The Cost of Opportunities

Good morning, let’s go.

You have a kick-ass day. I am serious. Enjoy your day, have fun. Do something that echoes into the future that will make your life better. Get your blood running. Feel alive. Take deep breaths in and out. Reassure yourself no matter what happens you will make your way.

Life is full of opportunities.
It is the truth.
Most of those opportunities require work.
Some, luck.
But they all require you to believe in yourself.

Life is a process of believing in ourselves more and more over time. It is going from unknowing to mastery. It is going from this is hard and it sucks to this is easy and I am ready to do something else. If we put in the work over time we become better. At some point we can really change and become great. At some point, we can do things we never thought possible. At some point our story changes from learning to do something to teaching others. We become more that efficient. Action over time produces skill and Knowledge through experience. Every set back makes you better. Every obstacle you overcome gives you confidence in your ability. Every challenge you handle becomes a sign you are better than you were.

So, today is a great day for you to pursue your dreams. It is a great day to start doing the hard things. Eventually they will become easy.

There is always a trade. There is always a price to pay when going for an opportunity. We have to exchange our comfort for the unknown. Even if we get lucky this is true. Any real opportunities will change our lives in some way.

So, go out there and enjoy your day. Get better at living. Take on new challenges. Be yourself.

Later Gator 🐊

Process and Getting Shit Done

Good morning, let’s go.

We all start a journey of life as a prebuilt character. Our height, our skin color, our, facial features, our abilities, our hair type and color, all that with a set of genetic instructions passed down from the beginning of human life on earth. And let’s be honest that shit isn’t intact, we got a ton of flaws and imperfections. Within us are instincts, talents, and charisma levels that help us survive. Who we become or who we transform into is up to us. We can live a life of tragedy, triumph, or comedy- it is all about how we see our story. Scratch that, it is how we choose to see the process of our story.

The process of our story isn’t a smooth ride. Not if we truly want to become someone, if we want to truly realize our dreams. The process is hard. It is work, it is full of challenges, failure, and mother fuckers who don’t have your best interest at heart. Shit happens then we step in it. All we can do is wipe it off our shoe as we travel in life. That too is part of the process. When shit happens, how we respond reveals who we are and what we value. The process of becoming requires roadblocks, obstacles, and challenges because they all lead to growth. It is why people hate when someone gets the job as a boss and doesn’t know the job. They haven’t been down the path, they haven’t overcome the obstacles to the work, they aren’t the leader they can go to with problems that need to be solved. That is a temporary situation, the boss gets flooded with problems and has to learn the job quickly. Most jobs can be learned in less than six months, but you get the point. We respect the process of earning knowledge through experience.

There are people who have achieved what you want to achieve. You can learn from their experiences, but it is up to you to get shit done. You have to go through the process of becoming. When we accept our journey, we can see life happens for us. We can see fate asking us how bad do we want to become our ideal self, because getting there requires growth through obstacles. There will also be plenty of detours and rest stops that want to take us away from our path. Other people might have intentions for us that do not align with who we want to be or how we want to live. Like sirens they beckon us to follow them. Join this company, put in for this job, go to school so you can make a lot of money, don’t pursue that it will take too long, going to school is a waste of time, not many people make money doing that, what if you don’t like it, why don’t you just get a job working for your family… And the list goes on.

Like going to the gym the process of becoming is work. Look at what it takes to get on the path and put in the fucking work. Get shit done. Make lists and mark them off. Meet people who you can help and who can help you. Don’t get distracted by momentary set backs. Don’t get knocked down and stay down, look up and see the vast stars that you can still reach for. As long as you have breath in you, you can get something done. Even if it is one small thing, you can push yourself, until you have enough momentum to feel like you are in the driver’s seat. You don’t have to wait for permission, just set yourself on mission.

Alright, that should be enough for you to want to get after it on a Monday. You got this, enjoy the journey.

Later Gator 🐊

Your Life’s Echo

Good morning, let’s go.

A lot happens in our personal lives that affects each of us differently. The echo of actions and lives of others change our journey in radical ways. From heartbreak to life partner to best friend, we don’t have control over the consequences when it comes to relationships. Two years ago, my Aunt passed away. She was there for my family growing up. She was indispensable and responsible for some of my fondest memories. I have best friends who I rarely speak to, but when we are together our bond is still true. Then there are people who I met had long conversations with and don’t remember them existing. Poor memory. On the other hand, I had people who I thought I would always be friends with just go and never look back. Some of them I learned were only in my life for a good time, not a long time.

The Queen died yesterday. I get that there are people who mourn and people who are not a fan at all. I am not a fan of royalty- I think it is a con. But a very public figure who had a hand in shaping the world for better or worse is now gone. A legacy that spans 7 decades. Insane.

Our journey in life has a starting place.
That starting place isn’t the ending. We do not have to live the life set before us, be it poverty, royalty, or mediocrity. We have influence over our fate. We have the ability to set our own course, for better or worse. We can choose the impact we will have on the lives of others, just by how we choose to live. Not all of us will die and have the world mourn us. But some of us will die and the echo of our lives will positively impact generations.

The story of your life is a choose your own adventure. Pick your peril, a life at a dead end job or one where you fight for your dreams.

Have a good weekend.

Later Gator 🐊