3 quotes for Nov 27, 2020

Derek Sivers. Morrie Schwartz. Ralph Marston

Do the kinds of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won't be dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for somebody else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overwhelmed by what comes back.

Morrie Schwartz

Coaching ticks all kinds of boxes for me. But at the same time, I want to be more effective, I want to reach more people and sometimes that seems flawed. The people I am reaching, can I teach them better?

I am writing this just on the back of an hour-long conversation with someone who trains with me and was generous enough to share their past few months with me. It was an enriching conversation and yeah, I can see what Morrie says about being overwhelmed by what comes back.

Note to self: Talk to people.


Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better. The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

Ralph Marston

Finding that right side of the line between confidence and arrogance is so important.

I used to be a cocky kid and I feel now I've gone over to the other side and second-guess myself a bit too much. Balance, as always, seems to be everything.


The real point of doing anything is to be happy, so do only what makes you happy.

Derek Sivers

I could make a poster of everything that he writes. His clarity is just astounding. As I search for clarity in what I am doing, I need to take his above utterly simple and profound line and see where that leads me.

Coaching makes me happy. Helping people help themselves makes me happy.

Helping people fall in love with fitness makes me happy.


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