Our dreams are often filtered through what we think is possible for us to achieve. If we want more substantial dreams, and I do, we need to change the way we think about ourselves and about our capacity. We need to increase our tolerance for disappointment, uncertainty and discomfort. We also need to surround ourselves with the right people.
Forcing functions help us move in the direction we want for ourselves. They’re the systems we create to take the decision-making out of those daily or weekly activities that help move us in the right direction. Despite the word forcing, these structures create more ease in our lives.
It takes courage to say no to the comfort of maintaining the status quo. It takes courage to want something more and to actually take the action that’s going to help you get there.