Monday is here, and I could not be more jacked to make it rain. Start your week with an absolute bang! Hone in on the places you need to improve on and let’s get to work. Today I am going to go off the cuff a bit. As all of you know, I am a member of the LDS Church and because of that you will find me in what is called Elders Quorum meeting every Sunday right around 1:00. During our lesson yesterday, the question was posed, “What are the things in life that bring you anxiety?” Although there is definitely a thing or two that gets me anxious sometimes, I was saddened by how many things were written up on the chalkboard yesterday.
In other words, the list of things that stress people out was long and intense. Even down to not knowing what to eat for lunch that day. I am being serious. I guess some people stress over that as well. As the lesson continued, I realized that there was a common theme with each of the men in my class that stressed. They had no definite plan on fixing it. In fact, I heard statements like: “I have just come to realize that continuous anxiety is just part of going through the motions of life.” What the hell did you just say? Or another one I heard was, “I just hold on for dear life as they come and go.” My goodness, sir. I could not think of a worse mentality than that.
Since when did we become a society that conforms to the idea of “going through the motions”? As I have said before, it is a fact that 95% of the world do what the fellow brethren of my Elder’s Quorum do when they have anxiety; they just sit and wait for it to pass. First of all, I can’t think of too many things in this world that would make me more anxious than to not have a plan to break free. To not have a plan to get better. To not have a plan to absolutely destroy the things that make me nervous. I have told you before that one of the top motivators of me getting out of bed every morning at 5:00 to self-develop, is because it scares the hell out of me to know what life would look like if I didn’t.
You have to have a plan! You have to intentionally be running through life trying to fulfill your purpose, because the moment you start to slow down, watch what happens to your anxiety levels. Stop freaking coasting and start dominating! And start it early in the morning when everyone is in bed. I heard a great quote over the weekend. In fact, I bought a painting that has the quote on it that is going in the office of my new house. It says:
Work while they sleep.
Learn while they party.
Save while they spend.
Then live like they dream.
Life is good!
Anxiety is for the birds, Cram