So there I was, listening to Bob Goff and Dale Partridge talk it out on Dale's podcast Startup Camp when Bob said it better than I've ever heard it been said before.
Bob talks about how wine aging in cellars gets consistently twisted a quarter of a full twist. Apparently it has something to do with the sediment and the bottle-now that is all over my head-but this is an epic life lesson.
It's so easy to get caught up and want it all right here and right now but sometimes that's just not realistic. Even people who win the lottery and seemingly think they have it all right here and right now end up becoming disappointed when they realize that millions of dollars didn't actually solve any of their life problems (but actually created more).
We want this big epic transformation where we go from being average to excellent. Where we go from broke to rich. Where we go from single to married to our soul mate.
We forget though that there is a connection between where we are now and where we want to be that is necessary for us to grow through and transform from.
If I had been handed a successful blog, freelancing career, and unlimited travel points two years ago I would have ran my blog to the ground, I would have disappointed clients, and I would have never had the courage to actually use my travel points.
I needed to give myself a quarter of a twist by learning, reading, and growing my mindset. Then I had to keep twisting again, and again, and again and pretty sure I'll be giving my life another quarter of a twist.
We don't have to have huge epic changes to make epic changes.
When we set small goals and work towards our dreams what we're doing is giving our lives a quarter of a twist. We're saying, in the wine bottle of my life the sediment has all fallen to the bottom and it's time to shake things up slightly. I'm going to create this habit, read these types of books, and perform these types of actions. This will be the twist that my life needs to get things moving and to get myself closer to accomplishing my goals and following through on my passions.
What I've come to realize is that it's so strongly the little things that end up making the biggest difference. You don't need this huge epic transformation or change to start the momentum of a huge epic transformation or change in your life, all you need is to continuously give your life the quarter of a twist it needs.
If you want to pursue your passions, give yourself a quarter of a twist.
Start adding in daily habits that bring you closer to your passion. If you don't know what your passion is start doing things every single day that make you feel happy and fulfilled. Focus yourself on creating these habits that you genuinely love and enjoy and you'll see for yourself in a few weeks how much a difference they have made.
There's only one way to test this theory and that's to put it into action. I've been giving my life a quarter of a twist for a few months now and I can't tell you the epic, epic, epic effect it has had on my life and my level of happiness. Don't just take my word for it-get to it!