March 7, 2022

EP186 - Tentative Efforts = Tentative Outcomes

EP186 - Tentative Efforts = Tentative Outcomes

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am so happy that we are here at the beginning of another week. Epictetus is in the house and Epictetus tells us, "Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore give yourself fully to your endeavors, decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determined to pay the price of a worthy goal."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:10.679 --> 00:00:17.160 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to a moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:17.320 --> 00:00:23.719 so much for downloading the show. I am so happy that we are here 3 00:00:23.800 --> 00:00:31.800 at the beginning of another week. Epictitis is in the House, and epictitis 4 00:00:31.839 --> 00:00:40.600 tells US tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to 5 00:00:40.679 --> 00:00:47.479 your endeavors, decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determined to pay 6 00:00:47.600 --> 00:00:56.359 the price of a worthy goal. My friend, I feel like I have 7 00:00:56.600 --> 00:01:04.159 lived this quote myself, at least the first line. Tentative efforts lead to 8 00:01:04.239 --> 00:01:11.760 tentative outcomes. When I look back in my childhood, I grew up in 9 00:01:11.879 --> 00:01:18.000 a paycheck to paycheck foundily, neither one of my parents graduated high school. 10 00:01:18.040 --> 00:01:23.359 I don't think my dad even went to high school, and I can remember 11 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:32.239 the worry that happened in our house whenever the word strike came into our existence. 12 00:01:32.359 --> 00:01:38.959 Every couple of years. There was always a lot of anxiety about dad 13 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:48.599 going out on strike. I can see now how this affected my acting career. 14 00:01:49.719 --> 00:01:55.799 I was never able to fully commit to it. I have always lived 15 00:01:55.840 --> 00:02:01.799 in fear of not knowing when my next pay day is. When you live 16 00:02:02.000 --> 00:02:12.199 paycheck to paycheck. Missing one or, Heaven Forbid, two can really put 17 00:02:12.319 --> 00:02:19.199 you in a mind. I even had some success in my acting career. 18 00:02:19.240 --> 00:02:24.599 I landed a couple of commercials, the best one of Ford Mustang Commercial, 19 00:02:25.000 --> 00:02:31.960 and that ended up paying me about twenty five thousand dollars. But I didn't 20 00:02:31.960 --> 00:02:39.240 know how to handle twenty five thousand dollars and too soon it was gone, 21 00:02:39.639 --> 00:02:47.599 and eventually I gave up that dream for a steady paycheck. Even now, 22 00:02:49.240 --> 00:02:54.560 this affects me, which is why I gave myself a year to leave the 23 00:02:54.639 --> 00:03:01.120 factory, and there's a hundred and twenty seven days left of that, by 24 00:03:01.159 --> 00:03:08.919 the way. This time, though, is different. This time I have 25 00:03:09.039 --> 00:03:16.960 more than a dream. This time I have a plan and on that plan 26 00:03:17.039 --> 00:03:24.840 I have measurable goals to reach, and this time I'm not doing it alone. 27 00:03:24.919 --> 00:03:29.400 I have a team around me, I have a mentor, I have 28 00:03:29.599 --> 00:03:36.479 teachers that believe in me. My friend, if we don't fully commit to 29 00:03:36.520 --> 00:03:40.520 our dreams, we never learn all the things that we need to know. 30 00:03:40.840 --> 00:03:47.680 We never acquire and hone the skills we need to master in order to reach 31 00:03:47.719 --> 00:03:54.319 our goals. It doesn't matter whether you're starting a business, writing a book 32 00:03:54.439 --> 00:04:00.319 or a song, whether you have a plan to get healthier or becoming a 33 00:04:00.439 --> 00:04:09.400 guitar teacher, we need to commit fully to our dreams and commit fully to 34 00:04:09.479 --> 00:04:14.680 the work that it's going to take to achieve them. When we do, 35 00:04:15.479 --> 00:04:20.959 our Muse will know that we're ready for the gifts that she has been waiting 36 00:04:21.399 --> 00:04:28.360 to give us. It's up to us to get to that place where we 37 00:04:28.439 --> 00:04:35.600 can receive those let's get to step in my brind carpe momentum. I'll talk 38 00:04:35.639 --> 00:04:45.360 to you tomorrow.