My day began like most days. I ran a few errands, did some writing, lifted some weights, and got my work done.

But later in the night I made a store run.

As I pulled into the parking lot a truck pulled in front of me.

The driver who was obliviously on drugs rolled his window down as he pointed a pistol at me.

It was as if ALL of my mindset training was for this very moment. Instead of getting scared I became very calm and collected.

Looking deep into his soul I said…

You don’t want to do that buddy.

Within seconds he sped off into the night. As I continued walking the weight of everything hit me like a punch to gut.

With the pull of his finger he could’ve ended everything.

All of the hours I’ve put into building myself. Everything I’ve given for my brand. The dozens of big names I’ve worked with.

The many many many times of eating shit so that I could live my vision. And even the lives that my work has saved.

It ALL could’ve been taken away with nothing but a punk with a gun. Yet here I am writing this to you from the comfort of my office.

I am blessed beyond words. Typing this out to you doesn’t come close to describing the gratitude that I feel deep within my soul.

But what I do want you to understand very clearly is. That my brush with death could happen to you.

No matter who you are.

No matter how much potential you have.

None of it will matter if someone puts a gun in your face.

So hear me out…

You spend your days doing this and that.

Without ever really doing what you want.

Why? Well for starters you don’t understand how short your life is. And that’s something that is hard to ever comprehend.

You can however take full advantage of each day. By building a strong mindset, learning a skill, and more importantly living the life that you want.

And it all starts with you sitting your ass down and creating your Script. I’ve spoken of the importance of having a Script many times.

Having a Script gives you direction. Having a Script lets you squeeze every drop out of your day.

Don’t let it take a gun in your face to get you to change. You don’t have anymore damn excuses to give yourself.

Create Your Script Today

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

5 comments add your comment

  1. Hey Dylan,
    Just found you through your comment on boldanddetermined.com.
    This must be a life-changing experience. I can’t imagine it, never been so close to death…
    Happy to know that you are still alive. You are probably a different person anymore.
    I am really wondering what you think that moment and how you think about the life in general?

  2. Dylan,
    That is so scary! I am glad you are safe and you used all the mindset tools to remain calm and collected in that situation.

    Best regards,

  3. Dylan,

    I am very glad you are okay and hope you are doing well from this encounter.

    I am proud of how you decided to act in such a critical moment. You are an inspiration and a monument to righteous dedication.

    I hope this experiences unlocks further potential in you so you can continue your great work.


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