#160 Ownership of Choices

There’s a lot of things that go your way and there’s a lot of things that don’t go your way on the road to achievement.  That’s just how it is.

 

Making the Right Choices

Throughout my career I’ve noticed that when things are going well, it’s because I’m choosing those things that are giving me the best opportunity to be successful. 

So, what happens when you make many good decisions?  It creates momentum.  It creates the momentum you need to help you achieve what you’re after.  Conversely, if you make many bad decisions consistently, it will send you spiraling out of control.

It all comes down to making the right choices and decisions consistently… over time. 

 

How Do You Get There?

Are you listening to music every time you lunge, or an audio book or podcast?  What kind of people do you surround yourself with?  What events, meets, or shows do you have on the calendar to challenge you?

What choices did you make that were different than the next guy or girl?  What choices did you make to put yourself in that shitty situation?  The key to understand here is that you are the one doing the choosing.  No one else.

And that's the fucking problem out here.  Everyone thinks everyone else is choosing it for you.

 

Take the Power Yourself

Motherfucker, I chose this life.  No one chose it for me.  I chose what to do today, this morning, now, later, all of it.  Are there factors you can’t control?  Of course, but I would argue that you have to take the motherfucking power in your own hands and choose what you want for yourself. 

Once you take things into your own hands, work on the strategy of how to get where you want to go.  Once you have the road map, you are in a much better position to make better decisions. 

 

Take Inventory

It all comes down to the choices you make… for everything.  Business partners, business decisions, your friends and social circles, and your relationships… all of it.  It’s time for you to take ownership of your choices.  It’s all on you.

In a world of people playing the victim, it’s so easy to play the blame game.  “This person didn’t put me on, that person didn’t do this for me, or I’m waiting on this.”  People love to point the finger.

 

Choose to Be a Winner

Choose to be a motherfucking winner.  Choose action.  Choose discipline.  Choose execution.  Choose to make yourself better.  Motherfucker, when I get up, I think about how I’m choosing to take control of my life.  

Today’s not going to change, but what about 100 days like today from now?  200 days?  300 days?  20 years?  Why do you think my life is dramatically different than it was in 1999?  It’s because of the consistency of the good decisions I made for 20+ years.  

I'm not always right.  I do a bunch of shit wrong.  And I'm okay with saying that.  What does this mean?  It means that I’m on a path of choosing something better to push myself and to keep myself uncomfortable.  

 

Evaluate Your Choices

What kind of choices are you making every day?  Take time today to reflect on the choices you have been making.  Are you making more good choices than bad choices?  Where have your choices led you?  This will only work if you are honest with yourself.  This will only work if you aren’t blaming other people.

After evaluation, it’s time for action.   

#MaxEffortMindset


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