Who Are You?

Ford v. Ferrari is one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie starts with a flashback to the 1959 24 Hours Of Le Mans car race in Northwest France. Carroll Shelby is the driver and when he comes in for a pit stop, gasoline is spilled and ends up lighting him on fire. His pit crew puts out the fire with a blanket and an extinguisher. The crew assumes the race is over.

Shelby looks at them and asks, “Am I on fire? Am I on fire?” He tells them to fuel the tank, then he hops in and goes on to finish the race in first place.

He pops out of the flashback and is sitting at the doctor where his physician is tells him that his heart valve is shot and that he needs to quit racing.

Next, he’s hopping into his car, chewing some pills and racing off, weaving in and out of traffic. As the intro fades to the opening credits, Shelby says,

“Can I ask you a question? The only question that matters. Who are you?”

Here's a clip of what I described above. Watch it and see how I did!

We’ve all heard that we are what we eat. From a physical perspective, we can only be made up of the things we eat. We don’t build strong muscles from eating popcorn, Oreos and rice cakes. We do best eating quality meats, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats.

However, when asked the above question, most people don’t respond with a list of the items that they eat. They either respond with their name or their occupation, i.e. what I do for a living describes who I am. Perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “I am a child of God.”; a more spiritual perspective.

Today, I encourage you to ask yourself the question. You could even go as far as to look yourself in the mirror when asking it. Be honest with yourself. We are living in wild times that are causing a lot of us to dig deep and ponder. Use the current circumstances to become better. Find out who you are and what works for you.

Remember, we’re breaking through in ‘22, and in order to do so, we’ll need to know who we are. You probably have some goals that you’ve wanted to accomplish for a long time, but have not succeeded. I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late, but in order to make progress, you’ll need to know, WHO ARE YOU?

A big part of who I am is IAM (Ice Age Meals). It’s been much of my identity for the past seven years! I am proud of what my team has created, but I don’t want it to define me. I’ll be doing the same soul searching that I’m asking you to do and I’m looking forward to breaking through!

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.


Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

PS: Here's my sweat angel after yesterday's one mile run! The slogan over at ERGDESK is GET MORE DONE and this is from the back of my hoodie. Headed out for another mile now!

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