Triathletes and Artists

Running triathlons doesn’t make you a triathlete, and painting canvases doesn’t make you an artist.

The separation between good and great is wide, and being good at what you do for some number of years doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great.  To be great, you must do 3 things:

  • You must be willing to do what others will not.
  • You must commit to continuous self improvement, constantly raising the bar.
  • You must provide your own fuel.  Other people will never be able to provide the necessary motivation for you.

I’m not saying you have to be great…that’s a personal choice.  I’m only saying that if that’s really what you want, more of the same is probably not enough to get you there.


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One Response to “Triathletes and Artists”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Matt, great post! 3 great points and definitely worth sharing with others.

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