Posted on March 19, 2013
Have you ever opened your eyes in the morning and felt like you were on a streak? A winning streak. A streak where you know that you are back on track and moving in the right direction? What would you do with this feeling? What can you do with this feeling? How will you take it and use it to change the world?
You feel like everything you are doing is right. Not always right in that you succeed the first time, but right in that you are doing what you believe in. In the past few weeks, I had been stressing about money because I don’t see any results from my book sales 45 – 60 days after January 30th. So, I am living the poor author life. But I know that in due time, I will see the results of my hard work and use that to get to the next place. But more importantly, this whole process caused me to ponder more important questions. What is the value of money? Why are we so focused on money? What is my path and how does money play a part in that?
And I realized, that it is more important to go out and do what you are passionate about and what you love…because if you love what you are doing, and you want to become the best at it, the money will come. The best of the best do well because they have put in the time and effort to become a master.
I am passionate…really passionate about one idea: inspiring people to live powerful and impassioned lives. How I can do that has become very clear to me after the months of graduation. The launching of my first book, my developing online magazine, speaking, coaching, the works. I know that I can create things that have never been created before…and that is a confidence I bring to the drawing board each and every day. And I know, that through anything, I can go after my dreams and make them happen.
Today is really about continuing your winning streak. How many days in life can you win back to back to back.
The Better Man Project
Sir, i like your blog!
Following my dream is so very often interrupted by the process of making money for bare necessities…but they are necessary. Live your dream!
I wish there would be a proper way to say this: I do have a problem with the concept of “winning”.
Firstly, because it is a narcissistic demand, and because it implies that there is an opposite called “losing” and in my humble opinion life isn’t a race. Life has been made a rat-race for us, whereas we are born to live and love, without greed and fuss. I am often wondering if there is a way to restore our original motives?
In order to “win” without making someone a loser would require a socially just system with equal opportunities on a global level. But what we have is the exact opposite. For example, every time we buy a new cell phone we feel to be “winners” while we give more work for an abused kid in the third world, who will need to handle the trashed phones and will die by doing the hazardous job.
Another example of the countless: once upon a time there was a brilliant student called John Nash, who wanted to win so desperately that it drove him literally crazy. He felt he needed to come up with a ground-breaking academic work, an idea that would bring him fame and glory. He indeed achieved what he wanted, while billions are losing on his winning:
His winning discovery is the mathematical foundation of the economical concept that turned an expansion-based capitalism into an unethical “game” and a recession-generating, speculative and monopoly capitalism, in which the harsh reality is that pretty soon we all shall be losers, with a few exception.
Reblogged this on Daniel Lentz, Lyric Baritone and commented:
Very inspirational. Thank you!
My winning streak isn’t something that comes to me at the start of my day. Being an addict makes the definition of what your ” winning streak ” means different in its reference. Each night before I fall asleep, that’s when I feel the rush of my winning streak, as I made it through another day without using. But I imagine it’s the gratification of accomplishments that make a correlation between the two. Your sense of self worth and your belief in what you do will only add to your continued winning streak.
It’s really awesome … winning back to back … and it is possible. Thank you for the reminder to have this positive thought and to wake up with a winning streak every day. Thanks Evan.
In even moderately frustrating times, I always remember that without dark, we cannot appreciate the light. Sometimes it seems that things will never come, and then BAM – they do all at once! Keep up the good work, and thanks as always for the inspiration. 🙂
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fantastic article! Must read!!!
Thanks for the pep talk Evan. I needed to hear that today. 🙂
Feel this way every day…
Evan, be patient. My first book still has a deficit at the publishers. My second book was a contract deal (okay, technically I had two of these)–so I got the money as soon as it was finished. The third book probably won’t pay for another three years minimum, but the fourth I am seeing a little profit from in just a year. Probably not much more. Oh wait, I’m using university presses. . . big mistake! [sandramathews.wordpress.com]
My next book will be about my dad’s journey into Alzheimer’s. I hope that one will actually be at a trade press.
I wish you so much luck and happiness, and the financial rewards, that come with putting yourself out there! Beautiful song choice for the opener. Thanks for your inspiration, and keep up the good work!
I really needed the motivation boost today, thanks 🙂