How to Live Full Out

"Buy the ticket. Take the ride."
-Hunter S. Thompson

Buy the ticket. Take the ride. 

Not the other way around. 

When you buy the ticket, you're in. Until you do that, it's just a nice idea. Something you might do...someday...maybe...

You have to buy the ticket, and you pay for it with...

...your time

...your attention

...your effort

...and yes...

...your money.

Will it be worth it? You won't really know until you're on the other side. Even then, it might take you a little time to realize what all you took away from the experience and how it impacted you. Snap judgements aren't always the best indicators of worthwhile value. 

3 things to consider: 

1) We've all been burned. And we've all made poor decisions. That's no reason to play it safe. Be honest enough with yourself to recognize whether you're acting the part of the astute consumer, or if you're simply making a safe decision because you're afraid of losing. 

Playing to "not lose" is a sure path to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment. 

If you want to win, play to win. 

2) Confidence isn't about always getting it right. It's knowing that no matter what happens, you've got it handled. 

3) When you get a Soul "yes," go with it...immediately! The opportunity may not present itself again for a very long time, if ever. There is never a "perfect" time, which makes every moment perfect. And it will never get any easier to take action on that Soul "yes" than right now.

The cost of INACTION is always far greater than we imagine. Sure you might save a few bucks waiting for a "deal," but that doesn't account for the stress of being lost in the void of indecision, the pain of staying stuck in a problem, or the precious time lost needlessly spinning your wheels when you could have taken a faster track. 

For the things that matter, Now is always perfect. Even if it doesn't make sense.

Buy the ticket. Take the ride.

You got this. 

The Mystic Next Door


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