How often in the course of a conversation with a business colleague or a cycling buddy, when asked how things are going, you respond "Nothing new" or "Same old, same old?" Have you ever given thought as to why the same response all of the time? Are you satisfied with your station in life? Are you satisfied with the status of your relationships?
Quite often, we offer these responses because our lives get into a routine or a rut. We go through each day wanting to just survive the day, being satisfied with the status quo. The problem with that type of thinking is that you keep yourself closed off to new opportunities to move forward and make progress. You are essentially proclaiming that you are happy with where you are and are not pushing yourself to progress to the next level.
You don't have to accept your station in life. If you want to take your business relationships and cycling relationships to the next level, you have to make an effort. You have to make the decision that you want to get better in business, that you want to progress your career, that you want to be a better cyclist. No, it doesn't have to be a progression to the CEO or being a professional cyclist. But you have to make a decision to want to make progress and put a plan in place that will push you to new levels.
You are the creator of your destiny. Nobody but you can determine in which direction and how far you progress in business, cycling and life.
Newton's first law of motion states "An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts on it." Be the unbalanced force on your life, change the status quo and make progress!