If I was writing an autobiography of my life, and I had the opportunity to write a title for this particular chapter in my life, I would title it “Working Under Pressure.”
Probably have the subheading as “Understanding Cause and Effect and How to Use the Slight Edge to Work in Your Favour.”
Of my 35 years in this lifetime, I’ve never been as stressed out.
This time around, I’m trying not to react out emotionally.
A certain amount if stress can be good you. It helps with focus, I feel.
There was a time that I did react emotionally and I had to clean up after myself when my tantrum was done.
There are certain things that are out of my control that I can’t really be angry about.
And there are those things that I do have control over.
But through neglect, compounded over time, I find myself in the position of having to react. Playing the blame game on how the world doesn’t want me to succeed.
Which is BS.
Doing enough of the wrong things will lead to failure.
Doing enough of the right things will lead to success.
There’s no mystic force that’s stopping me from succeeding.
There’s no external voodoo that’s making me see failure at every turn.
It’s all me.
It’s all you.
So stop messing around and do what Jocko Willink does and take extreme ownership.
There is power in taking 100 percent ownership.