Chasing Greatness

Are you afraid to die on a treadmill?

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The difference between success and failure, in anything, comes down to one simple word.


You have the ability to *choose* the way your life is going to be.

Your situation right now is the sum of the *choices* you have made in the present moment.

And the choices you continue to make in the present moment will dictate your level of success.

Because nothing exists but THIS moment. There is no later. No future. No ‘when the economy gets better’. No ‘when I have more free time’. No ‘if I had better talent.’ No ‘if I had a bigger team’. No ‘if I was smarter’.

Success is a *choice*.

The only difference between you and the people you want to be like is simple:

They’re not afraid to die on a treadmill.

Why not?

Because they made a *choice*. They decided who they wanted to be. What they wanted their life to be like and they made a *choice* to do it.

They didn’t make the choice in some undefined ‘later’. Or ‘tomorrow’. Those things don’t exist.

They never will. They will never arrive. Ever.

I could have said:

‘I don’t have a business degree.’

And then not started Athletes’ Acceleration.

Instead we made a *choice* and built a business from scratch that generated well over 7 figures in sales before either of us turned 30.

Why? Because we’re not afraid to die on a treadmill.

Are you?

We could have said:

‘We haven’t run a sports camp before, so maybe we shouldn’t try to. If we fail people will criticize us’.

We could have said:

‘We really don’t really have the extra money to try and put on a sports camp, so let’s wait until we do.’

We could have said:

‘We almost got arrested running our first sports camp, so let’s not run another one’.

Instead we worked our asses off, studied our asses off. Asked questions. Took a chance and believed in ourselves.


We made a *choice* to be successful. We didn’t listen to the haters (and there are many).

We ignored the doubters (and there are many). We made no excuses for why we weren’t smart enough or rich enough to do what we wanted to do. We didn’t wait for the perfect time, because there is never going to be ‘The Perfect Time.

We’re not afraid to die on a treadmill.

Are you?

Now, I know what you’re asking.

What is this treadmill crap?

I want you to watch this entire video. I watch it. Every. Single. Day.

It reminds me of how important it is for me to keep making the *choice* to be successful.

It gives me motivation and energy. It’s the difference between success and failure.

2 + 2 = what I want it to be.


Have you made your *choice*?

Pat Beith

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