We all know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but what would you say is the greatest distance that exists? Think about that for a second…what is the greatest distance you can imagine?

Now that you’ve imagined the greatest physical distance, what about the distances that exist in our lives? What is the greatest distance that exists within you? I’d venture to guess that it’s the distance between where you are and where you want to be, right? The distance between the way life exists and the way we would dream to live. The distance between who we are and who we could be. Seems pretty far away, sometimes…right? Almost as far as the greatest physical distance I first had you imagine. So far, in some cases, that getting there would be basically impossible, yes?

The next thing I want you to do is to attempt to put a physical distance on the gap between you and your goals and dreams. If you had to put an actual measurable distance on it, what would it be? A mile? 100 miles? Somewhere between here and Mars?

I have the answer.

Less than 8 inches.

Less than 8 inches separates you from the absolute life of your dreams where you’re accomplishing every goal, living every dream, doing everything you ever imagined…and beyond!

Less than 8 inches…about 7.8 inches to be exact, or, the average distance between your ears. Between your ears lies the largest gaps in the universe because it’s the gap between who you are and who you were created to be. The doubt, self-limiting beliefs, insecurity, negativity, and everything else we allow to control our minds creates a gap that we would measure to be a distance so great that we’d never get there in 10 lifetimes.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Instead of looking at our potential and our dream job, house, lifestyle, family, or whatever as something that is lightyears away…what if we could realize the gap is actually only less than 8 inches and we have the ability to change it right now? What would you do differently? What would you take action on that you’ve been putting off? What could you do RIGHT NOW to eliminate that “gap” and take charge of your life?

You live your life one of two ways: by design or by default. You either live YOUR life’s plan or live as part of someone else’s, and I’ll be the first to tell you – they don’t have much planned for you.

The only thing separating those two realities is 7.8 inches. Take back that control and seize those opportunities and possibilities…they’re much closer than you think.