philosophical thoughts from Joe Rogan???

Last week on the radio Joe Rogan said something that really stood out to me.  Yes, the same Joe Rogan who does stand up comedy and hosts UFC fighting events.

He was in town doing some standup comedy and obviously promoting for everyone to come down and see him.  He also started talking about other projects he’s doing and other things he’s involved with.  The radio host asked him how he had any free time when he was working so damn much, and asked how difficult it was.  He also mentioned how Joe must have amazing discipline to maintain all these different aspects of his career.

Joe basically responded saying that he didn’t consider it “work” because it’s what he truly loves to do.  He said he is basically just living his life to the fullest and wakes up everyday extremely happy and excited.  Then he said something that I’ll never forget…

“Discipline is not waking up everyday working your 9-5pm job that you hate so that you can earn a living.  Discipline is finding out what you love, and deciphering a way to do that for the rest of your life, so you can fulfill the destiny that you were meant to live.  That’s discipline.”

Now, this wasn’t his exact word for word quote, but it pretty much sums up what he said.

Who would have thought Joe Rogan could be so deep?

Anyways, he is 100% right and I couldn’t agree more with what he said.  This was the exact mentality that provided the motivation for me to quit working for someone else and to start my own company.

You have one life and it’s too short.  So why waste it doing something you hate?  That’s utterly insane in my opinion!  Start now figuring out a way that you can do what you love, and earn a living doing it.  Write down what would need to be done and create steps to help you achieve your goal.  Each step will bring you that much closer to happiness, and to taking full advantage of what you were meant to do on this earth.

I’m not telling you to quit your day job and to put everything on the line.  In fact I would NEVER recommend something like that.  There are tons of self-help books and videos that suggest this very thing and I think it’s fucking ridiculous.  The movie “The Secret” basically tells you to jump in with both feet and never look back.

The bottom line is that you have to make sure your bills are paid and that you can put food on the table; especially if you have family/children that depend on you.  What I’m suggesting is figure out what you want to do, and start working towards that goal outside of your normal job.  Work on it once you get home and on the weekends.  And when the time comes for you to go after it 100%, you’ll know when you are ready.  That’s exactly what I did and so far things are working out just fine…

Politicians would say that slavery is all said and done.  It was ended during the Civil War and America never looked back.

I’m here to tell you that slavery is alive and well in this country, but it has nothing to do with the color of your skin.  Slavery is getting up every day, working a job you hate, for a boss you can’t stand, so that you can pay for your car and your house and whatever else.

Get up and go to work to earn the money to pay for the car that you need to keep so you can continue going to work.  That’s slavery.  Unless you change it, you are going to wake up at 50 or 60 years old and wonder what the hell you’ve done with your life.  I’d hate to see that, and you should too.

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