I’ve never been one to simply test the waters.
I jump in, head first into any endeavor that I have a deep interest in.
In a lot of ways, I think this has been the secret to me leveling up my skills and achieving goals faster than most.
I don’t waste a lot of time “feeling things out” or “exploring my options.” When I find something I like, I review the best possible options and pick one. I know that I can always adjust course later.
See, it’s hard to find the right course of action if you’re not yet in the game.
Of course everyone wants to find the “perfect game” before they’re actually in it. They’d rather stay on the sidelines where they’re safe from making mistakes.
I’d rather deal with the pain of making mistakes and failing. It’s much easier to stomach than to suffer the cold and lonely hell of those that know neither victory nor defeat.
The biggest pain of total immersion is that you must make a choice.
You must say whole-heartedly, whole-beingly, YES to something.
And with that, comes a painful, excruciating NO to other things.
You see, it’s fashionable to naively believe that we can choose everything. That we can have it all. It’s the adolescent dream.
“You can be anything,” we’re told.
Yes, you can.
But rather than choosing and becoming that something, we believe that we can be it all.
We want to remain Peter Pan. We want to stay in Neverland.
It’s easy to romanticize childhood. It’s easy to think that we need to regain or reclaim something from childhood that we lost.
But we need to be clear whether we’re legitimately trying to reclaim something vital to us in the stage we’re at, or if we’re resisting growing up.
If we never want to choose, and totally immerse ourselves, we remain trapped in a fake sense of childhood. We’re letting a wounded six year old live our lives.
Perhaps we need to go back and heal those wounds. Perhaps someone else told us that we had to choose something that we didn’t care about. Perhaps we need to learn how to make our own choices and listen to our own hearts.
That’s very important work. It’s necessary in order to really be in the driver seat of your life.
Once we’ve done that work we’re ready to grow up. We’re ready to acknowledge that life has more stages than just childhood. We can also realize that their are beautiful parts of adulthood that we might have been blind to.
Remember when you couldn’t wait to grow up so you could really do whatever you wanted and no one could tell you what to do?
Well, now is that time. You get to design your own life. You’re 100% responsible.
What kind of life do you want now?
What are you willing and ready to totally immerse yourself in?
It’s time to grow up. What do you want to devote yourself to?
Want to totally immerse yourself in getting paid to exist?
Tomorrow at 1pm Pacific I’ll be opening 10 spots into the Paid to Exist lifetime membership program.
If you join you’ll get access to everything we ever create forever.
This is not for the dabblers. You know who you are.