Don’t Burn Out, Bone Up
It’s bone up time. How much bone do you have? How much freaking grit, how much persistence, insistence, and demand do you have to take care of your family? Back the way we did a couple of thousand years ago you had to wake up in the morning build your fire, and go kill your food. Now you complain about going to Whole Foods, Safeway, or Albertsons or wherever you go to pick up your groceries. You complain because you have to stand in line. 2,000 years ago you know what you were complaining about?
“That bear almost ate me!”
Bone up. It’s time to bone up. I’ve watched the debates and clearly neither the democrats nor the republicans can take care of you and your family. It’s bone up time. Eat what you kill is the environment you live in. You can’t bone up if you keep talking about burning out.
I don’t believe people burn out. I believe they lose focus on their purpose.
Why are so many people not excited about what they are doing every day? If you’ve ever not been excited let me tell you why that was: you lost your sense of purpose. Most people don’t even have their own purpose—they’ve adopted another person’s purpose. Your dad told you what you should be, your mom said you shouldn’t do this. Your teacher, the educational system said, “No, you shouldn’t do that you should do this.”
You need to redefine your purpose. What gets you excited? What does the word purpose even mean? The dictionary defines purpose as, “cause, grounds, motive, objective, goals, intention, justification, point, reason, aim.” What is your purpose, the cause of you getting up in the morning? What are the grounds that you get up and get energized? What is your motive each day, what drives you, what is your objective in life, what are you trying to accomplish? What’s your intention, what’s your point, your reason, and what is your aim in life?
When you find out that reason, that objective you have in life—you’ll be excited every day. It’s called purpose. And most people don’t have it because they’ve basically adopted someone else’s ideas. Have your own purpose. Give life to your own purpose, create your own purpose, clarify your own purpose so you can be on fire every day.
You’re not a candle. How can you burn out if you’re not a candle?People are like, “Grant you’re burning both ends,” and I’m like, “I am not a candle.” I’m on purpose, I know what I’m doing, I know where I’m going, I know what I’m excited about. The fact is if you’re waking up in the morning, or in the afternoon, or at night, and you don’t know what to do—you’re lost—you can’t find you’re freaking mojo, you can’t find your jack-jack, you can’t find your purpose… but please folks, don’t blame it on burnout.
The last thing that’s ever going to happen to you is you burning out because you’re not a stick of wax. Your life is like a 32-gallon tank of gas. Use it all, don’t save gas. Don’t have it sit in your tank. Burn it up. And refuel again by knowing where you’re going, your destination, and what’s your purpose.
Bone up. Take care of your family, take care of you, and take care of your company. You aren’t burned out, you lack purpose. If you need help rekindling that spark, get on Cardone University now. You’ll get 100 Ways to Stay Motivated along with the 1500 other courses to get your finances right—and your life right. Take time out of the equation and check it out right now, right here.
Be great, nothing else pays.