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Morning Coffee Thoughts

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Every morning, we gather here to contemplate, plan, soak up inspiration, harvest motivation, and get jacked up on coffee and confidence for a day of kicking ass.

TODAY IS COMING AT YOU HARD AND FAST, READY TO TEAR YOUR HEAD OFF AND PUNT IT LIKE A FOOTBALL. TIME TO GET YOUR FIGHT ON. LIFE IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU RESPOND TO ADVERSITY. HOW YOU REACT WHEN THE CARDS ARE DOWN. ARE YOU GOING THROUGH SOME HARD SHIT RIGHT NOW? WE ALL ARE. YOU GOT PROBLEMS CAUSING SERIOUS STRESS? WE ALL DO. HAVING HEART PALPITATIONS? THAT’S JUST THE COFFEE. PUSH YOUR CHIPS INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE AND LET’S FUCKING DANCE BABY.

RIP TODAY TO SHREDS. COOK IT UNTIL IT’S WELL DONE. MAKE THIS DAY FEEL USED AND TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY THE TIME IT’S OVER. DO TODAY LIKE EMINEM DID THIS BEAT.

Now that you’re fired up, we’re going to talk about imagination. You know the old saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it?” That definitely applies here. It’s something that fades easily with age if not properly practiced. It’s all too easy to get bogged down by the monotony and repetition of life, letting your imagination and that childlike wonder that makes each day all the more interesting fade away into oblivion.

Few things are more detrimental to your ability to succeed and find enjoyment in life than losing your sense of imagination. Allow yourself to dream. Let your mind wander. Take the time to read great books, watch good movies, and, most importantly, put yourself in a position to experience things that are out of the ordinary. All these things are essential.

Climb out of your boring ass comfort zone and live a little. If you really like the beach and have been a bunch of times, take your next trip to the mountains. If the comforts of technology consume your day-to-day, go camping in the middle of nowhere at a badass nature location and free yourself from the bonds of Wi-Fi bliss.

Don’t be like Peter Banning, a washed up old lawyer who takes his family and good fortune for granted by sucking down scotch and being a total fun-sucker. Be like Peter Pan. Work your imagination and make sure your life story is one to remember.

You’re doing it, Peter! (Never be like Rufio and try to start a chant of your own name. That is weak behavior.)

What’s on your schedule this morning? What are you going to conquer today? Let us know in the comments section below. Positivity only. Build the energy. Come correct or don’t come at all.

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Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen is a New York Times Bestselling author, co-host of the Oysters, Clams & Cockles podcast, co-host of the Back Door Cover podcast, psychotic Rockets fan, fair-weather Astros fan, and sad Texans fan.

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