Masters World Championships, Finland
jungle jeff is absolutely a wellness fanatic. Most don’t realize this. Why would they realize it? Why should they?
I started with
one push-up per day for a week and then each new week, add one more push-up per day. After six weeks, that’s six push-ups per day.
running one mailbox per day for a week and then each new week added another mailbox. After six weeks, I was running past six mailboxes. Then walked back.
Through continuous improvement techniques learned at work (fortune 100 company), managed my
boredom, injuries, motivation and goals – and after a decade, guess what happened this past Summer?
From one push-up per day ten years ago, to representing the USA at the WMA Master’s Track & Field
World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Men’s 400 meters, 50 – 54 age group.
So, excellence can be attained in virtually anything, but you have to be willing to set an impossible goal, work incredibly hard and never give up. Ya with me?
, by Seth Godin. Heard of it? Read it? Tribes
The tag line,
“We need you to lead us”, really hits home for me. Why?
Because, in today’s world, if you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of chaos and uncertainty.
, right? “Duh”
What I’d like to challenge is our
to look to others to be better leaders. When in reality, the real work, where the biggest need is, is right in front of you as you look in the mirror. predisposition
Quite complaining about others needing to do this or do that – and presumably thinking that your life will get better as soon as “
Let the change begin and end with you. Period. Because until that happens, you are in no place to expect it from someone else.
Walking through an airport this week, a book title caught my eye, “
“. Exploiting Chaos
Why? If I have to explain this to you, you most likely won’t understand. But, because I’m a sucker for people who want to understand and continuously improve, I’ll give it a brief try here.
Chaos is a . We can (and probably do) paradox hate chaos. Or, we can (and probably don’t) love chaos.
Hate it for all of the reasons most hate chaos. societal norm
Love it for all the opportunity it brings. Yes, opportunity. So once again, if I have to explain this to you, you won’t understand. But if I were you, I’d quickly try to figure it out, or get left behind.
On a recent trip, a Delta Airlines Attendant engaged me in an otherwise routine and unengaging part of flying – taking off.
two You Tube video links for short, but interesting views of how something so ordinary can become extraordinary.
Make it a GREAT Monday, because if you don’t, who will. If not this Monday, when? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