being able to have the personal integrity and action to back it all up is one of the most important things there is out there.
Without that, who are you really? Nobody…just a box of words. But with that faith and the following actions, you could be anyone or anything. Really…I’m serious about that.
You could transform your entire world over time. You could build something you’ve always wanted to build. You could release yourself from your past and start actually living for once. That’s possible. That could be your story if you really wanted it to be that way.
The problem is, most people don’t want to do the work that is involved in taking control of their life.
Your change…the biggest way you are going to change…all lives in the tiny details. When I start seeing people take serious pride in the details of their life, I know they are serious about the work that is ahead of them.
But when you are giving everything a once over you aren’t really that serious. You are getting by. You are doing just enough to get what you need out there…out.
You can win from this place…but you’ll be far from achieving that legendary status you wish for yourself.
Jerry Rice once said, “Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”
I think that’s an incredibly powerful quote and something to really be thought upon when you’re diving into a life of personal development. Like your body, your mind and your soul deserve the same amount of training.
Do the work. Sure, not all of it is fun – but is it really all supposed to be? Life isn’t one big party all the time – sometimes you are going to have to get your hands dirty and really get down to business.
When you commit to excellence, you aren’t only looking at one area of your life…you are looking at the whole entire thing. You grow and grow and grow and are never finished because you know there’s so much more to learn.
Your ego doesn’t get in the way to make you think that you are the best thing known to man. Just never settle for what you know now and never stop learning. How cool would it be to live a life where you were always relevant and always on the field learning new things? I think that would be pretty amazing.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
Saying all of this, where am I tonight?
I’m in a place of gratitude as well as in a place of feeling a deep fire within getting lit. I’ve been functioning on a pretty good level these days in terms of what I’ve been creating, but in assessing where I am at today and what I’ve been up to, I know there’s much more that I am capable of.
When I say this, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I am adding 10 more things to my to-do list. Rather, it means that I’ve looked at the way I am doing things and understand that there are better ways I can go about my day to get what I need to get done in the most productive way…the way that guarantees my longevity in this space and gives the greatest chance to success.
Always adding more doesn’t guarantee you success.
A much healthier way is understanding what you do brilliantly well…and do that as best as you can. Then, surround yourself with others who can help you bridge the gap of what you cannot do or what you need help on.
Best piece of advice I can give you.
So what are you capable of? How can you take what you are doing now and do it better?
More importantly…what are you going to give the world?