One question to conquer anything

We’ve broken promises to ourselves. We’ve let ourselves down. Eventually, we stop trusting ourselves. That’s the cause of abandoned projects. The biggest culprit of dried-up motivation when we need it the most.

How can we stop leaning towards the negative? How can we focus on the positive outcomes instead?

There’s no shortage of fears. The fear of asking your crush for a date. The intimidation of writing a book. The sheer fear of joining the special forces. The act of stepping outside the home for a socially awkward person.

Your fear might be different. The reasoning behind this usually narrows down to being embarrassed or physical pain. They are reason enough to hold back for most people. But what about looking at the other side? What about asking yourself the simplest of questions.

What if you could?

What if your crush said “yes”? What if you managed to publish the book? What if you managed to beat all the odds? What will your life look like? How will your perception of yourself dramatically shift? Imagine coming out a different person. Imagine how nothing will be the same after. All hinging on one call. All waiting for you to make it happen.

There was no black president before Barack Obama. The world had never seen a female prime minister until Sirimavo Bandaranaike. The only way to capture a scene was by drawing. The fastest method to send a message was ravens. The idea of signals was crazy. The thought of flying in the sky is impossible. And look at our world now.

If you haven’t guessed already, I’m heavily inspired by David Goggins. It boggles my mind to read what he has accomplished. Listen to him explain this concept.

If it hasn’t been done before, what if you could be the first? What if you could do what everyone else thinks is impractical?