“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.” ―
Drinking coffee. Hip-hop music’s playing. Still can’t believe the year is almost over, just 4 days to go. I sit in my dream room, my mind, and I think…
I think of the highs, the lows and all the in-between of 2018. I think of the people I’ve met recently. At events, in airports, work, in the streets. Good people. Great intentions, but so many sharing that they long for so much more. To feel more fully alive. To know what it truly means to feel and be inspired. To totally know their purpose, talents and potential. And to discover the bravery to let it all see the light of day.
You’re smart and talented and cool so you know that potential unexpressed turns to pain. You know that you have something so strong within you and it needs to come out for you to live truly. You know that the seductions of success that society sells you are meaningless at the end. You know that what this game’s really about is using each day as a platform to express your greatness. You know that the clock is ticking and that mastery postponed never gets done.
You know that you just can’t afford to wait another day to become the person you’ve always dreamed of being. And so I respectfully suggest that you make your start today (every master was once an amateur you know). In this coming year have the guts to go to your edges because as you meet your limits, your limits will expand, and remember that the easiest thing is rarely the best thing.
So to be practical, here are 3 fresh habits I need you to work into your 2019:
Habit #1: The 90/90/1 Rule
For the next 90 days, devote the first 90 minutes of your work day to the one best opportunity in your life. Nothing else. Zero distractions. Just get that project done whatever it is. Period.
Habit #2: The 30 Minute Inspiration Pocket
Schedule 30 minutes every day for the next week to get re-inspired. Please remember that you need to get your mindset right before you can achieve any results in your outer world. All masters make the time to fuel their well of inspiration, daily. Go to art galleries, read fascinating autobiographies and drink coffee with giants. Walk in parks, listen to awesome music and eat beautiful food, take aimless walks.
Habit #3: Write Your Ideal Days
This one’s cool. Every morning–while the rest of the world sleeps–write out the way your day will look if it were to unfold at perfection. Doing this will train your brain to look for opportunities to make your daily vision happen. Your mental focus muscles will grow stronger. And since your days are your life in miniature, this new habit is a life transformer. I call this the game changer.
Hope this sincere burst of words that I needed to share with you before the year ends inspires, encourages, supports and serves. And I express my deep and real gratitude to you for believing in me, following my work and being a model of possibility out in this world we belong to.
May you take on 2019 with more purpose, vision and determination. Be Great.