I woke up this morning thinking about how tough life can be. I’m not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with fatigue, chats with those around me, and even hearing stories from clients.But what I have realized over the years is life is short and we need to make the most of it!

Today one of my mentors Kobe Bryant passed away in a devastating plane crash. When I received the news, my first reaction was this was a very bad joke. I had literally listened to him on a podcast during my morning workout. I would do this from time to time if I needed some extra motivation or focus. I would just hear him talk and know I needed to suck it up and just go! I need to embrace movement and the need to always get better. I needed to face my fears and Just Do It!

We don’t actually think about this much. Until tragedy strikes us, we don’t give it a second thought. We never realize that life is short and it’s meant to be lived. Instead, we’re immersed in stress, anxiety and fear. Fear. physically. emotionally and mentally. Even financially and spiritually.

We’re all victims of fear. We all conjure up these what-if scenarios in our minds that drive us crazy. What are we so afraid of? Why are we so deathly running in one direction when we should be embracing fear? This has nothing to do with you or me or anyone else. It’s pre-programmed into our minds. We’re afraid of pain. All kinds of pain. So we try to embrace comfort (even if it’s uncomfortable).

Tony Robbins often says that we’ll do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure. We would do more to avoid $25,000 being taken from us than going out there and earning an extra $25,000. But this fear of pain is ruining our lives. Life is too short to live this way.

We always hear about people being taken from this world too suddenly such as Bryant. And when that happens, you realize that life is incredibly short. But after the pain and agony of that subsides, you realize something else. Life is meant to be lived.

Don’t wake up another day to live in fear. Embrace it. Follow it. Love the fear. Move outside of your comfort zone and do things that you normally wouldn’t do because today could be the last. If you don’t enjoy the journey then what’s the point?

Sure, there are things that we need to do but don’t let the small problems in life paralyze you from the growth and prosperity of your future!

Now take life own it and go after all that it is you know you want and deserve!

As an entrepreneur, I can tell you that I’ve often lived in fear. It wasn’t until I moved myself out of my comfort zone and proved to myself I could do things that I did not think possible by ignoring and combating this fear with hope and belief.

So I embraced life. I welcomed fear. In fact, I beckoned it. I started doing things that I was deathly afraid of doing. And you know what? Some wonderful things started to happen. I found people who were ready and willing to help me. I began attracting the right things into my life. I wasn’t just thinking I was acting. The more I conquered fear the more I wanted to see what I was made of!

So if you’re sitting there thinking that you’re too afraid to embrace life after just realizing that life is incredibly short because some event has jarred you out of your thinking.

Stop and tell yourself FEAR is FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. Stop Living Life as if you have it forever and start living it as if there’s no tomorrow!

The O-Board Says…

A. Clean and Jerks

B. For Time:
400m Run
15 Clean and Jerks
15 Pullups (3 Rope Climbs)
400m Run
12 Clean and Jerks
12 Pullups (2 Rope Climbs)
400m Run
9 Clean and Jerks
9 Pullups(1 Rope Climb)

Posted By: Annie