11 Ways People Will Know You Are Serious

“No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

11 Ways People Know Your Serious

  1. You have your nose in a book learning and growing.
  2. You have no comment on the news because you stopped watching, listening or
    reading it.
    You are M-A-K-I-N-G news.
  3. You turned in a manuscript, created a website, began school, exercised (five days this week!).
  4. You quit checking e-mails.
  5. You threw a coffee mug through the TV screen. Okay, maybe you donated it instead. The TV, that is.
  6. You opted out of the ball game, movie, free tickets to the play (fill in the blank).
  7. You picked up the phone and actually talked to a mentor, coach, innovator. You made an appointment with one and kept it.
  8. Your car (or train, bus) has become a university on wheels.
  9. You say no to Friday night drinks. And, Saturday night drinks.
  10. You smile more. You know the look. It says, “The cards are stacked in my favor. It will take way more than that to ruin my swerve.”
  11. You quit your job. This is a big one. The less you have in savings, the bigger it is. This one is not suggested for the faint of heart.

I’m certain I missed a bunch, but you know the point.

More importantly than others knowing you’re serious. Y-O-U know you’re serious. You start trusting you again. That is something to write home about.

Now, get out there and live it, and live it LOUD!

Remember, you are the only you, you have!

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4 Responses to 11 Ways People Will Know You Are Serious

  1. Awesome post Rob.
    I enjoyed reading all your 11 points.

    Loved your blog design as well. Keep up the great work.
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    • Rob says:

      Hey Naveen,

      Thanks for the kind words. I will continue to raise my game as time passes.
      It’s been a learning process for sure.
      Live it LOUD!

  2. Nora Whalen says:

    I love it! I am guilty of many of the 11. It’s all about changing your idea of what is fun. What used to be fun can be replaced with something else equally or more fun and perhaps more fulfilling. So glad I stumbled upon this. Thank you!

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