#736 - Optimism Wins
Daily Mind Medicine - Episode #736
In this episode, Taylor shares the some things that he is thankful for. We have been gifts such as great friendships, relationships and opportunities that we get so accustomed to, and we forget to be thankful for them. Think about these relationships and friendships, write them down, send them a text or a letter of how grateful you are to them.
Oh, snap. My favorite people. What is up? I hope you're doing amazing. You have we have such an opportunity. Honestly, I think about this often.
I'm just driving to work to get some stuff done. It's a nice leisurely morning and it's about to pick up and I'm gonna push for five or six hours and then hang with the fam.
And I was listening to a podcast on the way into the office, and I was just kind of struck by how, how blessed and gifted we are to be able to live in the day and age that we do, where we can connect with people.
And, you know, this would never have happened 200, a hundred years ago. It never happened 50 years ago. It, to get the level of information that we can get today with the phone prior, in prior generations, you had to be born into it.
And man, it's just, it's just a wild thing that almost anyone can learn anything. In fact, one of my values that I, that I read and rehearse not on a daily basis, but probably two or three times a week, is I can learn any skill, any time I need.
I can learn any skill, any time I need. This is important because it gives you a sense of, of a you can control the tide of your life and think about the opportunity it is to actually be able to learn something.
And this is like, I think, the most powerful gifts we rarely think about because we've become accustomed to them. And when you become accustomed to something, typically the temptation is to become entitled to them.
When was the last time you've woke up and actually processed the fact that it can be 20 degrees outside and you can take a warm shower?
When, when it, when we don't think about this, it's the last time you woke up and thought about the fact that you can get into your car and go to school while driving to the gym rather than having to walk.
We, we take for granted some of the most powerful gifts that we have. And oftentimes I think that this is actually why, you know, if you, you have relationships that are not going the right way.
If you have a marriage that's not going the right way, you might pause and consider, you know, this is the greatest gift that you've been given, is the ability to have a partner or a child, someone who cares about you.
And you can trust, you know, people, people have friendships and relationships. You've been given this gift, and we don't invest time into them because we grow accustomed to them and entitled to them.
So this is a short one today. But you can tell where my mind is at this morning as I'm thinking through this.
It's like, man, where are all the areas in, in the places in my life that I have just become accustomed to?
Write them down. Think about them. And if it's a person, send them a note and tell them that you're grateful for them.
f it's a situation or if it's a gift or a benefit, then just spend some time pondering and being grateful for it.
Today, I'm thankful for literal podcasts. I mean, I'm thankful that I can listen and learn from people. I'm thankful that I can help people like you.
Hundreds of thousands of you all over the world. We, I see the stats every week on this show and I'm Constantly like, oh my gosh, that's freaking so cool.
I can't believe people tune in and listen to me just talk about <laugh>, you know getting the s**t beat outta me in, in entrepreneurship.
But apparently you like it. So I'll keep sharing the stories. But thank you for being here, and thank you for listening.
And thank you not only for listening, but taking it a step further and implementing and becoming healthier and happier and wealthier in your relationships, in your friendships.
I could not be more excited for what is to come, and I'm glad you're on the journey. Optimism wins. It always wins.