I’m sitting in a really nice lounge, three hundred feet above the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut.
It’s 21 degrees outside, and most of the river is covered with a layer of ice. It was below zero last night.
But there are still plenty of spots where you can still see the water moving.
It’s a good size river. It flows into the Long Island Sound, which meets up with the Atlantic Ocean.
And it’s COMMITTED.
The water knows where it’s going.
And it won’t be denied.
Even if the cold tries to stop it dead in its tracks.
I’m sitting in comfort, next to my wife. It’s a good day.
The easiest thing to do would be to mellow out and give into all this luxury.
And later today we both will.
But I know what I want.
Outside circumstances might slow me down.
But they won’t stop me.
I’ll find a way. Too much passion for what I do. And for who I reach.
And for who I’ve yet to reach.
What about you, my friend?
If you’re reading this on a laptop or phone, you have all the creature comforts you’ll ever need.
You’ll be distracted and entertained for as long as you like.
Things will stop you, if you let them.
Or you’ll find excuses.
I’m not judging you.
I operated that way for years, until what was important to me, became REALLY important to me.
I am asking you to assess your own level of commitment.
Don’t pretend something is important to you.
Don’t “work on it” only to find out it was a wish, not a commitment.
If your business, or your career is a hobby, that’s fine.
Just treat it like one.
Tell yourself the truth.
If you invest your time, your money, your energy into it, make sure you’re positioned for return on that investment.
Stop getting your head turned by every pleasant distraction that shows up on your screen.
Stop letting the outside world dictate the terms of your life.
Stop letting the voices in your head turn you away from your commitment.
Don’t do that.
Your dreams are worth more.
YOU are worth more.
Even if you haven’t figured it out yet.
Even if you have to do other stuff in the meanwhile to meet your responsibilities.
I can help you cut through the chatter.
I can help you break the ice.
It’s worked for lots of others.
It can work for you too.
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It’s worth it.
Back to work.
Next week, I am going to offer you something that two or three years ago I wouldn’t have imagined I’d be able to.
Some will jump at it. Some won’t.
It’s what happens when you keep working, keep making mistakes and learning from them, keep growing.
You can totally do the same.