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Posts from the ‘Motivation’ Category

Why You Should Try Again

Chasing the sexy, elusive Siren of excellence.

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Saying Yes, and Saying No

Because push-ups and Paleo and kids and a job aren't enough. Chase down the dream in your soul.

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Barbells and Haiku

For one special day, I wrote haiku for new supporters of my Kickstarter project. Enjoy!

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5 Key Things To Remember After You’re Laid Off

Keep these points in mind as you move forward. And good luck!

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I’m Not Dying For Points

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.

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Where They Hide The Great

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.

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Thought Alone Won’t Do It

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.

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Decide Now

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