Abandon Yourself, Abandon Your Fears - Jeff Gogue

Submitted 03.30.24

Abandon Yourself, Abandon Your Fears

[08:44] “You have to ‘abandon’ yourself. At some point you have to jump off the cliff, and just either live or die.”

— Jeff Gogue

It‘s never a bad thing to try and to have failed. A quote that I enjoy a lot that’s really helped me over the years is:

  • Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. 

-Samuel Beckett

Though this isn’t the entire quote, it is a point that I think most people struggle with. The thought of “what if I can’t do it” or “what if it doesn’t work out”. You have to make an attempt first before you ever have the opportunity to fail.

Even your heroes have insecurities like this. It seems most of the time like they have it all figured out but really they’re just as neurotic or stumbling as any other person. But the key difference that they share is the fact that they are willing to put themselves out there and be vulnerable. Those people you look up to were willing to fight the urge to give up and press forwards even at the risk of serious failure or embarrassment.

I think Jeff makes that point clearly because he hated all of these things about his own character, but from dissatisfaction and frustration decided to make a serious change. Can you think of time like that? What struggles have you had that’ve made you more resilient? Maybe you should think back on those moments to help you realize that you can push through.


Watch the full episode: 

Business and Mindset: Learning to Surrender Jeff Gogue Ep 165

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