Burn Your Chair Before You Get Comfortable
Yup Josh. When comfort sets in…torch it https://t.co/7P1H7kJqmW
— Matt Manero (@MattManero) November 10, 2017
This loose idea, (along with a few others) has been playing pong inside my head for several weeks now. Upon awakening I realized being comfortable was a bunch of bullshit with the intention of keeping the herd placated.
Go to work 40 hours a week. We’ll give you evenings, weekends and a few holidays (all of which we, the sheepherders, created) off because YOU deserve it.
I remember years ago, years ago-reading a book written by Gene Simmons’ from the (greatest) rock band KISS and being confounded by a couple of his statements. One being that he never drank. The other being something about working seven days a week or something along those lines. While I may not clearly remember Gene Simmons’ exact words I do vividly remember thinking he was nuttier than a fruit cake!
You see, during the time period I read Gene Simmons’ book, I was pretty much sold on how ‘things were’.
Interesting how things evolve and change with a person. Not so much with core moral values but with their overall beliefs and understanding. These days I do every day – even on vacation, as I’m an early riser – nor do I drink anymore.
I presented the previous true words to convey the to you the next words I am about to write are not from a position of superiority. These words are not written from the seat of a throne nor from the top of a mount. Much better people than I are reserved for such things.
The words I am about to write come from love. The intention being the words may be an additional stone on the scales of balance tipping towards your awakening. If I may add a pebble (or two) I would gladly appreciate doing so as I feel it is my obligation and duty to share and pay forward to others as others have done to me.
Several years ago I entered the bank and was in the process of a transaction with a bank teller whom I was familiar with. She sighed in the middle of the transaction and said, “Bob, I need you to pray for me.”
Shocked and suddenly concerned I asked her why, what was wrong.
She replied, “I need to win the lottery”
I went from shock and concern for her or her family’s well being to annoyance fairly quickly.
“Yes, the lottery”
I paused for a moment and this thought rushed from my subconscious straight to my lips – “I am going to let you in on a little secret”, I said as I leaned in a bit.
“Yep…I already won the lottery…”
“You did?!”, she said with raised eyebrows.
“You betcha I did and instead of taking it out as a lump sum I chose to take it out in daily installments spread out over the rest of my life”
“Really. You see, I have my health. I have a pretty good head on my shoulders. I have another day on this earth to enjoy what is outside, I get to work on what I want to work on and I get to interact with people like you all day long. I won the lottery.”
She grumbled, “Oh you trickster, kidding around all the time” as she handed my receipt and cash back. We parted ways as I went on about my day.
Keep in mind this was well before Gary Vee’s 400 trillion to 1 statement. What I said and wrote above was legit me. (On Fire, right?!)
The point being is for a long time the veil has been getting holes in it. Maybe it started with those words I read by Gene Simmons. Maybe it started well before. Which I think it did…most likely somewhere before my birth on earth oh say about 9 months or so. Which is a way other conversation for another time.
Back to the Curtain of Oz being pulled back. You see, it really can not happen all at once I do not believe. It has to happen in pieces you are able to consume without being overwhelmed in order for your mind to adjust from one way of doing things to another way of doing things.
As these pieces start revealing themselves, small incremental changes start happening with your mind and heart. One starts expanding and growing – which also is another writing for another time.
The title of this writing is “Burn Your Chair Before You Get Comfortable” which means there will come a time as you awaken you realize there is not as much time as they falsely lead you to believe left in the hourglass. You realize there is MUCH more to life than a Friday night or a Monday morning. Much more to life than watching six hours of noneducational television every evening. Drinking six, twelve or more beers a day. Grabbing fast food because you are on this frantic pace in your mind you are not even sure why you are to begin with. There is more to spending a weekend binge watching four years of Breaking Bad without showering or letting the dog out to piss.
Catching my drift?
Once you open your eyes enough to glimpse the truth about the amount of the sand left in the hourglass I mentioned, you become real uncomfortable. Stupid shit really becomes DUMB stupid shit as the ignorance drops off as your eyes open.
Ignorance is not knowing. Stupid is doing the same you always did after you know the truth.
Like the dumb ass smoking outside the Cancer Treatment Center. Does this person think cancer is so busy with the buffet inside the walls he is standing by it would not bother with him? Come on, man. Smoking in the 1940’s was ignorance. Smoking in 2017 is stupid. Period
As you awaken, see the time left of the clock and realize all there is left to do – a lot of stupid shit starts getting thrown out. No different than Indiana Jones being on the small plane that malfunctioned. Once you realize your plane became a glider you quickly start ditching stupid shit you may have thought was important, or worse, needed and necessary.
Where is all this leading to? Leading to the more you see of the truth the more things you throw out of the plane in attempt to keep it in the air as long as possible.
You become laser focused as the seconds tick away never to return.
Using the plane analogy put things into perspective with your life and business and you will start to understand why it is in your best interest to burn the chair…