Hello dear friend,
A famous scientific study confirmed what I always knew. If you have a flight at 05:00 AM tomorrow morning towards Hawaii, you’re going to be excited, no matter how hard it is to get there.
You’re mood is going to be up. You’re going to smile more. You’re even going to wake up rested and refresh. After all – this is what happened last time you’ve went on a vacation, right? This is what happened to me.
Well, the study’s a lie but the above is true. It is virtually impossible to be upset and depressed when going on an exciting vacation in a new, fascinating location on Planet Earth. It doesn’t matter that you’re going to have to wake up in the middle of the night to catch up the morning flight. It doesn’t bother you that you’re going to be crammed up in coach. You won’t even frown upon the thought of sitting on a chair for five hours and then spend another hour to get to your hotel.
Really. Who gives a damn? You’re going on vacation. You’re like me here.
Look at that big smile. I just landed in Sicily, Italy and everything was “tutto bene”. It had been a long day, I was hungry, thirsty and not talking a single word in Italian. Who cared? I was in a new place. For me, in that photo “la vita e bella”. The framework, the circumstances in themselves made up for any temporary inconvenience like carrying a 20 kilogram backpack and eating only an energy bar all day.
It wasn’t a good day by objective standards … but it was a good day for me. So this made me ask a question, my friend.
What makes the difference between a day in which you wake up excited … full of passion, full of energy, full of life … ready to take the world on … ready to do your very best … ready to be the BOSS … the champion … the GLADIATOR in the arena …
… and one in which you dread life?
One in which you want to sleep until 11:00 and don’t even want to get out of bed. One in which the room is too cold, the water in the shower is too cold, your eyes are closing and you’d do anything just to sleep for another hour or to?
Well … I know. I’ve found out. It’s not an answer a book gave to me but a combination of experience, knowledge and simple awareness and observation. You ready for the big secret that is going to change your life? You’re ready to discover how you can wake up every day excited and driven like you’ve got a five a clock meeting with happiness … even if it is just a normal Monday morning?
Okay. I’ll tell you.
It’s the GIANT called DAILY PURPOSE and his cousin called REASON WHY.
Believe me, you’re going to like them.
First things first …
… let me explain the idea of mind – behavior congruency. It’s going to explain you a lot about why you do what you do.
Your mind is made out of … many things. Your beliefs, your mindset, your memories, your thoughts, your knowledge. It’s made of things that came since you were born … and every single experience that you’ve encountered since then. You are the total of your experiences here on Earth.
You are an almost limitless combination of experiences that formed your perception of reality. For example, I LOVE HUMAN POTENTIAL. Why? Because I’ve seen what it can do. I’ve seen how people can blossom. I’ve seen how AWESOME people can be. I love to see how a person can use who he is to accomplish so amazing things. This is because I’ve been subjected to many stimulus that created this belief. I was surrounded by models of achievement … I was surrounded by bright minds and great souls that made me admire this.
This is who I am because what happened in my life determined this.
And my behavior is automatically congruent with this. I mean, think about this. Your mind and your behavior are one and the same thing. You can’t be different from your behavior. You can’t act in a way that goes opposite to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind, that deep sea that contains memories from where you were five years old … the books you’ve read … your first kiss … your first heart broke … your first conflict and your first friendship … your first success and failure … contains the operating system for how you act.
You don’t pick your behavior, at least not in the deepest sense. The behavior is imprinted by your subconscious mind. That’s the boss. The boss is sending directives like “you love playing computer games” and “you hate broccoli”.These directives were never made in a vacuum. They were part of a complex process of validation and invalidation, a miracle of human neurology.
The boss is doing a great job in directing how you act. Your subconscious mind always gets what it wants … because it is the core of everything you do, are, feel, believe. It is from everything comes.
And what this mean you may ask?
It means that whatever you are doing right now … whatever gets your heart racing and your mood down … whatever keeps you up at night or makes you give up comes directly from that deep ocean – your subconscious mind.
It is as unique as your fingerprint … nobody in the history of the world will ever have a subconscious mind that is exactly like yours … and it is the source of your biggest strength … and most painful weakness.
