Welcome back! It’s day 2 of the new year. How are you feeling today? Actually don’t answer that question. In fact, it doesn’t even matter. Thats not how you got here. That’s not what you used to get yourself to show up. You used something better.
The Reason Why
A reason got you to move. Not a feeling. It’s the fuel for getting after the new year. It’s specific. It is your “Why”. Why did you get up this morning? Why do you do the things you do that have meaning in your life. It’s not a feeling, I can tell you that. It’s a Purpose. It’s a Why. Your Why.
Now, take out the list I asked you to write yesterday and show me number 1.
Time to train.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.