The Grind-ies are the gravelly, down and dirty, mentally painful, zero-to-something thinking, learning, and producing that it takes to create something of your own. The Grind-ies Challenge is a 30 day pursuit to enter the Grind-ies mindset on a regular basis and document the experience.
I got ready for bed super proud last night. This challenge has brought a missing puzzle piece into my world. Like you, I've entered the Grind-ies many times before, but this time I feel bonded to the power of its resistance-fighting mindset.
One of the purest moments of my life was interrupted when a cold, crisp voice from the pit of my gut spewed, "Yeah, but how are you going to deal with all the shitty things you've done in your life?"
It was like an old best friend had whispered a chilling secret into my unsuspecting ear after a night of triumph.
I was a frozen cat before it dashes into a dark alley.
"Where did that come from?" I quizzed myself as I bedded down.
I curled onto my side and waited for dirty emotional pain to rise to my chest, but nothing surfaced. Instead, my newfound mindset of discipline lined up with my self-worth and ripe energy flowed through me.
A large rock had been removed from my yard and the brown grass now had fresh air to breathe.
My relationship to the Grind-ies made my lifelong pursuit of making original projects my job. There was no pain.
I was the kid who sold t-shirts in high school and never stopped. Since then, the magic of the universe has guided me towards decisions that made each project flow into the next.
I dove into the Grind-ies earlier than usual today and broke them up into a couple different times.
Grind-ies Day 2
Time in the Grind-ies: 3 hours, 25 minutes (not including this blog)
Projects: Studied math and business models, read a self-improvement book, researched and wrote a teambuilding program, outlined a book
How I felt afterward: I'm wiped out. I also ran 6 miles today. Gonna crash earlier than normal.
Take the challenge and watch your life change.
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