I have not yet encountered a problem in life that I couldn’t solve on a whiteboard.
Want a profitable company? Easy—just make sure that your revenues are greater than your expenses.
Be fit and healthy? No problem—avoid junk food, eat clean and exercise regularly.
Write a book? It’s a snap—just string together 60,000 words. Want a best-seller? Why didn’t you say so? Just sell lots of copies.
I mean, lots of other people have achieved all those things. And none of them are particularly complicated—I just gave you the formula.
As you have lived long enough to discover for yourself, the challenge with achieving something significant—something big—is usually not knowing what to do.
It’s doing what you know.
And so often, that entails remaining connected to a sense of faith, and purpose and confidence. To something alive within you.
Belief in yourself. That it’s worth it. That it’ll work out. That you won’t think something is better once you get there. That you won’t regret the sacrifice later.
There’s a word in Quechua, a language spoken by people in the Andes, called “munay.” It’s sometimes translated as “love,” but I’m told it has a deeper meaning.
That what it really means is something like “will” or “intention” or “power.”
I wonder if it’s easier to achieve those big goals we set for ourselves when we tap into our munay instead of simply attempting to rely upon some intellectual concept of grit.
How different our lives are when we find and follow a true desire—when we’re able to source and remain connected to something alive within us.
This is what I’m endeavoring to do with the book I’m writing—to write from my heart and not from my head.
What are you working on, and how might your experience—and your final product—be different if you worked from a place deep in your heart?
How will you find and remain connected to that?
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