Do What You Love, Love What You Do

It is in our heart and in the thoughts within our mind where sanctuary can be found. Our mind contains the pain of the past, intense joys , fears, and anxieties as they pulse at a steady beat. We are the beholder of all that is to come yet, we have no idea what will happen. We don’t know for sure whether we are going to be that successful entrepreneur that we have fantasized about for years nor do we know if we will find “the one” in this vast world of beauty, opportunity, and confusion. It is in our heart and soul, our lessons of the past, and are outlook of the future where our feet will journey to the next destination, the next day, and ultimately, our fate. Will we be successful? Will we do what we feel we were intended to do in this world filled with needs? This answer is up to each and every one of us. As you read this post, you may be thinking about all of those things that you want to do and realize that what you are currently doing is not in line with those desires. You may be a true photographer at heart yet you are the waitress at the restaurant down the road. You can be the basketball player that never got as far as you wanted in basketball so you chose to sell insurance or work at the nearest coffee shop. Whatever you are, you may or may not be the same person tomorrow.

It is our lives for which we can control what happens internally. There will always be external circumstances that may seem to stand in the way of you achieving your true happiness. Whether it be a lack of security in money, age, inability to find the time in the day, or the fear of failure that clouds your mind on a regular basis. It can be the concern of financial burden you may place on yourself if you decide to call up your boss tomorrow and say, “I have made a choice. I am choosing to pursue my own happiness by doing what I love to do”.

In the end, ask yourself if you are happy or if you are not. If you find yourself on the unhappy side of the spectrum, it’s time to do something about it. You don’t have to be rash, but rather, be smart, thorough, and create a plan that will help you achieve your true happiness. This is your life. I am a random writer and somehow you stumbled along my blog and read this and that light bulb may have finally been rekindled. You work for other people that control their own lives so why not control your own. Do yourself a favor, do what you love.

As the happy ones tend to say, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life”.

The Size of Now

Staying in the present moment is not only a great thing to do, but it’s a virtue and has to be worked on.

Muddy River Muse

The future is a very big place.

I know this to be true, because I have spent a lot of time there– typically getting lost in the big-ness of it.

It’s an easy place in which to get lost, in part because there are no reliable maps. Geographically speaking, the future is akin to those oceanic margins that cartographers of old so helpfully labelled “Here be Dragons.” Indeed, there may well be dragons. Or baby unicorns. Or giant radioactive sea slugs. A big problem with navigating the future is that, not only is it immeasurably big, it is also many. If I start from the point in time where I stand right now, I can see a multitude of possible futures, each one uncharted, each one spinning off into infinite combinations and permutations that shift and sway with each forward step.


Granted some of those possible futures are more…

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Hello Everyone!

Hi Everybody! This is my first blog post! My name is Maximilian Pollack and I am the owner of Optimal Mindset Consulting. I work with performers of many types such as athletes, musicians, fitness gurus, youth performers, teams, organizations, and anybody else who wants to improve their overall mental game and achieve their peak performance. My work is focused primarily on the mindset of each individual. I help my clients build mental skills through Mental Skills Training.

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Maximilian Pollack, M.S.


“Mastering Others is Strength. Mastering Yourself is True Power” -Lao Tzu

“Mastering Others is Strength. Mastering Yourself is True Power”

-Lao Tzu

Have you ever gotten really upset or lost focus on what was important at the time because you were so focused on what others were doing? We are often so busy worrying about what others are going to do to affect an outcome and this causes a person to lose the attention that they need to perform at their given task. Lao Tzu sums it up very well in his quote. Mastering yourself is the key to true power. Every heard the quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” by Ghandi? This is it. Be what you want to be, do what you want to see others do, and live your life with the Optimal Mindset!


-Maximilian Pollack, M.S.