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“I got my name painted on my shirt. ⁣
I ain’t no ordinary dude, ⁣
I don’t have to work ⁣
I don’t have to work⁣.”
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I was a teenager when I first heard that life-affirming lyric from Waylon Jennings.⁣
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For as long as I can remember, I never knew what I wanted to do, I only knew what I DIDN’T want to do. So to say this lyric made an impact on me would be an understatement.⁣
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We who pursue our authentic selves and carve our own paths owe a great deal to those trailblazing pioneers who came before us. The outlaws like Waylon, Oprah, and many others not only showed us that it can be done, but also made it (more) acceptable to chase our dreams that might lie outside the pales of “normal” lives. ⁣
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Waylon’s right, it’s not work, because there is nothing else I’d rather do. It’s literally ALWAYS on my mind. ⁣
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But for all those stepping into, or about to step into these pursuits, make no mistake: it is not without effort. It’s not without strife, stress, discomfort, doubt, adversity, late nights and early mornings, but I’ll argue it’s the most worthwhile pursuit upon which we can embark.⁣
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Words cannot accurately convey the gratitude I have for the fact that I get the opportunity to pursue my passion for helping others as a profession.⁣
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That you guys are willing to fly in from Texas, California and Canada to participate in these workshops humbles and fuels me to continue to elevate my game in order to serve and help you better. ⁣
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And to be able to channel these efforts into helping those who serve and protect us is the ultimate repayment for me.⁣
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With a full heart and mind spinning with new opportunities, we say goodbye (for now) to Denver, Colorado. We’ll be back 😎 ⁣
P.S. HUGE thank you to @husky_cyclist for having the cojones to reach out to me and ask if we could set this up. Without your efforts, this wouldn’t have happened. And this fishing trip was a sweet bonus, even if you hogged all the fish! And thank you to @rickalexander_ for contributing massive value to our talk at Buckley AFB. ⁣
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P.P.S. If you’re thinking about asking me to speak at your upcoming event, DM me like Zach did. ⁣
#fuckyourfeelings #better #dobetter #growth #mindset
“I got my name painted on my shirt. ⁣ I ain’t no ordinary dude, ⁣ I don’t have to work ⁣ I don’t have to work⁣.” ⁣ I was a teenager when I first heard that life-affirming lyric from Waylon Jennings.⁣ ⁣ For as long as I can remember, I never knew what I wanted to do, I only knew what I DIDN’T want to do. So to say this lyric made an impact on me would be an understatement.⁣ ⁣ We who pursue our authentic selves and carve our own paths owe a great deal to those trailblazing pioneers who came before us. The outlaws like Waylon, Oprah, and many others not only showed us that it can be done, but also made it (more) acceptable to chase our dreams that might lie outside the pales of “normal” lives. ⁣ ⁣ Waylon’s right, it’s not work, because there is nothing else I’d rather do. It’s literally ALWAYS on my mind. ⁣ ⁣ But for all those stepping into, or about to step into these pursuits, make no mistake: it is not without effort. It’s not without strife, stress, discomfort, doubt, adversity, late nights and early mornings, but I’ll argue it’s the most worthwhile pursuit upon which we can embark.⁣ ⁣ Words cannot accurately convey the gratitude I have for the fact that I get the opportunity to pursue my passion for helping others as a profession.⁣ ⁣ That you guys are willing to fly in from Texas, California and Canada to participate in these workshops humbles and fuels me to continue to elevate my game in order to serve and help you better. ⁣ ⁣ And to be able to channel these efforts into helping those who serve and protect us is the ultimate repayment for me.⁣ ⁣ With a full heart and mind spinning with new opportunities, we say goodbye (for now) to Denver, Colorado. We’ll be back 😎 ⁣ P.S. HUGE thank you to @husky_cyclist for having the cojones to reach out to me and ask if we could set this up. Without your efforts, this wouldn’t have happened. And this fishing trip was a sweet bonus, even if you hogged all the fish! And thank you to @rickalexander_ for contributing massive value to our talk at Buckley AFB. ⁣ ⁣ P.P.S. If you’re thinking about asking me to speak at your upcoming event, DM me like Zach did. ⁣ #fuckyourfeelings #better #dobetter #growth #mindset
