No matter how badass you think you are. We all have FEAR.
That’s right YOU have it. I have it. We all have it.
That’s why when we get out we subject ourselves to crap jobs (including yes, even those shiny office corporate jobs).
Jobs that were not even 1/10th the level of eliteness and responsibility we faced in the military.
Most veterans secretly know they are not living up to their potential. They have let FEAR pull them towards mediocrity. Fear of the unknown, fear of making a change, fear of looking stupid.
Do you have a dream? Are you moving towards it quickly or have you just opted for safety…a false sense of security that is a complete and utter myth. Well most of us have. That’s how I ended up in corporate America.
But I held on with a sliver of HOPE that there was something else out there for me. And then I was crazy enough to believe it would work. Then I made it happen. I had no time for FEAR. I still had fears, I just didn’t focus on them. I focused on a plan of action.
And I suggest you stare fear in the face and kick it right squarely in the balls.
I know easier said than done. But if you don’t, you will not live a life that you own. A life of your dreams. You will end up like every other “schmuck” punching a clock, working for the weekend, talking about what you did in the military as if it was the only highlight reel of your life’s success – cue the Loverboy music: “Everybody’s working for the weekend!”
What I would suggest that you do it instead picture the dream life you want and create a plan to go after like you are a freakin’ lunatic.
You have to put that business idea to work and you gotta start now!
Stop being lazy and start being crazy.
Go against the norm and chase your passion. Go after that business. Create that life you would love.
But the one thing you have to do is have faith.
You basically have to have HOPE.
Most people have FEAR. I suggest you have HOPE. But don’t just “hope” – get your butt to work…and work on you dreams. But HOPE is better than fear.
Having HOPE and faith…now that is brave. Do THAT and you will surface to the top and you will be rare once again.
Check out this video I shot from Park City, UT the other day…
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