Michael’s Rules: No. 6

I’ve been really lucky to have the love and support of a lot of wonderful people throughout my life. Along the way, they’ve given me some pretty great advice which I now consider my own personal rules for livingwords of wisdom that have helped me navigate my career and my life and that I would like to pass along to you, too.

We’ve all got it, the ability to push ourselves to the next level, but not all of us are accessing it. I once had the opportunity to work with former United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (a recipient of the Navy Cross and Purple Heart) on a documentary I produced. Marcus has a phrase that I just love. He likes to say, “That juice is worth the squeeze.” When we push ourselves, sometimes it hurts. But when you acknowledge that you’ve got more to give, you put yourself in the position of getting more, too. A little less sleep. A little harder workout. A little more time preparing and studying for whatever you want to excel at instead of zoning out after work when you just want to collapse on the couch. All of it is worth it because it gets you that much closer to your dreams.

You can read more about my story in my book, Wake Up Happy.