This morning was an interesting one. I couldn’t sleep, I was excited to get up before 5am for the first time in over a month, and it was a Saturday. I commuted by bike yesterday, had a great dinner with my family and went to bed early. I didn’t drink or stay out late like I had for the past couple of weeks, and it is amazing how happy that makes me feel. I have been learning over the last few weeks that it is sleeping in and not getting ahead of the day really brings me down.
I drove to the office to get a few things I needed at home from 5-6am, listened to Crushing it! By Gary Vaynerchuk which always gets me fired up to take action. Then that hesitation scared version of myself sets in. What if this? What if that? That isn’t something I can do. What if people don’t believe me, or like that version me?. This has been the cycle for the last few months, which has also have been some of the most productive months I have ever had, both personally and professionally, but I feel like I have still held myself back.
After getting home I received a message from a good friend Rasmus with a youtube link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGVjZObYOYI) to a video by Kyle Cease on a very similar topic to what I had listened to on my drive. It’s pretty amazing how the universe aligns itself sometimes (more often than not), cementing even more that it is time to take that first step. It is time to work around roadblocks, rather than going through them. It is time to start documenting vs creating. Time to move faster and be more effective. It will help me hold myself accountable to the things I said I would do, which is something I have struggle with. It will create something I will be able to reflect back on and see how much I have changed and progressed over the years, and give my grandkids the opportunity to see of their grandpa when he was learning and giving his best shot at life and to hopefully help them understand that no one has it all figured out. We are all learning, experimenting and trying new things every day to make tomorrow better.
I am scared, I am excited and have no idea how this is going to turn out, but I have a hunch that it will be awesome. So here we go. My commitment to start documenting my life, keeping you in the loop of what’s going on with Geoff. My successes, my struggles and what I learn along the way.
I hope this helps inspires one of you to take that first step down the path that scares you, and begins that life you know you want and one that will bring you success and fulfillment. Whatever that success looks like is completely up to you.