And most importantly … if your behavior is like a 2500 kilogram car made out of steel … then your subconscious mind is a magnet that pulls the car towards the direction of your true self.
What’s your main takeaway here?
You can’t go against who you are.
It simply doesn’t work. I mean, don’t try it. If you have negative beliefs against exercising, you won’t exercise. If you have negative beliefs against money, you won’t try to earn them. You can’t have your cake and eat it to … or to put it another way, feel about one thing one way and act in a opposite way. You can once … twice … but that magnet is always going to pull into a different direction.
Does this mean that you’ll always stuck … you’re always convicted to live as you live right now? No. Hell no. You can be a champion, a hero and an amazing human being but you need to HAVE A PURPOSE and KNOW YOUR REASON WHY.
And this gets us back to our topic … how to wake up every single morning EXCITED, FULL OF ENERGY AND DETERMINED to have a great day ahead.
The idea, the secret comes from aligning who you are with what you do. The more aligned you are, the closer you are to that magnetic pull with your actions, with your behavior, the easier it is to be excited and passionate about it.
You know how every entrepreneur says the same thing – find your real purpose, find what you’re passionate about? Like EVERY SINGLE ONE, from the late Steve Jobs to Tony Robbins? They are right. You are here on this Earth for a reason and it is your job, your DUTY, your mission to live on that reason.
If you’re an artist, going to work as an account every day will be dreadful. You’re going in the opposite direction of where your magnetic pull is. If you love to travel, living in the same place and doing the same thing will feel like HELL. Your soul yearns to travel and that’s what you must do. If you’re an entrepreneur at heart … working for someone else, taking orders and feeling limited by this will make you die inside. You want to create, to build, to develop systems.
That’s your purpose.
My purpose is NOT your purpose, you know?
You’re unique, you’re special and you have your own way of achieving success. Just because I travel and create value and systems this doesn’t mean that this is your own thing. Maybe your own thing is to be in a job that allows you to do everything you love, you’re naturally good at, that is aligned with your deeper self without taking care of the payroll, management, legal, etc.
Maybe your purpose is NOT to buy a house, NOT to buy a car, NOT to live life as other people say it is good to live but to travel the world and be a free spirit. It is to teach English in Japan or have a travel blog.
Your success … your path … is determined by you and when you act accordingly to it, when you act accordingly to what’s in your heart and your mind … to what your soul yearns, then you’re going to achieve amazing success because you’re putting yourself 100% into it. It’s not something you do. It is you. There’s no difference between your activities and your own being.
And by doing this, you’re going to wake up excited, passionate and full of determination. You’re not having another boring day ahead but every day is going to be like a holiday to Hawaii because you’re doing what you must do.
No matter your combination of beliefs, thoughts, processes that makes who you are, there is a way to achieve success. The gamer can become a vlogger or a game developer. The writer can write an amazing book that sells in ten million copies. The fitness “nut” that also loves liberty can develop a business selling supplements that allows him to travel around the world.
You don’t adapt to life.
You don’t take your magnific individualism, your identity, your unique fingerprint of a mind and soul and you put it into a box that doesn’t fit you. Instead, you find your own box, be it business, creative, or whatever it makes you happy. When you live life based on your own PURPOSE and you have a clear REASON WHY you are living this way and everything is CONGRUENT … then success naturally happens because EXCITEMENT, PASSION, ENERGY AND FOCUS naturally comes from inside of you.
So go kick some ass my friend. You have a way to be crazy successful but that way is unique to yourself. You need to find for yourself what makes you wake up in the morning and follow that way with all the conviction you can muster.
But most important … DON’T SETTLE FOR SOMETHING THAT IS NOT YOU.
You’ve got only one life and you need to play the main role in your own life. You don’t want to be the support actor … the unimportant person in a movie that you don’t even like. You want to be the hero, the main credits for a movie in which you feel fulfilled, determined and you act in a way congruent with your true self.
Thank you. Thank you for being yourself and for your decision to follow your own path. You’re going to make the world such a better place through this.