Don't Die Trying

You can always die another day.

Hey friends,

A short one this week as I have way too much going on (so what else is new).

Last fall, I wrote about manifesting urgency for when you're feeling just a little too idle or complacent. An incredibly useful skill to have that's not just about setting artificial deadlines (your brain sees right through the fact that they're artificial), but about internalizing a sense of urgency to live your life (a very real deadline).

Today, I want to remind you that you can't sprint a marathon. There can be too much intensity, just like too much of any good thing. Great for short periods of time, challenging but doable in the medium run, destructive in the long run.

Knowing how – and when – to take the edge off excess intensity is as important as knowing how to manifest it during intensity shortages. It helps no one if you die trying too hard when you could've taken a break to regroup and get back to it.

With a vengeance!

Have a balanced week


A few thoughts

Two types of people. Those who use self-checkout in supermarkets and those who have nothing more important to do than spend tens of minutes in a line.

You're a star and don't know it. You might have what it takes to be the best actor, CEO, F1 driver, fighter jet pilot, astronaut, teacher, or firefighter in the world and never know it since you've never had the opportunity to give it a try.

Enjoyed this

Sisyphus and the Impossible Dream - Casey Neistat "I was 26 when I set this goal. I was young then and I couldn't do it. Now I'm old, if I don't do this now it's just going to get harder. And if I back off, if I let reason win, then I have to carry the weight of that unrealized goal until the day I die. So those are the stakes"

How to do things if you're not that smart and don't have any talent "This is a blog post aimed at people who want to do important work or make meaningful contributions to work, but feel they aren’t that smart and don’t have any talent."

Photo finish

Winter outside. Spring inside.