Don’t Try So Hard

You don’t have to try so hard

You wont need to exert so much energy to get better. You only need to improve by 1% every day to radically change/ transform your life

That’s the theory anyways

I can’t honestly say that I’ve intentionally experienced this but unintentionally, without really thinking about it, I can definitely speak in favour of the simple act of improving myself in small ways and how that has drastically put me in a different sphere and area of life 

If I didn’t start saving money all those years ago then I would probably still have nothing to show for all the hard work of the 9-5 grind. If I didn’t start investing money then I wouldn’t of firstly learned the hard lesson of paying close attention to what I am doing with said money and who i am willing to trust with it and secondly I wouldn’t of learned the greater lesson of compounded interest and how money can miraculously multiply when given enough time and consistent attention

The first project I produced was a talent show, it cost me £200 and every ounce of self belief I could muster to put it together. About 50 people came to support that project, that was the genesis of everything since then, the next project, was a stage play, it cost just under 3K and just under 500 people paid to watch that play at the theatre

It’s now been 6 theatre productions and 4 feature length films later and all of this started with a little talent show that I organised with three of my closest friends. The reason why we started? Because we felt under used and bored with life, knowing we were capable of so much more

Life, in my experience will always return to you way more than that which you give it, sometimes it may seem like the opposite is true, that you gave way more than what you got back in return but keep going, eventually, things balance themselves out

Had I attempted to make a feature film as the very first project then i would have likely quit. It would have been too demanding a challenge for a newcomer with no prior experience in project planning, people management and leadership

I did what I knew I could do at the time and that gave me the confidence that I needed to take on the next immediate goal after that one

One step at a time as they say

We’re already in March of 2018, the year is going extremely fast and not long from now, we will all be declaring how 2019 is our year and setting new goals and resolutions to aim for

Often at such key life moments like the celebration of a new year, our enthusiasm soars to very high heights and we once again believe that anything is possible

Only problem is, we set outrageous goals that we expect to reach in a very short space of time such as one year

But as Tony Robbins once said, people overestimate what they can do in one year but underestimate what they can accomplish in one decade

I know that tomorrow is not promised to anyone but as I mentioned yesterday, there is a 99% chance that you will likely wake up tomorrow.

So, pace yourself

You don’t have to try so hard

Each day, just aim to be 1% better than the day before and you’ll be surprised what the results of doing this can be in the long run


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