From Chapter 12 “Indefatigable” in Ingredients of Outliers. Up High at Show Low Not long ago, I participated in my first triathlon in eighteen years, held in a town named for a card game. Show Low sits at 6,412 feet at the base of the White Mountains in northern Arizona. Remember the opening scene in the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire, where a group of men are running barefoot, effortlessly, through the crashing waves on a beautiful beach, with the orchestra playing an inspiring melody in the background? (If you never saw the movie, or you’ve forgotten that scene, it’s … [Read more...]
Give it more gas, and empty the tank! Becoming indefatigable.
Empty Your Tank Have you noticed that action and success seem to go hand in hand? People of action are the ones who are finding success. Sitting and waiting for it to happen is no way to live life or be an entrepreneur and a leader. You have to work harder and smarter than everyone else. But what happens when the push of everyday life becomes too overwhelming and we find ourselves at a halt. We simply press on. We empty our tanks, we remain indefatigable. That all sounds well and nice doesn’t it, but how does one empty the tank? And what does it even mean? Today I will share with you what … [Read more...]
How your words can be a game changer #InspireHerMind #RunLikeaGirl
Women are strong, intelligent, and generally underrated. The popular female stigma accepted by many adult men and women is hindering young ladies and teens from pursuing their passions and doing what they were born to do. At least that’s what the statistics show. These inspiring commercials will change the way you look at the foundations of femininity and inspire you to address young females as so much more than “pretty” and “dainty”. This Verizon ad highlights a young woman and her curiosity from childhood to pre-teen years, toward nature and tinkering with … [Read more...]
The Optimism Challenge
In the grand scheme of things, we’re only among the living for a short time. Why do things that don’t bring you joy, or aren’t fun? You alone have the power to change the course of your life. If you can’t, and many believe they can’t, at least change your perspective. The Outlier Team challenges you to be optimistic today! When something negative happens, counter it with something great that has happened to you recently, or recall a fond memory with somebody who loves you. Commit a random act of kindness; the euphoric feeling you get from giving will increase your optimistic … [Read more...]