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“just better than I was yesterday…” (Great Work quote)

“You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.”
~ Jean Claude van Damme

Do you know Jean Claude van Damme?  I knew him, as this article says, as the “Euro-trash version” of a Stallone or Schwartzenegger.

But his new film, JCVD, is taking everyone by surprise.  In it he plays a washed up action star, and in a brilliant blending of fact and fiction, he turns in a compelling performance.

This quote is not from the film but from an interview, and it struck a chord with me about how often our focus changes as we grow older, from measuring success  as external glory to listening more carefully to an internal beat.

==> What are you training for?

==> What does “better than yesterday” look like for you?

One Response to “just better than I was yesterday…” (Great Work quote)

  • Leanne

    Depends what your after. If it’s an answer to a burning curiosity then bonus! If it’s acknowledgement by anyone or any establishment then it’ll be a torturous journey

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