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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
What was once an admirable quality. One that was respected. Admired. Revered. Has taken a backseat to a society and a generation that doesn’t know how to say “no”. A people that forget what it’s like to sacrifice. To do the hard thing rather than opting for the easy. The sexy. The here and now.
I should know. I’m a part of this generation in every way shape and form…
Bleep. Bleep. Bleeeeep.
That last one got me. Smacking the snooze button I stand up. Stretching. Trying my best to reach either side of my room with my fingertips, but as always, falling a few feet short.
It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. I can’t remember where I read it. But a little bird told me that Arturo Gatti – my favorite fighter at the time – wakes to get up at 6 am to run. I’m no Arturo Gatti. The logical thing for me to do was to get up earlier and run farther. It’s 5am and I’m lacing up my running shoes. Stepping out into the dewey, frigid air of a Vancouver morning.
Up before the rest of the world. Just me and the crisp air rejuvenating my lungs every time I take a deep breath. It’s calm. Peaceful. Thoughts have never been so clear. My purpose, never so real. It’s a beautiful day, like every day. Read the rest of this entry »