#80Nov 14, 2022
Welcome to Weekly Whisper #80.
Don’t wish that things were easier, wish that you were better
Someone mentioned this to me recently and I remembered it was a quote from a legend of the personal development scene – Jim Rohn.
Jim is no longer with us but his teachings live on. And whilst I’d heard it before it prompted a reminder for me about where to put my own focus when things feel overwhelming and difficult.
Admittedly, on occasions I’d much prefer things to be a little easier 😊 However, most of the difficult moments have caused the most growth.
Sometimes I don’t proactively ‘ask’ for the growth, but the consequence of going through the struggle seems to strengthen me.
Whilst some of the references are dated, there’s gold if you filter for it.
Here's a link to the original video: Jim Rohn - Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better
What you have at the moment you’ve attracted by the person you’ve become – Jim Rohn
This is likely to be a ‘hell yeh’ if you perceive what you have to be good but a “No it’s not. I never wanted any of this” if you perceive what you have to be no good.
And the irony is… you’re probably right. On both counts. Whether it’s 1% true or 100% true your job is to find out. Once you find out you can get to work on the bits that you’ve contributed to.
Question of the week:
How long should you try?
I wonder how often another attempt would unlock our potential?
I wonder how often we’ve given up just before everything was due to click?
I wonder if each ‘try’ was better than the previous one?
Lots of what Jim has said keeps me wondering.
How about you? How long have you tried? Have you tried until? Or did you pause and give up just before?
Quotes of the week
There are some simple and yet profound quotes from Jim that I struggled to pick only one. Here’s 3 that spoke to me:
- If you’re not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary
- Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
- The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximise your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit
Freedom Fridays Podcast Episode #63 with Alex Moffat
This week Pete chats with his first-ever guest on the podcast, Alex Moffat.
Alex’s circumstances have changed since they first spoke and he now has far greater freedom than before. Pete and Alex discuss how this can be as scary as it is empowering.
The conversation weaves in some tales about magic – the side hustle Alex is currently building. They also explore the emotions of being made redundant and the distinction between the ‘role’ being made redundant and not ‘the person’ being made redundant.
If you find yourself in the space of having too much freedom or time on your hands then Alex offers some real-life ‘live’ examples of what you can do to balance the uncertainty.
That's all for this week. I hope you enjoyed Weekly Whisper #80.
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