Posted by: craigsblogs72 | May 29, 2013

What 365 days of getting it done is bringing to the table

What 365 days of getting it done is bringing to the table…

Pic thanks to: http://bit.ly/12hszxy

Pic thanks to: http://bit.ly/12hszxy

What a question in the above picture, huh? When you think back to when you were the age of the kids on the hill, did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? I did. In 1986, a very cool movie came out about a young navy pilot with an attitude and knew he was one of the best… the best of the best. I was fourteen when Top Gun came out and so freaking determined to be a fighter pilot. Clearly, I never got there.

Fast forward to 2013 and I’m now very much in love my new career in marketing. What’s the point of that you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked my friend because here’s the down and dirty – and it’s going to be very much “self” focused as I’m sharing my thoughts and not trying to tell a story.

There have been so many times over the inception of 365 days of getting it done where I’ve looked back on my past. There have been situations that I have been extremely unsatisfied with. Stuff like going to court, losing my driver’s licence, getting a divorce, having a drinking problem, being fired… you might get that and you might not. If you’re smart, you wouldn’t get any of that.

Just those few points are tough enough, right? Add to the list another two pages of situations that have been “less than positive” and that gives you a little insight into the guy behind 365 days of getting it done.

(B y the way – listening to Paul Van Dyk as I write so things may get out of hand – hold on to your hats)

Getting through those times, my attitude was mostly poor and dark. Angry, crying, frustrated, un-confident – you name it, they’re the hoods I hung out in. I might visit the angry hood these days but I only pop in for a few seconds and that it’s time to say good-bye. The day is coming that hood will be like the dodo. Poor bird.

What has been brought to the table of an amazing 183 days of getting it done is remembering those times and one factor that always came back is my overall positive attitude to persevere and break through the torment(s) to come out the other side… better than when I went in. Torment? Yes, I was 16 and was unloved by the high school beauty queen.

Continually improving has and is a constant in my life. It’s always been there yet I thought I’d only discovered it about six years ago. It’s always been there.

I think this is the gold nugget – we as humans have this in-built ability to continually improve and we are either unaware of it or have lost its sight. It’s when you purposely pursue (Will Smith – Pursuit of Happiness) a life that is 1% better than is was the day before, that’s when life becomes magical. It’s also then the universe sometimes responds with a 14o% improvement on an entire six months and knocks you on your ass for the all the right reasons.

You’ve got to want that bad though. You’ve got to stand out from the crowd and yet be one with the crowd. I am no more relevant, energetic, passionate, driven or whatever than you are. We are the same. My point – if I can be everything that I want to be, so can you! Man, you probably are everything you want to be and hats off to you!

And that doesn’t mean you have to be an Avenger. THOR – you are my man!

It simply means if you are living the best life that you wish to live then you are bringing it to the table.

What I do, Craig Lawrence, on a daily basis may not blow the minds of some people. It just blows mine! I’ve made a choice to step up to myself and take me on with positive energy… and what a game it is. I’m loving the shit out of every step.

The past is to be recognised and accepted. The now is to revel and enjoy the shit out of! Tomorrow is always better……. oh hell yeah it is!

Find your 365 days of getting it done. See where it takes you. There’s so much you can do in 365 days. Imagine continually improving for the rest of your life. GET OUT OF F**KING TOWN!!!

(Told you listening to Paul Van Dyk would take its toll on todays blog)

P.S. A massive shout out to my angel, one Alicia Maher. You are part of the inspiration I live and breathe on a daily basis. You turned my world upside 5 years ago… and we have, like, a billion years to go! Hanging out with you is hanging out with my bestie. Love you xo

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  1. Craig Laurence how I admire the man you have become. Of your 186 days sharing your story this is my favorite. This is REAL. You have brought to life the following quote:

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    YOUR measure is evident. And as you move forward I offer he following. Because it is time to truly move forward… I hope you understand what I’m trying to communicate:

    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln


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