After so many days and weeks of progress, you finally hit a plateau. You aren’t seeing as much progress anymore. You lose steam. You lost that initial excitement you had. Things seem to slow down and the progress gets smaller and smaller. You start to wonder if it was a good idea and if you should throw in the towel.
When you’re a kid you see adults as these super humans. These protective beings who make all the right decisions and are fearless. They know all the answers. I guess I always thought that’s what being an adult meant. Somehow I thought I would grow into this “adult” role.
You’re going to start eating healthy - next week. You’re going to get to the gym - starting Monday. You’re going to stop binge watching Netflix and start to read that pile of books - after this season is over.
You keep telling yourself you’re going to do something and then days turn into weeks which turn into months. Next thing you know it’s been 5 years and you are still waiting to start. If you can relate, then congratulations! You are indeed human. Why is starting so difficult? Why do we have such a hard time taking action?
Failure. That word causes most of us to cringe. It’s something we as humans very much hate feeling. We don’t like to admit when we put our best foot forward and it wasn’t good enough. It hurts our ego. It makes us feel incompetent. It sticks in us the way a knife would.
It’s the dream isn’t it? Have enough money or a solid passive income stream so you never have to work another day in your life. You can quit your job, travel the world, lay by the beach, or drink margaritas all day at the pool if you want to.
Does this sound like an amazing dream to you? Is work stressful? Are you sick of being in school? Do you feel like you just need a week or a month off to take a break?
What is it about coffee shops that bring people here? Is it the coffee or something entirely else?
We can all certainly make our own coffee at home. Why not just be easier on your wallet and invest in a home espresso machine, rather than spend 5 bucks on a latte every day? Or if you have a home office, why not take the convenient option of working from home without having to leave?
Have you ever been in a public place and a stranger came up and started talking to you? I have. In fact I met quite a unique individual today and I want to tell you about him.
His name was Blake. He approached me as I was reading outside on the patio of a coffee shop. He came up carrying these giant white boards with bright colored signatures all over them. He said he wanted to share something special.