“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Jumping right in, here are the best motivational articles to get your week started on the right foot…
Love him or hate him, Mark Cuban is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the world today. His story is pretty incredible, but he wouldn’t have sniffed being successful if it weren’t for his ridiculous work ethic and drive to be the best version of himself. His road wasn’t an easy one either. This is a remarkable read.
The last lecture is a book I wish everybody could take the time to read. Losing my my best friend who happened to be my father, to cancer in 2009, I soon after sought ways to grieve. Randy Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture, was just what I needed. It changed my life and outlook on tragedy and loss. He was a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Rather that fade into oblivion, Randy made it his mission to get others to live fully, chase their childhood dreams, and infect others with positivity. Please do yourself a favor and watch this short video of him speaking on Oprah. Lessons from the book still resonate in my head everyday.
Setting goals is fun. Its the easiest part of the journey. Its easy to get fired up for something and then get the initial ball rolling. But somewhere along the path we drift. Something comes up, and we make excuses as to why we didn’t achieve what we set out to do. It’s happened to everyone, and its hard to point a finger on why. Until Dan John. An unreal coach of life, strength, and everything personal improvement related, Dan breaks down how we can keep a clear vision and attack our goals 3 months in the same way we did in the first week. Thanks Dan. Awesome!
Thats all today my friends. Let crush this week, eh?
Embrace. Fight. Prevail.