What’s Holding You Back?

No Comments 23 February 2011

Some of the business books and cds I’ve been listening to lately have reinforced some great points and one of them which really stands out is the idea of how we tend to not spend time on something which will have long term benefits to our life. It can be summed up in this great quote:

A year from now you’ll wish you had started today

How many of us have projects that we are really passionate about and we have good intentions to start them (or have already done a bit of work on them) only to see them get pushed to the back burner in favour of projects with more immediate rewards (ie money or recognition). We know in our heart that the passion project(s) has potential and will be a great thing yet we’re not putting in even a bit of work to get it going, to keep it moving, or to start growing it.

Think about the project(s) you have on the go and think about which ones give you short term rewards versus the ones which will bring you long term rewards. I say spend a bit of time on the latter…even a bit of time will help you figure out if it’s worth pursuing.

Then, a year from now you won’t have to be wishing you had started today.

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Sometimes in the Most Uncommon Places

No Comments 07 February 2011

You know when you’re watching a random movie and all of a sudden a great quote pops out? You totally didn’t expect the movie to drop such great words of wisdom? Well I’ve had that happen a few times and the other day, it happened while I was watching Kung Fu Panda. In one of the scenes, the Panda is struggling with the fact that he’s been chosen as the Dragon Warrior and the great master says to him:

Yesterday is history. The future is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

I scrambled to write the quote down and actually rewound the movie to listen to the quote again. For those of you who know me, you’ll know how much I love quotes. Mostly I love them because for those moments in your life when you need a pick-me-up, I find good quotes to be the perfect remedy.

This quote in particular speaks to me because I find too many times in life we let the past affect what we do today. And we let our worry about the future affect what we’re doing today. Really today is the one thing we have complete control over. We chose our path and as they say, the rest is history.

About Rob

Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.


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