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More Than Good Enough

Written By: Bob 5 March 2011 Other Posts By: Bob

We all fall into bad routines from time to time.

I started to feel content recently, and it sucks.  I’m in bed before midnight, awake at 9.  You know, completely slacking.  I’m not doing the things necessary to run a startup.

I’m not sure where these habits came from, but I need to stop them – today.

I was on the treadmill yesterday, and at the point where I usually get winded and stop, I powered through.  I ran an extra mile and a half yesterday and I felt awesome!

What was the difference?  What happened yesterday?

I told myself…

Listen you whimp.  You’ve been taking the easy way out for the past few weeks.  You say, “Okay, this is good enough.”  You know what, THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.  I need to push the limits.  I need to strive for more than “good enough”.

From now on, each time I think I accomplish my goals in an evening, I add another goal to the list before the final goal is completed.  It helps me push further to get more done before the “I’m Finished” feeling sets in.

That’s what I powered through on the treadmill yesterday.  That’s what I’ll be powering through in my home office in the weeks ahead.

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  • http://about.me/chaswagner Chas Wagner

    So easy falling into this trap with more freedom and less structure than corporate work

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