The Gnostics believed that exile was the essential condition of man. Do you agree? Famous author Steven Pressfield says he does.
The artist and professional as well as the amateur and addict both wrestle with this experience of exile. They share an acute, even excruciating sensitivity to the state of separation and isolation.
I’ll tell you this, after 20 years of building startups, most of them failing, I understand the value of isolation and lonliness.
In the last B90X video, we talked about resistance. Resistance always comes… and whenever I have started a new project or new startup, the resistance is acute and in your face.
Generally, the only ones who support me are those that have walked this path before, or those that have walked with me in previous projects and previous quests in my life.
They understand what it takes to get shit done. They understand what it takes to focus, concentrate, and go deep on the tasks at hand.
This will be especially true when you are in the midst of changing your life. You will experience lonliness, exile, and isolation.
People enjoy it when other are just like them. Stuck in the same spot they are in. Misery loves company, does it not?
There are answers to this plight.
Find people who are willing to fight the good fight with you. People that are willing to come beside you and help you on your journey.
That’s why we made TheBitcoin.Pub! So we can do this journey together…
But don’t be fooled. There will be many parts of your life when you will be alone.
You must get used to this. I have found that in these moments of solitude, when I am focusing hard on my work, my savior comes, my muse comes, and I grow in determination as I remember that I am the ONLY one in my life who cares enough about my life to make it different. This realization is a lonely realization. However, it is also relieving, it is freeing.
For me, understanding how to deal with being alone has made me a stronger person. It grows personal resposibility for my own life. It has helped me remove blame from my life. It has removed any sense of being owed anything. It removes entitlement.
Do you want a different life? Do you want a different job? Different career? Different tradjectory in life? You must go first… and in many cases, not all of them, but in many cases, you will take the first step alone.
In today’s B90X program I’d love for you to share in TheBitcoin.Pub, how do you break through exile and loneliness?