Make Today a Personal Best

Hey SWIRE and eGood teams (and our followers of The Wire)…

I thought of writing a personal email to our teams. But, considering I’ve got to be at a meeting in 2 hours in Westwood, that simply didn’t make sense. So, instead, I’m writing this post to share with you and our friends.

When was the last time you woke up and thought to yourself,
“Hey self, I’m going to give everything I’ve got today.”?

I’m not talking about just having a positive day, that’s great.
We talked about that on Monday and it was amazing to see how our week has been by one simple change – a shift in attitude.

But, right now, I’m talking about that kind of day where you leave nothing left on the table. One where you’ll know it was your best, because you simply couldn’t have given one more ounce of yourself.

To give a personal best, you can’t let anything get in the way.
You’ve got to be mentally prepared before you start. That’s where the positive attitude comes in. But, more than that, you’ve got to visualize where you see yourself ending up.

Keep your final goal in mind and not let distractions derail you.
There will be plenty of games you play in your own mind telling yourself you just can’t do it. Hopefully you’ll have others cheering you on. But, if you don’t, you can’t let others distract you. Just press forward for that end goal and know you can do it.

You may end up on the ground.
But, that’s okay. In fact, that’s what you want. You want to be so wasted by the end of your efforts that you can barely stand. It’s a bit different from a workout to daily life, but I think you get the gist.

How does this help us?
Of course we can’t live every day like this, but from time to time, it’s pretty awesome to see just how much you can do when you believe in yourself enough to give a personal best day. You’ll find that each subsequent day becomes more positive and that you’re more capable than you imagined.

The best part!
When you live your life positively and occasionally give it a personal best day, you’ll see that it not only helps you be more fulfilled and enjoy each day, you’ll impact others around you. Over time, your family, your friends, and your co-workers will all be giving personal best days!

Now let’s go out and have a personal best day!


I’d like to thank a couple folks for helping teach me this – Eric LeClair and James Ferguson of Team Crossfit Academy (Eric’s talk this past Monday about arriving each day positively was truly amazing and James’s positive outlook and cheering today on my 1,000m row for time helped me break through some personal goals), Don Pierro of EmpowerLab (an incredible friend, mentor and coach), and a number of personal mentors and business advisors who’d probably prefer to remain unnamed. Thank you all.

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  • David Parsons

    This is called excellence. Pursue excellence in everything you do, not perfection.