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The Blueprint with Eliot Marshall

Nov 6, 2023

Sometimes, life can feel like navigating a vast, expansive ocean without a compass. You feel lost, directionless, and tossed about by every turbulent wave. In these times, the significance of having a roadmap, a plan, cannot be understated.

Imagine setting sail without a map or a set destination. Where would you end up? Would you even get anywhere? This same concept applies to our lives. When you chart your course, you're not left to the mercy of unpredictable tides and winds. Instead, you take control and steer your ship toward your desired horizon.

And I can't stress this enough: your plans shouldn’t be built on fleeting whims or temporary urges. They should be constructed with long-term vision, hard work, and unwavering commitment. You might wonder, "Why is planning so essential?" Here's an analogy for you: Think of professional sports. Behind every highlight reel, every incredible play, there are countless hours of practice, planning, and preparation. Rarely do these moments happen by sheer luck.

And the journey? It won't be easy. There will be times when you'll be tempted to abandon your route, thinking perhaps there's a shortcut or an easier way. But it's perseverance during these testing times that makes all the difference. Consistency is key.

Take the story of Drew Dober. There were aspects of his craft that took years to hone, but he stayed committed. He didn't look for quick fixes or easy outs. And the result? Both of us reaping the benefits of hard work and dedication.

Similarly, don't be disheartened if results don't manifest overnight. Any tree that stands tall and firm today was once a tiny seed that decided to stick to its ground, no matter how harsh the weather. Remember this: just as the mightiest river carves its path over time, so too will your persistent efforts mold your destiny.

So draft your plan. Refine it, adjust it, but never lose sight of it. Just because the night is the darkest doesn't mean dawn isn't on the horizon. Push through, stay committed, and when the going gets tough, remind yourself of your 'why.'

In the grand scheme of things, it's not about being special or uniquely gifted. It's about commitment, consistency, and staying true to your plan. So, as you embark on this journey, embrace your passion, harness your power, and offer your purpose to the world. Stand tall and stand firm.