100 Days to a Better You! – Day 15

Day 15 –
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I remember when I was running for City Commissioner for the city of Tallahassee and I reached out to my father for some advice. My father, in his infinite wisdom, always had a way of giving me sound advice whether I wanted to accept it and put it into practice or not; either way it was always sound advice.

I sought his advice because I was wondering whether or not I should continue to run for City Commissioner, attend law school, or moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. My father asked, “How long does it take to get through law school?” I responded, “three years.” He continued, “What about acting? How long would it take for you to be a paid actor?” I said, “That could take forever.” He responded, “Look at it this way son, three years is going to come whether you like it or not. You just have to decide if in three years you’ll be finishing law school or be wondering what could’ve been. Either way, time is going to continue to pass you by, just remember to take advantage of every minute.” I decided to move to LA to pursue an acting career; we’ll talk more about that later.

Guess what? 100 days is going to pass whether you like it or not or have prepared for it or not. What you must decide is at the end of these 100 days if you’re going to accomplish your must outcomes or if you’re going to look back and wish you’d worked a little harder and remain committed. For me, it’s simple, it’s an absolute no-brainer. I’m sticking with it & you should too.

Anytime I feel like giving up on my 100 day plan because I’m frustrated or I don’t see results as fast as I’d like, I hear my father’s voice saying, “These 100 days are going to pass whether you like it or not. At the end of the 100 days will you be wishing you’d started on day one and continued with the plan or will you be celebrating the accomplishment of every goal and must outcome you’ve committed to?” I know it’s the latter.

Commitment is key. How committed are you? Remember, while you are sleeping, your competitor is hard and fast at work.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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