Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

Not the best…

Not the best…

4 days in a row huh?  Solid start to the new year. I really haven’t set out to write every single day or “x” number of days in a row, but rather to write as close to daily as I can and to push stuff out when it’s good enough.  Know there will be a day off sooner than later.

Yesterday, meh, not awesome but whatever. 

I use an app called Flowstate that has been interesting to use. You set the timer on it and start writing. If you don’t write for the amount of time you selected, your work disappears.  I’ve lost some gems when I accidentally had it set to 10 mins. Now it’s set to 1 min as even a dope like me can get through that. 

This morning, I woke up too early and over coffee went back and looked at some of the stuff I had written over the past months. I found this and enjoyed it. I hope you do too. 

How can I put out value without being the best?  The best can only be one person and “the best” is fluid and mostly arbitrary day by day. 

Letting go of being the best is hard, but it shouldn’t be. Not creating or producing because what you do isn’t already “the best” is idiotic. How can you be the best if you’ve never even pushed it out there? 

Today I will try and ask myself “is what I’m producing genuine, true to the best of my knowledge and created to the best of my ability? ” If so. I’ll throw it out into the ether and hope someone gets something out of it. 

We all measure ourselves against something, usually  unreasonable, and that stops us from living life to our potential. 

I didn’t put out any blog posts for nearly a year because I thought what I had to say was the same old shit that is plastered all over the Internet.  A YEAR. The reality is that of course most things have been said before, but sometimes it’s the messenger that finally bashes a point through your head. It’s a realization that a person you know has the same thoughts and fears as you. It’s not the best message that matters. It’s if you get something out of it. 

So my hope is that anything I write gives you joy, anger, perspective, a frown, a smile or just a pause to be okay with who you are and that it truly is all going to be okay.  Know I’m not the best at this.




The greatest decade (for rock one hit wonders)

The greatest decade (for rock one hit wonders)