Inspirational Video by:
Nick Vujicic – “Get Back Up”
The ”door” or ”opportunity presents itself” but you have to do your part by taking a step and Walk through your course.
Do you follow what your heart craves?
As odd as it sounds, sometimes our logical minds can hold us back. Have you ever wanted to attempt a new career, run a marathon, or start your own business? Our brains might scream at us that it is safer to do what has been tried and true in the past, but don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you! We all spend a lot of time worrying and little time examining the calling of our own hearts. What are you passionate about? Is there a way that you can honor these feelings in a responsible way? Trying new things can be terrifying, but following our passions can make us feel alive and become some of our most memorable moments in life. The thrill of love, the depths of grief, and the joys of a new career…all would be impossible without passion.
Poem- Title: Winners
Winners take chances.
They fear failing, but they don’t give up.
When life gets rough, they hang in until the going gets better.
Winners know that they are not perfect.
They respect their weaknesses, while making the most of their strengths.
Winners fall, but they don’t stay down.
Winners are positive thinkers who see good in all things.
From the ordinary, they make the extraordinary.
Winners believe in the path they have chosen,Even when it is hard,Even when others can’t see where they are going.
You are your own greatest asset.
There is nothing you cannot do.
Winners are people like you.
Bloom Where You’re Planted
I was out walking through the woods a while back when I came to a clearing that was full of tall weeds. Everywhere I looked there were these dried up, brown, ugly weeds. As I continued walking, about a hundred yards in, I saw this beautiful flower. It was so bright and colourful; so refreshing. It had bloomed right there in the middle of all those weeds. As I looked I thought, “Really, that’s what people should do. Just bloom wherever we’re planted.”
Your environment does not have the power to keep you from being happy. You may work or live around a bunch of “weeds,” but that doesn’t have to stop you from blooming. The key is to not focus on the weeds. Some people spend all their time trying to pull up the weeds, so to speak. In other words, they try to fix everything around them. They try to make people do what’s right. They try to straighten out all their co-workers. But we have to realize that we can’t change people. You can only encourage them. When the time is right they will realize and make a change. If somebody wants to be a weed, no matter what you do, they are going to be a weed. If you spend all your time and energy trying to change others, it’s going to keep you from blooming.
Remember, you may be surrounded by a bunch of weeds today, but you can just bloom right where you are. You can be the one to set a new standard for your family or community.
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5 Keys To Thrive
1.Take control of your mind
-everyday stand guard of your mind(feed and strengthen your mind everyday,reading,listening,stand guard of negative talk)
2.Feed and strengthen your body
-exercising…push through every barrier
-feel yourself force or push through your
Limitations during a exercise routine,
Every part of you will start to operate
Differently, your body changes and
So does your mind.
3.Get a role model that inspires you
4.Get a Plan and take massive action
5.Feed your spirit
-Find what your greatful for
A Lifestyle, Not a pastime
Lifting weights is actually the easy part, and only the first part. If you don’t watch yourself out of the gym you will never actually grow, you will just break down. It is important to remember that your fight for muscles goes far beyond the gym walls. It involves how much you eat, how much you sleep, and the activities you are involved in. It’s the lifestyle you live that determines the weight you lose or gain. I remember reading about a personal trainer that used to teach a cardio class. In his class he said that there seemed to be people who lost weight as planned, and those who never lost any weight. He said he didn’t really understand because they all performed roughly equally in his class.Then he said he discovered the problem, it was their lifestyle outside of his class. Those who went home, watched what they ate, and ate less, eventually lost the weight. Those who went home, jumped on the couch and ate chips never did lose weight. You can’t just expect to spend 40 minutes in the gym a day and expect to look like you live in there. In order to look above average you must work above average.You must eat right, and treat your body right, which means cutting out harmful drugs, especially alcohol. All this cannot just be done as a pastime. This requires a lifetime commitment, and involves all aspects of your life.Now, of course, I realize that working out is a lifestyle. There are too many different aspects of it to just be a pastime. And if you attempt to make it something you can just do in your spare time you’ll never hit the same level you would if you totally indulge in the lifestyle. Eating, training, and sleeping properly takes a high level of dedication. And those who manage to survive will find their bodies looking as good as they possibly can. Just don’t expect to do second-rate work and end up with a first class body, because weightlifting is definitely the sport in which you get out of it what you put into it.It is those who do not change their life accordingly that have problems making gains in the gym, they complain that they don’t make progress in the gym and blame everything but themselves. People complain about being “hard gainers” but the vast majority of people would be hard gainers if they didn’t get enough protein, or didn’t sleep right. So before you blame your genes for hindering you in the gym, take a look at the way you live and see if that could be the cornerstone in your gym problems. Proper nutrition is key to growing, not lifting weights. And eating right means every meal of the day, cutting out the junk, adding in the protein, and keeping everything balanced over the day. This is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week job, but those who are up for it will see the results that the “part time” weight lifters could only dream about.
