Then push just 5 to 10 percent further." David Goggins: Can't Hurt Me Recently I attempted my 3rd half marathon. So anxious to achieve my goal of completing one of these races in less than 2 hours, I had trained all summer. There were days when I didn't feel like getting to the gym or… Continue reading “Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.
Category: Monday Morning Motivation
I collect quotes from books or articles I’ve read that inspire me to think or do. On Mondays, I’ll share one of my favorites with you and offer some short comentary to spark new ideas.
“Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”
Jon Meacham: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson sheltered himself from criticism, even from lifelong friends and colleagues like John Adams, in order to remain steadfast to his objectives and unchanged in his beliefs. Ambition is a good thing. Especially if it provokes action for good. The spotlight (acclaim) is good too, it is… Continue reading “Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”
“I once was powerful and feared. Now I was loved. A much bigger deal.”
Susan Wilson: One Good Dog I have a confession to make - I love dog books. And, while I have read a lot of them, I know I've not read all of them. If you have a favorite, please let me know. This book is about the redemption of souls - both man and the… Continue reading “I once was powerful and feared. Now I was loved. A much bigger deal.”
“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate." Henry David Thoreau: Walden Thoreau went to the woods to learn how "to live deliberately" and not find at the end of his life that he had not lived. Stop wasting your time on social media and worrying about… Continue reading “Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
Apples, berries, cherries, and lemons
won’t ripen off the vine, but melons, pears, avocados, and bananas will. Tomatoes will ripen but not become more flavorful off the vine." Jonathan Dixon: Beaten, Seared and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America I've enrolled in a culinary school near me - it's not Le Cordon Bleu, or the… Continue reading Apples, berries, cherries, and lemons