Musings: Quote Wednesdays….
“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth
Couldn’t have said it better…the whole point of life is to take chances – but if you don’t believe in yourself, you can take all the chances you want and still not succeed. It begins with yourself. Fear is fine – everyone has a little bit of it, even though it’s False Evidence Appearing Real.
It’s alright – it’s how the feeling of conquering something comes about…but whatever you’re doing, I want you to think like this – would you rather step up to the plate, and at least try your hand at hitting a home run – or not step up to the plate at all, and never know if you have it in you?
I’d take the latter – any day.
Often, I set certain milestones in my life. One in particular is something I’ve done since I was a child. I’ve always had the philosophy of if you’re gonna do something, you might as well do it right, and do it big – and I still stick with that method of thinking today.
So for this musing, let’s really get down to the nitty gritty of that.
Life is meant to be lived. We’re meant to play hard – and work easy. The new rich know this – and they along with every new generation that’s popping up will soon master this skill to near perfection.
Life is about making an impression on the world – no matter how big or how small – as long as that impression matters to you.
I’m not saying you have to get out there and start a peace movement, become the next Gandhi, or even Genghis Khan….you don’t even have to be famous. Making an impression on the world doesn’t even have to include being known by a lot of people.
There are tons of people who make large differences every day who will never be known by the mass majority – but they still live life large. Let me elaborate on this just to make it crystal clear:
Making an impression, is about living your life the way you want to – and doing it in as big a fashion as possible. It’s not about anyone else. Period.
When we’re teenagers, we all at some point have this “unstoppable” fearlessness in us – there’s no reason why we have to grow out of it. Growing up can sometimes be detrimental – to our imagination, our confidence, and our “can do” attitude.
You’re probably wondering – if I’m saying it’s not about being internationally known – then how on earth do you go big exactly…?
Well it’s fairly simple –
You do all the things you want to do.
…without hesitation, and without worry. Dream as big as you can possibly fathom – then dream bigger. Perform as best as you think you can – then perform better. Be as best as you can – then be better.
It’s all very simple…and should be kept simple.
You don’t let anyone hold you back – mentally or literally.
You don’t let anyone tear down your thoughts/ideas – that includes about yourself.
You don’t let anyone tell you what level YOU should be at (i.e. you’re still a baby, you’re not supposed to be this young and have this, how is it possible you got this, how about just doing this/being this way).
When I dream – I dream BIG.
When I get stuff done – I make the end result BIG.
When I make my own style – I make the BEST.
When I set goals for myself – I don’t stop until I reach them.
This is what I mean when I say go big – Either give it your all, or give nothing at all. There is no in between – and if there is – if you are stuck in that grey area – sometimes it’s best to ask yourself:
Do I wanna be a race track success? Or an on the fence loser?
Ask yourself this, and I guarantee I know which one you’ll pick.
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