Getting older has taught me the outer game is won by winning the inner battles.
With the internet, Google, and the search outside of ourselves, most have it backwards. The inner game is where it’s at.
The problem with the inner game is it’s lonely. It’s not glamorous. It’s often tedious and boring.
Shawn Coyne and Steven Pressfield call it resistance. Whatever you call it you must dominate it. Become a warrior and wage this inner war to win the outer.
Your biggest enemy is you. Look in the mirror. Mine is me.
I chose this minimalist theme as a way to win my inner battles. To put the words I write daily (1,000) out in the world. My inner voice said don’t do it. No one will benefit. Then I realized one person will. Maybe two. I will and maybe someone else will. Is it you?
I am not the hero of the story, more of a guide for you. A guide to help you learn from my mistakes.
I peel back the mask and reveal parts of my inner game. The life I am living my life and then I am reporting back here on what I am experiencing and learning so you can benefit from the lessons, mistakes and transformation in my life.
Conquering your inner game, life, is all about transformation. Transformation is the common theme in the most stories. Do you want to transform some aspect of your life?
You are part of an exclusive club. You have decided to change and you took the first step by searching for information. You influence the world, whether you realize it or not.
You change people’s lives. Right now. Whether you realize it or not. Whether it’s for the better or not.
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
The quote is from PBS’ “One Last Thing” documentary, which aired on TV in 2011.
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Brian Lee Nash, Esq.