Joe Rogan mentioned something about how doing things that are tough, make you humble.
He was being interviewed about why he doesn’t let his fame go to his head.
He says exposing himself to challenging situation, where he gets his ass kicked, makes him humble.
I had one of those. Maybe you did too.
When you got your ass handed to you.
As soothing as curling up with my head buried against my knees sounds, there is no progress there.
That version of myself won’t get me anywhere. It won’t get me ahead.
Having a cry now and again isn’t a bad thing.
It’s when you keep crying about the past that’s the issue.
What are you going to do now, that’s going to get you moving.
Baby, you got to keep moving to survive.
That’s what World War Z taught me.
I read somewhere that the brain is wired since the stone age to think negatively so to protect us from the dangers that existed then.
Sabre-tooth as an example.
These days this negative thinking works overtime, stopping us from getting ahead in life.
Because we fear trying something new.
Fear of the Sabre-tooth.
This happens without us even realizing.
Without reading, preferably instructional books, then nothing will contradict that thinking.
You could even try swapping listening to the car radio station or your phone playlist for an audiobook.
The hours you spent while traveling, could be spent sharpening your mind against the Sabre-tooth.
The benefits of investing in yourself will eventually be seen via your outlook in your life.
Maybe that’s what you need.
Maybe that’s what I need.
A different outlook.
That comes from developing a habit of reading or listening daily to go sh*t.