Be pissed off for greatness

“If you aren’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis delivers a 2-minute powerhouse of a motivational speech to the Stanford men’s basketball team before their NIT semifinal game. It hits just as hard as Lewis does on the field. You can’t watch this video and not go chest bump your nearest co-coworker or in my case my cat.

A shout out to my brother, Kyle, a scientist, for pointing this out with the following note: “Hell yeah! After watching this, I’m going to go do me some science until my eyes bleed.” …

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Dude, why are you here?

Sunset with Cornstalks
(Photo by Carney Lentz)

I live in Muncie, Indiana. I don’t have to be here. I choose to be here.

My wife Annie stopped working 10-months ago after the birth of our second child. That’s when it dawned on us: we could live anywhere. I could do my job from Key West, California, or Colorado. We had a brief discussion about where we want to live and the result surprised us both: we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

On more than one occasion I’ve had someone in Muncie who I was meeting for the first time say, “Dude, why are you here?” I’m not sure how to take this.

Is it…

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