What Genghis Khan can teach you
Besides wreaking havoc on mankind, Genghis Khan can teach you a lot.
Now, before I get into this post. I understand that Genghis Khan was not a good person. But I take the good and leave the bad when I search for wisdom.
And the good from Genghis Khan is inspiring.
If you don’t know, Genghis Khan had a harsh upbringing. When his father died, his family got exiled, he lived in poverty and was a slave at one point.
But over time, Genghis Khan came out of nowhere and started his conquest to unite all of Mongolia. Then he went on to create the largest contiguous land empire of all time.
Besides his accomplishments, what can Genghis Khan teach us?
He teaches us to accept the belief that we can change ourselves.
If Genghis Khan never accepted the belief that he could change himself and his situation, he would have continued to be a slave in poverty who would curse life for giving him a bad hand.
But that wasn’t the case.
Genghis Khan knew he was more.
And he believed that he could change himself and the situation to get where he wanted to be.
One of the biggest problems in our self-improvement journey is accepting the fact that we can change.
I see so many people trying out new tactics and then go back to their old ways. And it wasn’t because they were lazy or not motivated. No, it was because they didn’t truly believe they could change.
When I was a scrawny kid back in my early 20’s, I tried working out many times, but I never believed that I could change my body. And as a result, I always quit and never got any gains.
But years later, I accepted the fact that I could change my body and went to the gym. The belief that I could change helped me go to the gym consistently. Although I didn’t see any changes for some time, a lot of people were impressed with my results.
So here’s the thing, before you go out and try some new self-improvement hack, pick up artist hack, or whatever. Ask yourself if you think you can really change.
Because if you do, you will know what necessary actions you have to take and they don’t involve hacks.
Be willing to change, be willing to grow, be willing to be more.
Life is too short to not be your best self.
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