If you’ve got the guts to make some serious life changes, pursue them relentlessly and continue to evolve along the way, something special is eventually going to happen.
One day a door will open up and you’ll get a view into Unforeseen Possibilities.
It will become a reality that you could achieve or become something you never before considered. This will be a result or destination way beyond the plans surrounding your original changes. And it will represent There’s a Whole Other Level out there for you, just waiting to be had.
In other words, not only could you become twice or three times the man you were, but a different and unexpected one as well. You could begin to tap into the divine nature of your genetic potential and manifest the genius of your creation.
It is my belief the Creator put you together and put you on this planet for a reason. You are not simply an accident of nature. For each of us there is a path to something special, a true Life’s Destiny that we may or may not be aware of.
If you can imagine all the best that you would want for your son or daughter, imagine what the Creator Himself would want for you; and the potential He would instill at your origin. But with the natural order in this world being what it is, for most of us the burden for Personal Greatness lies deep within. And it will take a concerted long term effort to make it real.
There’s no question there are some for whom greatness seems to come easy. World class athletes or brilliant scholars or successful business people come to mind. But rest assured, these people will have their own challenges. No one is immune.
In any case, good for them; but for the vast majority of the rest of us, the path to great heights will simply require more. It will take a life changing decision, long term gut busting effort and the willingness to adapt.
Accept this struggle and Make the Journey Its Own Reward. Earn your way to Excellence and the payback will make you truly as successful as any other.
You will live a life of Purpose and Meaning beyond the mere satisfaction of extrinsic achievement.
You will achieve Your Life’s Destiny.
And in the end, that’s all that really matters.
One day you’re likely to get fed up with your situation. Despite serious prolonged gut busting effort, you’ll find yourself spinning your wheels; going round and round and getting nowhere. But you’ll keep at it way beyond getting sick of it, hoping for a break through; hoping for a change somehow. You’re no quitter and you’re willing to tough it out.
At some point though, you’ve got to take a step back and reassess. Perhaps some wholesale changes are in order. Or perhaps it’s time to shake things up and head in a different direction. All of your goals and principles can still remain consistent, but it might be necessary to carve a new path to your destination. After all, your current strategy has played itself out and is seemingly leading nowhere.
The problem with this course of action is that people don’t like change. The radical moves you need to make will likely upset the apple cart. Your woman, children and family will resist and it will put them under duress. And this is the last thing you want to do.
But then, they are not you. They may be comfortable and set in their lives, but your tremendous innate potential is waning. It’s waning and it’s not right, even if they can’t see it.
You’ve got a glorious Vision for your life and what you want to provide for your family. You can see it clear as day, but your just not getting it done. Sometimes life and commitments can worm their way into a man’s path subtlety over time until he is cornered or way off track…
… and the only way out is to break something.
If your Vision is worth it and your motives are pure, then make the damn call. Make a man’s decision.
Communicate with your loved ones and consider their input, but unless they can provide a viable path that you cannot you’re going to have to man up.
Make the hard decision. If you know you’re right, then drag them along if you have to.
As for your woman, things may get difficult for a while. But if you put your life on the line and make it your Life’s Purpose to attain your Vision, in the end she will thank you for it.
When you end up twice or three times the man and she sees the collateral results, trust me, all will be forgotten.
Don’t ever let your woman corner you into being less than you should be. Even if she’s aware you acquiesced at her request, she will still hold it against you in the long run. This is simply the natural order. Results are what matter, pure and simple.
Any man, despite his best efforts can get cornered or stuck in life; especially if he has others to consider.
But if it gets to the point where being trapped will suffocate your Life Vision, then bring out the big hammer and break free—make the hard core changes you need to make.
Here’s what I pulled the trigger on when I pulled out my big hammer:
- Created a Life Mission – Pursue Virtue, Excellence and Quality
- Created a Life Vision and One Thing
- Up at 4am weekdays
- Up at 6am weekends
- No more cable television
- Quit alcohol, grains, sugar and seed oils
- Eat Paleo/Keto
- Fast 20 hours Monday-Friday, 16 hours Saturday and Sunday
- Work out every other day alternating weight training and sprints
- Back to my 19 year old prime weight of 185lbs
- Work 7 Days a week with appropriate leisure time
- Keep breaking new ground in my operating business
- Cash flow every month
- Read or write every day
- Start a blog and publish worldwide on multiple platforms
- Become the tip of the spear and take complete leadership at home
- Study and apply Stoic Principles in my life
- Pursue the perfection of my character
- Go minimalist—sell home, downsize car, new Spartan condo with zero maintenance*
*Don’t think this last one didn’t cause some upset as we moved out of a beautiful property that had been in my woman’s family for over 40 years.
