071 - I'll do whatever it takes...

There's immense power to music, and I feel that due to its abundance in our lives sometimes we don't feel or see it. It has the ability to move us and bring us to tears, fill us with immense joy, and produce this driving sensation to dance and express ourselves

And there's one song that is really resonating with me at the moment and is teaching me some lessons about self-signaling and using external sources when the internal drive is lacking... it's also reminding me of a lesson about grit, loving the process, and focusing on the small, day-to-day activities that inch us closer toward our goals

It's forming a new mantra that I feel these next generations can begin to adopt in the times it feels like they're trudging up a  muddy hill with a 40kg pack on their back, taking two steps forward and falling three back every time

"Whatever it takes
'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
'Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes
You take me to the top I'm ready for
Whatever it takes "

When you want something bad enough, when it becomes a necessity for you, a "healthy obsession" as Brendon Burchard would call it - then you'll do whatever it takes to achieve it... you'll go through the mundane tasks, do the work when you least feel like it, continually push to where you thought your limits were and realise there's so much more in you

If you want to have those experiences bad enough... if you really want those grades, or to make that squad, or become that person - you'll do whatever it takes

Actionable Tips + Questions:

  • Create your own mantra, why will you do whatever it takes? What do you love about the process, or achieving the end outcome?
  • I'll do whatever it takes, cause I love...
Nick Maier