Passion is learning to push beyond all of this in the pursuit of your dreams and goals. Your goals are going to cost you in every nuance of the word: physically, emotionally, financially and all the rest of the ‘allies you can find
– Dan John
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he id never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Every fiber of his being, both his mind and body, was focused on one goal: to win quickly and absolutely. The ability to focus on winning is , of course, a common trait of great champions in sports and other endeavors. – – Samurai Strategies
One of the more popular axioms of the samurai reminded them to treat great things casually and small things seriously- – as if their life depended on these details. Musashi emphasized that paying attention to small details was one of the most critical aspects of winning any battle, or succeeding in any enterprise – – Samurai Strategies.
Now when I read that quote today it really stuck with me this morning. It wasn’t the first time that I have heard the quote but It was good to read it again. Always pay attention to the details. Remember it is not about what you do it is how you do it. Doing assignments, sticking to diets, or just following instructions it is very important to that all the little things are aligned. Like in the quote above not paying attention to the details can make a huge difference between success and failure. I remember when I first began playing college basketball our coach used to hand us scouting reports on the opposing teams players giving us a breakdown. My first year I did not read or I would skim through the notes. Cause of that I would get beat by a player or wouldn’t know who the shooters were on the other team. It probably contributed to why I got less and less playing time as that year went on. After that year I learned to pay more attention to detail with the scouting reports. From then on I became a better defender because I knew people’s tendencies and new how to counter and take away what they wanted to do. I had to learn the lesson the hard way. Hope fully some people reading this post can learn something from my mistake.
Remember that man created method and not that method created man, and do not strain yourself in twisting into someone’s preconceived pattern, which unquestionably would be appropriate for him, but not necessarily for you….. In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. Everybody has to think for himself. A right way for big man may not be a right way for a small man. A right way for someone who is slow may not be a right way for someone who is quick. Each person must understand his weaknesses and his strengths