Overcoming Past Failures
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. is known as perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time. He hit 714 home runs, and for almost four decades, he held the major league lifetime home run record. Legend has it that during the 1932 World Series, he actually pointed to a spot on the outfield wall and then hit a home run directly over that spot. He was known as “The Babe,” “The Bambino,” and “The Sultan of Swat.” In fact, Yankee Stadium is still known today as “The House That Ruth Built.” He was a legend even during his own lifetime.
One thing that many people don’t know about Babe Ruth is that before he ever held the record for the most home runs, he held the record for being struck out! That’s right–the Great Bambino knew well the walk back to the dugout, which means you can add “Strikeout King” to his list of nicknames. In fact, Ruth struck out 1,330 times–more than any other player in his era.
You would think that at some point in his career, while he was the “Strikeout King,” that he would have been a bit embarrassed or discouraged. I doubt if anyone would have blamed him if he had decided to just skip the next game. But he didn’t. And, you might think that since he was constantly striking out that he would have started doing things a bit differently. Perhaps he would have changed his batting stance or decided not to swing so hard, but he didn’t.
You see, even before Babe Ruth became the lifetime home run leader, he saw himself as successful. He didn’t allow his past mistakes and failures to affect his confidence. Instead, he saw himself on a mission–to hit more home runs than anyone else. He was not going to allow the fear of failure to get in the way of his destiny. He knew those home runs were inside of him, just waiting to burst forth.
So I ask you today: what do you do when you –strike out– in life? Do you just give up and throw in the towel, or do you stand strong, knowing you’re one swing closer to that home run?
Fear of failure robs so many people of their confidence and causes them to sit in the dugout of life. But just like “The Babe,” you have to realize that there are seeds of greatness inside of you just waiting to burst forth. Don’t let your past mistakes or failures steal your destiny. Realize that you are also on a mission, and that no matter where you’ve tossed your bat, you can pick it up, get back in the game, and keep on swinging because sooner or later you will knock that ball right out of the park.
Be Glad Continually
Every morning we have a choice, to put our hope in being joyful and happy or to live discouraged and defeated. “Be happy, glad-hearted, continually and always.” Notice how long we’re supposed to be this way. As long as we feel okay? As long as people treat us right? No, its, “continually and always.” That means in the good times and in the tough times, when it’s sunny and when it’s raining. When those dark clouds are over your head and you feel like life is kind of gloomy, always remember, above those dark clouds the sun is shining! The good news is, the clouds are temporary. The sun is going to shine in your life once again. The key is, in the meantime, always keep your joy. We’re supposed to be joyful and glad-hearted in the middle of tough times because when you lose your joy, you lose your strength. In the difficult times, more than ever, that’s when you need your strength. Don’t be determined to never have problems; be determined to stay full of joy in the midst of your problems. Get up each morning and prepare for victory. Arrange your mind in the right direction. And no matter what comes your way, don’t lose your joy. If you will keep the voice of joy and gladness, you cannot stay down and defeated.
The best and most effective way to overcome difficult situations is to develop self-confidence. The following ideas have been shown to work in building this important quality:
1. Have Total Belief In Yourself:
A healthy sense of self will help you to overcome difficult situations, as you will less likely feel inadequate. Focus on your best qualities, and imagine yourself to be in total control of the situation.
2. Practice The Behaviors You Would Like To Exhibit:
Before an important meeting or speaking engagement, practice in front of a mirror, and trusted ones, the kind of impression you would like to make. By continually refining your approach you will eventually project your desired personality in a more confident manner. Confidence levels will progressively build as a result.
3. View Your Audience Positively:
By viewing your audience positively, whether in a public speaking setting or in general conversation, you will be less likely to assume them to be viewing you in a negative manner.
By viewing people as receptive to your ideas and impressed with your manner, you will find it easier to project a confident attitude. Of course it is important your ideas and manner are good in the first place. Proper planning, practicing your approach and thinking before you speak will help achieve this.
