Society & Culture
New Horizons, Toxic Social Media, Goal Attainment, & The Virtue Of Trying – EU 31
Do not be afraid of what you can or can't control. Do not let the uncertainty of an outcome stop you from trying. Go out into the world, put forth the best of your effort, live fully, and what is meant to happen will manifest in the most splendid and unexpected ways...
In this week's episode, Robert McQuarrie – friend of 20+ years, businessman, college graduate, investor, and certified hustler – joins us to discuss a wealth of practical and life-enhancing topics.
We discuss my upcoming (now complete) move away from my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico and how to enter the realm of chaos and newness with strength, openness, and determination. The pros and cons of entering a brand new environment and lifestyle with a set plan. The toxicity of social media when used for purposes of overconsumption, passive comparison, sensationalized news, fear of missing out (FOMO), and escapism from day-to-day life and responsibility. Benefits of social media when used in a contributive and value-adding manner. We share our perspectives on victimhood, taking responsibility, and the hesitation to push through barriers of comfort even if the outcome is desirable in the medium-to-long run. Personal development as a pseudo-tool to outrun the potential of evil within oneself and the world rather than incorporating those elements of reality into one's perspective and actions.
Robert shines in his description and embodiment of drive, strategic execution, goal attainment, perseverance, and grit. Achieving outcomes through SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) goal-setting. Scheduling and rewarding oneself for sticking to a plan. The importance of sticking to a plan even when the going gets tough and things seem uncertain. How to enjoy the process of consistently trying different things, seeing how you respond, and tweaking your approach to be more and more efficient. Having faith that you can achieve your goals and enjoy the process. You'll never know what you're capable of without trying. Every person is destined for good, you just have to work and pursue it.
Huge shout out to Robert for taking the time to sit down and have an honest, fun, and light-hearted conversation about interesting topics. I'm excited about the journey ahead for both you and myself; I have confidence we will both accomplish great things and be the good men and people we strive to be. Thank you for being an exceptional friend through thick and thin.
Do not be afraid of what you can or can't control. Every person is capable of good, you just have to work towards the things you want. Regardless of if you fail or succeed, you'll be happy you tried :).
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