Rage is one of the absolute best motivators.
It’s perfect for focusing your intention and maintaining momentum. If you can control it.
Rage fuels itself.
But there’s a dark side.
Rage is so powerful, you risk it consuming you…
But… and this is a big but… if you know how to harness it, you can use it.
I guess Boromir thought the same about the Ring of Power, and we all know how that ended… but I digress.
Harnessing rage hinges on your ability to compartmentalize.
To be able to moderate your own yin and yang.
Do not allow the rage to affect your daily interactions with those who are not part of it, but rather, allow it to fuel the essential tasks of your work, the tasks that you know will benefit your goals and long-term success.
Do not lash out at people who do not deserve it. Focus the rage on your mission.
Do not have outbursts. Focus the rage into action.
What can you achieve when you’re able to do this?
Hell, I started a successful business with it…
You see, a company fucked with my money, so I said “fuck you” to the company.
And now I make over three times the money in a third the time…
I did what I had to do to please my clients and take care of them in the final days in my position, and then I left.
My clients came first and I wasn’t going to leave them hanging high-and-dry.
I stopped caring about the company’s bottom line and how I was benefiting them.
I started caring about how I wasn’t taking home as much money as I should be for the efforts I was putting in.
That’s how a “job” works, even if your job is basically running your own business with someone else’s resources and oversight.
You will never make what you’re worth until you take your future into your own hands.
You will always make less than you’re worth. That’s how you remain useful to the people who hire you.
I’ve known that for a long time. I’ve been laying the foundation for escape for a long time.
Corporate is always going to care about corporate first and you last.
It’s not the company’s fault for fucking you over. It’s your fault for allowing it.
Again, it’s not THEIR FAULT. It’s YOURS.
Everything is your fault, and that’s precisely why you’re in the situation you’re currently in.
When you start taking responsibility for everything in your life, your life changes.
If this mindset is good enough for a U.S. Navy Seal, it’s good enough for me.
We’ve been lied to about reality and how the world operates in this colossal system…
We’ve been lied to as men that we need to be passive and always turn the other cheek…
We’ve been lied to that the nice guy gets ahead and goes home with the girl and the cash and the Ferrari…
That’s not true.
Sometimes you have to get dirty.
Sometimes you have to knock someone out.
Sometimes you have to fuck people over who have shown you their true colors.
And wars come in many forms.
For me, this was a financial war and this was a slight I wouldn’t allow.
You don’t fuck with a man’s bank account.
I showed them how quickly a source of income can dry up when you piss off a power player.
I showed them what happens when you fuck with a boss.
The boss says “fuck you” and takes his money with him.
And that’s exactly what I did…
Rage and the stars aligned.
I was on the path of gaining skills and experience, with the end goal of starting my own thing down the road.
Everything was running smoothly. Business was booming. My numbers were the highest they had ever been.
And then people decided to disrespect me and fuck with my money.
I immediately came up with a plan to close out my clients’ contracts as soon as possible, and wouldn’t you know it, they all wrapped up the week before Christmas. I set a goal to wrap up my clientele and take a vacation before my company launched on January 1st.
And then I got to work, step by step, task by task, enacting my plan.
That’s all it takes.
PLAN & EXECUTE.
In the moment you don’t realize it, but when you focus on completing one step at a time, you quickly make progress towards a goal.
And then you look back and say, “Wow… I created something of my own.”
It’s all pretty straightforward:
- A goal requires the completion of certain tasks.
- Certain tasks have certain requirements.
- Those requirements involve performing other tasks.
Write down all of these things on a piece of paper, prioritize the items, and then get to work.
Don’t worry about how many things there are to do, just DO THEM.
To be a bit cliché, climbing a mountain starts with a single step.
You don’t get to the top of a mountain by worrying about how many steps it will take. You just start climbing…
The same thing applies for your great work.
You simply go down the list and do what you have to do, with fiery rage if necessary.
Welcome to the show. It’s time to start a new chapter.
Demons & Destiny