The Good Old Days
There are two lies you tell yourself when you’re feeling uncertain.
1.) The good old days have passed and you’ll never be as successful.
2.) The future is so complicated and you’ll never figure things out.
They’re both lies built to keep you inside your comfort zone. Pretty much every system in your body is built to keep you in your comfort zone. Your mind is loaded with tools to keep you there.
Make New Good Old Days
You crave stability. We all do. It’s part of being human. But nostalgia is just one way to do that. Another way is to trust your systems. Trust your methods. And know that you can apply them to other opportunities.
NEW good old days come from taking your skills and applying them somewhere. They come from meeting new people and creating new experiences with them (these become your new “remember when”s).
You can have new good old days any time you’re ready. You just have to shake yourself out of “replay” mode and into “I’m ready” mode.
Resting on Your Laurels
When Twitter first came out, I knew it was something neato. I was really into it. I wanted everyone to love it as much as me because I saw tons of potential for business and interaction in general.
Those were the good old days.
I’m not sure where the new place is. People swear it’s Snapchat. Not for me so far. Facebook Groups are my favorite social network right now. Not the whole of Facebook. Just the groups. And email.
If I were still trying to tell you Twitter would make your business amazing, neither of us would be successful.
It’s dangerous to live in the good old days.
So make new ones.