Fearless Yesterday

Habits are not one and done.

Neither are character traits.

They are daily decisions. We might wish that choosing to have enthusiasm yesterday would characterize us as enthusiastic next week. 🤔

Slap it on the resume, like a certification. Right? Put it on LinkedIn. That’d be wonderful.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

Our perceived character and habits are a dynamic, ever-changing evaluation of how we conduct ourselves in every scenario. Helping the old lady carry her groceries this morning will mean nothing to the flight attendant we piss off next week.

Recently, I made a big decision to leave the college basketball coaching ranks (I’ll add: in good standing), and that was a “fearless” decision. I had a vision for myself. I had to make a change if I wanted to achieve that. So against the conventional wisdom and advice, I gave it up.

“I am FEARLESS!” – Me (that day)

Yesterday, I realized that every decision since then, I’ve made with fear in my heart. I’d mistaken the consistent, mindful approach that it takes to live fearlessly as something we can be certified in once and then carry with us, like a badge.

What qualified us as fearless, today, only truly proves one thing:

That we have the same capacity to live that fearlessly again, tomorrow…

If we consciously choose to.



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5 Quotes on the Bedroom Wall of a Mercer Basketball Player

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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