Life Principle #15: Go Deeper

Life and learning can be a lot like digging a hole on the beach.

You dig and you dig… and your hole get’s a little better (you know, more…. holy 😆)
But digging is hard, and the sun is hot, and you’re thirsty and ooo look some seagulls!
Why was I digging in the first place?

When you stop digging, sand immediately starts filling up your progress. Time and sea washes away all traces of your work. You worked hard but you let things slide.

When you’re pursuing a goal or learning a new skill, you’ve got to really dig deep to make it happen. If you try to pursue too many at once you’ll end up with a bunch of shallow holes, and hardly any progress on them.

To go for the gold, we’ve got to go deeper. We’ve got to choose our opportunities and relentlessly pursue them with all we got.

Life Principle #15: Go Deeper

I see a lot of influencers online who seem to be doing it all, but they didn’t start that way. The ones who have made something of themselves started with one thing, went deep on that skill, and then after mastering it expanded their circle to another avenue.

Ask yourself, how can I go deeper in my skills, in my relationships and in all aspects of my life?

How can I go deeper with my friends?
How can I go deeper with my love?
How can I go deeper with my family?
How can I go deeper with my community?

How can I go deeper in my skills?
How can I go deeper in my finances?
How can I go deeper into my positive mindset?

How can I go deeper with my nutrition?
How can I go deeper with my physical health?
How can I go deeper with my relaxation and sleep?

Start small, focus in, go deep and expand.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

P.S. I’m Josh darn tired tonight, hopefully, all these hole digging analogies won’t sound like pure fatigue gibberish in the morning.

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