Early Sunday morning I took a walk through the pasture on our farm and took a few moments at the pond for some reflection. Get it? Some reflection. Thankfully I had my phone to capture the reflection of the clouds on the mirror-like water.
It reminded me of years ago camping at Lake Greeson in South Arkansas. This was the type of water you loved early in the morning or right before sundown. Water that smooth just begged me to push my limits on that 70 inch O’Brien slalom. In fact I found my limit many times. It was probably a few degrees closer to plum than when I busted it. Two pulled hamstrings, a few stitches and many days of moving like I was 80 years old were the result of going just past my limit.
As I sat there looking at that water, it made me think, am I pushing to find my limits today? Are you? Have we become complacent in our life, our health, career, our relationships? My goal is to be content but not complacent. I want to continue to close the gap in all aspects of my life between my performance and my potential. Can you see your potential from your performance? What about with a telescope? I’ve learned all it takes is a plan and NOTHING changes until something is written.
Do you think we have become less “driven” as a society?