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Run Faster, Fatty.

I fall in love every day.

Not with one person in particular, but with people, and with ideas, and with passions. I love seeing people who don't conform. I love meeting people who are so sure of who they, and are so confident in being themselves that you can feel their personality practically kick you in the face.

I love people who are moving. You know the type, the 'doers,' the people who are driven, ambitious. We're here to progress, right? I'm not just talking religiously. What's the point of this life if we just hang out, then die. No matter what you believe about what happens to our souls after this life, the idea just makes sense. We should be continuously progressing. Life isn't just about landing that sweet job, or having a certain amount of money.

It's like this. Why do you think people would rather run on a treadmill than outside? Well, right now in Provo it's 0˚ outside and you'd have to be straight stupid to run outside. But in general, people run on treadmills because it's easier. Don't lie to yourself, you know I'm right. When you're on a treadmill, you're running because the ground is moving, and you have to keep up. You're not going anywhere. All you have to do is take the necessary steps so you won't fall off.

I hate to be corny, but life is like a treadmill. A really nice treadmill with a connected television, a headphone jack and a plug that charges your iPhone while you run. It's up to you how hard you work. You could add an incline, challenge yourself; run, run faster, or walk. Sprint, or keep a steady pace. But in any case, the belt is going to move, and you've gotta keep moving your feet. The belt is time. It's going to pass, it's going to move by, and it's your job to keep up. But don't just stay up, challenge yourself. Don't just put one foot in front of the other and passively jog. Run. Do something with your life. Get somewhere. Make a difference. Change something.

But what happens when we get there? What happens when you've finally landed your dream job at the top consulting firm in the world, you're totally loaded, and alone? You're there, you've made it, now what?
Keep going. There's always something to learn, someone to meet, something to do. Don't just go through life, experience it.

What are your goals?
Where do you want to go?
What do you want to do? 
What effect do you want to have on the world? 
What are you going to do to make that difference? 










3 comments:

  1. I run. I run because I want to run a full marathon before I turn 30. And though it often sucks while I am doing it, accomplishing an awesome run is one of the most satisfying feelings ever.

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  2. i came across your blog when i google image searched camelback mountain. i saw a photo of a cute girl flexing (lol) and decided to click on it and see where it took me and i am so glad i did (i mean that in the less creepy way possible. not only is your blog beautifully designed, but your writing is brilliant, and it resonated with me so much. i browsed through post after post and was thorougly entertained. you gave me things to thing about, made me laugh at times, and your photos inspired me to get out there and explore arizona (super recent transplant, which is the whole reason i was googling camelback).. if you don't mind answering this, can you tell me exactly where it is you took those pics in this post? the first one of the river, the guy in the desert, the girl (you?) in the field of (whatever that is? lol), the blue skies and the mountains? i just moved here from the midwest and i'm in love with how beautiful the dessert is, i just have no idea where to start exploring it and what parts are okay to go to and what not. can you tell me some of the best places to explore for outdoorsy stuff in arizona?

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