“Never give up,” I’m sure you’ve heard that.
I’ve been working with a coach for the past few months. I’ve had morning mind and body exercises to do, and I’ve been doing them, but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted.
So today, after a call, we completely changed the ritual, and after doing the new exercises I felt fantastic.
I gave up. And I’m stoked I did.
If something’s not working, the next step is to diagnose why it isn’t working.
There are generally only three reasons for this:
You aren’t doing it with the quality it needs
You aren’t doing it with the quantity it needs
It’s the wrong thing to be doing to get your desired outcome
The first two reasons are not reasons to give up. That’s called laziness. Double down.
The third reason is a great reason to give up. Otherwise you’re just repeating the same thing and hoping for a different outcome. Do not double down, change.
Stay committed to the outcome, sometimes you just need to be flexible in the approach.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.