Coldplay, the Gap and the Gain

I have been reading Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s new book The Gap and the Gain. Most of the time when I am reading, I am listening to music. When I started the book, Coldplay’s Fix You was playing. What a tie in. The lyrics below particularly tie to the book.

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

The lyric “I will fix you” should really be “you will fix yourself”. That is where The Gap and the Gain comes into play. Perhaps the individual being talked about in the song has the wrong measurement model. He or she may be measuring themselves against some ideal rather than against where they actually are in life.

A quote by Dan Sullivan is appropriate here: “The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.”

In Sullivan and Hardy’s book, they start from a place of happiness and expand from there. The book has great insights into how you should look at the positive aspects of the past, the excitement of your future and see the happiness in where you find yourself now.

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