Out of all the things in the world, your mindset could be the first and ultimate thing that’s hindering your growth. Changing your mindset will certainly do you a lot of good. Brendan Myers discusses having the mindset of a go-getter as an important step in actually going and getting what you want out of life. A simple shift can radically alter the way you see the world, especially the things you already have right in front of you. Work on your mindset today to bring out the best in you!
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Go Go Go Mindset
The Reason Behind It All
This is a Quicktime Friday and you know what that means. If you don’t know what that means, let me remind you. Every single Friday we come on here, maybe it’s 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes. I answer a question. I look in my reviews. I talk about a specific topic or I discuss this or that to bring you a little bit of spice to your week and to ignite maybe a breakthrough or bring your vision to life in some way, shape or form. It starts somewhere. That’s what the CreateU Experience and Quicktime Friday means to me and hopefully, it means the same to you. Fuck and by the way, I cursed because it’s unfiltered. You should probably stop reading if you don’t like curse words because I do once in a while. I don’t have an apology for that.
This is going to be a fun one. We have an interesting topic. It’s this the go, go, go mindset that everyone sees me possess. I don’t know if possess is the right word. It sounds a little freaky, but I have this mindset that no matter what, I keep on moving forward. It doesn’t matter what position I’m in. I could be going through a breakup. I could go through some hardships. I could experience a tragedy. I could be severely injured, whatever the case may be, I keep on moving. I have a tattoo on my left wrist and that represents the warrior spirit. It’s a sword with a spiritual thing going around it. It represents that no matter what, it doesn’t matter the circumstances, I am going to fall forward. I am never going to fall backward.No matter the circumstances, you always have to fall forward, never backwards. Click To Tweet
Even if someone stabs me on the battlefield or whatever it is in my life, whatever, I’m always going to fall forward because that’s all I know. The reason why I know this and this go, go, go mindset is because since I was a kid, I used to open up the door to my hallway outside of my room to watch my father through the crack get ready for the day at 4:30 AM, literally every single day. I would watch him and I’d be questioning and I’d be like, “Why is he waking up early? What’s the point of this grind that he doesn’t even talk about?” He just does. He’s always showing up for my brother and my sister and his family. Like, “What the fuck is this?”
That’s where it started, but that wasn’t the sole motivation to where I am now. I literally am go, go, go. I wake up at 2:00 in the morning and I think of an idea, I write it down or I text somebody. I check in on someone if they’re not feeling well or they need some support because I know what I would want in specific situations like that. If I want to buy something, if I want to go somewhere, I go, go, go. I do it. I make it happen. Yes, it’s a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse in many ways, but more so blessing in many ways, but I do think that it is extremely valuable when you hear a little bit more about why I do what I do. It’ll be interesting. Let me jump right in. Outside of my dad waking up every single morning, another factor that played a huge role in the way that specific people treated me growing up.
I always felt like I wasn’t enough. I felt like I wasn’t heard. I wasn’t seen. I was a mistake. I was a fuck up. I was always different things. As I continuously looked at myself in the mirror and I saw this beast and not in a good way, I always questioned everything around me. I questioned my relationships, I questioned my parents. I questioned literally everything and anything you could think of. The only mentality that I had was, “If I show up and I work as hard as possible, I show up for other people, I care, and I do all these different things, then maybe I will be seen. Maybe some will understand that I am a positive beast, that I have so much to offer the world and I’ll be heard and all these different things.”
Growing up, that was my sole motivation. That right there, it was like, “I need to be seen even if I’m being made fun of.” Whatever it is, I worked and I worked my ass off. I would go in the morning during high school and I would go and train at 4:35 AM and then after school I’d go and train again because I knew exactly where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in the NFL. I wanted to do this and that. That was like me all the time. It came from and all this motivation, this go, go, go mindset, it came from consistently people putting me down. Telling me that I wasn’t good enough, telling me that I couldn’t make it, telling me, “You can’t do this. You won’t do this. You won’t see this.” As I was depressed and having more and more anxiety and going through this and that, it fueled my fire. When someone would say something to me, I’d take a tally. When someone would put me down, I’ll take a tally. If a girl rejected me, I’d take a tally. Soon enough, I built up enough motivation to live and breathe, working my ass off until I would get sick.
