Ask yourself, “If no one was watching, would I still do this?” If the answer is no, you might need to step back and ask yourself why you’re doing all of this in the first place.

it gets very easy to get caught up in doing more & more things “just because”, instead of doing them because I’m genuinely excited about doing them.

Climb A Mountain, Tell No One
Go pick something on your list. Anything.
Go do it.
Struggle through, suck less, get past any obstacles in your way and just freakin’ do it.
And then…do something novel…
Tell No One*.
Don’t tweet about it. Don’t blog about it. Don’t write about it all over facebook.
Don’t tell your girlfriend, your mom, your boss, your brother. Anyone.
Resist the urge to tell somebody about it and gain some ancillary approval. You don’t need it.
Do it for you.
You can run a 5k, jump out of a plane, go bungee jumping, run your first race, learn to juggle, help someone out, learn to play an instrument, or face a lifelong fear. The activity itself doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s personal and meaningful to you and you do it for yourself.

Climb A Mountain, Tell No One