motivation

Time

Time

"Here’s a humbling exercise, whenever you read an old book that speaks about contemporary events, look at the names. 

How many of these people--who were important enough to warrant a mention at the time--seem important now, decades or centuries later? 

How many of them have you even heard of? 

How silly does the author’s reverence seem? 

How ridiculous does their assumption--that future readers would obviously know who and what they were talking about--that they didn’t bother to provide much context, seem?  

Well, this timeless process is happening right now, as we speak...

Aim

Aim

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success." - James Cameron  

There are many versions of this message conveyed in different ways. ⠀

But, to me, the importance lies in the words left unsaid. ⠀

 

Motivation

Motivation

Ahh dreams 😴. Where anything can happen.

In yesterday's blog we explored how dreams are achievable. How it's simply a matter of context and understanding what it takes rather than pursuing the "impossible" blindly.

Today is not about that.

Today is about letting ourselves dream up those big wonderful things because allowing ourselves that freedom actually grants us an invisible super power.

MOTIVATION 👊

Tunnel-Vision

Tunnel-Vision

"It doesn’t matter how far you might rise — at some point, you are bound to stumble. Because if you’re constantly doing what we do — raising the bar — if you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages predicts that you will, at some point, fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey 

This picture represents everything about a fixed mindset, more commonly referred to as "tunnel vision". It's enchanting and easy to follow. 

There's a clear path and a clear end.

What you may not have noticed, is that the tunnels are also getting smaller. We usually talk about closemindedness as stagnant, but we rarely realize that it's actually worse. 

It shrinks as it goes on.

Resolve

Resolve

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king." - J. R. R. Tolkien 

Perseverance. 
The most crucial piece...

Progress

Progress

You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Step-by-step. Incremental progress. One foot following the other. ⠀

Scaling any mountain is the same process. ⠀

"Pole pole" meaning "Slow slow" as they would tell us climbing Kilimanjaro. ⠀