What did you just get yourself into as a reader? Great question, it’s one that I’m actively trying to unpack as a writer! Within this ongoing blog series, you’re subject to get my thoughts on any variety of topics. As many of you know, sportsman drag racing has been a huge part of my entire life, and will almost certainly continue to be a huge part of my life; so I’ll reference that on a fairly regular basis. This blog, however, is not intended to be racing related (that’s what the rest of ThisIsBracketRacing is for).
In this forum, you’ll find my thoughts on everything from mindset and mental toughness to physical exercise and eating habits; from financial stability to time management; from goal setting to the balance of happiness and productivity.
To be completely transparent, this work isn’t for you. It’s for me. Like anyone, as I go through life I gain experience. I’d like to think that I accumulate knowledge as well. Like everyone, I form opinions and develop ideals. For several years, writing has provided a platform to get those thoughts and ideas out of my head and onto paper or a screen in front of me. Something about that process is deeply therapeutic: it’s as if the medium is the “cloud” for my brain, and writing my thoughts down allows me to free up space on the hard drive. With that in mind, I’ve rarely shared any of this stuff that I’ve been writing for years in various capacities. Why, you ask, would I share it now? I just told you that this is more for me than it is for you, right?
I’m a reader by nature. I have been for my entire life. And I’ve really ramped up that part of my personal development in the last few years. I love to read. And I’ve personally learned a lot from reading the work of countless authors that I’ve never met. In many cases, their words have resonated with me. I’ve allowed them to alter my perspective, develop my ideals, forge my own principles, and ultimately impact my life. If I can offer a similar impact for one single reader on one specific subject that makes their life one tenth of a percent better, this is worth sharing. With that single thought in mind, I feel compelled to share this work with you.