My Line in the Sand: The Pragmatic Pursuit of Passion

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Photo Credit: Tiago Muraro

On Jan 4, 2015, I wrote a post that marked a pivotal point in my life.

I drew some lines in the proverbial sand and put some rigor around committing to them.

  • I was going to get what I was worth
  • I was going to do what I loved
  • I was going to focus on proving things to myself first and then to everyone else
  • I was going to give the things I chased my damnedest effort

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A No-Frills Approach to Progress in 2016

Today is the last day of the 2015. New gym memberships will be registered. Bold 11 p.m. declarations will be made. Regretful make out sessions will occur in hallways and guest bedrooms all over.

Hopefully after the dust has settled and pragmatism sets in we can really focus on where we are and where we’re going.

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It’s All Part of the Process

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I had an epiphany.

I haven’t had one of those in a while.

Do you want to know the secret to finding something you love and positioning yourself to be great at it?

Well, it’s not really a secret.

When I tell you, you’ll probably be disappointed that it’s so anti-climactic. You might think to yourself, “well, obviously”. You may not even believe me.

Poor kid thinks he’s ‘figured it out’ at 26.

Here’s the thing though: If you’re not loving what you’re waking up to go do every and getting better at it everyday, then this may be of interest to you.

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Swimming Against the Current

Swimming Against the Current

Photo Credit: Justin Leibow

My favorite time of the day is every morning between 4 a.m and 6 a.m.

The roads are clear. The gym is empty. The house is quiet. My mind is fresh.

I always feel like I’m getting ahead of the rest of the world.

Whether I’m reading, exercising, working or thinking — it feels like everyone else isn’t.

But that’s not actually the case.

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