This. Right now. Today. is the most important blog in the series.
Because it is about the turning point.
It is about your critical first step off the path to wherever you were going so that you can do something different. So that you can create a new future.
It is about your decision. Literally. The moment you will cut away all that could have been - in a life resigned to the status quo you can no longer stand - and begin to design a new life in its place.
Everything we have done since September has been an effort to generate deep insight about the problem you want to help solve and why that problem persists. About the haters and fear that hold you back and constraints on your energy and time. About the full measure of the Genius that you bring to this work and where that Genius would be of best use.
The past five months were designed to generate in you a massive realization about the difference you could make.
All of that effort will be for naught if you do not turn your insight into action.
Action that starts with a commitment.
A decision that you will bring a new future into being. One of your design. Built upon the pillars of your Genius. Resting on the rock-solid foundation of your declaration.
A decision that you will make the difference that only you can make.
No one can coerce this commitment from you. Or threaten it out of you. The responsibility rests squarely on your shoulders, my friend.
What are you willing to do?
You have all the information you need. You know what you want to be different. You know what great power you bring. The next thing for you to do is decide to do.
Declare that you want something different. Decide to bring your new version into the world.
The specific details of what and how you will do it or when you will make your first move are completely up to you. And the topic of every blog - and every email - that will come hereafter.
So if you're feeling time-pressure, ease up on yourself. Your commitment does not start a timer, counting down to the moment of your first move (I am relearning this lesson again - right now! - and despite my sometimes forgetting, it is still 100% true). There is no such thing as late to this party. You're the host. It's in your venue. The doors open when you say they do.
First you must decide that they will.
Commit to yourself.
To your new future.
To the difference that only you can make.
And you will already be on your way.
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