(Monday Mojo 9/05/22)
Thank God it’s Monday! Let’s get after it…
There are millions of people who dread Mondays. For the most part, I believe that’s because they dread their lives. That often happens because they’ve allowed themselves to be placed in a job they dislike or actually hate. I get that, having held more than a few shitty jobs myself. But you have to use those shit jobs as catalysts, launching pads to take you higher.
A life you dread can also happen because you’ve allowed yourself to fall into a dysfunctional relationship, a dangerous addiction, or hedonistic lifestyle. This usually happens because you have taken the easiest possible path, the one of less friction. Iron sharpens iron. We all need friction to become the highest version of ourselves.
That means you have to challenge yourself. Refuse to settle for mediocrity. Find the thing that you have to change about you, that changes the world around you.
If you settle for mediocrity when you’re young, you'll end up living a lifetime of it. To live a healthy, happy, and prosperous life, at some point you have to challenge yourself to become more. What step can you take toward this today?
P.S. I wrote a fun but whimsical essay about all the stupid rules society has around books and reading. Check it out here and please let me know what you think in the comments.
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