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Morning Coffee Thoughts

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Every morning, we gather here to contemplate, plan, soak up inspiration, harvest motivation, and get jacked up on coffee and confidence for a day of kicking ass.

TODAY IS THURSDAY, WHICH, AS WE’VE DISCUSSED BEFORE, IS THE DAY BEFORE FRIDAY. I CAN SMELL THE WEEKEND AIR WAFTING GENTLY UP OVER THE HORIZON. I CAN FEEL THOSE SPECIAL WEEKEND VIBES READYING THEMSELVES TO ENTER MY BODY AND FORCE ME TO DANCE THE SPICY DANCE OF LIFE. LOOK AT YOUR CLOCK. NOW FORGET EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT CLOCK BECAUSE THAT CLOCK IS A LIAR. IT’S ASS-KICKING TIME. THIS LIFESTYLE CAN’T BE MEASURED IN HOURS, MINUTES OR EVEN SECONDS. THE LIFESTYLE OF A CLOSER IS MEASURED IN WINS. HOW MANY MORE WINS CAN YOU RACK UP BEFORE THE WEEKEND COMES? THAT IS THE QUESTION, AND “INFINITE” IS THE ANSWER. NO MATTER WHAT OBSTACLES YOU’RE UP AGAINST ON THIS FINE THURSDAY, YOU SACK UP AND ATTACK LIKE A RABID FLYING SQUIRREL, SOARING THROUGH THE AIR WITH RECKLESS ABANDON, READY TO EAT OUT THE EYES OF ANYONE AND ANYTHING THAT OPPOSES YOU.

WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT. WE WILL NOT VANISH WITHOUT A FIGHT. WE’RE GOING TO LIVE ON. WE’RE GOING TO SURVIVE.

Sometimes in life, you have to take a second to stop and ask yourself the question that Derek Zoolander once asked himself after suffering the most brutal defeat of his career: “Who am I?” The answer could be many things. Perhaps you’re a tall person. Maybe you’re an avid skier. It’s possible that you dress up as a clown in your spare time and perform at children’s birthday parties like John Wayne Gacy. You might even be a germaphobe. I don’t know — I’m just a guy with two balls and an excess of caffeine flowing through his veins. I don’t have all the answers. But I do know it’s important to ask questions.

Take the time to ask yourself at least one important question today. And then maybe ask yourself another question, and maybe another. Really climb inside your own head, walk around, and get to know yourself for a few minutes. Now go forth into this day with the swagger and confidence of Dwight Schrute interviewing himself for a job.

What’s on your schedule this morning? What are you going to conquer today? Let us know in the comments section below. Positivity only. Build the energy. Come correct or don’t come at all.

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Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen is a New York Times Bestselling author, co-host of the Oysters, Clams & Cockles podcast, co-host of the Back Door Cover podcast, perpetually disappointed Rockets fan, Astros fan, and Texans fan who attended the 2017 Masters.

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