Not the article you haven't gotten around to writing, the trip to the gym that will pay off in the long run, the planning for your upcoming birthday party, dinner with your parents (who would love to see you), ten minutes to sit quietly, saying thank you to a friend for no real reason... no, we do the urgent first.
The problem, of course, is that the queue of urgent never ends, it merely changes its volume as it gets longer.
Yes, we've heard it said that it's the important, not the urgent, that deserves attention. But it understates just how much we've been manipulated by those that would make their important into our urgent.
What a great speech ... short, simple, and to the point. Hope you get something from it.
After you watch the video, here is the transcript.
Life is tough, that's a given.
When you stand up, you're gonna be shoved back down.
When you're down, you're gonna be stepped on.
My advice to you doesn't come with a lot of bells and whistles. It's no
secret, you'll fall down, you stumble, you get pushed, you land square
on your face. And every time that happens, you get back on your feet.
You get up just as fast as you can, no matter how many times you need to
Remember this, success has been and continues to be defined as getting
up one more time than you've been knocked down.
If experience has taught me anything, it's that nothing is free and
living ain't easy.
Life is hard, real hard, incredibly hard. You fail
more often than you win, nobody is handing you anything.
It's up to you to puff up your chest, stretch your neck and overcome all
that is difficult, the nasty, the mean, the unfair.
You want more than what you've now, PROVE IT!
You want beat the very best out there that is, get out there and earn
Once you decide that, you'll know where it is you want to be, then you
won't stop pushing forward until you get there! That's how winners are
At the end of the day, success is what we all want.
We all want to win, and the race will be won. There is no question about
So come on, get out on top, run faster, dream bigger, live better
than you ever have before. This is in you. You can do this. Do it for
yourself. Prove it to yourself!
Whether you think you can ... or you think you can't ... you're right. ~ Henry Ford
Slack-Lining is kind of like tight-rope walking (except the line isn't as taut ... so it moves and bounces around). The image to the right is of me trying it less than six inches off the ground.
It was harder than you might guess ... Perhaps fear of falling contributed to the heart racing and muscle tension that went along with it.
Josh Beaudoin (the guy trying to steady me) claims that slack-lining is not an adrenaline sport. It is about being composed in the moment. It is about finding the confidence to face your fear and the power to manage your emotions.