Quit holding yourself back today. Quit pulling on the motherfucking reins. I'm not saying to not be calculated, I'm just saying to make sure that you're about it. Believe in the work you’re putting in.
You Gotta Believe
I didn’t know a single person that did what I wanted to do. With the internet and other resources available today, the possibilities are limitless. Don’t hold or limit yourself.
You can look the way you want to look, make the amount of money you want to make, and live the way you want to live. It takes a deep belief and desire to achieve these things, but it is possible.
It's going to require massive action and massive amounts of work. It’s going to require massive belief and perseverance. Together, these components help you win. So, don’t self-sabotage yourself by pulling the reins because you don’t fully believe in yourself. I believed that I could get there, despite growing up in the trailer, being told that money doesn’t grow on trees, and seeing no one around me loving their job. That was my life growing up, but I didn’t believe that it was my path.
Don’t limit yourself because you haven’t experienced or seen it yet. I’m living proof that it is fucking possible. Here’s what starts to happen when you believe in yourself. You begin making progress and start getting into areas that you and/or your family have never been before. Enter self-doubt. You start pulling the ceiling down and think, "Am I really meant for this? Am I really supposed to be like this?"
I’ve had similar thoughts myself throughout my career. Questions like, “How did this happen?” Guess what? I know how it happened. It happened because I fucking worked for it, because I believed in it, and because I refused to give up. I took calculated risks. I fucked up, I succeeded. Regardless, it was always fucking moving. I wasn’t staying stagnate or holding myself back.
The Dunking Quest
I took the Governor off. I don’t care if I’m over 40 years old. I’m not going to allow a number to determine what I can and cannot do. I don't care that I haven't dunked a real basketball since 1995. I couldn't walk down the stairs after a jump session not too long ago because my knees hurt so bad. I didn’t know enough about tendon strength. I didn’t know enough about how to fix myself. I didn’t have the entire picture right yet.
I’m not going to place limits on what I can or cannot do. I believe that I can be the nastiest under six-foot 40+ year old dunker on the internet. That’s what I’m shooting for. I enjoy the process and it has me feeling like a kid again. It's all about what you perceive to be real. You put the ceiling on what’s possible.
My life feels dramatically different from 5, 10, and 20 years ago. When I think back to growing up or starting my first business, it feels like a completely different life. Many things change. Many things are possible.
BUT, if I put on the Governor or held myself back because no one had done it before, then things wouldn’t have played out the same. I could have thought it wasn’t possible or that I was too small. I could have said a million things. Instead, I told myself that I'm going to be the first person to do this. I’m going to be the trailblazer.
Why not me? Why not you? Are you holding yourself back? Do you look the way you want to look? Has anybody in your family ever looked this way? Do you live the life that you want to live? Has anybody in your family ever operated like this? Are you studying? Are you taking action? Are you separating yourself? If you're doing these things, then it’s time for you to launch into the stratosphere. That’s what I’m trying to do. That's why I keep pushing.
I know so many motherfuckers that have mad talent, but just don't believe. You set the cap. You set your ceiling. That’s one of the major takeaways I took from Arnold after all these years. Maybe he can’t be President because he wasn’t born here, but if he was allowed to run, he would believe that he could win. You see what I’m saying?
What happens when you let go of the voice inside that’s holding you back?