I have two things I want to share with you.
Both of them have been big sources of inspiration for me and given me some much-needed reminders.
The first thing I want to share with you is a book I recently finished reading called Big Magic.
It was written by Elizabeth Gilbert after she wrote Eat, Pray Love.
It’s subtitle is Creative Living Beyond Fear.
It is directed mainly at people who want to live creative lives but who are either struggling or afraid to jump in with both feet and just go for it.
Writers, artists, actors, photographers, musicians, whatever way it is you express your creativity.
And you can have an idea or a though or a moment of inspiration, but if you don’t act on it, eventually the idea
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I believe that.
I also agree with what she says about WHY you create.
There doesn’t have to be a big reason WHY you enter into a that creative arena another than that it brings you pleasure.
As a blogger, I relate to this so much.
Blogging brings me pleasure. It’s cathartic for me. It helps me to reflect and do some soul searching.
Sometimes I might help somebody out with something I’ve written.
But when I look back on where I was when I started writing this six years ago and where I am today, I’m kind of blown away.
This blog has helped me grow so much.
But Big Magic also gave me some aha moments in some non creative areas.
Like running and triathlons.
I love competing in races, but I’m not fast. I’m not elite. I’m not even in the top 50% most of the time.
But being a slower runner doesn’t mean I’m not a runner!
I AM a runner!
You don’t have to be the best or the strongest or the fastest or the whatever superlative you want to throw in there to do something.
You can do anything you want! No matter how much of a novice you are.
If there is something you want to do, but haven’t been able to pull the trigger, read this book.
AND GO FOR IT.
So I highly recommend that book. Check it out at your local library, or you can get it here from Amazon (affiliate).
I said there were two things I wanted to share.
The second thing is David Goggins.
David Goggins is a retired Navy Seal, and his story is incredible.
If you are struggling in life, if you are nowhere near your potential, if you are feeling sorry for yourself, if you are overweight, if you are completely lacking motivation, if you no longer believe in yourself…
YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST.
Joe Rogan, who I find to be a surprisingly good interviewer, had him on his podcast earlier in the year, and this episode may be the best thing I’ve ever listened to.
It’s worth the investment of your time.
Once you’ve had a chance to listen, come back and leave a comment. Let me know what you think.
I’ll warn you that he isn’t for the faint of heart. He’s got a major potty mouth, and he is INTENSE.
But he is also the real deal.
A real, ordinary person like you and me who has done some extraordinary things.
For me, the discovery of David Goggins has been life changing.
And he might just be life changing for you, too.