There are two attitudes that matter:
Time to Kill
Time to Play
Anything in between is filler.
Have you ever noticed the people who make fun of cliches like “Go hard or go home!” and “Lead, follow or get out of the way!” are the pudgy or skinny people who never accomplish anything?
The kind of people who work in offices or call centers and go home to eat pizza and wonder why their girlfriends are so distant lately. Middle of the road kind of people. People afraid to take a hard stand one way or the other.
Have you ever noticed that the Men who live by these cliches are usually in top notch physical condition with a thirst for adventure and success?
It is not their willingness to embrace these cliches that drive them to the top. It is their willingness to go the extreme that propels them. Extremity is for winners.
When it’s time to kill, a winner will kill with all his heart.
When it’s time to play, a winner will play like the world is ending tomorrow.
Going out on a Friday night for some beers: time to play
Hitting the gym first thing Monday morning: time to kill
Taking your wife out on a date: time to play
Running your business and making money: time to kill
Enjoying a BBQ with friends and family: time to play
Tirelessly pursuing your goals: time to kill
Keeping and utilizing the right attitude at the right time is the ultimate mark of a winner. A winner will never go to the gym and say to himself “Oh, I’ll just sit on a few machines and do whatever”.
That’s what an average person will do. To a winner there is nothing worse in the entire world than being average.
I would rather be dead than average. Make your choice.