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October 6, 2020

Play Offense In Life

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Does it ever feel like things aren’t happening fast enough for you? Like your patience is running out or you’re losing sight of what you want? Or that time is passing by and you’re afraid that you’re not making the absolute most of it? Maybe it’s time for you to take ownership of your destiny and start creating it.

I grew up playing sports so I’m going to use a sports analogy - It’s time to play offense in life.

Playing offense is about being the aggressor. Push the boundary, be disruptive, and be bold. Get creative about how you pursue your goals and stay persistent. Playing offense is about trying new things to see what might work so that you have a chance to get what you desire. Yes, things may need to get worse before they get better, and failure is a real option, but even with the ups and downs at least you know you’re trying and you’ll probably get to your final destination faster. 

The alternative is to keep playing defense, which is about maintaining the status quo, resisting change, and protecting the value in the way things are. There’s nothing wrong with that, unless you’re protecting something that doesn’t feel fulfilling or satisfying to you, or it doesn't bring you happiness.

You can start playing offense by committing to something important to you, refusing to settle for what’s just “okay”, and taking action toward something you care about. I get it, it’s uncomfortable and not sustainable to do all at once, but when you take your first small offensive step then there’s a hope and belief that you can score a goal.

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