Effort and Life

Good Morning, Let’s go.

Effort is the only thing you have control of. That is a great thought, but the truth is the Almighty made each of us different. Each of us has a fluctuating capacity to do things. Not only does our ability to act and react fluctuate, it is also limited. The older we get, the more we learn these limits. For some of us, the older we get, the more limited we allow ourselves to become. We all have a prime and to be clear most of us waste it. But that is for another time. We all have a certain amount of control over our efforts. That amount of control even if small is still powerful.

In fitness, finance, and faith the more effort you put the greater capacity you will gain. When you workout your body adapts- it gets better to the situation and does what it needs to get better. If you are feeding it and giving it rest that is. When it comes to your finances, you cannot ignore what you do for a living. When you increase your capacity to earn money, through skill or investment you gain more leverage for better investments. If you take risks, if you walk in faith, the more you do it the greater your faith becomes. Faith even when things don’t turn out, builds on based how many times you land on your feet. Failing in faith still builds more faith if you believe it was for the best. And every time it works out you will see the hand of the Almighty setting you up to win. In each of these categories the ore effort you put in, the greater return you will have.

Knowing yourself is key to building your ability. Knowing how much effort you can put into a project before it will wipe you out matters. Knowing how much mental effort you can put into your financial life is a big deal. If you have a low capacity right now, it might overwhelm you. Slowly chipping away at it and getting better at saving, investing, and building a fine IQ takes time and effort. Once you do most of the fear will subside. Our minds and body react to the stress we put ourselves under. We have to literally move to work out a lot of that stress. Some of us need to sleep, give our minds and bodies a break. There are plenty of us that need to put effort into our nutrition and be mindful of how foods make us feel. All of this shit takes faith. Faith that if we work on and in our lives, we can make them better.

All creative endeavors are powered by effort of someone wanting to see something exist in the world. They have to make it happen. Your life can be an artistic story of overcoming and making shit happen in the world. I only ask that when you do it is of service to making the world a better place. In other words, don’t be greedy.

Later Gator 🐊