Create Your Dent in The Universe
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe.” – Steve Jobs
We want being here on this earth to have mattered. When you are stuck in the world of doing what you have to do to make ends meet, you don’t feel like you have the luxury of thinking about your legacy.
But it’s thinking about your legacy that actually creates your future.
Let me show you what I mean.
I go to our karate dojo multiple times per week. This past week we had a board breaking clinic. It’s a fun and exciting thing to break boards with your hands.
It’s not even that hard, it just takes a lot of focus, mental energy and the right technique.
I watched one boy try to break a board. He had the physical strength to do it. He even seemed very focused and had a good technique. Yet the second he went to hit the board, he hesitated. That hesitation made him smack the board and the board bounced back and didn’t break.
He seemed to have all the pieces he needed, except that one small hesitation held him back.
What my Sosai told me, and what I told him:
“Try to hit the FLOOR.”
It’s not about breaking the board, it’s about sending your hand through space with enough force to hit the floor, and the boards will break as a result.
This time, it worked. The boy put all his force into hitting the floor, not the boards.
THIS is what we need. We NEED legacy to drive us to create a dent in the universe. Because, yes, paying bills matter, but that PALES in comparison to changing the world. In fact, that is just logistics. If you dedicate yourself to changing the future of the planet, you are willing to do whatever it takes to get by.
If you are willing to give up your hesitation, or the idea of “Who am I to do something great?” You will move mountains. New paths will open up to you.
Now it’s not always pink ribbons, and roses. But as a warrior looking to succeed no matter what – you know that it’s not. And you are ready for it. You know that there will be battles lost.
But if you continue to aim for something as big as creating your spot in the universe, the small losses don’t matter. It’s the courage to continue that counts.
You are able to do way more than you think. So if you weren’t afraid, what would your legacy be?
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