One of my greatest joys in life is when my son comes and coaches with me at work. I love to watch him interact and cheer on the athletes that I work with. As I watched him last night I thought about the world, what I do, and why I do it.
I started this business to help people, to teach people, and to make an impact changing people’s lives for the better. The world has changed, it’s not the world that I grew up in. The amount of stress, pressure, anxiety, depression, and the list can go on and on that people deal with now seems to be at a much higher level than it has ever been in the past. So I thought about what I wanted my son (and my daughters), to know, to believe, and ideals that I wanted to them to live by. It was the same things that I try and teach every single athlete that walks through my door. These are the rules I want my children and my athletes to remember as they face life every day.
Every single one of us needs to know exactly who we are. There is no possible way to navigate through life unless we know who we are and what we stand for. We were all created uniquely, take the time to figure out what sets your soul on fire, what brings you joy, and what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning. Once you have figured that out, do those things with every fiber of your being. You are not intended to be a sheep or a clone. NEVER apologize for what makes you unique, never stray from the person you were created to be. Once you know who you are and the gifts that you bring to the table you will have the confidence to be that person, the confidence to be you. You are enough, and that is your greatest gift.
Be yourself, or be dead
Do the Right Thing
Every single one of us needs to live by a moral code. We not only need to know the difference between right and wrong, we need to act on it in every situation. It isn’t enough to talk about doing the right thing, or post about the right thing, it is actually standing up and doing the right thing. Life has become more and more of a spectator sport. People watching and not doing, people talking and not acting, people thinking they are making a difference by posting things on social media. Everyone knows the difference between right and wrong, everyone has the ability to do the right thing, and every one of us has the ability to make the world a better place by doing what is right. Get off your ass and do the right thing.
Show Some Emotion
Life is meant to be felt, let yourself feel it. Far too many people go through life like robots. Never letting themselves feel life. It is much easier to put up walls, never put yourself out there, and pretend that you don’t care about anything than it is to really jump in and live. Every time you jump in it is a risk, but that is what makes life great. Love the hell out of people, get excited about the things that you are doing, let yourself feel everything. That is what life is all about. Somewhere along the line, people decided that it is cool to not care, well I have never worried about being cool, and I am pretty sure that there is nothing “cooler” than passion and all the emotions that go with it.
Attack Each Moment
Our lives are a collection of moments, what we do with each one defines who we are. We are only guaranteed the moment that we are in right now, be in it, be present and give it your full attention. The moment that you are living right now deserves every bit of energy that you have and every bit of passion that you have. This is your moment, find what is your true 100 percent and attack the shit out of it. This moment is a gift.
Wake up every single day and live the Aggressive Gentleman way, it will change your life.
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