YOU OWE YOU (UOU)
Here’s a question worth contemplating…
What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes?
It’s a pretty safe bet that few if any of your answers are things that you actually did today.
Human behavior is quite predictable, and it’s not too far of a stretch to say that the things we do when we expect our lives to continue are naturally and properly different than the things we might do if we expected them to end abruptly.
For the purposes of this message, I want to shine a bright light on the things we must do to make the most of our lives while there’s still time on the clock.
We’re all familiar with the phrase I Owe You (IOU) which means that you are indebted to someone for something.
But about what You Owe You (UOU) as in what do you owe yourself…what are you indebted to do with this one life you’ve been given?
I’m of the belief that the greatest waste of untapped resources in this world is untapped human potential. I’m talking about the hopes, dreams and goals that don’t translate into purposeful, goal-directed behavior.
As to what do UOU…the answer is a lot more than you think.
You owe it to yourself to try…for that person’s heart, for that opportunity, for that chance that could turn it all around.
Your owe it to yourself to try…to face your fears, to overcome obstacles, to do everything in your power to make your dreams come true.
You owe it to yourself to try…to pursue what you want with a passion so relentless and unyielding that no obstacle or resistance force could hold you back from achieving it.
You owe it to yourself to try and try again…that’s what UOU.
Unfortunately, too many of us are obsessed with playing it safe by engaging in creative acts of protective posturing.
We are unwilling to pay the steep price that success demands.
We go to great lengths, unbelievable measures to keep our walls up and keep the possibility of disappointment out. We believe that this protects us. We believe that by not trying we are acting wisely. How foolish and casualty creating this belief is.
But here’s what we never really take the time to consider…
The extent to which we’re limiting, undermining and bullying ourselves by not even trying, we are conspiring to keep ourselves small and our lives insignificant.
It’s time that you woke up to the reality that you owe it to yourself to believe in yourself…to love yourself…to try even though there’s a distinct possibility of failure, setback and suffering.
That’s why UOU!
Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to accelerate their results, achieve 10X size goals and transform every area of their life and career — FAST.