Running a marathon or Endurance cycling race is far more mental than physical. A person’s ability to run a marathon—or do anything hard—is more a reflection of their level of confidence than their actual ability. Your confidence determines: The size of challenges/goals you undertake How likely you will achieve those goals How well you bounce […]
“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct […]
“Well done, is well said.” — Anthony Liccione, poet and author Cal Newport’s recent book, Deep Work, distinguishes “deep work” from “shallow work.” Here’s the difference: Deep work is: Rare High value And non-replicable (i.e., not easy to copy/outsource) Shallow work is: Common Low value Replicable (i.e., anyone can do it) Talking is shallow. Anyone can do […]
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. When you want to become the best at what you do, you never stop learning. You never stop improving and honing your skills and knowledge.
Your unparalleled preparation is what gives you power. No one else is willing to pay the price you’ve paid.
A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.
Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong—if […]
Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds.”
Most people can handle pressure in small doses. But when left to their own devices, they let off the pressure and relax. Not you. You never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously turn-up the pressure. It’s what keeps you alert and active.
Have the self-respect and confidence to live life on your terms. When something isn’t right in your life, change it. Immediately.
Unlike most people, who are dependent on substances or other external factors, you are in control of what you put in your body, how you spend your time and how long you stay in the zone. Act based on instinct, not impulse. Just because you could doesn’t mean you do. And when you do, it’s because you want to, not because you have to.