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The Need for Seeking Challenges…

Posted By: Randy GageSeptember 5, 2022

(Monday Mojo 9/05/22)

Thank God it’s Monday!  Let’s get after it…

There are millions of people who dread Mondays.  For the most part, I believe that’s because they dread their lives.  That often happens because they’ve allowed themselves to be placed in a job they dislike or actually hate.  I get that, having held more than a few shitty jobs myself.  But you have to use those shit jobs as catalysts, launching pads to take you higher.

A life you dread can also happen because you’ve allowed yourself to fall into a dysfunctional relationship, a dangerous addiction, or hedonistic lifestyle.  This usually happens because you have taken the easiest possible path, the one of less friction.  Iron sharpens iron. We all need friction to become the highest version of ourselves.

That means you have to challenge yourself.  Refuse to settle for mediocrity.  Find the thing that you have to change about you, that changes the world around you.

If you settle for mediocrity when you’re young, you'll end up living a lifetime of it.  To live a healthy, happy, and prosperous life, at some point you have to challenge yourself to become more. What step can you take toward this today?

Peace,

- RG

P.S. I wrote a fun but whimsical essay about all the stupid rules society has around books and reading.  Check it out here and please let me know what you think in the comments.

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2 comments on “The Need for Seeking Challenges…”

  1. Hi Randy,
    Its been a minute since I've left a comment and connected with you. (I was kicked off twitter some time back) I've been sucked into the whirlpool of shoulda, coulda, woulda and have to's... crappy relationships and the backwaters of wifedom. In coaching my kids about having a brilliant, limitless future I realized that I was missing my own. You have taught me that age is no excuse, So at 66 yrs old I have hired the personal trainer, started guitar lessons and set up time in the recording studio with the praise band that I sing with...even if its only my friends and 6 church ladies that hear it. I am in talks with a publisher to help me write/publish one of several books I'd like to share. I've stopped listening to the media and no matter what tomorrow brings, I've decided to use every beautiful day to best of my ability.

    Book rules: I have always been an avid reader of many genres and I am guilty of buying many books that have not been read yet. My husband, who is not a reader, gasps when he sees me with pen and highlighter in hand scribbling away in my books. I can usually never read them twice because I always hand them out to those I believe can appreciate them. If it is a particularly impactful book, I buy multiple copies and keep them in my car. I, like you, always buy books, CD's and DVD's to support artists and professionals I appreciate and promote such on social media and in person. It's being part of a larger community that supports the independent thinking lifestyle.

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  • 2 comments on “The Need for Seeking Challenges…”

    1. Hi Randy,
      Its been a minute since I've left a comment and connected with you. (I was kicked off twitter some time back) I've been sucked into the whirlpool of shoulda, coulda, woulda and have to's... crappy relationships and the backwaters of wifedom. In coaching my kids about having a brilliant, limitless future I realized that I was missing my own. You have taught me that age is no excuse, So at 66 yrs old I have hired the personal trainer, started guitar lessons and set up time in the recording studio with the praise band that I sing with...even if its only my friends and 6 church ladies that hear it. I am in talks with a publisher to help me write/publish one of several books I'd like to share. I've stopped listening to the media and no matter what tomorrow brings, I've decided to use every beautiful day to best of my ability.

      Book rules: I have always been an avid reader of many genres and I am guilty of buying many books that have not been read yet. My husband, who is not a reader, gasps when he sees me with pen and highlighter in hand scribbling away in my books. I can usually never read them twice because I always hand them out to those I believe can appreciate them. If it is a particularly impactful book, I buy multiple copies and keep them in my car. I, like you, always buy books, CD's and DVD's to support artists and professionals I appreciate and promote such on social media and in person. It's being part of a larger community that supports the independent thinking lifestyle.

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