Just Keep Doing Our Thing

In Blog, Hustle Podcast by Eric Byrnes

So often in life, we tell people how we need to work hard, have a positive attitude, and be a good person… Our words are great and our intentions to positively influence other people are even better, yet words and intentions don’t always resonate with people… 

ACTIONS DO. 

Working on TV about 100 days a year and training/competing in ultra endurance challenges have definitely given me a platform to show and just not tell… 

I get it, not everybody’s job and extra curricular activities are as public as mine, but by no means does that mean you can’t lead by setting a consistent example.

When we were in the midst of the Tri Across America, one of my goals was to get my own kids to run at least a mile with me everyday… 

Despite the constant begging for them to join as running partners, they didn’t run a single mile that first week.

As time went on and miles clicked off, I stopped asking… 

Then, after a quick pit stop somewhere in the middle of Indiana, the kids fired out of the van with their running gear on and ran their first mile of the trip… Every day after that until we reached NYC, the kids knocked out at least a mile at some point. 

We can spew all the bullshit in the world out of our mouths to try to get people to do something we want them to do, yet it’s obvious that words only have so much power… 

When we stay committed to the process of leading with our actions, people take notice. Eventually, people will follow, but we need to remember that’s not our choice, it’s theirs… 

Let’s make sure we JUST KEEP DOING OUR THING. 👊

-EB