Do You know what this guy and I have in common?
Yeah, I know, he’s cut… but that’s not what I’m talking about ;-).
For those who don’t know him, it’s Tim Tebow, new quarterback star of the Denver Broncos. He came out of nowhere this season to lead the Broncos to the playoffs and even beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (yeah, I know, they lost last weekend, but that’s not what I’m talking about either!)
You know what? I’m not a football fan.
In fact, I don’t know anything about football (besides that Peyton Manning was seriously injured and this is why the Colts missed the playoffs… so my partner says anyway 😉 ). So I don’t really know if Tim Tebow is a good player or not. I don’t know if he’s just lucky or not.
But I know one thing: I wake up with the same look in my face everyday!
Do you see what I see? Do you see this light in his eyes? Let’s look at a bigger close-up:
Nature’s fan will see it like this:
Others may see it like this:
And geeks like me will see it like this (it’s Merton’s magic in Final Fantasy III 😉 :
This is the look of someone who wants to win.
This is the look of someone who likes what he does.
This is the look of someone who’s looking for something better.
This is the look of someone who’s going to do whatever it takes to make his life fun.
And this is how I feel when I wake up in the morning!
I truly believe that we should all wake up at least 5 times a week with this look on our faces. You should want to get up and conquer the world and live the life you want. If this isn’t the case, there is something wrong with your life. And you know what? Life is too short to ignore this problem!
Where did I find the inspiration to look like William Wallace every morning?
Some people look at me and they just don’t get how and why I can do all these things without falling down. Many people have told me that I am heading directly towards a burnout. As if I light the candles with a blow torch… but I don’t believe in burnout. Not if you like what you do and do it with great passion.
And I think this is where the secret lies: within your passion.
I’m happy to wake up early because I love working-out while you sleep.
I’m happy to start my day while you are still in bed because it means that I spend time writing on my blogs.
I’m thrilled to start my day at work because I can’t wait to meet inspiring people.
I can’t wait to get back home to tell my lovely wife about my day and to play with the kids. I actually play with my kids 4 days out of 5 in average. Note this: playing with kids is the best way to stay young. And I also play with them because I lost the last 28 Yum Jr games we have played and I desperately want to win! Lol!
As you can see, there is not only one thing that makes me want to crush it every day of my life. I have plenty of motivations. On the other hand, someone could easily see the same day with the following perception:
I can’t believe I’m waking up while everybody else is still sleeping. But I’m afraid of getting fat so I have no other choice but to go to the gym.
I’m upset at people who take time to read the newspaper while I have to blog for an hour.
Then, I’ll have to bend over to some impossible requests from annoying clients.
And finally, I have to get back home, supervise my son’s homework and play boring games while I’m too tired to shoot myself.
See? Same day, 2 ways to see it. So the problem is not with your life. Tim Tebow didn’t become “the starting quarterback” by thinking what he sacrificed to get there sucked. Your life is just great. And Tebow just did what he had to do because he loves football with a great passion.
Now it’s up to you to make your day look like an amazing opportunity.
Remember; today is very unique: it’s your first and only chance to live it and it’s happening NOW!
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