March 16, 2022

EP193 - Aim High

EP193 - Aim High

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am walking on sunshine, because we get another day to be together. 

Bruce Lee joins the show and this quote, I'm not sure it's from Bruce Lee himself, it might be a quote that he really liked that he wrote down in his journal. And his biographer took it as one his own quotes. You know, Marcus does on a lot too in Meditations. He writes down things that are actually quotes from Epictetus that he read while he was studying, so this stuff happens. But I've done my due diligence on this quote, but we're gonna go ahead with this quote from Bruce Lee. "Don't fear failure, not failure, but low aim is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious, to even fail."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:09.640 --> 00:00:16.440 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to Um moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:16.640 --> 00:00:25.559 so much for downloading the show. I am walking on Sunshine because we get 3 00:00:25.600 --> 00:00:35.320 another day to be together. Bruce Lee joins the show and this quote, 4 00:00:35.359 --> 00:00:41.520 I'm not sure it's from Bruce Lee himself. It might be a quote that 5 00:00:41.640 --> 00:00:48.039 he really liked that he wrote down in his journal and his biographer took it 6 00:00:48.159 --> 00:00:53.200 as one his own quotes. You know, Marcus does not a lot to 7 00:00:53.479 --> 00:01:00.200 in meditations. He writes down things that are actually quotes from epictetus that he 8 00:01:00.280 --> 00:01:04.519 read while he was studying. So this stuff happens. But I've done my 9 00:01:04.760 --> 00:01:11.519 due diligence on this quote. But we're going to go ahead with this quote 10 00:01:11.879 --> 00:01:19.280 from Bruce Lee. Don't fear failure. Not Failure, but low aim, 11 00:01:19.439 --> 00:01:27.159 is the crime in great attempts. It is glorious to even fail. My 12 00:01:27.200 --> 00:01:38.359 friend, mediocracy is crowded. Most people stop when things get tough, when 13 00:01:38.400 --> 00:01:46.480 things get hard, and this is when the resistance is going to kick in. 14 00:01:47.920 --> 00:01:55.519 This is when the resistance is going to start feeding you the excuses to 15 00:01:55.719 --> 00:02:01.200 keep your aim low and to keep you plan small. I don't got time, 16 00:02:02.560 --> 00:02:07.439 I don't know enough. Who Am I to think I can do this. 17 00:02:07.840 --> 00:02:21.000 I'm too old. All Bullshit. Resistance excuses. Excellence and World Class, 18 00:02:21.039 --> 00:02:29.599 though, has plenty of space, because only those who dare greatly can 19 00:02:29.639 --> 00:02:38.560 reach it. We know that the resistance is coming, so let's be ready 20 00:02:38.599 --> 00:02:44.439 for it. We have to fight it and we have to push past it. 21 00:02:44.719 --> 00:02:49.199 We don't have to listen to it, we don't have to believe it. 22 00:02:50.080 --> 00:02:58.240 What about this time? Instead of doubting our dreams and doubting our genius, 23 00:02:58.319 --> 00:03:06.479 this time let's stout our fears, let's doubt the resistance. This time 24 00:03:07.240 --> 00:03:15.840 let's remember our why. I'm just starting to read Simon synics book start with 25 00:03:15.919 --> 00:03:22.080 why. I'm only a couple of pages in, but I know that if 26 00:03:22.120 --> 00:03:29.360 we start with why at the center of what we're doing, the how and 27 00:03:29.439 --> 00:03:35.800 the what will take care of themselves. It might help to write down your 28 00:03:35.960 --> 00:03:42.960 why on a card or to keep it on your phone so that you can 29 00:03:43.000 --> 00:03:50.240 pull it out and look at it and remind yourself why you started on this 30 00:03:50.319 --> 00:03:58.120 journey. I carry three STOIC coins in my pocket. I have a Momento 31 00:03:58.319 --> 00:04:03.400 Moray coin reminding me that tomorrow is not guaranteed, so don't waste time. 32 00:04:04.360 --> 00:04:12.800 I have an amor fatigue coin reminding me Love Fate, love the things that 33 00:04:12.960 --> 00:04:17.279 happen to you and use the things that happened to you to grow. And 34 00:04:17.319 --> 00:04:23.680 of course, I have my marcus, a really as coin that reminds me 35 00:04:24.240 --> 00:04:30.079 don't talk about what a good man should be, be one. So when 36 00:04:30.079 --> 00:04:35.920 I need reminders of my philosophy, like I did a couple of weeks ago, 37 00:04:36.279 --> 00:04:40.839 I pull one out and I flip it around my knuckles, I flipping 38 00:04:40.879 --> 00:04:44.560 around up in the air, I spin it on the table, I look 39 00:04:44.600 --> 00:04:50.199 at which one it is and I take a moment to hear the message the 40 00:04:50.360 --> 00:04:57.800 universe has sended me. So, my friend, when the tough times come, 41 00:04:57.920 --> 00:05:04.160 and we know they're coming, remember your why and as long as you're 42 00:05:04.279 --> 00:05:13.279 failing forward, learning new things along the way, arming yourself with more knowledge, 43 00:05:13.480 --> 00:05:19.399 you are still moving towards your goals, you are still moving towards your 44 00:05:19.480 --> 00:05:29.079 dreams. To Paraphrase Michelangelo, the danger is not in aiming too high and 45 00:05:29.319 --> 00:05:36.480 missing. The danger is aiming too low and hitting. Aim High. Me 46 00:05:36.639 --> 00:05:43.639 and meg carpet momentum. I'll talk to you tomorrow.