Safety Second!

What’s up everybody? Been a while, and it is, what the heck day is it? Man, what day? Friday. I think it’s Friday, yeah, almost New Year’s, so that’s one of the reasons for the video, is hopefully …

You guys, one of the things that I don’t do is i don’t wait. Those of you who know me, know that I hate waiting for anything or anyone. Hey, Holly, good to see you. Happy New Year to you guys up north, just a little bit further north than us right now.

But the title of the video is Safety Second. Where’d I come up with that? Real easy, right there. Safety second. I’m sure it’s reversed for you guys, but so what the heck do I mean by safety second?

Obviously there’s certain things where safety needs to come first, I do a lot of shooting with my boys, so safety first with that, obviously. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want anybody emailing me, telling, “Oh, you’re not thinking right. It’s got to be safety first.”

I know that there are some things safety first, but here’s the problem. Here’s what I’m going to talk about. Many times, we put safety first in areas of our life that prevent us from growing. That’s really what this video’s about. Obviously, the new year, everybody talks about doing the new year’s resolutions.

I’m going to do better. I’m going to get to the gym, and I’m going to work out. Yeah, okay. Whatever. I love the gym. I love the gym about January 20th, because that’s where everybody that had the new year’s resolutions is now done, given up, and gone home. Then I get the gym back to myself again.

I’m kidding halfway. I’d love people to stick to their new year’s resolutions, but at the same point, it’s the truth, right?

If we’re going to grow, if we’re going to do better, be better, as men, as husbands, as fathers, in our business, in our faith, whatever that is, we have to quit putting comfort or safety first. We have to sometimes step out of that safety zone, that comfort zone and put safety second and put growth first.

That safety first thing is, a lot of times what I call comfort, comfort first. I can tell you this right now. If you’re always comfortable, you’re never growing. You’re never moving forward. You’re never becoming what you could be.

All of us have this greatness built inside and built within. The problem is, most of us are too easily subscribe to the comfort piece, right? That safety first, at all costs. Better be safe. It’s called doing something that you wouldn’t normally do. That’s the piece. That’s the safety second piece.

Trista, hey Trista, how you doing? Comfort zone is hard to break out of. It is, Tricia. I mean that is true. Here’s the thing that I will tell you though, the more you do it, the more you break out of that comfort zone, the more you step out and do something that scares you, that goes into the safety second piece, the easier it gets.

There’s a leadership piece of, how do you turn an insecure leader into a secure leader? They have to have successes. It’s the same thing here. The more success you have, the more times you step out of that comfort zone, step into the safety second zone, the easier it gets to do.

You start out with small things. You don’t have to start out with something massive. Start out with something small that you can do. Get a win. Give yourself a win that would make you want to do it again. Let’s say you’ve never worked out before, and you say, “I’m going to be in a figure competition. I’m going to start working out in January. I’m 110 pounds overweight, and I’m going to be in a figure competition in August.”

Wow, I know very few people who could accomplish that. Just saying, just being honest. Okay, so there’s safety second, then there’s, for most people, you can’t do it.

Give yourself, if you’re not used to doing this, give yourself something where you can get a win. That’s going to be one of the biggest things. The biggest things that’ll keep you wanting to move forward, keep you wanting to put safety second instead of comfort or safety first.

Again, there’s certain things that we do have to, I mean, you don’t drive down the freeway doing 110 during rush hour and putting safety second, because you might get yourself killed or somebody else killed, right.

But if you want to become a better father, maybe that looks like doing something outside of your comfort … Maybe that is your son or your daughter wants to start to shoot a bow and arrow. They want to try something new.

Well, maybe that means that you now step outside of your comfort zone, put safety second for yourself, for your own ego, for your own will and say, “Hey, this is something I could do with them. I’m going to learn how to do it with them. I’m going to go take lessons with them.” That’s the safety second piece that I’m talking about.

I hope that each and every one of you, I mean if you do truly want to do something, change something in your life, I know right now it’s the 29th of December, right? Start now. I mean right now. Because here’s the thing, if you truly want to, and if the value’s high enough for you, why not start now? Why wait two days? Why put it off until January 1st or 2nd, because I know this for a fact, because I’ve done it.

If you put it off for four days, the chances of you starting it drop exponentially. That’s my challenge. That’s my challenge to you right now. If there’s something that you’ve been wanting to change or do to be better, to put safety second, do it now. There’s no better time than now to start if you truly value it and you truly want it.

If you can rationalize not doing it right now, the value isn’t high enough for you yet. You need to find a piece of pain, if you will, to attach to it that makes the value high enough that you’re going to do it right now regardless of the date. You start now. Start now so you start the new year out with a win.

I’m not going to post again until January 1st. I’m just going to hang out with the boys and do a little ice fishing up here, up north, and do a little bit of snowmobiling, and a little bit of relaxing before the fervor starts in January.

There is something that I am going to put safety second on. That’ll come in the new year. I tell you what, if somebody can guess what it is, Brenda, you don’t count. But it’s something that I’m going to do that scares the living crap out of me. I mean scares the crap out of me. It makes writing a book look like a walk in the park.

If anybody can guess it, I’ll figure out something. I’ll give them something really cool. But something that I’m going to do is step outside of my comfort zone, and put safety second. It has a lot to do with my ego, has a lot to do with pride, has a lot to do with looking foolish, or the fear of looking foolish in front of other people. So if anybody guesses it, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do.

Now that I said that, I really have … Scuba? Sky diving? No, no. Done them both. Hate scuba. Love sky diving. There you go. But, yeah. If anybody gets this, I’ll be very surprised.

Anyway, you all have a wonderful new year. Put down below where you’re going to put safety second for 2018. What area of your life you’re going to put safety second. You’re going to get out of that comfort zone, out of that safety first zone, and, “Cut your beautiful hair.” That’s hilarious. So anyway, I’d love to hear where you’re going to do this. Put it out there for everybody to see, everybody to comment on, and everybody to support you with, because I’ll support you.

If I see you’re going to try something new, every one of you that put something down that you’re going to do, I commit to trying to support you however I can through the process that you’re going to do. I’ll send you a message every now and then seeing what’s going on. Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful new year, happy new year, safe new year. You go out and drink too much, call somebody. End of story. That’s not a place where you put safety second. Call somebody. Have somebody drive for you. Make it a safe new year. Make it a happy new year. You all take care. See you later.