#1375 Believe with All Your Heart

That You Will Do What You Are Here to Do

In our last +1, we talked about the trip I made to Whole Foods with the kids last weekend and the chat about the circus on the way home.

As you may recall, Eleanor surprised me with her response to my question about how the guy who did flips on the spinning thing got so good at it.

I expected her to say that he PRACTICED to get so good. She said he BELIEVED in himself.



Before we will even think about putting in the work to see what we can do, we MUST (!) believe we can do the thing.

There are so many threads I can and want to pull after that +1—from a recent dinner I had with my friend John Mackey who started Whole Foods to a quote I have on my desk from Orison Swett Marden to an important distinction I’ve been thinking about regarding the science of hope.

Where shall we go next?

Let’s go to the Orison Swett Marden quote then we’ll hit the other themes soon.

As we’ve discussed, Marden founded Success magazine in 1891.

Ryan Holiday introduced me to him and his work when I flipped open to his recommended reading list in The Obstacle Is the Way.

Remember my Joseph Campbell-inspired rule #2 on how I choose the books I read!! Start by reading everything an author who grabs you has written. Then read everything they’ve read. 🤓


Marden is amazing. If you haven’t read our Notes on An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can, The Miracle of Right Thought, and Making Life a Masterpiece, check them out. I have them printed out and on my desk with a collection of other all-time favorite Notes I’ve read many many times.


Here’s the Orison Swett Marden quote…

“Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”

I got goosebumps typing that.

That’s Today’s +1.

What are YOU here to do, my beloved Hero?



How will you give your greatest gifts in greatest service to your family, community, and world?

Let’s unplug from all the nonsense inputs long enough to do the hard work to get clear on who you are and what you’re here to do.


Believe—WITH ALL YOUR HEART!!!—that you will do what you were MADE to do.

Then ask, “Now what needs to get done?”


Go dominate that.

All day. Every day. Especially Today.

All in.


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