You ready? 👨‍🎓

In Blog, Hustle Podcastby Eric Byrnes

“When the student is ready… The teacher will appear.” 

-Buddhist proverb 

We preach all the time here on the Daily Hustle that we can’t force feed shit to anyone… 

Especially kids. 

As Bruce Lee would tell us, our cup must be empty if we want to continue to grow.

Yet, we all go about our lives, and oftentimes, we just feel stuck… 

Why?

Well, a lot of reasons actually…

First and foremost, we get stuck when we lose touch with the moment… 

We get stuck because our obsession with both the past and the future causes us to completely lose the moment right in front of us…

We get stuck when we consciously or subconsciously feel like we have ALL the answers… 

We get stuck when we no longer have a supreme guiding force in our lives… 

Quite frankly, we get stuck when we no longer have a teacher… 👨‍🏫 

Often times, we have seen the best athletes in the world reach the pinnacle of their profession, and we celebrate them for their supreme knowledge and skills… Soon after, it’s natural for the ego to take over, their cup becomes full and the teacher disappears.

At this point, the star athlete becomes STUCK, while others within the sport continue to learn, develop and improve… 

Ultimately, the descent from the top is rapid and career threatening… 

Yet, when a new perceived rock bottom is hit, we will oftentimes see the teacher reappear to help guide the athlete through a resurgent comeback… 

How was this possible? 

Very simple actually… 

The student was finally ready. 👨‍🎓

-EB

 

P.S. Been wanting to make a trip to Nashville to experience the Music City? 🎸Well we’ve got the perfect excuse…

Come join us for the Let Them Play – Triathlon Across America Documentary Pre-Release Screening Party.

We are only doing a few of these this year leading up to the official release in 2020…

Learn more and reserve your tickets here. (They’re FREE) 👊