What’s BA Blog?
BenAustinBlog is a place where we explore life’s hard questions using science, spirituality and philosophy.
It goes way beyond weight loss, finding your purpose, or figuring out what do with your life. We take the hard questions analyze and break them down into their own unique parts.
My mission is to share the ideas of the smartest people who have ever lived and inspire 100,000 people who want to innovate and change the world.
Unleash your Potential
I’ve discovered a lot on my journey and I feel a deep responsibility to share what I have learned. In a society where absolutely no one has patience and we want everything right now, releasing your potential takes time (I say release specifically). This is one of the reasons why most people stop improving themselves and stay in the “Comfort” phase.
I’m still not there.
What I find is that every day I’m getting .001% better. Every day I get a little less needy, my ego shrinks more, I get more centered, more relaxed, more Zen, more confident, more centered in Self Esteem and the internal chatter gets turned down a bit.
Where did it all begin?
My story is no different from most people. I wasn’t born into extraordinary circumstances and had to work like everyone else. When I was in college, I met a girl who would forever change my life. Her name was Michelle and I fell hard. I didn’t know it at the time but Michelle was suffering from a condition POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). A very rare and unknown autonomic nervous system disorder. We went to the best doctors in the world and they looked at us with wide and fearful eyes.
They had no idea how to help her.
Everything they prescribed failed. To make matters worse, I was failing in my life. It was 2009, there were no jobs, no careers and no places to start for an eager physics/engineering major trying to make it in corporate America.
I thought the hard work was over after graduation. I was so wrong.
Things got so bad in my life, that I said “Fuck It” and took responsibility for everything good and bad in my life.
I had two goals:
- Cure Michelle
- Fix my life
No one else was going to work harder than me; I knew that. So I set out to accomplish both and I did.