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Why do I do what I do when I know what I know

I consider myself to know and understand a lot about the principles of wealth and success. I have read plenty of books about success, attended presentations and conferences, and listened to many podcasts.

I understand all this theory yet apparently I have not yet gained the wisdom necessary to put it all into practice.

In fact, it is almost as if subconsciously I am sabotaging my own success. When I learn a new principle and have a great realization of something I should be doing in my life, I seem to actively avoid it, or rebel against doing it. It is as if I am trying to stick it to the man, to show him who is boss, except in this case, I am the man I am thumbing my nose at.


Why am I choosing to subvert my own progress toward my goals and dreams?

It does not make sense to me.

This post is me thinking out loud. I find that I think well through writing or talking to other people. I am analyzing myself. I enjoying analyzing things.

Feel free to add your own analysis.

The Birth of a Runner

The Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2009 birthed at least one new runner.

24 hours of pure insanity. The Ragnar slogan is completely apt: “Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat.” Why would anyone actually pay money to endure the torture? Let me tell you my story and perhaps you can understand how Ragnar got into my blood and now has me looking for more.

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Nick Vujicic

I really do not know what to say, other than, here is a man who knows what life is all about. I could try to explain who Nick is but I would fail miserably in comparison to your listening to him yourself. Prepare to be touched.

Here are some more videos of Nick Vujicic:

His web sites:

Thank you Erin for introducing me to Nick Vujicic.

How to Wake up at 0500 Every Day

I love waking up early. Early for me is 0500. I do that every day. It feels great! Has it always been like this? No. My name is Jonathan, and I am an addict. I am addicted to sleep. Given the choice my body will always choose sleep over waking up. My body is naturally lazy.

The problem with having a lazy body that is addicted to sleep is that there are so many things I want to do every day. If I am sleeping in I am wasting precious time. There is so much to do and so little time. Sure my body needs to sleep, but not longer than is needful. God did not put me on this planet to sleep. Sleep is only necessary because this mortal body gets tired and needs to rejuvenate.

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