DAILY MINDSET **“The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.” – Brene Brown** Sometimes along the way, we forget that we love what we do. The choice of words there was intentional. Suddenly things become a “job”. Things used to be fun. It used to excite us. Now… not so much. And we ask ourselves that question… ”What happened?” When we are here, it’s a must to remind ourselves: love is a two-way street. And it takes work to love. Unlike the portrayal
DAILY MINDSET **“Motivation can get you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn** Motivation feels good. It makes things feel… easy. When we’re motivated, productivity just flows. But what’s challenging about it, is that motivation isn’t always there. Let’s be real about it. It’s not an everyday thing. We’re going to have tough days. We recognize anything in life that’s worth working towards won’t be easy. And it will not be a matter of if, but when, we are c
DAILY MINDSET **“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” - Albert Einstein** We choose the world we live in. And our decision will echo through our lives, perpetuating itself over and over without the conscious even being aware of it. The first step - awareness. Let’s first recognize that we, by default, tend to gravitate towards “hostility”. This may sound strange at first, but when we think about it, we know that
DAILY MINDSET **“Rome was not built in a day.” - John Heywood** An old adage on building greatness. Indeed an accurate statement, and a healthy outlook on mastering a craft. However, the critical message is less about how “great things take time”, and more, about the importance of laying the next brick. We can become consumed with the idea of making it… finishing “Rome”. And in so, we don’t place the value in the next brick being laid. With one eye distracted, thinking of the
DAILY MINDSET **“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle** There are habits we can see, and habits we cannot. There’s the physical side of habits which are easier to identify. Do we wake up at the same time every day? Do we show up to the gym consistently to train? Do we hold true to the nutrition plan we set out? What’s more challenging, is to look further inward. And seek out the invisible habits. To reflect on the way we thin
DAILY MINDSET **“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” – Carls Von Karlswich** Are we trying to do too much? We are an ambitious group. The growth mindset. The hunger mindset. It is rare for us to come up short on effort. But the emphasis of this quote is not on the back, but the front. “One great decisive aim”. What it hones in on, is the factor of choice. To be able to stand in a room with a thousand doors, and be able to close 999 of them. It can be
DAILY MINDSET **“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X** There’s something intoxicating about planning for the future. It’s the dream-world. Yet when it’s time to cross the bridge, from planning to execution, many lose their way. And nothing materializes. View “preparation” as two equal parts: 1. Thought 2. Action Without the thought behind, it’s wasted energy in multiple directions. Without action to follow thought, it’s nothing but a pipe dream.
DAILY MINDSET A short story to share. Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist, was walking through the market one day when a young woman spotted him and ran over. She asked with great excitement and admiration for him to draw a picture for her as she handed over a piece of paper. Pablo smiled, and obliged. He quickly drew a small, but beautiful, piece of art on the tiny piece of paper. Absolutely stunned by the speed of such quality drawing, she asks – “But, Mr. Picasso, ho
DAILY MINDSET **“Alright. They’re to the front of us, to the left and right, and behind us. We’re surrounded…. They can’t escape us now.” – General Chesty Puller, United States Marine Corps** Outnumbered by multiples, General Puller drove his Marines that day to victory. Many question how, given the massive mathematical odds against him that day. It was for no other reason than they believed. They truly believed, with every fiber of their bodies, that they would win that day.