Resistance, in its many forms, awaits us all.⁣
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None of us will realize our best self without moving through or against resistance.⁣
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Even the universe itself experiences this phenomenon.⁣
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In fact, the laws of physics can be derived from the principle of least action which, roughly speaking, states that, of all the possible configurations that a system can have, or that it can follow, as it evolves in time, the one that is physically realized is the one that minimizes its action.⁣
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This fancy physics speak simply means that the universe, like humans, seeks the path of least resistance.⁣
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Yeah, the Universe is lazy. The desire to do as little as possible is universal.⁣
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So whenever you feel the weight of resistance, remember this:⁣
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You’re not alone.⁣
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Resistance affects us all.⁣
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It normal to feel this way.⁣
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It is even OK to FEEL this way.⁣
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It’s OK to FEEL lazy.⁣
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Hell, it’s NORMAL to BE lazy.⁣
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This universal pattern is the norm.⁣
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The question is whether or not WE can accept being normal.⁣
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If we want to transcend normal, we must behave abnormally.⁣
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This requires us to overcome the aforementioned universal pathway of least action.⁣
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If our aim in life is to transcend normal we must remember that it is Normal, even OK to feel lazy, but it is not OK to BE lazy.⁣
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LISTEN: This is an excerpt from today’s BHP Shorts 031: The Universe Is Lazy. Hear the rest at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or on your favorite podcast player 👊🏼⁣
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#bebetter #dobetter #resistance #attitude #effort #growth #mindset #neverquit #fear #doubt #work #hustle #progress #process #podcast #fuckyourfeelings
Resistance, in its many forms, awaits us all.⁣ ⁣ None of us will realize our best self without moving through or against resistance.⁣ ⁣ Even the universe itself experiences this phenomenon.⁣ ⁣ In fact, the laws of physics can be derived from the principle of least action which, roughly speaking, states that, of all the possible configurations that a system can have, or that it can follow, as it evolves in time, the one that is physically realized is the one that minimizes its action.⁣ ⁣ This fancy physics speak simply means that the universe, like humans, seeks the path of least resistance.⁣ ⁣ Yeah, the Universe is lazy. The desire to do as little as possible is universal.⁣ ⁣ So whenever you feel the weight of resistance, remember this:⁣ ⁣ You’re not alone.⁣ ⁣ Resistance affects us all.⁣ ⁣ It normal to feel this way.⁣ ⁣ It is even OK to FEEL this way.⁣ ⁣ It’s OK to FEEL lazy.⁣ ⁣ Hell, it’s NORMAL to BE lazy.⁣ ⁣ This universal pattern is the norm.⁣ ⁣ The question is whether or not WE can accept being normal.⁣ ⁣ If we want to transcend normal, we must behave abnormally.⁣ ⁣ This requires us to overcome the aforementioned universal pathway of least action.⁣ ⁣ If our aim in life is to transcend normal we must remember that it is Normal, even OK to feel lazy, but it is not OK to BE lazy.⁣ ⁣ LISTEN: This is an excerpt from today’s BHP Shorts 031: The Universe Is Lazy. Hear the rest at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or on your favorite podcast player 👊🏼⁣ ⁣ #bebetter #dobetter #resistance #attitude #effort #growth #mindset #neverquit #fear #doubt #work #hustle #progress #process #podcast #fuckyourfeelings
It is human nature to wear the mask (or masks) that we think portray us in the best light.⁣
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Don’t think you wear masks? I call BS - we all do it.⁣
