Crank Down the Intensity


225931_10150170161935878_6431864_nI’ve been on a major personal development frenzy for the past couple weeks.  I’ve had some incredible insights, gained some knowledge, and the realization that there are still more areas to work on.

One of the biggest successes has been in cranking down the intensity at which I live my life.  All areas.  Yeah, the word intensity is the best thing I can use to describe it.  Not only has this allowed me to chill out more, but it’s help with other things as well.

Kicking back on the need to know everything.  Being more in the moment.  Not trying to read the minds of everyone around me.

It’s been an epic week full of a lot of crappy things.  Good thing I got a handle on the intensity before it all came down.  Seriously.

But what can you do?  Just keep on breathing, moving forward, and continuously working on yourself.

The best words of wisdom I received this week were from my very good friend Nick over at Goats on the Road:

” It’s just life. Have fun with it. You only have one.”


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3 Responses to “ Crank Down the Intensity ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on December 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Good words to live my. I think we all could stand to live more in the moment as you say. As always, love your blogs because the force me to take a moment and look at myself in the mirror.

  2. GeraldRhodes on November 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Hey Darryl,

    Great post. We are told we need intensity in order to achieve our goals. That may be true, but as you stated in your piece, the ability to concentrate your energy in areas that will give you the most benefit is important too.

    I know I could learn php and python and that would make me a better programmer. But if my goal is to help others with their fitness and cycling goals, wouldn’t my time be better spent supporting those efforts.

    Just because you can, does not always mean you should. While I can get out and ride in the snow, maybe I should get an indoor workout and be safe and healthy to ride another day.

    Great insight,


    • darryl on November 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks for your input, Gerald. You’ve had some good insight as well…..very appreciated.


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