#1767 Moment vs. Mountain

Choose Your Focus Wisely

In our last +1, we celebrated my 50th birthday (Day 1!) by celebrating YOU and the precious lives we are all blessed to have (along with the sacred opportunity we all have) to play our roles humbly yet Heroically well to create a world in which 51% of humanity is flourishing by the year 2051.

We used Mark Twain’s wisdom bomb as a catalyst to appreciate just how fast time flies when you’re having fun.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.”


It’s time for Today’s Day 1.

Let’s get to work.

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We’re going to talk about what to do when we inevitably feel overwhelmed.

Alden tells us: “When your focus funnel widens too much and you bring in too many thoughts of future work, it can quickly lead you down a path of feeling overwhelmed and losing hope. The only action we can control is the one we take in the present moment. It’s important to practice this, and below I share an exercise that helps you do so. I call this the Moment versus the Mountain.”

He continues by telling us: “I use the word mountain to represent the mountain of work ahead of you. Any dream you pursue is going to require mountains of work. I want you to avoid psyching yourself out before you begin your climb toward your dream. Concentrate on the next action you must take—nothing else matters. Use the mountain as a way to track your progress. Charting how far you’ve come can help you stay positive. But do not dwell on thoughts that are asking you, How much longer to the top? Dreams, like mountaintops, are reached one action (one step) at a time.”

That’s from Chapter #7 called “Focus” in which Alden walks us through the importance of dominating THE NEXT MOST IMPORTANT THING.

His approach is awesome.

It’s VERY similar to our Heroic Soul Force Equation in which we know that we need to get our Energy Focused on What’s Important Now CONSISTENTLY if we want to activate our Heroic potential.

Alden’s super simple and equally powerful little exercise to help us dominate it?

He tells us: “Ask yourself every morning, What is one action I can take today that will move me closer to achieving my goal?”

With that in mind, I ask you…

“What is one action can you take today that will move you closer to achieving your goal?”

And uh...

Is Right NOW a good time to go crush that?


Get on that.

It’s time to forge our Unstoppable Mindsets as we move from Theory to Practice to Mastery and give the world all we’ve got...


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