Determined to Learn

Quote I am thinking about today “If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you” Zig Ziglar

This makes think about those people that have so many barriers to their learning.  So many people who are restricted access to education because of their gender, socioeconomic class, legal citizenship.  Those individuals that can’t go home to do homework because they have to work to support their families.  It also makes me think about those who thrive despite (or perhaps because of) the obstacles   Makes me very thankful for the sacrifices my family and friends made to give me the educationI received.  Inspires me to learn more.  And to find ways to pay it forward.

The Work: Read for 10-30 minutes


This week is about synergy.  Paying attention how two or more entities cooperate together to produce an effect that is greater and more meaningful than their individual efforts.

The quote I am thinking of today:

 “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working” -Pablo Picasso


The Work: 10-30 Lunges


Dream Big

Dream big, work hard…if it doesn’t play out the way you thought then it wasn’t meant for you.

The Quote I am thinking about today:

“We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful a lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”-Jesse Owens

The work: 1-10 pull ups

Trust is Glue

Trust is the glue that holds a team together.

The Quote I am thinking about today:

“A team is not a group of people who work together.  A team is a group of people who trust each other”-Simon Sinek 

The work: 100-200 crunches

Build Each Other Up

Build each other up.  Support and embrace our humanity as a collective one.  Make everyone feel included and loved.

The Quote I am thinking about today:

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”

The work: Run for 4-7 miles

Adjust the Lens

It’s really all about how we choose to view the world that shapes our reality.  It takes practice, patience, and persistence to adjust our attitude and alter the lens from which we view the world.   To view a moment in our lives that did not go as we intended and turn it into a seed for personal growth.

The Quote I am thinking about today:

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem” -Captain Jack Sparrow

The work: Dance for 10-20 minutes


Uniquely You

One rule of life is that change is inevitable.  It can be scary to take on new challenges, walk on new territories, or get to know someone new.  Resisting the change only causes more stress.   Do the opposite and just embrace it, since no matter what is changing in your environment, you always got you.

The Quote I am thinking about today:

“No one is you and that is your power”

The work: 20-40 Squats


Patience + Humility

I don’t believe any two qualities define us.  As humans, we are immensely complex.   I do believe patience and humility are important qualities to work on.  Patience when life is just not going our way and humility when the odds are in our favor.

The Quote I am thinking of today:

“Two things define you.  Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything”

The work: 30-50 push ups + do something nice for someone else


Embrace The Suck

At times, things just suck.  It happens, especially getting into new territory or learning something new.  It can be frustrating, so just let it be frustrating, embrace the suck.  Eventually, it will settle in and you will have acquired a new skill.   So work on a new skill, embrace that it may be hard, laugh, and keep working at it.

The Quote I am thinking of today:

“Everything is hard before it is easy”-Goethe

The work: 100-200 crunches