Barbells, Love, Life

Somebody’s a little tired after playing fetch. #jasper #dogs

Somebody’s a little tired after playing fetch. #jasper #dogs

Just a quick FYI: if you missed my post yesterday on Words With Lisbeth, you can read it today on the #HuffingtonPost - thanks for reading!

Just a quick FYI: if you missed my post yesterday on Words With Lisbeth, you can read it today on the #HuffingtonPost - thanks for reading!

Right? #bewhoyouare #motivation #inspiration #lisbethdarsh #life #whiteboardwisdom

Right? #bewhoyouare #motivation #inspiration #lisbethdarsh #life #whiteboardwisdom

You know what’s fantastic? Having two friends like Donna and Matt! So good to see them again! #og #prebok #prehq #damngoodpeople #kiwi  (at Berkeley Pier)

You know what’s fantastic? Having two friends like Donna and Matt! So good to see them again! #og #prebok #prehq #damngoodpeople #kiwi (at Berkeley Pier)

How bad do you want it? New post on Words With Lisbeth! (Link is in my profile.) #success #motivation #inspiration #fitness #crossfit #lisbethdarsh #life

How bad do you want it? New post on Words With Lisbeth! (Link is in my profile.) #success #motivation #inspiration #fitness #crossfit #lisbethdarsh #life

Where They Hide The Great

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How bad do you want it? How much will you give?

The answers to these two questions will do more than guide you; they will reveal you. Because your desire to achieve and your willingness to sacrifice for that achievement will most likely determine whether you are a 100-percenter, a 95-perecenter, or a 90-percenter. Whether you are a person who got the job done, or a person who almost got the job done.

Someone who makes things happen … or someone who lets things happen.

The difference in top achievers is often small gradations. Extra effort here, or there, or then.

Many people in this life are 90-percenters. They do a good job … but not a great job. They do 90% of the work, but not 100%.

It’s easier to be a 90-percenter. But I’m not sure it’s better.

You wouldn’t enter a 100-yard race and stop at the 90-yard mark, would you? So ask yourself why are you doing that in your work or your love or your life.

The last 10% is where it gets really hard. The pain enters a multiplicative level. You will hurt.

But that’s where they hide the great.

Keep moving. 

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“Difficulty is what wakes up the genius (ingenium mala saepe movent), which translates in Brooklyn English into, ‘When life gives you a lemon …’” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder”

I did it and I’m not sorry. #mexicancocacola #treat

I did it and I’m not sorry. #mexicancocacola #treat

Breaking news! Apparently, there are OTHER sports in the world? Who knew? Raise your hands!  #drivingrange #meandfivefellas

Breaking news! Apparently, there are OTHER sports in the world? Who knew? Raise your hands! #drivingrange #meandfivefellas

A thought to help you as you move through your day. #writing #inspiration #lisbethdarsh

A thought to help you as you move through your day. #writing #inspiration #lisbethdarsh

Back squats … for your booty and your soul! #fitness #squats #getyourheadright

Back squats … for your booty and your soul! #fitness #squats #getyourheadright