“you’d better be running”

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle — when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” – Roger Banister (via Born to Run pg. 13)


I think I just fell in love with running

Be the Change

for the longest time, i’ve always looked at everything that was wrong in the world. i would look at someone and say to myself, “they shouldn’t be that way, they shouldn’t act that way, they should be like this and act like this.” but i’ve realized that this is the wrong approach to living a genuinely good life; that this approach was holding me back from growing as person. i spent too much time pointing out and criticizing the “flaws” and “insecurities” of others and not spending enough time correcting my own. and then i read a post from some priest that said:

“just as in the moral life, the most effective way of combating a bad habit is not to concentrate so much on repressing the vice as to form the contrary virtue.” – i forgot where i got this

and how i interpreted this (and it may be completely wrong) was:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi

if we want our parents to trust us more, we have to be more trustworthy. if we want to have more responsibility, then we have to be more responsible. if we want our loved ones to be more open-minded, then we too have to be open-minded. if i want someone to act a certain way, i have to make sure that i possess that certain characteristic myself.

we have everything we need to change our lives right now; we have our heart and our mind. keep your heart and your mind positive and healthy, and the possibilities are endless. change yourself, change the world. be the change.

The Beginning

‎”The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

Choose a “Goal of the Day” RIGHT NOW and promise YOURSELF this: No matter what happens today, I will accomplish this goal by the end of today. Then we’ll do the same thing tomorrow morning. And the next day. And the next day. And this is what it takes! this is how we #getbettereveryday #ypowr


“i say no idea is worthwhile if it doesn’t start with ‘Wow!‘ ” – Robert Schuller

you always hear “go above and beyond.” but what does that really mean? it means to go “above and beyond” what is normal. greeting someone happy birthday on Facebook is normal, but calling them and greeting them happy birthday (which would take ~20 seconds) is going “above and beyond.”

be different. be good.