I once wrote an email for my newsletter that got some seriously amazing feedback.
I had more responses than ever before, with people saying things like…
“This changed me.”
“I cried while reading this, thank you so much!”
“I don’t think I’ll ever look at the world the same way.
I told my audience to imagine there’s a war between two different entities…
One side is evil, and it loves to do everything in the world that is unpure and awful. The other side is enlightened, and it loves to improve and grow by doing things that are pure and prosperous.
Which side are you on?
Now I need you to stick with me for this one and really do some soul searching here.
This war example does not exist in the external world…
It exists within YOU.
This internal war is something you can see on a day to day basis…and please understand, I’m not attacking you, I’m trying to help you!
You have one part of you that knows you should be trying to improve your life, whether that be through books, courses, taking action, or through mentors.
And then you have another part of you that wants to binge-watch Netflix whilst eating ice cream (or whatever your vice is).
What I have observed in myself and other people I’ve coached is that our mind will do EVERYTHING possible to justify an excuse for this type of lazy behaviour that really does nothing good for you.
Your mind wants you to stay in your comfort zone.
So I really do believe the way to get more on the side of a disciplined and pure life is to stop making excuses and take control of your mind.
See when people think of mind control they think about controlling other people’s mind, when I think of mind control, I think of controlling my own mind!
You see, I even struggle with stepping outside my comfort zone from time to time.
And here’s the kicker…
So does everyone else.
Shortly after that email went out, one of my team members called me and we had a super interesting FaceTime conversation about that email...
He talked about a book called The Bhagavad Gita, and from what he explained to me, it seems like what this book talks about is this “war within”.
I asked him to tell me what his favourite quote from this book was, and to be honest I was totally shocked…
“Those who take wisdom as their highest goal, whose faith is deep, and whose senses are trained, attain wisdom quickly and enter into perfect peace. But the ignorant, indecisive, and lacking in faith, waste their lives. They can never be happy in this world or any other.”
Regardless of what your faith is, this quote has some heavy truth.
“The ignorant, indecisive, and lacking in faith, waste their lives.”
So when you look in the mirror and your reflection is staring back at you, that’s the only person that you can’t lie to.
That’s the only person who knows the truth about you.
And this is what most people really struggle to understand…
That’s your greatest enemy and your greatest ally.
You are the war.
That’s the only person who is making you stay in your comfort zone, and that is the only person who will push you outside of your comfort zone.
I highly suggest you go read the other blog posts I put out titled, “Why Almost All Digital Marketing Agencies Fail” and “How To Visualize Your Way To Success (The Right Way)”
These are seriously golden if you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone and grow into the person that you know you have the potential to be.
And even if you don’t know it, I know you’re capable of way more than what you’re currently doing.
You got this.