I’ve had these feelings before where I’ve thrown my hands up in the air and said “This will happen!” It’s time to take action. An overwhelming emotion grips you and you propel yourself forward, not listening to your thoughts or anything.

You’ve had those feelings before right?

Feelings where you had to change no matter what. Getting sick and tired of being sick and tired. This impulse to get on with your life.

That Feeling Is Back

I’m starting to feel that, at least a little bit. It’s different than before.

The first time I had that emotion, where I told myself it’s time to take action, it was when I was a shy boy. I didn’t care about what reasons I came up with. I had to change or else I’d be left in the dust.

Scared of my own shadow and too nervous to talk about it. I’d avoid the problem entirely for my own preservation.

This time, I’ve grown up. I’ve began taking action. I’ve also slowed my roll a little and paid more attention to my work.

Yet I Still Want More

I don’t believe it’s not the same way of thinking as before. Where I want to be pushing out article after article. No.

I’m demanding more from myself in the work that I’m focusing on. Again putting more time and energy into the work that’s in front of me. The tasks that are served in smaller portions than what I had before.

It’s time to take action. To step up higher and to do some things different.

To Be Developing The Right Habits

But more importantly, to picking up more habits. I’m striving to read more articles for ideas, commenting and engaging with people for stronger bonds. I’ve even started listening to a philosophy podcast to help with my writing.

Again these things were things I did little of, however it’s important for me to focus mostly on that. I know that the things that I do outside of that will bleed into my work.

It’s focusing on the 80/20 rule. 20% writing and videos, 80% building, promoting, and striving for more.

Challenging Myself

That sort of ideal above is what I’m challenging myself to do for this week. To push myself further on the quality of writing, however spend less time actually writing.

It sounds crazy, but you need to do crazy things at times. To experiment boldly and figure out how you can become a better person through that.

Again I’m less fixated on writing a lot of articles. I’m striving to pace myself, to let the words and thoughts muddle through. That way when I sit down to write I’m pausing less. I already know exactly what I want to say.

Try This

What is one thing that you want to get out of this week? What’s something that you think will help you live your life with more intention?

My intention is to help people and I’d like to be there to support people. But an important part of it is growing yourself as well. Through investing in myself through connections and information, I feel I can better understand people and convey that in my writing.

This is the path that I’ll be walking this week and see where it’ll take me. What about yourself?

To your growth!

Eric S Burdon

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Jordan Ring · October 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm


It got me pumped up for sure. I always love looking at the 80/20 rule and it is something I have been thinking quite a bit about recently. Nice to read your thoughts on the matter to see what others are thinking.

For me, I do spend most of my time in “outreach” phase of blogging and such, but I think I need to continually upgrade and make sure that what I am doing is the “right” stuff, at least for the time being.

Look forward to more of your stuff, rock on brother.


    Eric Burdon · October 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks man! I’m glad that it was able to help you out! You are on the right path if you are thinking you need to keep growing. We all certainly need to be growing every single day. Good luck to you too!

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