Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself asking this question: Am I designed for more?
I can’t say it happens regularly, but there have been nights where I woke up anxious to accomplish more, do more, and BE MORE. In fact last night was one of those nights.
Feeling inspired I woke up, walked the dog, made coffee, read, wrote my goals in my journal, then got right to work bettering my future finances for my future family.
But it wasn’t always this way for me.
“When I was your age we had to get lunch from the woods on the way to school and we were lucky to have shoes on our feet on the 3 mile walk.”
That was my grandpa. He was tough as a nails. Not sure if all of his stories about walking to school barefoot and getting recruited to play football at Notre Dame were true or not – but he was TOUGH.
It didn’t matter how he felt, he worked and he worked hard. He was thrifty and dealt in cash. But Grindaddy didn’t have the ability to create a side hustle. He did not have the ability to work after work or start a side business.
He had to be good with his money because there was no backdoor.
I share this quick story because in 2019 we were designed for more, yet at times we accomplish so much less.
My goal in life was to impact kids through teaching and coaching sports – then I realized the impact (while still a good one) wasn’t as big as I thought it would be.
Which led me to start asking, am I designed to do more??
We are capable of so much more. I once read in a book by a Navy Seal that when our brain starts telling us during exercise we are almost done, we have only reached 40% of our capacity.
Even when we think we are done, we still have 60% more in us, yet we hit a lid.
Lids that we put on ourselves or that have been put on us.
“Don’t bother, you will never have success with that.” and quotes of that nature keep us where we are at. Instead of moving forward and accomplishing more we settle.
I will admit there are still times when I struggle to fight comfort and keep moving forward. I have to remind myself that I am capable of more.
When I started my first blog and website it sucked. When I started my internet marketing company it sucked. But I kept pushing forward.
I had come to realize that the only person who puts a lid on me is myself – and I had to stop.
The best way to create more is to do more. Starting my blog Money Life Wax was scary in hindsight, but I really had no clue what was going on – I just did it.
But I am forever grateful I started it. The step towards action created more action, which led to more action.
Fast forward 18 months and I wake up inspired almost regularly. Instead of waking up and zombie’n through the day I feel calculated and purposeful.
And it started with just taking action.
Because in the end… WE ARE designed for more!