Jan. 19, 2022

EP153 - A Journey of a 1000 Miles

EP153 - A Journey of a 1000 Miles

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am overjoyed that we get another chance to be together. Hope you are having a great day. 

I thought I'd make a couple of tweaks to the second part of season two and we're going to give Steven Pressfield a little break, I highly suggest that you pick up The War of Art. It's not a long book, it's only about 165 pages, easy to read in one or two sittings and just so full of value. But I realized that I spend a lot of time quoting Western philosophers on the show, so I thought we'd go east on Wednesdays and give our friends out east equal time on the show. 

Tonight's quote comes from Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. And he says, "Do the difficult things while they're easy and do the great things while they're small. A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:15.240 Good Day, my friend welcome to a moment with Moch. Thank you so much for 2 00:00:15.360 --> 00:00:20.840 downloading the show. I am overjoyed that we get another chance to be it 3 00:00:20.960 --> 00:00:28.520 gether hope you are having a great day. I thought I'd make a couple of two 4 00:00:28.540 --> 00:00:35.300 weeks to the second part of season two and we're going to give Stephen Press 5 00:00:35.360 --> 00:00:42.720 field a little break. I highly suggest that you pick up the war of art. It's 6 00:00:42.760 --> 00:00:47.680 not a long buck, it's only about a hundred and sixty five pages, easy to 7 00:00:47.760 --> 00:00:53.380 read in one or two sittings and just so full of value, 8 00:00:54.700 --> 00:00:57.520 but I realized that I spend a lot of time, 9 00:00:58.760 --> 00:01:04.739 quoting Western philosophers on the show. So I thought we go east on 10 00:01:04.900 --> 00:01:12.360 Wednesdays and give our friends out east equal time on the show. So to 11 00:01:12.460 --> 00:01:17.340 night's quote, comes from Lausus the founder of Cauis 12 00:01:18.940 --> 00:01:24.820 and he says, do the difficult things. While they are easy and do the great 13 00:01:24.860 --> 00:01:31.820 things while they are small, a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a 14 00:01:31.920 --> 00:01:33.100 single step. 15 00:01:34.380 --> 00:01:37.140 We talk a lot about chasing our dreams and 16 00:01:38.240 --> 00:01:44.440 how we can achieve the amazing and living up to our full potential, 17 00:01:44.740 --> 00:01:49.320 realizing our greatness and our genius within we sit back. 18 00:01:50.820 --> 00:01:55.380 We see it all coming true and I believe it's going to come to my friend and we 19 00:01:56.000 --> 00:02:01.600 we see ourselves there on the top of the mountain and then the show ends and 20 00:02:01.660 --> 00:02:05.260 we open our eyes and hopefully not if you're driving, hopefully, you've kept 21 00:02:05.280 --> 00:02:11.020 your eyes open all the time baby J. I m I'm talking to you here, but we see 22 00:02:11.060 --> 00:02:18.020 ourselves on top of this mountain and then we realize that there's a mountain 23 00:02:18.820 --> 00:02:20.520 standing in front of us 24 00:02:21.880 --> 00:02:30.240 and the distance between us and where we want to go can seem so far away so 25 00:02:30.480 --> 00:02:37.700 distant, so daunting that we can't even see a way to get there. So we never 26 00:02:37.880 --> 00:02:45.260 take that important first step. Remember: There is no perfect time to 27 00:02:45.280 --> 00:02:45.660 begin. 28 00:02:46.820 --> 00:02:51.540 The time is now that first step 29 00:02:52.620 --> 00:03:00.080 builds momentum. It starts the process of building a success habit. 30 00:03:01.080 --> 00:03:08.060 Maybe you've heard that a lot of very successful people begin the day by 31 00:03:08.080 --> 00:03:10.100 making the bed 32 00:03:11.180 --> 00:03:14.940 they do that because it starts the day 33 00:03:16.380 --> 00:03:22.960 with a small success. It starts the day with a completed task and soon 34 00:03:23.840 --> 00:03:28.160 completing tasks becomes a habit. 35 00:03:29.620 --> 00:03:36.320 The longer we put off taking that first step, the harder it becomes. I'm 36 00:03:36.640 --> 00:03:42.940 reminded of a story. I was at a friends for dinner a few years back and the 37 00:03:43.080 --> 00:03:48.440 teenage kids were in charge of doing the dishes after dinner, and I turned 38 00:03:48.500 --> 00:03:54.900 to the the the young gentleman and I guess he was about thirteen or twelve 39 00:03:54.940 --> 00:04:00.880 or thirteen. You know fellows that age that you realize where you start to 40 00:04:01.180 --> 00:04:06.780 begin to know everything. You know that age and I said to the to a actor dinner. 41 00:04:06.800 --> 00:04:10.300 I said you know you should jump on those dishes right now, because they're 42 00:04:10.340 --> 00:04:15.020 going to be a lot easier to watch right now and either you know, I don't want 43 00:04:15.060 --> 00:04:19.380 to do a no. I don't want to go up to him later and play these Games Blah 44 00:04:19.420 --> 00:04:23.340 Blah Blah whatever it was sure enough. Come the end of the evening when we're 45 00:04:23.380 --> 00:04:28.040 all sitting down to get ready to watch a movie and he and his sister had to go 46 00:04:28.160 --> 00:04:34.340 watch the dishes. Of course everything had dried and washing the dishes became 47 00:04:34.460 --> 00:04:35.540 much harder 48 00:04:36.780 --> 00:04:39.420 because it was put off 49 00:04:40.860 --> 00:04:41.320 my friend. 50 00:04:42.340 --> 00:04:44.380 We have to climb that mountain 51 00:04:45.440 --> 00:04:47.360 one step at a time 52 00:04:48.760 --> 00:04:55.760 and if we consistently take the next step, we're moving up the mountain 53 00:04:56.140 --> 00:04:57.300 towards our goals. 54 00:04:58.300 --> 00:05:06.280 Now we know- and we expect that life is going to keep testing us. Life is going 55 00:05:06.320 --> 00:05:11.500 to keep throwing challenges our way, and sometimes we may have to take a 56 00:05:11.620 --> 00:05:15.180 side step or even a step back, 57 00:05:16.300 --> 00:05:17.160 but that's okay, 58 00:05:18.320 --> 00:05:25.220 because it's better than standing still and my friend celebrate those small 59 00:05:25.420 --> 00:05:31.480 successes and achievements along the way you don't have to wait until you're 60 00:05:31.520 --> 00:05:37.260 at the top of the mount be good, although I know it can feel like it. 61 00:05:38.320 --> 00:05:44.500 We're not walking a ring into mortal enjoy the journey and let your 62 00:05:44.660 --> 00:05:52.660 brilliance to shine so that others can see you never know. Your Life may show 63 00:05:52.700 --> 00:05:56.740 some one else where their first step is. 64 00:05:57.940 --> 00:06:01.900 Let's get to step in my print carpet momentum 65 00:06:03.040 --> 00:06:04.360 of Tartie tomorrow 66 00:06:20.100 --> 00:06:20.120 I