I doubt you would have been putting up with me this long if you were one of these people this survey says are—
No way that’s you.
But I also know that even the most effective ones amongst us can waste a lot of time, right?
“How you find 2 hours?”
One of my business partners said to me about this short video program for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
I totally get it.
He’s right, even for what I think of as ridiculously valuable content, 2 hours is still real time. (let alone the 8 hours of the core program!)
And that’s coming from him who’s into this stuff…
But still I said, “Then you just don’t want it enough. Getting better and getting what you want just isn’t a high enough priority.”
I realized later that was the wrong way to see it, that actually it was my fault.
But before we get to that, let’s explore this topic of how much we want it.
Coz of course we do, don’t we?
Of course we all want better lives.
None of us want to look back on a life of wasted time and missed opportunity, do we?
We all want to do things that make the most of our lives, don’t we?
Whether you want to have more success or make more money or have a better job, or even just to think and feel your best every day.
Yet, what gets in our way?
What’s boring or lame about doing things that make your life better relative to other wastes of time?
Obviously none of us believe that watching TV makes your life better.
Same with zombie web surfing or other entertainment like listening to most podcasts.
Sure, it can feel better in the moment to escape your life rather than do things to change it but…
Just like the many people who eat terribly and never exercise, it hardly leads to your best future life, does it?
And that’s my fault too
See I know that I can come across a bit hardcore.
As I often say to people about working for myself—my job is great but my boss can be an intense jerk.
So I totally get it, that sometimes my work can seem like, well, work.
When really I want to say—
No way man, this is the most fun stuff I can imagine.
And that’s the truth for me.
Eating well or exercising or avoiding news or TV or other poor uses of time isn’t a “sacrifice.”
It isn’t something that you do because you’re willing to give something up to “invest” in your future.
It’s just by far the most interesting, fun thing you can do
At least in my head.
And the heads of my clients. (or at least most of them)
Too as I said above, if you’re still reading this far, I’m thinking it ranks right up there for you too.
But see, I’m also self-aware enough (only just) to see that this isn’t “normal” in our world.
Reading the news and feeling scared, depressed, worried, anxious, fearful, etc.
Cycling the same negative, redundant thoughts all day every day.
Binge watching TV.
Surfing the web or looking at your friends’ lunch on social media.
These things are normal.
They are considered fun. (or at least a better distraction from lives many want to escape rather than change)
Whereas actually living your greatest life now and creating your greatest future is seen as what, work? Not fun?
So I ask…
How do you make getting better creating your best life more fun?
I think this is why most self-help seminars are people dancing around pretending to get better.
It seems even getting better has to be like a sporting event, social, community, coz just getting better and getting what you want isn’t enough fun.
I think that’s the key question I must keep coming back to.
And it’s something that I’ve spent a lot of time on—honing the mind for feeling amazing at will, no matter what is going on around you.
Even one of the principles in Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, is making doing hard things fun.
And so I’m seeing it’s up to me to convey this better.
Perhaps by saying stuff like—
Relative to wasting time on other things, this free video program for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is loaded with fun.
Like, for instance—
- How having powerful, simple, easy to use tools will lead you to have more fun being better now, and create your best life
- Which leads you to—More winning, more money, less effort, more time to do what you want, which of course is more fun
- How hardening the fu*k up makes you less fearful of the world, and having a lot more fun now
- What about Faster? Who has more fun driving Miss Daisy or speeding around the track?
- And what about STRONGER? Look at all the weaklings around us now, terrified, that ain’t no fun
So I guess what I’m saying is—how much fun is wasting your life vs. doing things that feel fun now and create your greatest most fun future life?
How’d I do?
I’d say ok at best, but having fun improving!