Everyone wants to be successful, be happier, get what they want.
There are many paths we can take.
The choices are simple, and taking the best path is always hard.
I’ve learned that the best path to choose is right there in front of me. I’ve not always taken that best path. Remember: simple, and hard.
Active learning is a big piece of choosing the path. How you learn is what matters. Learn in a way that compounds. This includes the ability to unlearn the things you thought were true. That’s hard.
The most important lessons can be learned, but not taught. This is a “pull” journey only you can decide to take - or not.
Knowing, or at least considering the situational variables is crucial to understanding what is working, what isn’t - and more importantly - what could.
Action creates information. Turning over cards helps us see more of the puzzle. The feedback-loop is what’s important. Failure is almost always a better teacher than success.
Surround yourself with people who can call you out on your own bullshit. Every professional athlete at the top of their game has a coach. Their role is to have perspective and spot your weaknesses. A great coach helps you be better.
If we’re truly honest with ourselves we know the path. It’s the hard one. The one where you choose to run upstairs. Few take the hard path.
“If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.” - Rudyard Kipling