So you did it. You made the call and you’re on your way. You’ve broken away from your old life. Step by step you’re taking action towards your Vision. It may take 6, 12 or 24 months to get it all in play, but it’s one step at a time and things are moving right along.
It was difficult to upset your family, but it had to be done. You’re no longer trapped and the sky is opening up. You’re out from under, it’s exciting and you can sense the tremendous potential simmering below the surface.
Even though the work has only begun, there’s a new sense of freedom that pervades each day; and some healthy pride for having had the guts to make the changes that needed to be made.
But just because you’ve got it all lined out and planned to perfection doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Nor does it mean the world and circumstances will just step aside and clear a path—to the contrary.
Be prepared for some resistance. Be prepared for unexpected obstacles. And be prepared for disappointment. Life and people are going to get in the way. This is simply the way it is when you strike out on a bold quest.
When the shit hits the fan and things get very difficult, you’re going to have to dig in and double down.
You’re going to have to go hardcore.
Don’t let your mind fool you into thinking you’ve run into some unique, unfair or unbeatable circumstances. It’s the same for anyone trying to make headway. The difference between success and failure is those who ultimately become successful are Relentless in their pursuit; they will find a way.
Make the decision ahead of time you will be Relentless—that you will be Indomitable.
Your Vision is worthy; your Vision is worth it. Hell, think of what you had to do to get to this point. You changed everything for a reason. It has to be worth it. You put your damn life on the line and dramatically changed your lifestyle.
Pushing through and finding a way is what is going to “make” you. It’s not the destination, but the process that makes the man. Your eventual success will only reveal who you are. And it’s the fire along the way that will harden and temper your character.
So embrace each day as you go, easy or hard. And when it gets hard, be Relentless.
Become an unstoppable Force of Nature.
The long term goal should be to not only get straight line better, but to evolve as a man as well. This is where the magic is going to happen; this is the “unforeseen” component from the title of this essay.
First, you’re going to push yourself relentlessly down that new straight line and work the basics. You will get your diet and physique on point, get proper control over your thinking and emotions, quit the shallow distractions that have been holding you back, read every day and work to get your financials in order.
Hell, that’s a tall order right there. Work on these without fail every day for two years and you’ll become twice the man. And as with all fundamentals, they will always remain worthwhile. You will work and practice them until they become a reflex, until they become instinct and beyond.
It is these fundamentals or simple basics that will lay the foundation for Personal Greatness. These are the disciplines that will lead to Self-Mastery. And it is at that point where you will truly begin to evolve beyond what you can currently see.
As you elevate your game and conduct yourself at a higher level each day, your personal life momentum will build. You will carry yourself with a new and growing energy. You will begin to operate from a higher realm. And you will begin to see the Light; the Light that matters.
Your skill set will be way up, your confidence will be up and you won’t want it to stop. This will allow you to truly look and see beyond the straight line. Opportunities and possibilities will begin to present themselves, almost as if guided by hand.
And then one day you’ll pull the trigger on one of these possibilities and you’ll be on your way. A whole new world will open up an you will begin to evolve. You will become not just more and not just better, but different.
This is where you will begin to achieve Your Life’s Destiny; where you will truly begin to tap into the Personal Greatness that is inherent in you Soul.
Claim Your Birthright
Claim the birthright that is yours. Especially in today’s world where there is opportunity unlike never before in history. Justify your life by working to become the very best you can be, every single day.
If you underlie all your actions with Virtue, you will never regret the effort. It will all be worth it. Because what you do will not only affect your life for the better, but those you care about as well.
Conducting yourself as such will add up to something special. It will put you in line with the natural order and help to make the world a better place.
Make the changes you need to make. Be courageous and take action.
Become relentless in your pursuit. Never stop and never quit.
Master the fundamentals in your life and then evolve. Become not only better, but new and different.
Do these things and you will begin to bend reality in your favor.
Unforeseen Possibilities will emerge, you will see the Light and life will be good.
All the best,