The interesting thing is I started to I got sick here, sick there, got injured here, injured there. Soon enough, I almost became immune to how hard I worked. It was second nature. As I grew, as I got older, and I started to look at everything from a different perspective, I forgave everyone that talks shit about me, that said this about me. My motivation wasn’t, “I want my brother to see me in the NFL anymore.” It wasn’t any of that stuff anymore. I started to become more that I didn’t want other people to feel the way I felt. From there, it was more so I want to see other people’s visions come to life in a healthy way, not a negative way like mine has throughout the majority of my life.
My go, go, go mindset, where it comes from, is clear to me. It’s specific. I truly want to see other people succeed and I want to see them have a smile on their faces as I have for many years now when they accomplish their vision. When they’re on the right path and when they have a beautiful relationship and when people are supporting them and all this stuff. It’s okay to take a negative and turn it into a positive and then utilize that positive like wildfire. It is okay even if it derived from a negative. A lot of us try and block off this stuff. Maybe it’s me and the way my father made me feel when I was younger and my brother or the way this kid made me feel and I say to myself, “That’s not why I’m a go-getter,” or I’ll say, “I’m a go-getter because of that.” It’s not even a good thing, but the fact is that I’ve shifted.
I’ve taken all the negative and I turn it into a positive. Now, I say, “I’m a go-getter because I care. I’m a go-getter because I’m compassionate. I’m a go-getter because I’m blessed. I’m a go-getter because I’m grateful. I’m a go-getter because I see things in other people that they don’t even see in themselves.” It started with resentment. It started with pain. It started with discomfort. It started with all of this shit and all these things holding me back. Now, I’ve turned it into something that propels me forward. It not only propels me forward but people around me. It’s my energy that gives the vision, the possibilities, and the opportunity to people around me. That’s the beauty of it.
If I feel like I’m not go, go, go, it’s not that I’m like giving up on other people, but I’m giving up on myself. Go, go, go is like second nature. I wake up and I fucking get after it because I know what’s possible and that’s it. That’s the go, go, go mindset, where it comes from for me and maybe you learn something from that. Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not as much of a go-getter because of this or because this person made me feel this way or this past relationship fucked me up,” or whatever it is. The cool thing is that you can shift at this moment and move forward. The present time is the most beautiful time because you’re not worried about the future.
You’re not worried about the past and you have control over just that, right there, literally your mind in that present time. If you’ve been struggling, whatever it is, now is the day that you change. Honestly, this is the day you ignite your breakthrough and bring your vision to life. That’s the tagline of CreateU for a reason. You can ignite at any point in time. Look at what’s around you. Look at your blessings. Look at what you’re grateful for. Look at what you want to accomplish. If you don’t even know what you want to accomplish, look at the things that do bring you joy in your life at this moment. You might think it’s nothing, but next time you’re walking around, maybe you’re talking to someone or whatever, pay close attention to what ignites you, get you a little excited or even gets you a little happier, why you’re smiling or whatever.It's okay to take a negative and turn it into a positive, and then utilize that positive like wildfire. Click To Tweet
It could be a comedy, it could be music, it could be gaming and it could be anything. Whatever it is, put your attention into it, understand it and then push it into a vision or something that you can become passionate about. It’s okay if it doesn’t start now, but get started in any way, shape, and form that you can. That’s by being present and embracing whatever’s going on around you. Go, go, go mindset, that’s what you’re getting for me. Life’s good. Even when it’s bad, think about all the good that is going to be coming. I always say this. I say time and time again, you cannot climb to the top of a mountain without pain. It’s impossible. It is. This is Quicktime Friday. Peace.