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It is human nature to wear the mask (or masks) that we think portray us in the best light.⁣ ⁣ Don’t think you wear masks? I call BS - we all do it.⁣ ⁣ Think about the "version” of you that you might present to your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents the first time you meet them.⁣ ⁣ Got a big meeting with a potential investor, banker, or new client? If you're like most people, you present to them what you think they want to see.⁣ ⁣ Have a social media account? I dare you tell you me the pictures of yourself that you post aren’t your favorites from a cluster of images.⁣ ⁣ Whether or not we do this is not the question.⁣ ⁣ The trick, the trick my friends is to realize that we all do this, and then to learn to see beyond the masks that we (and others) wear in order to see the truth.⁣ ⁣ Not every mask is sinister. Some masks helped us get through tough periods of our lives, but no longer serve us. Some masks are being worn without our knowledge.⁣ ⁣ As we begin to cultivate our ability to identify these masks, ask yourself:⁣ * What masks are we wearing - and WHY?⁣ * What masks are others wearing - and WHY?⁣ * What qualities do we need validated?⁣ * What are we hiding or literally masking?⁣ * Why can’t we be authentic in this situation?⁣ * How secure are you in your center/construct of who you are?⁣ * How resilient/anti-fragile is your self-image?⁣ * How would you characterize your self-image/self-love?⁣ * Is your self-love functional or dysfunctional?⁣ * What mask do you wear?⁣ * What qualities do you need validated?⁣ ⁣ More questions than answers today, but that's OK. ⁣ ⁣ Interrogating our unconscious minds unlocks unlimited developmental potential, if we have the courage explore those edges honestly.⁣ ⁣ TUNE IN for this crucial conversation on BHP Shorts 030: Self-Love, Narcissism and The Masks We Wear. . #bebetter #dobetter #selflove #narcissism #masks #growth #mindset #development #awareness #choice
One of the world’s greatest guitar solos almost didn’t happen. ⁣
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While it was later immortalized on live and studio albums, @tommorello’s first performance of this special collaboration with @springsteen was almost sabotaged by self-doubt.⁣
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“I’m panicking” he admitted in an interview, but “…half a bottle of Jameson later… I thought ‘I can sing a song about social justice wit authenticity and I can play a damn guitar solo.’”⁣
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We’ve all heard the adages about doubts (or fear) killing more dreams than failure ever does. ⁣
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The mistake we make is to assume that WE are unique in experiencing these doubts and fears.⁣
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Truth is, everyone has baggage and stories in their heads about who they are - and who they aren’t.⁣
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These beliefs shape our behaviors and, in turn influence the lives we build. ⁣
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We mistakenly think others - especially successful people - are immune to these limiting internal dialogues. ⁣
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They’re not.⁣ And neither are we. ⁣  In our example here, our hero is still experiencing doubt 17 years after Rage Against the Machine burst onto the scene and established Morello & Co. as more than adequately proficient musicians. ⁣
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No amount of past success completely absolves the true professional/artist of this doubt.⁣
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As we pursue the greatest expression of ourselves, our minds will either be our biggest asset or our biggest enemy. Awareness creates choice - in this instance, the choice to cut those limiting beliefs loose, or continue to carry them with us, allowing them to drag us down.⁣
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What if Tom Morello hadn’t shared this gift with the world?⁣
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What happens if you don’t share yours?⁣
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TUNE IN to the newest BHP Shorts 029: Believe Behave Build for more of this story and a critical conversation about mastering the space between our ears.⁣
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#bebetter #dobetter #music #art #create #beliefsystems #growth #mindset #believe #behavior #actions #choices #selfdoubt #doubt #fear #confidence #progress #success #performance #life #business #podcast
