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2014 BLOG – DAY 51 :: rise up

20 Feb

What is your ideal day?
What time does your ideal day start?
What do you do first? Next? After that?

I promised to talk about “ideal days” today because it relates to peak performance and the gold standard.  Yesterday, I shared the “Think Gold” mantra. Today I am blending these two concepts into a “Gold Medal Day.”

What is a Gold Medal Day?
It’s your perfect day. Your ideal schedule.

I recently reworked my ideal day, and *gasp* it starts at 5:30am!
Starting at sun up to sun down I made a list of everything that I want to accomplish in one day. It looks like this:

5:30 – wake, take thyroid pills, take dogs out
6 – write
7 – plan daily projects
8 – shower and dress
8:30 to noon – meetings and work
12 to 1pm – lunch
1 to 5 – meetings and work
5:30 – gym, workout, play
7 – dinner
8 – blog
9 – read and go to bed

That’s the Gold Medal Day. 
It doesn’t happen in that order every single day. Life happens in between, calling my attention to laundry, dogs running inside with muddy feet, date night, fun, friends, travel, fabulous excursions, grocery shopping, naps, what have you!

Like an athlete that trains, this is the schedule that leads to peak performance. There are bronze days and silver medal days too. There are days where I don’t even place in the top three.

As mundane as it seems, this schedule is the big, huge, Olympic goal. It’s the little, tiny, minute steps forward each day that lead to peak performance.

That, and being in it to win it. Putting down a performance everyday with passion, love, dedication and determination.

It’s also a simple equation. Show Up + Rise Up = Gold.

So, now that I’ve shared…
What is your ideal Gold Medal Day?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what is your ideal day?}

Day 254: walk on water

11 Sep

I’m not really sure what it means to walk on water.

But, the closest I’ve ever seen, with my own eye, was this photo I took at sunrise last week. The deck is just the right color. The sun is at the right angle.

Justin looks like he is almost walking on water.

If walking on water is just an analogy for an impossible act, or a miracle of sorts, then I am believer.

Miracles can happen. I can’t explain them, but I know one when I see one — or rather, feel one.

Sometimes, I sit back in awe at what seems to be the most amazing miracle of all — that huge orb in the sky rising up over the horizon for another chance at another day. One more opportunity to shine.

It’s kind of inspiring isn’t it?
The fact that the sun simply rises.

It’s a comforting feeling really. Never fear, the sun will rise.

It almost makes me feel like I can walk on water.
Rise and shine. 

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