I started racing sailboats when I was eight years old. All I needed to do was start, and the rest took care of itself. I wanted to sail all of the time and I pretty much did that with the exception of a short time when I lived in Spokane -- where there was very little sailboat racing going on.
Motivation is easy when you are doing what you love to do.
Later in life I took some time off from sailboat racing and before I new it more than 10 years had gone by. I just woke up one day and realized that I was not doing what I loved to do, so I went out and got a little boat and started learning how to race again. Now I am having more fun than ever, even though I am really not very good anymore. A few weekends ago, while doing our best to finish something other than last, I turned to Lindsey and said that this was the most fun I had had in a very long time.
No matter how busy you are, time continues to tick away.
(In case you are wondering, this picture is not of Lindsey and me because we don't have a picture of us sailing yet. Soon though.)
Anyway, this kind of thing seems to be happening in other parts of my life too. I started my company some 16 years ago and it was a blast. It was all I could think about and the team was great and the problems were huge and we had more fun than ever. We learned new things, did our best, and the company grew and we did too.
Lately, I have been thinking alot about new things and how much fun they are to start. Right now I am working on a new project with my daughter and it too is more fun than ever. She is super smart, fun to be around and every day is a thrill. Each day the time zips by and at the end I cannot wait for the next day to start.
Always work with people you like to be around.
In all of my adventures there have been wonderful people that have put in tremendous effort and I owe each of them for making things possible. They inspired me to be my best, taught me new things, and propelled me forward.
There is no way to get there by yourself.