Every blow from the Blacksmith is necessary

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Never give up.

With repeated failure you are being honed into the most desirable gemstone that any person could ever wish to acquire.

Without the fires’ of failure and disappointment you cannot be refined in “humility” and you will remain proud and gaudy, ugly in your self gratification and pride.

Real success comes only once you have welcomed failure as an instrument of refinement (Tweet).

Refinement is offered to all of us, you are not been singled out or victimized, acknowledge the pain and accept your need for growth and deeper knowledge.

Surrender is not about acquiescing to mediocrity, it is about desiring perfection and acknowledging your need for deeper refinement.

You are a piece of art, good hands are shaping you for a purpose you cannot yet see… you are a gemstone and this refinement is necessary.
 
 

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Inaction, Ignorance and Failure

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
“Knowing something” and “doing something” are two very different beasts.

We need to “own” both beasts if we are to achieve anything of value in this life of ours.

Knowing what to do, but never really “investing in action” to the full extent of your potential will always leave you frustrated and living half the life that has been offered to you.

Conversely, doing something without full knowledge can also be very frustrating, you don’t see the results that you desire because you have a huge knowledge gap or blind spot that is keeping you from performing an action more effectively.

It is important to pursue both knowledge and action if you want success on the internet.

Are you not getting the results that you would like because of a lack of action OR is it a due to a lack of knowledge — in our experience it is often a bit of both.

Learn and then do… it is the only way.

 
 

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I’m sorry, BUT when you leave me I feel…

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 

  • Your work is not about the tasks that you perform.
  • Your writing is not about the words that you write.
  • Your business is not about those figures on your balance sheet.

Don’t you see there is something else going on; a deeper more intangible transaction.

What matters is how you make others feel in your presence, whether it is in the process of completing a task, running a business or creating a piece of art for others to appreciate.

The real question is what does your “presence” offer them, are you removing a weight or are you adding a burden — this is the essence of making any kind of difference.

The success of your work (life) depends far more on this intangible than it does on any external achievement or otherwise.

 
 

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You Want More

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Many people quit way too soon, some even quit the day before success (tweet), unfortunately most of us quit well short of perfection.

We see this in the social space a lot.

We settle for simply having a blog rather than creating a truly remarkable blog that continues to evolve and change with time.

Settling for average or good is actually a form of quitting, it is a complete denial of the “remarkable dream” that lives inside us.

Doing”okay” is terrible foe, it’s like being “reasonably happy” or “kind of in love” — we’ve stopped well short of the finishing line.

The purpose of today’s blog is to encourage you (us) to press on towards perfection, to not settle for “average” but to constantly pursue the higher goal of “more and better.”

Quit moving on to other things AND start going deeper instead, work to refine, improve and perfect the gem stone in your hands, only then will you discover its true value.
 
 

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Healthy transition is about growing in trust

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Transition is a very important part of growth; in fact we must bravely enter transition if we wish to grow.

Transition is usually both personal and relational.

For example, if you want to really grow your business, you are definitely going to have to:

  • increase either the depth or the number of your relationships — perhaps both.
  • improve your leadership skills, learning how to increasingly motivate and involve others in the work that you do.

I am often amazed at how brave many of our clients are in embracing transition, these people can be of any age and yet they fearlessly and boldly say, I want more AND I am going to go out there and get it.

Change is uncomfortable, it is scary and it nearly always involves breaking down our own defenses and welcoming other people in.

Successful transition is about growing in trust, learning to trust ourselves and other people more.

 
 

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Don’t hang on to what is lost

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Don’t hang on to what has been lost, for what has been lost is no longer yours.

It is tempting to cling to the past, whether it be our dreams, a business that once was, or a relationship that you thought would last forever. Once it is gone, it is gone and no amount of wishing will bring it back.

Perhaps the only way that we can truly honor what has been lost is by embracing the present moment, by continuing to build with dignity and self respect.

All of this of course is easier said that done, and there is a time for grieving in every season. But the purpose of grieving is NOT to hold on but to let go.

It is time to look forward, cherishing the past, grieving what was lost but actively using what we have learned to build our futures.

 
 

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It is time to invest in yourself

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Growth does not occur without investment.

The more you invest, the larger the return you may receive.

It is tempting to play it safe and invest only a little in your career with the “hope” that you might strike it big and receive a large return.

Investment unfortunately, does not work like a lottery, the amount you get back depends on the amount you put it.

Hard work is an investment, as is a commitment to learning and growth.

What is it that you want?

If you want a lot more than you currently have, you are going to have invest more, you are going to have to stop playing on the edges, you are going to have throw yourself into the center of the pool and give 100% of yourself to your dreams.

 
 

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