Here are the 5 quotes that hung on handmade posters all over my bedroom for years, and are still hanging in my garage now, on the plywood wall between my stand-up work table and my pull-up bar. They may mean very little to you. They may change your life. If even one person experiences the latter, this post was worth it. I hope they spark a fire in you like they did me. After reading this, tell me your inspiring habits, I would love to read about/share them. #masteryourcraft
How bad do you want it?
I’ve been quoting this with my little brother, James, who plays basketball at Ohio University, for years. So, maybe Eric Thomas heard me screaming it once and decided it’d be good content. I don’t know. It’s also the first tattoo James and I got together. Left hip.
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Are you a “high achiever”? A “go-getter”?
Do you have to-do lists longer than The Pan-American Highway?
The self-talk usually goes something like, “I want this so bad. I have to do this.”
Most people quit at this point. But you won’t. You’re an animal. You’re a machine! You’ll never quit!!
You just set the track record for the first lap of the 1600m run.
Though, hmm, nobody ever won the gold because of a fast ‘Lap 1’. Now what?
How do you follow-through on goals or drag on when you’re exhausted? Perspective always helps.
I don’t need to give you stories of the rampant poverty all over our planet.
You don’t HAVE-TO-DO anything.
You GET-TO-DO it.
That alone could be the elixir to your anxiety.
This should apply to some 90+% of Americans, as we are majorly above the poverty level in comparison to most human beings on earth.
Be the GET-TO-DO type of person.
Now, go. Do.
***As always, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read this. I only hope that I can positively impact your life in some small way.
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I love you,