Remember jumping on a trampoline as a kid? Seems kinda dangerous, but kids are supposed to get hurt anyway.
You used to crawl into a ball and have all your siblings or cousins jump until they made you crack like an egg.
You used to tell everyone to jump at the same time to launch you so high that you can see your neighbors backyards who lives three houses away.
And then there was that one time when you lost all control and landed on the metal springs and scuffed up the entire right side of your body.
But no matter how many times you got injured, you kept hopping back up on that trampoline.
Why? Because you were stupid.
You were too blinded by how fun jumping on the trampoline was that you didn't care about how many times you got knocked down. You constantly got back up because it was fun.
Imagine if you treated life the same way.
I mean you've made it this far. Chances are that you're doing something right.
So why is it that when we get knocked down in life, we don't view it as much fun as a trampoline? Maybe it's because we view our life in a dangerous way.
We let our job define our path to our careers. We let our credit score define our financial goals. We allow society to infect us with the idea that falling down on the way towards our goals is failure itself.
You're going to take chances on yourself that turn out to be the wrong choices. But it's the choice itself to get back up after you've been knocked down that creates our paths.
Just think about all the people that love you. Do you think they'd ever be ok with you not chasing your dreams? Don't you think you owe it to them to keep pushing?
What about the generation that comes after you. Don't you want them to see you grinding? Being a role model for them by proving that it can be done.
The future you knows whats next on your path. It's up to you to decide whether or not you're going to keep on jumping, or if you're going to be the cracked egg.