Not Easy, Not Fast

Thinking it’s going to be easy is a mistake.

Thinking it’s going to happen fast is a mistake.

Most things worthwhile aren’t easy.

Most things worthwhile take time to develop.

Win by Default

If everybody quits and you keep going, you win by default.

Outlast

Sometimes succeeding is simply outlasting the competition.

It’s a matter of endurance.

It’s a game of who can last the longest.

Best of My Ability

There’s no sense in doing something if I’m not going to do it to the best of my ability.

That would just be a waste of my time and energy.

The Hard Way

The lesson lasts longer when we learn the hard way.

I’m A Minimalist

I’m a minimalist.

I don’t want to waste my time and energy taking care of things.

I don’t want to be weighed down by things.

I want to use my time and energy to take care of myself and nourish my mind and body.

I want to use my time and energy to do things I want to do.

I want to use my time and energy to do things that bring me joy.

I want to use my time and energy to do things that are meaningful to me.

I want to use my time and energy to live.

I want to live freely.

Figure out what you value.

Figure out what matters to you and what’s most important to you.

Focus on those things.

Build your life around those things.

A minimalistic life is a meaningful life.

Consume Wisely

Everything we consume influences us.

Everything we consume influences our thoughts and behaviors.

Everything we see and hear.

Everything we watch and listen to.

Everything we read.

This is our mind.

Be selective what we put into it.

Consume wisely.

Screen wisely.

Output Before Input

Output before input.

Output when I am fresh and have energy.

Input when I am tired.

I start my day with output.

I write and run in the morning.

I end my day with input.

I study and read in the afternoon or evening.

Part Input, Part Output

Life is part input and part output.

The input is consuming.

It’s reading, studying, and learning.

The output is producing.

It’s creating something and doing something with the input.

110%

I put everything I have into everything I do.

The moment I stop putting everything I have into something, I stop doing it.

I have one gear – high gear.

I have one speed – high speed.

I have one level of effort – all out.

When I do something, I go hard.

110% is the only way I know.