Were you ever a kid?
Loaded question, right? Of course. We all were. So what’s the point?
The point is there’s a more important question, “Are you still a kid?”
Let’s assume we all say, “Yes, I’m still a kid at heart.”
Good, because kids dream of being a super hero, or being saved by a super hero. Remember? Well guess what? If you are looking for a place to find your motivation, consider being a super hero.
Lane 8 Needs Motivation. Daily. Period.
Ya with me? DAILY.
Was reminded of that yesterday after giving a speech, a man asked me privately, “How do you motivate people”?
Without any hesitation, because it’s a common question, “If you want to motivate others, you need to be motivated yourself”.
It’s the first and only rule of motivation. Enthusiasm is the most contagious thing in the world. The second most contagious thing in the world is the opposite.
The lack of enthusiasm. Admit it or not, everyone takes their cue from you.
When you look in the mirror, are you a mountain or a molehill?
Lane 8 Digresses? Maybe. Maybe not.
You know this if you’ve been following Lane 8 for a few months, the thesis at Lane 8 is taking care of our priceless physical gift – our body.
You have also come to discover the sub-thesis here is that goals should be impossible.
So why all the Suomi (Finland) Ski Jumping stuff? Call it a mental break from the physical focus.
In fact, the day all the Lahti Ski Jumping videos were shot was a rest day at the Masters Track & Field World Championships.
Rest is critical to physical (and mental and spiritual) health. So just enjoy this diversion and expect the break to be over soon. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