Don’t Obsess, Work

Obsessing over what we don’t have leads to unhappiness.

Think about what we want. Dream about it. Pursue it. Work toward it.

Use our desires as a source of fuel and motivation not frustration and depression.

Don’t obsess over it. That leads to unhappiness. Work for it.

Hating What You Do

Being miserable and hating what you do on a daily basis is not sustainable.

One more time for the people in the back:

Being miserable and hating what you do on a daily basis is not sustainable. 🗣

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

We say not to judge a book by its cover. But we do. I do. I’ve bought books based on their covers.

Whether we like it or not, appearance matters. We judge people. We’re attracted to some people and turned off by others.

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t judge anybody and anything. But we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in the real world.

First impressions matter. We only get one chance to make a first impression.

So do our best to present ourselves well.

We don’t find out if we like a book until we read it. We don’t find out if we like a person until we get to know them.

When we’re reading a book, we don’t think about its cover. When we’re connecting with a human, we’re not as concerned with their appearance.

It’s not the covers of books that we remember. It’s the contents and what we learned.

It’s not somebody’s appearance that we remember. It’s the connection and how they made us feel.

Read the book. Connect with the person. Dig deep. Get below the surface.

Before we judge a book and a person, close our eyes, open our minds, and open our hearts. Get inside. That will tell the story.

New is Hard

Being new is hard. So is being stale, stagnant, and stuck.

We can push forward through the new or we can stay in the same old place. Both are hard.

Which hard will you choose? To fight through the initial resistance and grow through the new? Or be complacent and die a slow death?

Make Healthy Choices Most of the Time

I’d rather eat pizza and burgers every day than fruit and vegetables, but I know it’s not a good idea.

I want to, but I know better. I know it’s not good for my health.

Taking care of ourselves requires discipline and sacrifice.

I can have it every day but know I shouldn’t, so I don’t.

Make healthy choices most of the time while occasionally treating ourselves.

You Matter

Their wants and needs matter. So do yours. You too are a priority.

What’s important?

Just because it’s not important to you doesn’t mean it’s not important to me.

Just because it’s not important to me doesn’t mean it’s not important to you.


Running shoes don’t make the runner. The runner makes the shoes.

Golf clubs don’t make the golfer. The golfer makes the clubs.

Bikes don’t make the cyclist. The cyclist makes the bike.

Equipment and gear may help some, but we have to know how to use it.

That comes from practice and repetition.

Performance comes from the athlete. It comes from years and years of commitment and dedication.

Worry more about doing the work and putting in the time than gear and equipment.

I’m willing to bet a professional could beat us with a crappy pair of running shoes, set of golf clubs, or bike.

We’re fancy. Do the work. Practice.