Monday, April 23, 2007

What Are You Doing To Challenge Yourself?

"At age 40, what are you doing to push yourself?"

I was asked this yesterday.

Shit, I don't know.

The words are lingering in the back of my head like some morning fog over Town Lake. A simple question by an half-century old inquisitive person I met in Starbucks.

On the one hand, I have done a lot in the past year. On the other hand, I had no answer to the man with the grande, non-fat, decaf, sugar-free vanilla latte.

But it is a great question. I want to have an great answer. I desire to push myself. I crave to find ways to accomplish amazing things that before seemed out of my grasp. I need to have a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) that I can freely articulate to the world. It is my calling to, at age 4o, push myself to the next level.

How about you. What are you doing right now to challenge yourself? Spend the next five minutes thinking deeply about this question, and then see if you are haunted by your answer....or lack there of... for the rest of the day.

Have A Great Day.


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1 comment:

Larry Bodine said...

Loved your post, and had to laugh about what are you doing to push yourself at 40. Wait till you get to age 56, kiddo.

To push myself this year I plan to sell a major Web property and hopefully pay off my mortgage, hold two in-person business development programs (because all the other programs are pay-for-podium-time), and plan to convert a free email newsletter into a paid-for subscription newsletter.

Marketers are like sharks. The moment we stop moving, we die.

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