"I'd like to go out and have a good practice today. That would be at the top of my list right now." Bill Belichick when asked the question, "With all you've accomplished in you coaching career, what is left that you still want to accomplish?"
I've often got the advice, "You've got to stop sometimes and smell the roses." It's one of those things that you get told when you're feeling overworked, tired and haven't had any time to reflect on the great things in your life or what you've accomplished.
Every now and then I look around and think, this is really cool. I remember being at my last gym and getting a sense of pride. I would be in one corner working with someone, look up and see 40 people training at the same time. It wasn't just the crowd, but the energy and how each person was taken care of. I was proud of that.
But the roses have always been the expectation. I think most people with a passion for what they do feel the same. It's not about smelling the roses, it's about routinely planting seeds to grow new and better ones. Then you grow so many you can't help but smell them.