My New Mantra Through Uncertainty
Mantra's are wonderful little things aren't they? Who doesn't need a pithy verbal coach to get you through the tough uncertain career decisions we make? Love it. Tim Ferris often cites his own version of this when he goes to take on a new big project. "What would this look like if it were easy? What would I do if success was guaranteed?" I think about it often when taking on some new, uncertain, complex project or effort. Action first, motivation later, and if you do it enough, you get pretty darn good at what you are focusing on. It's all preparation. Follow that up with the idea that luck tends to favor the prepared and you're on your way. Rooting for you on this creator journey.
I will be assuming success from now on
"Assume success" I love this!
beautiful essay! I love your mantra, "I'm assuming success."
Such a great way to chart your future, Michelle.
When we lead with who we are - our being - all the things we do become rich and imbued with the all that nourish our souls (and line our bank balances)
This is a great mantra. The hardest thing on these paths is you can’t convey to anyone else that you have a stupid little hunch that things might sorta maybe work out. Even admitting that to yourself is confusing.
I’m gonna use this!
Love this one!
What a great share of your thinking on success.
" . . . but the future has this weird habit of being uncertain."
Love the playfulness of this reminder.
And this is such sound sane planning!
"Something I realized is that if I’m alive in ten years, chances are I will be ten years better at whatever I choose to do. Especially if I commit myself to doing them consistently."
I'm heartened after reading this by my choices of late, which align with your thinking, so thank you for the way you're shared the perspective and lifted my confidence!
Totally stealing the answer, "assume success" for future conversations.