How to Have a Blast Diving Head-First Into the Mosh Pit of Life

mosh-w800-h600Your own mind is out to get you. It’s constantly throwing sucker-punches at you, harassing you, and just downright fucking with you.

Comforting ain’t it?

Whatever you do don’t believe its stories of doom and gloom, its endless shenanigans trying to distract you from your path, and its constant doubts about just how awesome you truly are.

Don’t get caught up in the never-ending comparisons of how you’re better than this guy over here, but not as good as that dude over there.

Don’t listen to the self-criticism and incessant mental fuckery no matter how loud they’re screaming at ya.

But don’t tell yourself that you’re wise either, when there is still so much to learn. Life has a way of showing you just how little you know.

Don’t get suckered into the grand hoax that says once you get the right person, the right body, the right career, and the right amount of money in the bank , that you’ll be any happier than you are right now. You won’t be.

And don’t buy into thoughts about how your life should different than it is right now. If it was supposed to be different, it would be.

But just because your life may not be where you want it to be doesn’t mean you can’t go out and set the world on fire.

You CAN change things, but don’t waste your time arguing with what currently IS—because IS fucking IS.

See what you want to change and then get to work changing it.

Go deep, find your purpose, and live it like a crazed lover.

Ignore your fear of the edge and dive head-first into the great unknown.

Just jump into the mosh pit and don’t worry about getting banged up. Yes, you WILL get roughed up a bit, you may even get kicked in the teeth, but it’ll be worth it. You’re guaranteed to have a blast and once your wounds heal the scars will make you stronger.

Charge forward with unrelenting boldness in spite of all your self-doubt and worries.

Bleed the truth of who you are into everything you do.

Love from your heart no matter how much it hurts.

And savor this moment, because it’s all you have.

Talk soon,

Big Chris

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  1. I’m getting ready to self publish my first book and in the process I have learned to not fear the edge. My mind has told me that I am not good enough and that I will never be the next Stephen King or who ever. I am sick of listening to my brain and the constant lies it tells me. I will probably not be the next Stephen King but fuck it I need to start somewhere.

  2. Shared for Facebook. Too many people live in fear of…whatever. Our society thrives on keeping people afraid and you can see it in the advertising.

    Turn off the fucking TV and get on with your life people!

    I’m proud of my scars, both physical and mental. They are the roadmap to my life and my accomplishments and failures.

    And I’m sure I’ll have many more before my days end.

  3. Great quick hitter here Chris, thanks for posting it.

    This – “Don’t get suckered into the grand hoax that says once you get the right person, the right body, the right career and the right amount of money in the bank , that you’ll be any happier than you are right now. You won’t be.” is so important. I struggled with it myself and appreciate how easy it sounds, yet so hard to achieve.

    Thanks again…be well.

  4. Love the mosh pit analogy!! I have been working on opening my heart to ALL of life – letting go of the idea that somehow I’ll figure out how to avoid pain or even discomfort. Except avoiding pain is NOT the point of life!! Living is! Which means I get to experience everything. Another analogy that helps me with this is instructions on surviving being thrown out of a whitewater raft: if I try to swim, I’ll drown. The river is more powerful than me. To survive I hang on to my life vest and stick my feet downriver. Eventually I will come out in an eddy and be able to get to the river bank. This does NOT mean I won’t choke on water or be smashed against rocks – I will likely be hurt, but I’ll be alive. Delicious life!!

  5. Sweet post Chris and sooooo true… Loved it and I’m definitely sharing it :-)

  6. I love how you tell it like it is! Being able to be content with what you have and not looking to what you want or what other people have is a reminder we all need!

    Staying out of the hoax!

  7. Awesome!!!! Just Awesome!!!! The weird thing is that I am starting a new business venture which is going to require me to go into the hole a little bit with some capital investment and I was doubting myself this very morning. Then I checked my e-mail and saw this. This is what I needed today. Thanks Chris. Keep on Rockin man!!!!!!

  8. Five years ago I was an executive making six figures with a big house, beautiful wife and money in the bank. Three years ago my wife told me she wanted a divorce because I was more in love with my career than with her. I quit my job, invested all my money into starting my own business. Two years ago she divorced me anyway and took the business with her. I’m now dead broke and living day to day fighting the demons in my head that tell me I suck, I’m a loser, a failure, and I’ll never get back on top. I read your blog everyday as fuel to keep me going for another day. Don’t stop posting and I won’t stop trying. You’re awesome Chris!

  9. “Bleed the truth of who you are into everything you do” Love it! And I know I’m Living it right Now! No more accomodating everyone else while short changing my own dreams & desires

  10. Great post man and I totally love this: “And don’t buy into thoughts about how your life should different than it is right now. If it was supposed to be different, it would be.”

    Most of us, too often, assume we should be someone else, etc.

    Love the blog man.

  11. Just wanted to drop a big THANK YOU for taking your time writing. I have found a lot of comfort in your texts.

    I would’ve shared but I have none of those soical profiles.

    Again, Thank you.

  12. Chris,
    Love your writing. Love how you just smack it down! Thank You :)

  13. Just came across this blogs from a Facebook ‘likes’. I wish you were still training me, Dude. You were the best. Not sure you remember me from Skypark. I was the guy with the Brit accent and stupid sense of humor! :-)

  14. Good post Chris, like all your stuff.

    Trying to make sense of things even though I feel like I have a hundred smoke alarms going off inside my head, pretty much all the time.

    You help.


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