Man Morning #17 - You need a bigger pot
Check your roots, conventional decisions, Bo knows this, and the path of least resistance.
GM. This is Man Morning - the newsletter that wakes you up with thoughtful insights, ideas, and powerful questions to start your day.
In today’s issue:
- 🪴 Is your pot big enough?
- 💬 Smart words
- 🎧 What we’re listening to
🪴 IS YOUR POT BIG ENOUGH?
A man purchased a plant when it was very small.
After a few years, he decided to replant it. It had long outgrown its pot.
When he was repotting the plant, he noticed how compacted the root ball and soil had become. There was limited room for growth.
Despite how large and beautiful the plant had become, it struck him how much its growth must have been restricted by being in such a small pot.
This is a good reminder that even when things look fine on the outside, we need to regularly check our roots.
Sometimes what you need is a bigger pot to grow further.
Audit key areas of your life. Identify areas where you could be operating in too small of a “pot” that restricts your growth.
This could be with your community, career, faith, health & fitness, and relationships.
There may be an area of your life where you could benefit from transitioning to a “bigger pot.”
This could allow you earn more money, reignite the fire inside of you, and experience more joy.
It’s hard to spread your wings when you can’t move them.
When you reject the status quo and continue to stretch yourself, amazing things can happen.
It all begins with a decision.
So test yourself.
Lean into the pain a little more.
Surround yourself with fertilizer - the men who make you better.
You have more in you - more than you might even realize.
💬 SMART WORDS
🎧 WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO
Bo Jackson was a beast.
He was the rare athlete who played two professional sports at a superior level. His strength, speed, and power seemed superhuman.
He hit towering home runs, plowed people over on the football field, and even broke baseball bats over his head. His Nike “Bo Knows" commercials were iconic.
Bo Jackson was, and is, a legend.
This great episode of The Art of Manliness podcast dives into everything about the man, the myth, the legend, and the unfortunate end to his career.
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