Going pro changes how we spend our time and with whom we spend it.
It changes our friends; it changes our spouses and children.
It changes who is drawn to us and who is repelled by us.
Turning pro changes how people perceive us. Those who are still fleeing from their own fears will now try to sabotage us. They will tell us we’ve changed and try to undermine our efforts for these changes.
They will try to entice us with activities that just burn time. They bring up the “past” and all the “cool things” you used to do together. And when we refuse, they will turn against us and sometimes even talk shit.
At the same time, new people will appear in our lives. They will be people who are facing their own fears and who are conquering them. These people will become our new friends.
When we turn pro, we will be compelled to make painful choices. There will be people who in the past have been colleagues and associates, even friends, whom we will no longer be able to spend time with if our intention is to grow and to evolve as people.
We will have to choose between the life we want for our future and the life we have left behind.
I can give you tons of examples of my own life where when I have moved onto a new project or a new startup, my social system has completely and fundamentally changed. It must. It’s part of the change in your life.
Having worked with addicts and people in recovery, this is one of the most painful realizations that many of them have to make. They can no longer hang out with their drinking buddies if they are struggling with alcohol. They can no longer allow themselves to associate with people who bring them back into their troubled past.
The must disassociate with those that are bringing them down. They must change the environment, find a new one, and start anew.
In today’s B90X exercise, take a moment to introspect. Leave a bookmark here. I promise you, if you’re serious about making change in your life and creating a blockchain designed life that you want, you will need to remember this video. The people will change around you, if they haven’t already.
Another thing to think about is whether you have people in your life that you may want to reconsider. Are they helping or hurting you in your journey of self discovery and change?
Sit down for this one… you may need it. You may need to have a tough conversation.
Consider it deeply, consider what you want in life vs what they are pulling you towards. If it doesn’t match up… gird thy loins. The conversation must happen.