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. …
“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
What is your version of luxury?
A fine French wine?
A new pair of Gucci’s?
A Louis Vuitton purse?
Being a minimalist?
In the end, why do we choose what we choose?
Do we choose to be a minimalist because it’s the fad? Because it was a documentary? Or is there something you truly love inside the simple pleasures of having less? And then what is the difference from those that enjoy having more?
Does light not exist without dark?
Do we need to be something in the absence of something else?
How do we find…
“Life is short. And if life is short, then moving quickly matters. Launch the product. Write the book. Ask the question. Take the chance. Be thoughtful, but get moving.” — James Clear
I was always and still can be an anxious human. When I let this state win, it would stop me from moving forward. So instead, as a kid, I would listen to Enya or classical music and shut my eyes before games, visualize how I would play, what I would do, and how I would react to adversity.
The anticipation of playing high school, collegiate, and pro basketball…
“Life is short.
And if life is short, then moving quickly matters. Launch the product. Write the book. Ask the question. Take the chance. Be thoughtful, but get moving.” — James Clear
I was always and still can be an anxious human. When I let this state win, it would stop me from moving forward. So instead, as a kid, I would listen to Enya or classical music and shut my eyes before games, visualize how I would play, what I would do, and how I would react to adversity. I would hand the reins over to a higher power…
You let go a little as you get older.
You stop trying so hard.
You let the fish come to you and stop tugging so hard. You take a chance when you feel it and let go of rejection as a personal assault on your true self.
Move on and breathe and embrace your life.
Change is good.
My dating life is somewhat mysterious. I have been traveling lately, and as I drive past the Lake Michigan highways through Chicago, into Northern Michigan, my mind meanders about the horizon like the never-ending dots of cotton clouds.
When I think about…