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Spring Break? More like Spring Active.

My titles really are lame sometimes...

So I am recently returned to Rochester from RIT's Spring Break. I went back home to Maryland with my roommate Charlie. Our break was incredibly fun and exciting, and anything but relaxing.

We got back on Wednesday and were treated to some of my sister's fine cooking, and Thursday we woke up nice and early and headed to Primal Fitness, the Parkour gym in Washington DC, for the day!

Primal was, as always, awesome. We arrived around 11am and spent a few hour hanging out with Mark. We talked about Parkour and future plans, I accidentally interrupted a video capture that had been taking hours to complete, and we helped out around the gym a little bit. Lunch time rolled around and we grabbed some Chinese food, ate Mark's, and played with his dogs (SO ADORABLE). By the time we got back to the gym, it was time for the evening workouts and Parkour classes. During the Crossfit Workout, we met up with Steven Low and fooled around a bit, and eventually ended up doing weighted pull-ups. We started light (bodyweight + 40lbs), and kept increasing to our max. I died at about 80lbs, Steve managed to knock out an incredible 115lbs - which is practically as much as he weighs!

The Crossfitter's started to clear out, and then it was time for the Parkour class. While I was helping some beginners with their kongs, Charlie and the rest of the class was working on more advanced Kong techniques, primarily double kong's and kong to cats. I popped by and gave it a few tries. It appears I have an issue misjudging the distance I travel when doing a kong, because I had some fairly epic bails while trying to cat. I think I'm going to work on my kong to precisions more to fix this.

Great Artists Ship

On No Status Quo

This post is inspired by Steve Jobs and Sebastian Marshall's book Ikigai.

What separates truly great people from others isn't necessarily talent, productivity or hard work. These qualities are important as well, but at the end of the day you won't be judged by how hard you worked or how talented you were. The only thing that really matters is the quality of work you produce.

It doesn't matter how hard you were trying. Effort alone won't get you anywhere. You work has to deliver tangible results, or else you won't be rewarded for it. Great artists ship.

I've been trying to become an online entrepreneur for some time now. I first got excited about it when I was 16. I'm 21 now. 

What have I been doing for the past five years? Actually I've been doing a lot. But how much work did I actually ship? Practically none.

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