In 2020 I let life walk all over me.
In 2021 I quit my job, started my own company, moved across hemispheres, learned a new language, and tripled my income.
I learned 3 unconventional lessons about life the hard way. But you can learn them for free in 5 minutes.
1. Seek discomfort. Do hard, scary things
You’ll be on this planet for what – maybe 90 years. And you’re reading this at the age of 20+.
You don’t have that much time.
It’s time to take some risks and do everything you want to do, especially while you’re still young and physically able.
Ask yourself “What’s the worst that could happen?”.
Then do whatever you’re thinking about doing. Trust me. The benefits outweigh the consequences.
2. Go monk mode for a few months every year
Great things come to those who wait? Fuck that.
This life wasn’t made for patience. Each year, get away and focus on your biggest goals. You’ll be amazed by how much you can get done when you’re not surrounded by:
- Alcohol, drugs and the party scene
- Friends and family
- Your normal routine
3. Write down your goals & reflect on them regularly
I cannot recommend Donald Miller’s Hero on a Mission enough. I dropped everything when I first started Miller’s book.
Every day since reading the book and creating my Life Plan, I’ve reminded myself of my goals and steps needed to get there.
If you’re goal-driven like I am, you need to document your goals and continually reflect on them.
Otherwise, you’ll look back on your life and realize it was aimless. Seeking meaning when you don’t know what meaning you seek.
If you want to live the life you were destined to live, start doing these 3 things:
- Do hard, scary things
- Isolate yourself and focus on your biggest goals
- Write them down and reflect regularly
Rewire your brain. Transform your life.