One of the world’s greatest guitar solos almost didn’t happen. ⁣ ⁣ While it was later immortalized on live and studio albums, @tommorello’s first performance of this special collaboration with @springsteen was almost sabotaged by self-doubt.⁣ ⁣ “I’m panicking” he admitted in an interview, but “…half a bottle of Jameson later… I thought ‘I can sing a song about social justice wit authenticity and I can play a damn guitar solo.’”⁣ ⁣ We’ve all heard the adages about doubts (or fear) killing more dreams than failure ever does. ⁣ ⁣ The mistake we make is to assume that WE are unique in experiencing these doubts and fears.⁣ ⁣ Truth is, everyone has baggage and stories in their heads about who they are - and who they aren’t.⁣ ⁣ These beliefs shape our behaviors and, in turn influence the lives we build. ⁣ ⁣ We mistakenly think others - especially successful people - are immune to these limiting internal dialogues. ⁣ ⁣ They’re not.⁣ And neither are we. ⁣ In our example here, our hero is still experiencing doubt 17 years after Rage Against the Machine burst onto the scene and established Morello & Co. as more than adequately proficient musicians. ⁣ ⁣ No amount of past success completely absolves the true professional/artist of this doubt.⁣ ⁣ As we pursue the greatest expression of ourselves, our minds will either be our biggest asset or our biggest enemy. Awareness creates choice - in this instance, the choice to cut those limiting beliefs loose, or continue to carry them with us, allowing them to drag us down.⁣ ⁣ What if Tom Morello hadn’t shared this gift with the world?⁣ ⁣ What happens if you don’t share yours?⁣ ⁣ TUNE IN to the newest BHP Shorts 029: Believe Behave Build for more of this story and a critical conversation about mastering the space between our ears.⁣ ⁣ #bebetter #dobetter #music #art #create #beliefsystems #growth #mindset #believe #behavior #actions #choices #selfdoubt #doubt #fear #confidence #progress #success #performance #life #business #podcast
If you’re like most people, you would probably like to overcome your fears, quiet anxiety, improve your self-confidence and DO THE DAMN THING.⁣
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I’m comfortable making this assertion, because this the NUMBER ONE question I get.⁣
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So I asked 3 Navy SEALs to help me answer these questions on the BHP.⁣
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Guess what they said?⁣
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Same thing I’ll tell you:⁣
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REPS, REPS, REPS!⁣
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Oh, and there is no such thing as being fearless.⁣
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It’s about self and situational awareness. It about identifying our triggers as quickly as possible and moving from emotional/limbic system response into our training and relying on our preparation.⁣
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It’s about realizing that we rarely rise to our expectations, but instead fall back to the level of our training.⁣
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If we’ve put in the requisite work to show and a perform to the level of our expectations, “confidence” has an uncanny way of overcoming anxiety.⁣
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If we’re being brutally honest with ourselves, we’ll likely admit that our anxieties are born from the knowledge that we haven’t prepared to the fullest of our capabilities.⁣
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It’s no accident that the SEALs in this episode have each accumulated 800-900 career skydives. Want to approach your pursuit with the confidence and elite performance that a SEAL displays when jumping from a plane? Try accumulating 800+ reps of the thing, all the while dissecting and learning from every single iteration.⁣
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TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 028: How Navy SEALs Overcome Fear & Anxiety for actionable strategies used by active and retired Navy SEALs to deal with fear or anxiety so you can stay focused and perform under the highest/most extreme pressure.⁣
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#bebetter #dobetter #fear #anxiety #confidence #performance #growth #mindset #focus #preparation #practice #repetitions #practice #skydiving #dothework #comfortzone #navyseals
