Are you Chasing It, or Attracting It?
This year has been tough.
Each of us has had to endure our own separate silent battle, and we are all going through things. Events in the world are interfering with our happiness, and interfering our peace. Circumstances are preventing us from becoming the people we know we should be. None of us are exempt from all of the issues plaguing our world today.
Finding peace is more important than ever.
One of the reasons I love hiking is because it's always given me peace. Whoever out there is reading this, if you live in a place where there's mountains, triple down on your hiking. Use hiking to protect your peace, and make a point out of taking time off and disconnecting from the rest of the world.
I'm telling you to relax, but I'm not telling you to stop improving. All the word 'potential' means is that you haven't done much yet, so potential isn't enough to succeed. If you're living with your potential instead of using it to your advantage by pairing it with discipline, your potential doesn't mean a thing.
Stop working for other people.
Stop chasing someone else's success. Stop working to impress other people. Stop putting all your effort into appeasing to others, because let me tell you something—every time you work for someone else's dream, you're losing a piece of yourself. Every time you walk past the mirror, your reflection will have become more and more of a stranger.
Are you chasing or attracting?
Are you chasing the approval of others, trying too hard on social media, and putting a mask on each and every day? If so, it's time to become a magnet instead. It's time to attract instead of chasing. Here's how I strengthen my magnet:
First, you've got to accept where you're at. You've got to accept yourself, because if you can't do that, you'll never stop pretending to be someone you're not. I don't mean to accept yourself forever, and to stop improving—I mean to accept that you're on a journey. Once you can accept that fact, acceptance will become your power. Acceptance will give you confidence, and acceptance will give you a baseline.
The second thing you have to do is build competence. You have to keep your promises to yourself, and make your work ethic equivalent to your goals.
The third thing will come after you deal with the second thing. The third thing will make you sure-footed. After you've accepted who you are and began to build competence, you will find the confidence you need to see your dreams through. If you're doing anything new and special, you are going to need confidence.
It all starts with you.