“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
The Little Prince
Remember this when someone puts your dreams and goals down,
When they say you can’t or it can’t be done…
They can’t see what you see
They don’t see the gold medals, they don’t see the we’re open sign, They just see the rock pile.
Stay focused on what you see and let them worry about what they can or cannot see.
Bad chapters can still create great stories
Real life isn’t a movie or a book so that magical ending isn’t going to automatically happen,
But if you keep pushing through your struggles, through the hard times
Then you can turn this bad chapter into a great story but not if you settle this chapter for the ending.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
No one is responsible for your happiness,
And your not responsible for anyone else’s
No one is responsible for your growth
No one is responsible for your career
No one is responsible for the actions you take, or dont take
Stop waiting for other people to solve your problems,
Stop blaming other people,
Just get out there and tend to your garden and watch what happens
It’s all on you.
Old and New Can’t Live Together.
Ok this isn’t entirely true, if you go to Rome you’ll see ancient history blended into modern-day living and it makes one beautiful city (I think I’ve never been) Old and new clearly can live together there.
When it comes to me and you
Old cannot live with the New.
The old way of doing things and a new way of thinking that is.
You want to achieve that big goal. That requires a new way of thinking.
But thinking alone can’t change anything…
So you have to change the way you do things too,
You can’t want to lose weight, but still, do the things that made you gain the weight in the first place.
You can’t get rich by doing the stuff that got you broke…
Do you want change?
The old way has to be evicted.
“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”
– Brian Tracy
Sometimes we don’t always run at our 100% capacity…
Sometimes it’s just out of our control…
We get ill, Burn out, Fatigued, Lack of sleep, Big deadlines to hit, Kids get ill and keep you up…
Just to name a few…
All will impact the way we perform today.
But there is always a target you can hit…
You might be too ill go 100% today, you might not have the energy do what you had planned…
You might not be able to deadlift 80kg today, But you might be able to go for a walk, or make a smoothie and keep you on the right track…
You hold the bow, you can lower your aim, pull that bowstring back and fire and still hit something today…
That’s the beauty of a good goal… It’s your fuel in your furnace, No matter what the circumstances are, That fuel burns and stokes your fire