2. Losing isn’t fun. But winning isn’t fun without knowing what losing feels like. You can’t try to take the big shot, or make a life change, or pick up and go because you are scared of losing. Winning takes constant small risks to put yourself out there day after day, and in the end, losing (or getting shot down with the woman you want to ask out) is what makes winning feel so damn good.
3. Don’t take losing personally. If you want to get to winning sooner, if you want to get to the hot partner you can’t…
You want to do more for your New Year’s Resolution in 2021.
You want to create momentum so you write a 2021 New Year’s Resolution that will truly change your life.
You want to be great, get that six-pack back, and reach a milestone.
You want to be free to choose your next big thing.
As a former pro athlete, people ask me where my inspiration came from, and I get annoyed by the notion of it. I rarely feel inspiration. …
I believe being in a new environment forces you to be more vulnerable.
Internal growth leads to overcoming physical, mental, and external barriers.
To new levels of success, happiness, and health.
As I’m wandering Portland’s University red bricks, I think:
Stop for a second and look around you.
What do you have?
What do you want?
Why do you want it?
What do you see, what do you feel, what do you hear, what do you smell?
I tend to think about what my core values when I travel, not what goals, outcomes, or things I need to reach or…
2. Let go of the need to be cool or rich or popular on social media. Let go of people liking you and value your authenticity. Mark Manson wrote a best-selling book on Not Giving a F*ck for a reason — because it’s a valuable life lesson.
3. Do what you want in life, but don’t stop there. After you know what you want, you’ll need a plan to become more of it, which means doing certain things, creating habits, and living aligned with your values when you don’t always want to.
4. Let go of the idea of perfection…
In Tripp Lanier’s, book, This Book Will Make You Dangerous, he spells out the virtue of playing for experiences over outcomes. The ultimate currency is not money, status, fame, or even monetary success — it’s being healthy, thriving, and happy authentically.
What is authenticity?
Only you know — but it starts from the inside. It starts from natural curiosity, positive emotions, and altruistic acts.
Positive experiences happen when you’re around authenticity, not at the end of your journey or looking the part.
So bring happiness, humor, and enthusiasm into your behavior, practice playfulness, love, patience, and you’ll find happiness in…
“Don’t obsess over perfection or attach yourself to only one outcome and you won’t misidentify yourself as a failure.” — TH
1. Why do I care if my invention fails, startup flounders, my book flops, or my lover doesn't want to talk about the argument we had last night? Just keep putting your best effort into this thing you truly care about. Foolishness, embarrassment, and ridicule come with the territory of your success.
2. Practice getting into the flow state. With people. Work. Fitness. Relationships. I tend to find the flow state through writing, or authentic friendships, playing a competitive…
“The list of mistakes you can never recover from is very short.
But you likely realize your life will not be destroyed if your book doesn’t sell or if a potential date turns you down or if your startup goes bust. It’s not the failed outcome that paralyzes us. It’s the possibility of looking stupid, feeling humiliated, or dealing with embarrassment that prevents us from getting started at all.
The first step to being courageous is being willing to look foolish.” — James Clear