If you’re like most people, you would probably like to overcome your fears, quiet anxiety, improve your self-confidence and DO THE DAMN THING.⁣ ⁣ I’m comfortable making this assertion, because this the NUMBER ONE question I get.⁣ ⁣ So I asked 3 Navy SEALs to help me answer these questions on the BHP.⁣ ⁣ Guess what they said?⁣ ⁣ Same thing I’ll tell you:⁣ ⁣ REPS, REPS, REPS!⁣ ⁣ Oh, and there is no such thing as being fearless.⁣ ⁣ It’s about self and situational awareness. It about identifying our triggers as quickly as possible and moving from emotional/limbic system response into our training and relying on our preparation.⁣ ⁣ It’s about realizing that we rarely rise to our expectations, but instead fall back to the level of our training.⁣ ⁣ If we’ve put in the requisite work to show and a perform to the level of our expectations, “confidence” has an uncanny way of overcoming anxiety.⁣ ⁣ If we’re being brutally honest with ourselves, we’ll likely admit that our anxieties are born from the knowledge that we haven’t prepared to the fullest of our capabilities.⁣ ⁣ It’s no accident that the SEALs in this episode have each accumulated 800-900 career skydives. Want to approach your pursuit with the confidence and elite performance that a SEAL displays when jumping from a plane? Try accumulating 800+ reps of the thing, all the while dissecting and learning from every single iteration.⁣ ⁣ TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 028: How Navy SEALs Overcome Fear & Anxiety for actionable strategies used by active and retired Navy SEALs to deal with fear or anxiety so you can stay focused and perform under the highest/most extreme pressure.⁣ ⁣ #bebetter #dobetter #fear #anxiety #confidence #performance #growth #mindset #focus #preparation #practice #repetitions #practice #skydiving #dothework #comfortzone #navyseals
3 Lessons From The Golf Course🏌️ ⁣
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[This is an excerpt from today’s @betterhumanproject_ Short. TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 027: Creative Process, Productivity, & 3 Lessons From Golf for the whole thing.]⁣
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1️⃣ Play It As It Lies: As one of golf's most fundamental rules, this tests and builds character as it teaches us to take responsibility for our actions, to make the best of any and every situation, to let past mistakes go and focus on the immediate present if we are to be at our best.⁣
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2️⃣ Self-image. How we conduct ourselves in any environment says more about our character than how we perform.⁣
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3️⃣ Play more. Easy enough, right? It doesn't have to be golf. Play, have fun, and enjoy life. And if you want to get really good something, be prepared to accumulate the reps.⁣
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4️⃣ BONUS lesson: Be grateful. Appreciate, don't expect. Enjoy the outdoors and the company of good friends &/or family.⁣
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Play it as it lies my friends. Let go of the past, stay focused on the shot in front of you, be here now, and execute to the best of your ability. Appreciate, don’t expect. Be grateful for the opportunity and arms, hands, legs, and eyeballs you have to apply to this effort.⁣
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TUNE IN for the full episode at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or wherever you listen to podcasts 👊🏼
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#bebetter #dobetter #golf #lifelessons #growth #mindset #development #leadership #responsibility #creative #productivity #focus #character #actions #appreciation
3 Lessons From The Golf Course🏌️ ⁣ ⁣ [This is an excerpt from today’s @betterhumanproject_ Short. TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 027: Creative Process, Productivity, & 3 Lessons From Golf for the whole thing.]⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ Play It As It Lies: As one of golf's most fundamental rules, this tests and builds character as it teaches us to take responsibility for our actions, to make the best of any and every situation, to let past mistakes go and focus on the immediate present if we are to be at our best.⁣ ⁣ 2️⃣ Self-image. How we conduct ourselves in any environment says more about our character than how we perform.⁣ ⁣ 3️⃣ Play more. Easy enough, right? It doesn't have to be golf. Play, have fun, and enjoy life. And if you want to get really good something, be prepared to accumulate the reps.⁣ ⁣ 4️⃣ BONUS lesson: Be grateful. Appreciate, don't expect. Enjoy the outdoors and the company of good friends &/or family.⁣ ⁣ Play it as it lies my friends. Let go of the past, stay focused on the shot in front of you, be here now, and execute to the best of your ability. Appreciate, don’t expect. Be grateful for the opportunity and arms, hands, legs, and eyeballs you have to apply to this effort.⁣ ⁣ TUNE IN for the full episode at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or wherever you listen to podcasts 👊🏼 ⁣ #bebetter #dobetter #golf #lifelessons #growth #mindset #development #leadership #responsibility #creative #productivity #focus #character #actions #appreciation