What do you think you could do in 30 days, or 45, or whatever arbitrary number you might name? What do you think you could accomplish that you’ve told yourself that you can’t do, or are not yet ready to do just yet?
THIS is gonna be a different kinda post than you’re used to…
Cause let’s make…
…the worst deal of all time. The most horribly politically incorrect deal of all time – for discussion’s sake.
What if I told you had 30 days, and not a day more, to get it done – the thing you’ve wanted and held off on, or avoided altogether? What if I told you that if you didn’t do this thing, or start this thing, or accomplish this thing in 30 days I would absolutely murder you?
Maybe not me, of course, cause I’m mostly a pretty nice guy. Maybe you imagine some kidnapper instead, then, who makes only this single demand of you – that you finish that goal in 30 days – or he will hurt you.
What if he showed you the weapon he’d use, and the place he’d bury you, and how he’d make it so that no one ever knew? What if he made you believe it – that he’d do it; that he would hurt you; that he was dead fucking serious?
Think about it.
It’s weird, I know. It’s morbid or whatever. Yadda, yadda, yadda. And it’s probably not the kind of thing you’re used to reading on “self-help” sites, or any kinda site really (well, unless you’re visiting some sites I won’t be visiting).
But, there’s a point to this…
…A very important point, if you are letting yourself imagine it is true.
Cause there’s a lot of things a lot of people need to do to start pulling themselves out of their crappy situations.
Sometimes it’s a job they need to get, and money they need to save.
Sometimes it’s a date they need to get, or a friend they need to make.
Sometimes it’s a home they need to move out of, and a place of their own they need to find.
It could be anything really – a few pounds they wanna shed, a parent they wanna patch things up with, a freaking website about something they care about they wanna start (some personal experience there).
But if you’re like most people, all these things we need or claim we want, are avoided, or put off, or excused away.
Because of this. Because of that. Because of whatever circumstances we’ve convinced ourselves are not ideal, or external factors we think prevent us.
“Can’t get a job cause the economy’s not good.”
“Can’t get a date cause I’m too shy.”
“Can’t move out of my parents’ place cause I’m not ready or I can’t quite afford it.”
But in a matter of life and death…
…do you think your excuses would matter? Do you think you’d let anything prevent you? Do you think those obstacles would still exist to you as something that mattered, as something that kept you from doing as you wanted or from trying at all – as they do now?
Don’t you think you’d do it?
Don’t you think you’d simply find a way?
Don’t you think if I said you had 30 days to get a job or die, you’d be very employed soon enough, despite whatever recession or lame job market?
Don’t you think if I said you had 30 days to lose the 10 pounds you’ve hated or die, that you’d be bikini-thin soon enough, despite whatever hatred you have of working out or working hard?
Don’t you think if I said you had 30 days to get a date, or make a friend, you’d be hand-holding and bff-ing soon enough, despite whatever awkwardness you now have, or how many countless people you’d need to approach till someone said “yes”?
Don’t you think you’d end up living after all?
I think you would.
I think you’d do anything and everything to get it done; that you wouldn’t give a shit how much you need to try or how much you ended up failing; that nothing would stop you if your life were on the line?
But what exactly…
…prevents that now? Why do you have to imagine your life is at risk before you actually start living it?
Because if you could absolutely do it in 30 days when your life’s on the line and you had no other choice, why do you still say you need 90, or 6 months, or a year, or whatever to even start trying?
You have 30 days.
Lemme know how it goes.
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