Go first

For years I’ve been saying that I need a tattoo with the phrase

You become what you think about. – Earl Nightingale

This simple phrase has kept me on track in placing the important things in my life on the top of everything else. When you think about negative things you become negative. When you think about positive things you become positive. When I read books about aviation, outdoors and opening frontiers I can’t help but become a better aviator, outdoorsman and seeker of new frontiers. When I watch how-to videos on cooking I become a better cook. When I read articles about exercise and health it causes me to take action, exercise and be more healthy.

It’s a simple truth. I like simple truths.

Always put the big rocks in first and you’ll have plenty of time for everything else. And if you don’t have time for the little things that don’t matter then is it really a big deal?

I stumbled across another one this week which really has me fired up.

Go first. – Adam Robinson

When you want everyone to see things in a new way. Go first.

When you want to start a new adventure. Go first.

When you want to spend more time with the people you care about. Go first.

We could go on and on couldn’t we?

Love it.

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