Pushing past your limits.
Breaking through your boundaries.
Crushing all barriers in your way to keep the momentum going.
This describes my modus operandi the last few weeks. It’s exhausting, exhilarating … and remarkable as always when I get into these phases. Do you ever feel this way?
I have noticed that I go through these intense phases in my life where I put everything I have – and then some – into the pursuit of what I want, and the stubborn part of me refuses to relent until she has everything she wants. Maybe I take after Lola after all!
I did it back in electrical engineering school, one of the hardest feats of my life to date, and I still remember the ache and exhaustion from working ever so hard, so long, and so tirelessly into the nights to reach those crazy academic goals. The idea of balance was as far as China!
I did it again when, during the early stages of my full-time and highly stressful career, I was pursuing the toughest certification in the networking industry (not the meeting people kind of networking, I wish. This one was called the CCIE, the mastery of the backbone of the Internet like routing and switching protocols and voice over IP and … oh never mind me!) and to get that “badge of honor”, I gave up every ounce of freedom, rest, relaxation, social life, for months to accomplish the outrageously ambitious goal in sight.
And I am doing it again now with building my business and creating awesome digital products that I can hardly wait to share with the world.
Come on, have you not pushed yourself at least once, fiercely and ferociously to your edge only to break the edge to go past the next edge in order to reach either intellectual or physical feats beyond your wildest imagination?
I have actually noticed that this mode of operation is more uncommon than usual in the world around me.
Some people never experience those phases. Some people never feel that sense of an indescribable drive and wild ambition to give up all comfort and luxury and status quo to reach well above their limits. Some people never even feel the need to push way past the ordinary standards and to go far above and beyond an ordinary day’s work. Maybe that is a good thing. Who knows! Maybe they will live much, much longer with this sense of calm and content through their life.
Sometimes, I wish I could relate but most days, the fire within me burns brightly and fiercely and it constantly asks me to push and push, and to keep on pushing. And if I stop going, I fear the light will go out and without that light that drives me ahead, I fear the looming boredom and quietude settling over my life and I cannot let that happen. I want to do everything I was meant to do and so this fire cannot go out and this sense of urgency cannot slow down to accommodate normalcy, whatever that may be.
What about balance?
Don’t get me wrong. I have huge respect and admiration for being in balance but do I always have balance? Funny, someone asked me that question during an interview recently. I guess right now, balance is not as important to me as the pursuit of unstoppable creation and building and learning and blazing a new path loudly and strongly.
Sure, I find and hold on to balance in my yoga poses, I seek and crave balance during meditation and I demand balance of myself when I desperately need to find time to restore and recenter my mind before I go on. Right now, however, it is about pushing past my limits with zeal and enthusiasm and unstoppable energy and force – and watching it all unfold before my eyes. Or in the words of the one and only Gary Vaynerchuck, hustle baby hustle!
That is how I wrote a book in under 3 weeks, including formatting – for the Kindle no less, plus epub readers and PDF – as well as over half a dozen detailed editorial reviews.
That is how I finally launched my first official podcast, The Daily Interaction, in a short few weeks with serious planning and strategy and tons of hustle and the amazing 5-week A-Z Podcasting course, with two more podcasts coming next month.
That is how I lasted 17 days on a raw foods diet and am now in the midst of another 30 day yoga challenge.
And that is also how I am launching an awesome all-video-based product in just over 2 weeks, offering you 9 professionally made videos to get you invigorated in 10 minutes a day with a unique approach to body movement and breathing, and taking care of all that goes into a successful product launch. The 10 Minute Daily Invigorator is set to launch on Monday, August 15th!
Sometimes, we need the extremes in order to feel alive and to push our human edge forward. Sometimes, balance has no place and we need to live on the edge, the edge of uncertainty and possibilities, and sometimes, patience is just not going to cut it because we do not want to wait around for weeks and months or even years to see the results of what we could accomplish – if we do truly push past all comfort limits – in a fraction of that time.
Sometimes, you just need to hustle like crazy!
So when the inner fire engulfs you and when you come alive with energy, vitality, a rush to turn ideas into actions and concepts into creations, do not resist the temptation. Go ahead, give in! See what you can do when you feel that fire within and when you are ready to give life to things that did not exist before. Create. Build. Master. Learn. Share with the world and please do it shamelessly and without apology. Do be proud of it, do glorify it, do tell others about it, and do not let anyone stop you on your blazing path to glory when you have that amazing momentum.
I am off to keep pushing to bring you my very best gift yet next week. The launch of the 10 Minute Daily Invigorator. The gift of energy and vitality where I share my secrets to how I keep my energy going so strong all day long. This might just be my most favorite product yet. I think video likes me as much as I like it but you, my darling readers, must be the final judge of that.
But before I run off, and leave you to your next task, next browser tab, next email….. I want to remind you again:
When the fire within invites you to focus and to bring your genius and your art to the world – and to do it in record time – stand up and embrace it instantly. There is no time like the present and there is no good reason to wait because time, as you know, waits for no one.
Push past your limits. The results will astound you. Because your true potential is beyond your wildest imagination and to awaken it, you must push past your comfort zone and adopt a sense of urgency about your life. Your magic must unfold now.
Are you hustling these days? Is it a lazy summer (for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)? Or do you have a fire burning within you and an urge to get things done before sundown everyday? Share those thoughts in the comments below and share this post with your friends!