February 15, 2011


What an amazing clip. Thanks to Dale for the link. It was amazing but it got me thinking immediately about the simple habit of doing things simply. The most effective, progressive and highly successful people I know all have one great common trait – they love doing the work. They may not be original, but they know how to do the work so that they do it right.

The video, for me, clears that. Immediately, here is what I am thinking:

1. Don’t reinvent the wheel with your training. There are thousands of examples out there on how to do it smartly and effectively.
2. Stick to the 4 pillars of success for athletic prowess on the endurance stuff. Economy, flexibility, recovery, nutrition. Similar to the 4 chords.
3. Find your key skills at your place of work and add value in these areas. Don’t be an economist when you`re a superstar salesman.
4. When it comes to relationships, do the basics well. Trust, respect, listen, be expectant. There is no need to reinvent what makes us want to be around each other all the time.

There are a hundred books outlining what makes us successful as human beings. They all will tell you that you don’t need to be original. Be you and do the basics right. That is always enough in life. Something I tried this weekend at the Garmin Westcoast Warmwater Weekend. I will tell you all about that tomorrow.

One Comment on “Originality

February 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm


This is really good and very good advice !



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