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, 


Yesterday as I was getting out of the car an idea flashed across my mind. It was an example of how our worlds don’t match up. Meaning, what we say, what we want and what we do. It also came with a vivid math example. The thought of me and logical math examples should make your butt pucker. I’ll let the math nerd out there pick it apart. 

In the maths I believe there’s something called a congruent triangle where every side is the same length or perhaps each angle is the same. Then there’s isosceles and obtuse triangles and I don’t know what those are nor do I care. It doesn’t matter for this example. 

If you’ve gotten this far you can tell I’m super mathy and knowledgeable, but back to the congruent triangle. In life you can separate the things you want into the three sides of the triangle. The sides represent what you WANT, what you SAY and what you do. If these sides are equal then you are probably loving life. (Fig. 1) The issue is that your life ain’t congruent. It is in fact the opposite. (Fig 2)


We are constantly out of balance. Our want side is usually hella long, and our say side almost the same. Unfortunately, our DO side is small and measly and our triangle is completely out of whack. 

How do you fix it or make it at least a little more in proportion?  Do more of the shit you say/want.  Period. As that side of the triangle grows and all your angles approach 60deg I 100% guarantee you will at least feel more in control of what’s going on in your life. 

Know how I know?  Because my triangle is just as fucked as yours.  Here’s to approaching three sixty degree angles!

P.S. take that you nerd ass math nerds!

Have a great weekend. 


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