Being terrified doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re human. And the most important steps we take in life are often going to be the most terrifying. They’re terrifying because they’re significant. They’re terrifying because they take you from where you’ve been and set you on a path to somewhere new. And because that path is new, it is mostly unknown—and we’re afraid of the unknown. The world belongs to those who step anyway. The world needs you to take that next step.
We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.
The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don’t do this one thing that is critical to all life.
Misery in life is the result of living without direction. For a life of happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and meaning, you need a strong moral compass.
A brief history of me – why I think we’re not limited by our past When I was about two or three, my mom and dad separated. He’d had a vision that he was going to be a prophet, and was told to sacrifice me to prove his worthiness. My mom thought that was a […]
The importance of opposition Today one of my favorite bloggers and business thinkers, Seth Godin, posted an interesting post in his Blog titled “The forces of mediocrity.” He describes how you’d expect that when you’re doing something right, smart, valuable, or constructive, that people would line up behind you. But, in fact, the opposite is […]
Self-imposed limitations When elephants are freshly caught in the wild and taken into training, their trainers will take a strong chain and tie their leg to a long steel pole which they drive deep into the ground. The elephant will pull and fight—for a while. Then they stop because they learn that they can’t pull […]