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Get Off The X
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The X is where you get stuck in life.
It’s where you face resistance, doubt, fear, and failure. It’s where you lose momentum, direction, and purpose.
It’s where you die.
You need to get off the X as fast as possible.
You need to take action, move forward, and overcome.
Don’t die on the X. Get off the X and get on with your life.
I learned about the concept of getting off the X from a good friend, a former CIA Agent.
He told me that the X is the spot where you are most vulnerable to an enemy attack. It’s the place where you are exposed, isolated, and helpless.
He said that if you stay on the X, you will die.
The only way to survive is to get off the X as quickly and decisively as possible. You have to move, change, and adapt. You have to create your own advantage, your own opportunity, your own escape.
He also told me that this concept applies not only to combat situations, but also to life in general.
We all face our own Xs in life. They are the moments when we feel stuck, scared, or hopeless. They are the challenges that test our resolve, our courage, and our faith.
They are the times when we have to make a choice: stay on the X and die, or get off the X and live.
I’ve faced many Xs in my life. I’ve faced them as an entrepreneur, as a leader, as a partner, and will face many more, as a future husband and a father.
And I’ve learned that getting off the X is not easy. It takes effort, discipline, and persistence. It takes courage, creativity, and resilience.
But it’s worth it.
Because getting off the X is not only about survival. It’s also about growth.
But how do you jump off this invisible spot? It’s hard as hell, but in a nutshell…
1. Acknowledge it. Recognize you're on the X. You can't change what you don't see.
2. Seek discomfort. The X feels cozy. Challenge it. Dare to stretch.
3. Take micro-actions. Not a leap, maybe a step. Small moves often lead to seismic shifts.
4. Find a catalyst. A book, a mentor, a course. Something to jar you from inertia.
Every time I get off the X, I learn something new. I gain a new skill, a new insight, a new perspective.
I become a better version of myself.
And that’s why I’m sharing this concept with you today.
Because I want you to get off the X too.
I want you to overcome your fears, your doubts, your failures.
I want you to achieve your goals, your dreams, your potential.
I want you to live your best life.
So don’t die on the X. Get off the X and get on with your life.