I must be completely out of my mind.
The past 3 weeks I’ve been busy blowing up my previous limitations of what I thought this blog could be and remaking it into an adventure bigger than myself. I’m busy expanding things, making them bigger, making space for others to join in, but that means I’ve got a ton of things on my plate. Here’s a brief (incomplete) list of some of them at the moment:
My day job. The Blog of Impossible Things. The Impossible League. Impossible League Challenges (First ones start Saturday!). Impossible T-Shirts. NerveRush. ImpossibleHQ. The Impossible Manifesto (yes, that impossible manifesto, is literally in the editor’s hands as we speak). Half-Ironman Training (am I really still doing this?). Freelance Projects 1, 2, and 3. Doing what I can to help Mark & Jeremy make chicago parking better with SpotHero. All the while laying the groundwork for 3 more unannounced projects.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. They’re projects I love doing. After all, doing is pretty fun. It can get addicting. But you have to be careful (and not just from overdosing on Red Bull either). If you just do a lot of things, but don’t ship any, then you just have a bunch of unfinished work that does nobody any good. Just a bunch of partially finished things that nobody wants and are sitting taking up physical, mental, and emotional space.
So when I have 3 projects at 90% or greater done and more on the way, sometimes I just stare at myself in the mirror and ask myself: Are you insane?
That’s the most likely answer after all. I am standing there talking to myself. I should be out of my mind to do some of the things I do. But, I keep pushing, and whenever I want to give up, David Goggins pops into my head:
WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE DONE YOU’RE ONLY 40% OF WHAT YOUR BODY IS CAPABLE OF DOING. THAT’S JUST THE LIMIT THAT WE PUT ON OURSELVES. – David Goggins
So I refuse to accept what I tell myself my limits are. Because you never really know until you actually find them out for yourself.
I’d rather be insane, go big and fail spectacularly with a small chance of succes, than play it safe and never take a shot at seeing if the impossible could be done.
And my mirror self could be right. I could be going completely out of my mind, but as Karol told me the other day, “There’s no point in going partially out of your mind.” Good point.
Some people call it insanity. I call it ambition. The first evidence of which one it is comes next week. Let’s Do This.
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