If you find your passion, you’re going to have this tremendous energy of sustainable energy but momentum requires you always do the next thing that keeps the momentum going and the reason you get yourself in a passionate place is so that you change your life and the only thing that changes your life is making a decision. And I want you to live the dream I’m living the dream because I was obedient to the call of the dream. So I want you to leave here today. Thinking about what is the dream for you. what is the God’s dream for you? what does the Creator’s dream hold for you? You have to get fluid in the language of success. So you speak it with ease, surround yourself with people who’ve accomplished their dreams and immerse yourself in the culture of achievement. And before you know it, you gotta be speaking the life of your dreams into existence. You know, it’s impossible to think of the impossible? It’s not possible. So, if you think it, is possible. And if you live your life in possibilities instead of probabilities, you have a greater chance of finding happiness.
Seriously, never live your life in probability, probability is the probability of something to happen. There’s a statistic, a track attached to a probability. One in every 3000 people do this, one in every… That’s a probability, a possibility has no stats attached to it. Live your life in possibilities, and you’ll changing it. Just change the way you think. Its all I want you do when you look at your dream, just say to yourself every day: Its possible.
Just say that every day to yourself: its possible. And so as you begin to look at where you want to go, beginning to embrace that its possible. I want you to realize when you rewind the tape of your own life is that there are these crucial moments where if the luck had gone the other way, you might have gotten killed. And so what you have to do is to always be putting those extra disciplines in place, because I was lucky to live. And what I took from that is I never want to have to be lucky to live again. I want to live because of my discipline, not because of my luck. You must remove temptations. If you are going to have self discipline.
If you are going to have self discipline. You need to put yourself on punishment. You need to tell you no more TV, no more snacks, no more desserts, no more–no we’re working out now. I don’t want a life where something else is controlling me. You know, like when I left home and said, I don’t want to be controlled no more. I don’t want nothing to control me, but me. And so I got to put myself under extreme discipline to make sure I’m free. So when people see me, you get up at 3:00, you don’t drink, you don’t smoke. I’m not doing that because I think I’m better everybody else. Or I think you gonna go to hell because you had a drink. I just want. I want to control, I want freedom. And for me, disciplining myself means more freedom. The next step is that is YOU That is you, but no one can do it for you but you, and even though you face disappointments, even though you will experience some setbacks.
It goes with the territory. You must understand that You want to take responsibility for your life. I got me here; I can get me out of this and Im getting out. Im not going to be a volunteer victim. But I have been committed to everything that I ever started in my life. I never stopped and I never quitted. And so, by being committed to everything that I started, I finished it. It built a certain type of spirit. It built a certain type of mentality. It built a certain type of individual. And so now, I couldn’t quit even if I wanted to. I couldn’t lay in the bed, even if I wanted to.
I couldn’t stop even if I wanted to. I had too much sweat equity in my life and everything that I was doing. Because I understood my existence wasn’t about me. I went from me to we a long time ago. I understood the process is more important than the product. It wasn’t about the outcome for me. Whether I made it to NFL or not, that was inconsequential in God’s plan for my life. But I was going to fall in love with the process because I understood by falling in love with that process, it was going to turn me into a machine. Its all I want you do when you look at your dream, just say to yourself every day: Its possible. Just say that every day to yourself: its possible.
Because what does that do? See, it begins to change your belief system. So the way in which we operate, ladies and gentlemen, its a manifestation of what we believe, whats possible for us. Whatever youve done up to this point, all that it really is, is a duplication, is a reproduction of what you believe subconsciously that you deserve and what’s possible for your life. Most people operate out of their personal history, out of their memory, things they have done, things they have experienced, things they have seen, things that they have observed. What I’m suggesting that you operate out of a larger vision of yourself, I want you to see yourself doing what you want to do, experiencing what you want to experience, having what you want to have, doing what ist that gives your life some meaning and value.
Operate out of your imagination, not your memory, because whatever you look at where you want to go, I wanted to warn you, you will have some conversation back here after you go through the data that you’ve experienced in life saying you cant do it. And so what you want to begin to do is ignore that inner conversation. Well, most people, ladies, and gentlemen, when something happens to them what they do is they begin to believe that that’s the way it is, that’s the way it’s always been and they cant see the possibility of it being any different. Example: before in April 1954 the common belief, the universal belief, because it had been tried again and again and again and people had failed, the belief was that man was not physically capable of breaking the four-minute barrier that he could not run a mile in less than four minutes. That was the belief on the planet. It had never been done.
