Thursday, lets get it! I am sitting on a plane right now, headed back to Utah. I have been in Olympia, WA visiting Aaron Montgomery and his team of interns. I learned a lot from Aaron and his guys while I was out there. I was super grateful for the stories they told me about their families, their passions, their trials and their triumphs.
While I was there, I was asked the question, “If I was 22 again, what would I do different?”. I don’t have many regrets in life. The good man upstairs has been pretty dang good to me, but here was my answer to the question: I wish someone would have sat down with me at that age and told me the following things:
1. When your purpose becomes stronger than your problem, life starts to get real good
2. If it is important to you, know what time every day you are going to do it
4. Work your butt off to become a better version of yourself every day
5. Don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff. Haha. Had to say it.
I have come to realize in my short period of time of being on this earth, that living by simple principles creates magnificent results. If you want to be great; think great, do great, and act great. If you want to be average; think average, do average, and act average. The concept is literally that cut and dry. I am not saying the process is easy by any means, but being a bad ass as or being a loser, both take 24 hours a day. My advice to my 22 year old self would not change at all as I inch closer to 37. To me, living the 5 principles above is the difference between good and great, it is the difference between happy and sad, it is the difference between ultimate success and failure.
Keep fighting that fight, Cram