I spent four years cycling round the world.
Here are some of the things I learned.
- Setting an outrageous goal is a great start point. You are capable of more than you realise.
- Just do it. The doorstep mile – the very first one – is the hardest of all. Beginning is the only hard thing.
- Refuse to quit, but accept that you might fail. Don’t fear regret, fear not giving it your all.
- We walk alone. There is no point blaming others: we stand or fall by ourselves.
- A bad day is a good day. Embrace the bad times, grin in their face, and know that these are what makes success all the sweeter in the end.
- Be brutally honest with yourself. Don’t believe your own excuses.
- What do you really want? Time is ticking, life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Visit Deathclock to spur you into action.
- Think like a goldfish. Don’t worry about the enormity of your challenge. Just focus on the next tiny thing you need to do to keep moving forwards.
- Healthy mind in a healthy body. Whatever you’re aspiring to do in life, you’ll do it better if you carve out a little time to make yourself fitter and healthier.
- The world is a good place. Boldness and relentless passion will be rewarded.