But here’s what happened, ladies and gentlemen, Roger Bannister came along and he broke the four-minute barrier. Now here’s what’s significant about that. Since that time up to this day, over 20,000 people have done it, including high school kids. What changed? 20,000 people. 20,000 people. What changed? Here’s what happened when they got on the track. They knew it had been done and because they knew it had been done there was a new belief about this barrier, about this goal that was unreachable. And those 20,000 people got in a race believing, knowing in their heart that someone had done it that it’s possible that they could do it. And I’m saying that if you know anybody that had some goals, some dream, something they wanted to do and they did it. Then I am saying that you know in your heart that someone has done it, then you can do it. It’s possible. And that if someone can make that dream become a reality, that it’s possible, that you can make your dream become reality.
And so as you begin to look at where you want to go, beginning to embrace that it’s possible. I’m blessed and highly favored. I’ve got a lot going for me. I got some good stuff in me and it’s possible that I can bring my greatness out here in the universe, that I can do what I want to do. It’s possible, I can write my own book, I can have my own business, I can take a trip and travel around the world. It’s possible. I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life. Its possible. Regardless of where I am the things can get better for me.
It’s possible. I keep getting asked this type of question, how do I get disciplined? Or how do I want discipline? Or how do I maintain discipline? And the answer it’s, it’s a simple answer, but obviously, it’s not easy. And there’s all, all kinds of little tricks and methods that people talk about. And, you know, they have some merit, you know, maybe they do work. These, these things, you know, do the little things people say and wake up early. I say that and write things down and take cold showers and tell everyone what you’re going to do. So broadcast it and make promises or, or make bets with, with your friends.
Of something that you don’t want to lose and those things, those ideas they’re, they’re cool. I’m sure they’re going to have some impact and if they work for you, that’s awesome. But the fact of the matter is that the reason discipline is hard to maintain is that it is hard to maintain. That’s what makes discipline hard? It’s hard. And if you hear me claim that discipline is easy for me, then straight up, that’s just my ego talking. That’s what that is because. I am, unfortunately just as human as everyone else. And it is work to maintain the discipline. That’s what it is. Work holding the line. Maintaining the standard giving no slack, none. That’s the discipline. That’s the discipline. And it is hard. And if there’s one thing I would say that does make it easier it’s to envision what it feels like when you’re done, what it feels like after you’ve worked out or you’ve held the line on your food intake or you’ve.
Pushed through some monotonous project that you have to do in all those things when they’re done and they feel good. And contrary to that, envision, what you will feel like later when you let the discipline Slack. You know, the feeling, feeling weak and defeated and you know, that you’re falling behind. So get to know those. Two different types of feelings and ask yourself which one you want to feel in 10 minutes or in a half an hour. When, when the thing is done, when the discipline has blend implemented, remember what that feels like. and then remember that those minutes and those hours. They turn into weeks and months and years and holding the line in those critical minutes, we’ll put you in an infinitely better place, physically and mentally.
If you maintain the discipline. So work through the weakness, fight through the temptation, hold the line. Hold the line maintain the discipline. It is not easy, but it is worth it because yes because discipline equals freedom. I talked to a lot of people who are about to have a breakthrough, right? They’re about to have a breakthrough, but they have convinced themselves in here of one thing.
And let me tell you what it is. They’ve convinced themselves that what they’re going through. No one’s ever gone through before that their wall is thicker than everybody else’s wall. That their difficulty, no one knows how hard it is, but you don’t know what I’m going through. But you don’t know my difficulty. You don’t know my family. You don’t know my heartache. You don’t know my enemy. You don’t know who I’m facing. You don’t know this opponent.
He’s so manipulative. You don’t know how the industry is. You don’t know how the market is. You don’t know the company I’m a part of. You don’t ever think that said you don’t know my wife. You don’t know my boyfriend. You don’t know my husband. You don’t know my parents. You don’t know who I am. My difficulties are bigger than your difficulties. And that’s why I can’t overcome these difficulties. Let me explain something to you. You know, what’s dangerous is if you actually believe that, because if you actually believe it, you are right. There’s nobody else that can do any convincing for you. But it’s in that moment. Look at Hollywood. You think everybody in Hollywood is a good actor.
Honestly, I can name you 20 people that are terrible actors. Who has had a career of 20 plus years, you can as well, but they persevered. They believed they belonged in that space, even though how many artists do you think that got passed up on you think in basketball everybody’s got a God-given talent. Do you think Steph Curry can jump like LeBron James or Vince Carter? I would say Vince Carter got God-given abilities. I don’t know if Steph Curry’s got the same kind of God-given abilities as LeBron or Vince Carter or any of these guys in baseball. You think everybody’s got this perfect 20, 20 vision like Ted Williams had. So a lot of guys that hit a wall, they’d have to overcome a lot of guys that had to play AAA for a couple of years before somebody picked them up. A lot of them are in business, but no matter what you’re doing, anticipate the wall, you’re going to hit it. And in those moments, whatever you tell yourself if you convince yourself and the difficulty you’re facing is harder than everybody else’s and you buy it.
You will stay where you’re at, but if you convince yourself that whatever you, while you’ve hit other people, I’ve overcome it. And so can you, you go through that wall as well…
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