You Can’t Escape Your Final Destination

 

There is only one destination that we will all ultimately end up at.

No one can escape that fact.

That said, so many of us end up living a life of regret – spending our lives looking over our shoulders in fear of losing something that we will ultimately surrender upon death anyways.

Many of us spend our lives blindly following rules, ideas or norms that were put it front of us by others even though they never really resonated with us.

Many of us spend our time on this planet defending our precious little ego – getting upset whenever that ego is threatened.

That’s a shame simply because it doesn’t have to be that way!

Life is the best video game we could ever play.  And just like the greatest video game, it’s set up to have challenges to make it fun to play.

I remember when I’d get the cheat code for invincibility in a Nintendo game and then I’d breeze right through it.  Well guess what, the game became pretty fucking boring once I had that code!

Life has challenges and rewards worthy of our greatest efforts. So game on!

Stop taking things so seriously and getting so stressed out.  So you had a fight with your boss at work? Okay.  So you and your spouse are arguing about something? Okay.  Your dog got run over by car?  I know – it sucks.  But remember, it’s ALL part of the ultimate video game and you have to treat it like that.

You will go through challenges and setbacks but that is how the video game is set up – those who win will keep playing and push through challenges (while expecting them to occur) until they ultimately win!

DAILY ACTION:  Constantly remind yourself that you are an avatar in the greatest video game ever – expect challenges along the way, know anything worthwhile is never easy… and have an absolute blast playing the game! 

You Have To Trust In “Something”

Steve Jobs gave an amazing commencement speech to Stanford graduates back in 2005.

In his speech he mentions ‘You can’t connect the dots moving forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and has made all the difference in my life

I couldn’t agree more.

Now, some people are religious and believe in a God and others do not.  Some people would consider themselves spiritual and others would not.

That’s all cool – you’re a free bird and are entitled to your own opinion.

But I’m with Steve on this one – I truly believe there is ‘something’ out there – the Universe, the Tao, etc… – that is universally making things work… and we’re all small pawns in it.  We make our own problems into catastrophic mountains when in reality, we are like ants in a giant forest.

I have learned throughout the years – and I highly recommend you do the same – that you trust that ‘something’ is out there connecting it all together and that you need to follow wherever you feel pulled towards.

We all tend to think too much and listen to our minds obsessively chatter around trying to solve our problems.  Yet, if you look back throughout your life, most of your great ideas, breakthroughs and epiphanies came when you weren’t thinking about them (taking a shower, walking in a park, etc…).

DAILY ACTION:  Stop thinking so damn much you beautiful bastard.  Relax, let go and trust that if you follow what you FEEL – and stop trying to solve all your problems with your mind  – in the end, it’ll end up all good with a hell of a lot less stress and worry along the way.