I get asked all the time…
“Erin, what’s you’re secret to happiness in life?”
Here it is…
THERE IS NO FUCKING SECRET.
Want to be happier in life?
Stop turning your back on your dreams.
The very root cause of everything holding you back is not, in fact, taking the steps forward.
Rather, it’s the anticipation of taking steps forward that scares the hell out of you.
That’s why you whine and complain and point fingers at “circumstances.”
That’s why you spend so much time thinking about everything that will go wrong.
That’s why you invent your own resistance…
…and give yourself a thousand reasons NOT to move forward.
It’s the anticipation and fear of doing the real work that would make your life purposefully harder which consumes the very life you should be living.
And that’s why you feel like shit all the time.
When you accommodate your weaknesses, you destroy your strength.
That’s why there are only the select few…
Those who are willing to train in waters far beyond our reach, where others will not go.
They train harder.
They train more often.
They train to win, at all cost.
Their mind and body are perpetually prepared for anything that gets in their way.
Their daily habits are real and purposeful and they don’t stop there.
They obsess over the details of their strengths and weaknesses because this is what sharpens their iron.
And at the end of the day, they find rest in knowing they didn’t cheat the process and there is nothing left to prove.
You have everything inside of you to rock back on your heels, rise up in the furnace of adversity, and chase your most ambitious desires.
The fullness of your life cannot be lived in the shadows.
You must fight with unholy vengeance and place what you truly want in your life front and center, in its most intelligent form; raw, real, exposed.
And when you smell the blood and pain of your efforts you must plant a stake in the ground.
For what you’re experiencing is something you never thought possible.
👉 To shake hands with yourself for the first time and experience the glory of your sacrifice.
This, my friend, is the victory of living life at full tilt.