We’re told to pace ourselves.
They say; life is a marathon, not a sprint. Be the tortuous, not the hare.
I despise this way of thinking. All I hear is; “wait your turn” and “it’s okay to live in your comfort zone.”
Well, it’s not okay.
I know what the pacers are really saying – be in it for the long haul, and I am. But, I am coming after what I want every day. I am brining every bit of passion and intensity I have, each day, for the long haul.
Don’t be a pacer, be an attacker.
The pacer strings their goals and dreams out over an entire lifetime. They tell themselves that they’re setting a manageable pace. All they’re really doing is procrastinating, bidding their time, and waiting it out. They are counting on luck.
The attacker lives every day in hot pursuit of their dreams. There is not a single second that goes by that they are not thinking about what they want, how they’ll get it, and what they will do next. They are not waiting for anything or anybody. They don’t even know what luck is. They give everything they’ve got, everyday.
The next day, they get up and do it again. They’ve made hustle their pace, now it’s a habit.
Do as Seneca, the famed Stoic philosopher advices; “begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
Give every day, every life, all you have to give.
“Every day, therefore, should be regulated as if it were the one that brings up the rear, the one that rounds out and completes our lives.”
Joe is a writer, trainer and fitness entrepreneur who co-founded Hybrid Athlete LLC, Kettlebell Cardio™ and Race Day Domination. Currently building @fittinsider, a platform for founders, executives, & investors redefining fitness/wellness. Investing in health/fitness companies