Normal folks are driven by feelings, they do what they feel like doing, when they feel like doing it. They make decisions in the moment based on whether it feels right or not. Elite folks prepare. A strong CORE informs who they are and, more importantly, who they’re becoming. A clear OPUS defines their destination. They’ve done the prep work within to inform their mind who they are today, who they’re becoming tomorrow, and where their headed. They have pre-loaded commitment. So, when they get up in the morning and aren’t “feeling it,” or they get to the work and find themselves in “a bad place,” they don’t trust or act on feelings. Who they are and what they’re aiming toward has already decided for them. They don’t think “woe is me,” they’ve already commited to “work on me.” Good.

Or, as Ole Epictetus said, “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” Do the work within, friend. Do the work within. Preload. Prepare. Do what is hard now and life gets easier. Keep taking the easy, feeling road and eventually life is gonna get really hard. You choose. Your choices have consequences. I wasn’t feeling like writing this morning after a fairly sleepless night. I’m better now.


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