Chasing the sexy, elusive Siren of excellence.
Posts from the ‘Motivation’ Category
I was chasing (or trying to chase) my riding partner up a dusty trail yesterday when it occurred to me, in the middle of mashing my pedals and sucking the warm morning wind, that I wasn't going to catch her. She had 25 yards on me, and I had 25 years on her. And then I realized that I didn't need to catch her anymore.
How bad do you want it? How much will you give?
The answers to these two questions will do more than guide you; they will reveal you. Because your desire to achieve and your willingness to sacrifice for that achievement will most likely determine whether you are a 100-percenter, a 95-perecenter, or a 90-percenter. Whether you are a person who got the job done, or a person who almost got the job done.
It's not enough to think it.
I know there are tons of positive-thought books and websites and social media pages. People will tell you that if you think great thoughts, then great things will happen. It's this idea that by thinking positive thoughts, you put energy into the world that will be returned to you.
That's only partly true.
If you don't like your life, change it. If you don't like some part of your life, work on it ... and change it.
Life is way too short to be miserable.
Don't give excuses about how you can't change. Excuses are just a way of convincing yourself to feel okay about not doing anything.
Well, it's not okay to live a crappy life. It's not okay to live an unfulfilled life. It's not okay to be unhappy and refuse to do anything about it.
Do my words anger you or make you squirm? If so, maybe you have excuses. Maybe you've reasoned with...Read more