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Positive Reminders for Excelling

From Terry Orlick’s, “In Pursuit of Excellence” Always positive thoughts. Only positive thoughts help you do the things that you really want to do. So think to yourself, talk to yourself, and focus only in ways that will help you live and perform to your true capacity. Always positive images. Only positive images of the […]

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Freespace: a Necessity in a World Defined by Parameters

The clearer we are about what we want and what may be our abiding passion, the easier it is to chart our own course. Search. Seek. Experience. Desire. You want x, therefore you do y. With fitness, what follows is often a prescription. You’ve been trained to think the formulaic answer is the way. A […]

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Hardship

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Deep mental, systemic fatigue gripped me. My physical body seemed ready, though readiness is often an assumption proved false shortly after setting out. Stomach issues. What’s the cause? Nutrition? Water quality? Stress? A combination? I’m going to chalk it up to too much sugar, carbs, etc. This has happened […]

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A Skyward Journey

Focus. Tune in. Tune out. Intention. Know the objective, disregard all else. Trust. You are always in the right place at the right time. Simplicity. It’s enough. Completion. Set the target. Get there. Presence. This is what you want, this is what you get. Persist > Resist. Life wants you to assume the role, and […]

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Fire. Aim. Ready.

Search out the most prominent target possible and sling your boldest shot. –– Robert Greene How many days until ________ ? The countdown to the deadline, test, event, or similar monumental target is the ultimate form of accountability. Each day, in some way: mental / physical / task-productivity, focus, etc. prepares you for what is […]

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Fitness + Lifestyle Design

Parameters – Elements of Experience – Self-Expression Those who risk, win. Dare to become your best self.  Movement / Nutrition / Longevity / Performance Movement: Strength / Endurance / Mobility / Flexibility / Capability Nutrition: Sustenance / Hydration / Health / Ethics / Participation Longevity: Aging / Lifespan / Quality / Opportunity / Experiences Performance: […]

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All Change Must Start From Within

What is your “why?” What do you want from life? How will losing weight, finishing the triathlon, going on that hike, or simply having more energy make your life better? Establishing your why is essential to forming new, healthy habits. All change must start from within. The mind is extremely powerful and will win most internal […]

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Accountability and Engagement

Accountability. 4:15 AM. Alarm sounds off. Doesn’t matter as I’ve been looking at the clock since 3:00 AM. Night of no sleep due to lack of A/C, summer heat, and humidity over 90%. Options. Lay in bed and try to sleep a couple more hours. Reasoning that I can make up my workout in the […]

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Pursuing Peak Performance

Points of failure in all instances define the limits of systemic function. Right Practice must seek to extend those limits through the pursuit of failure… Outside the formal practice, physical training involves the pursuit of success. Within the formal practice, physical training involves the pursuit of failure. Michael Livingston, “Mental Discipline“ When we train, we […]

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Mindset: Practice in Pursuit of Excellence

“Rote, mindless repetition is not practice… it is purpose that focuses the practice, and it is the intensity and specificity of that focus that governs the efficacy of the practice.” Michael Livingstone “The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true […]