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Dec 12, 2017

Men’s Health says that Dean Karnazes is one of the 100 Fittest Men of ALL Time.

He’s done crazy things—like running 350 miles at once. Plus running a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. Then there was the time he ran 50 marathons in all 50 US states in 50 days—finishing with the NYC Marathon which he banged out in 3 hours flat. (Nice!)

In our interview about his great book The Road to Sparta, I asked him what ONE piece of wisdom he would share with someone looking to Optimize their lives so they could make a positive difference in the world.

His response?

He quoted the ancient Chinese proverb: “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of stopping.”

Going slowly?

Not a problem.

Stopping?

Eek. That’s when we get in trouble.

Whether it’s writing a book or running a marathon or doing whatever challenging thing worthy of our attention, KEEP GOING!!!

Steve Chandler has a great line for this. He says we need to “Stop stopping.”

All of which leads us to today’s +1 Questions:

What epic quest are you on right now? What’s your next baby step?

Keep moving!! No matter how slowly.

And…

What’s the habit you just KNOW would most benefit you? That keystone habit that, when in place, will most help you Optimize? The one that, when you do it, you feel GREAT!! Yes. THAT ONE.

KEEP DOING IT!!!

It’s OK to suck. But it’s not OK to skip. (https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-avoid-habit-suicide/)

Remember: STOP STOPPING!

+1. +1. +1.

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