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Are you acting for tomorrow?

Posted by Gary John Bishop on

I've been working on the next book for the last eight months or so and, as with everything I write, I've gone through all my usual library of negative self-talk.

"I can't do it" - "It's too much" - "It's too complex" - "It's CRAP!"

And on and on and on it goes.

Each day I engage with myself, often multiple times, to impede the flow of my own personal shit storm. Most days I win. I win that moment or that minute or that afternoon and step out of the self fulfilling junkyard that arises in my head. And that's all you really have to do. Win a moment. Have your day (and your life take a momentary turn. Until the next time. And you do it again. Then again. And again. Ultimately what it comes down to is whether I'm going to define myself with all of this stuff (the past) or I am going to strike a blow for some as yet to be uncovered future. And that's the choice we each have, to be defined by what has been or what has yet to come.

And that's your job today. Take an action for what is yet to come.

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  • The are has been defining moments in my life that have directed my path … whether it was a good path or bad path isn’t key. It’s looking back and seeing where that path started that allows me to make better decisions the next time I get o those crossroads.

    One of those moments was at a bookstore next to Starbucks in San Antonio airport … that’s where I saw a book that spoke to me … Unfuck Yourself.

    Making the decision to take out my credit card was one of the best path I’ve ever taken. You words and ideas have made what has been a vey good life into allowing me to be the person I’ve always pictured myself becoming.

    Love you Gary … I continue to read a chapter every morning at breakfast each morning … though the pages of the book are now greased with butter stains!

    Marc on

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