Chances are, if you’ve ever been on a plane or in a car you’ve witnessed 100 mph. Some of us love the feeling of being behind the wheel and going 100 mph because you experience the rush and the thrill. Some of us are okay with the speed limit being 65. Many of us are not in a rush. How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, I’m just waiting on that dare to be great situation”. Most people are going to always be waiting!
I have clients all the time say, “Anthony, once my business gets a little better I’ll put money in marketing”, “Anthony, once my life settles down, I’ll make more time for my wife and kids”, “oh Anthony, if I can just have a little more time in my day, I know I can get more done”. Most people spend countless hours scrolling through social media, watching television, or thinking about what they are going to do!
If some people would just stop doing things that give them anxiety and depression, and go do things that make them happy or help their future, this world would be a much better place! What do we do though? We watch a football game and are genuinely heart broken when a team you don’t even play for loses; we sit down and watch political debates when we all know that everyone talking is full of s***, or they aren’t and it still does your life no good! How many countless hours are spent wasting time on crap that doesn’t matter?
Don’t get me wrong; I like watching football and watching the team that I root for (Miami Dolphins), but I use it as a meditation practice. When I watch them play, it gives my brain time to catch up and recuperate from my relentless nature. My brain is going 100 mph any other time. The best thing that you can do is to do it!
Do what? Just do it! Do whatever you want to do as long as you are checking the following categories:
1. You are passionate about it and you are happy when you do it.
2. How am I helping others in what I am doing?
3. Am I going 100 mph in whatever it is?
4. Is there a bigger picture, because if there’s not, the first time there is an obstacle you will quit.
If they check those boxes stop talking and go do it!
If you don’t like it, go do something else. Do not waste your time on anything that you don’t like. It’s okay to try things and not like it! Just make sure that you’re going full speed! Either you go 100 MPH in whatever you are doing or you don’t do it at all because if you’re not completely sold out you will never succeed at the highest level in whatever you are going towards!