The Test Of Life

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When we are young we are constantly testing ourselves in all arenas of life… We are exploring our capabilities and consistently pushing limits to see what is possible… 

Then as we get older we more and more become creatures of habit and these tests of life so to speak become far less frequent… 

We replace innovation and creativity for the safety and security… We compromise our hard charging human spirit and default to the sure thing that we believe will allow us to eventually reach the finish line… 

Look, nothing great has ever been accomplished without great risks… 

I realize how uncomfortable putting your ball sack on the chopping block is, but unless you are willing to let it all hang out, the great impact and return upon that impact will never come to fruition… 

I got a buddy who has recently started and sold 3 different companies; the first one did well enough to take the earnings and fund the second one… The second one, which was the one that had the absolute most potential and was looked upon as a sure thing, completely bombed because of multiple unforeseeable outside factors and influences. Completely broke from going ALL IN on the 2nd business, my dude scraped together a few nickels and started a third company… This time he applied the lessons learned from the successes and failures of the first two companies and on this third test, he fucking aced it… 

We aren’t always going to get straight A’s and we may even fail a course or two, but we must keep taking the different tests of life in order to relentlessly charge forward… 

Oh yea, and just as Billy The Kid said in Young Guns:

“We test ourselves everyday cause once you stop testing yourself you get slow and they kill you.”

-EB

 

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