A plea for you to engage yourself with something new, possibly even scary because you never know exactly how you will benefit from trying
Ran a half marathon in April just to prove to myself I could 😂
The courage to try something new or challenging makes us stretch and in doing so we earn the respect of our self.
I've been writing about staying in our comfort zone/being stuck in autopilot vs doing the hard thing. Why would we do that when we could sit on the couch surfing? To feel alive, to know you can do hard things so when you are met with a life challenge you have greater depth of character to get through it.
Love this Mark, thanks! I'm here on Substack, that's my new thing for now.
Interesting that this should land in my inbox today. I've been dabbling in watercolour painting, and now neurographic art. My family asked me "Why?"
My response, "why not?"
Thank you for the pep talk!
Thank you for this Mark!
Funny thing, I wanted to attempt to record an entire podcast in Spanish today!
Mark! I needed this this morning. I've been challenging myself a lot lately: it's invigorating and also terrifying.
Needed this pep talk today. Thank you. :)
Dear Mark Dykeman, your TODO appeal reminds me a little bit of an old Robert Crumb comic: „ Keep on tracking!“. :-) But seriously, people won‘t react to it. Why? Because the advantage of NOT to change things is bigger. People first have to understand their resistances, they literally have to FEEL their resistances. And then they have to get an idea, why a new advantage on the long term is more motivating rather than a short term reward. Mostly they choose the short term reward and feed their resistances.
Enjoy! Volker from Berlin
I don't remember much from fourth grade, but I do remember one of the teacher's mantras:
"Can't never did anything...it died in the battle of try."
Thanks for the inspo, Mark!
So much to think about here, Mark - I'm saving this post right now!
Of course it is „Keep on trucking!“, sorry :-)