4. Focus On Greatness:
Those who display confidence are usually convinced of their ability to succeed. By focusing on your greatness plan and its underpinning goal realization charts, you will more readily display confidence through the knowledge that you are living your life in accordance with a definite life framework. A more structured, well-planned life will give you the proper grounding from which confidence can grow.
Do Not Feel The Fear
Developing greatness involves, to a large extent, calculated risk taking and willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed. Standing in the way of these aims is often fear of the unknown.
Fear as it relates to exploring new opportunities and extending yourself mentally and physically is something that can block progress and stifle personal growth. It can be seen as the single greatest obstacle to success in life. It limits opportunity by gearing the mind negatively, rather than positively. It is a truly paralyzing force that can interfere with productivity on a major scale and eliminating it from our lives is essential if true greatness is to be realized.
Most of us experience fear to some extent. After all it is a human emotion. We can, however, control its dominating influence to such a degree that it no longer poses a threat to our productivity.
Ultimately we should seek to place ourselves in a position of fearlessness when doing the things that have proven fear inducing. Before we can do this, though, we must overcome it. To overcome fear we need to first face it. Repeated exposure to a fearful event – scientifically referred to as systematic desensitization – has been shown to gradually lessen the impact of that event.
Like establishing confidence, overcoming fear involves a concerted effort to continually confront uncomfortable situations. This can be linked back avoiding comfort zones, that stagnant place where little personal growth takes place.
One of the main reasons people often have comfort zones such as the same non-challenging job for 20 years, is they fear the unknown, or the consequences of taking a calculated risk.
What we must remember is that throughout our lives there will always be risk. But risk can provide an opportunity to choose a potentially more effective way of approaching a situation or problem, or deciding on a different course of action – talking on a new work role or starting a new business, for example. This type of risk, which causes us to challenge the way we think, should not be looked upon as a bad thing, but as an opportunity to grow.
Overcoming the fear of undertaking a new role or approaching a life event will liberate us to achieve greatness once thought impossible. Remember that fear does not have to be a paralyzing force if we face it head on. Accustom yourself to uncomfortable situations and eventually these situations will become non-threatening and opportunity providing. And only then will you rise to the very top.
By: David Robson
BE A DOER, NOT A TALKER (OR A KNOW IT ALL)
A secret to permanent fat loss and fitness is: Be a doer, not a talker or know it all. The way I see it, there are two kinds of people in this world. You’ve got your talkers, or what I call know it alls. And on the other side of the fence you have your doers. Let’s talk about know it alls first. I’m going to go ahead and say that most people fall into the talker and know it all group. If you think about the people you know, you’ll probably notice the same thing I have. Most people are not proactive. Most people are reactive. And when it comes to fat loss, fitness or any other subject or discipline, you’ll find loads of people who talk a good game, but do not practice what they preach, because they are not doers.And the minute you start giving them some advice, they’re quick to stop you to tell you that they know all about what you’re telling them, because they know it all. But wait a minute, why aren’t they doing what they apparently already know and are aware of? Talkers will also come up with all kinds of excuses as to why they didn’t do something, or why something didn’t work for them. They’ll also tell you why something isn’t going to work for you, because they know it won’t work for them because they just won’t do it! Now, I know not everybody is not 100% one way or the other on this, and you might be a doer most of the time, but the talker in you likes to take over whenever faced with what seems like a daunting task like burning stubborn body fat. So it all starts with identifying who you are. Take a look at your past and how you naturally responded to various challenges. Think back at how those situations turned out. Did they happen the way you would have liked them to happen? Now, for the ones that didn’t, do you think being more of a doer and shutting down that talker side of your personality would have resulted in a more positive outcome? Chances are, yes, it would have. Eliminating the talker side of your persona is not always easy…it takes practice and repetition. But being aware of it and being able to identify it when it happens is key, because when it happens…when that talker comes out, you can make the conscious decision to squash that talker and turn on the doer inside. If you want to get the kind of success in fat loss and fitness that you’ve been seeking, you must become a doer. I cannot stress this enough, because doers are winners…they achieve goals and the things they want…talkers and know it all`s are almost always on the losing end. I know where you would rather be. So make up your mind and get going! Be a doer
Alcohol and fat-burning
If you’re serious about your health, fitness, and athletic performance and you want the maximum possible benefit from your program, you should drink alcoholic beverages in moderation or not at all. “Moderation” is usually defined as one drink for women, two drinks for men. One or two drinks won’t do much harm, and may even have some health benefits such as increased HDL, the good type of cholesterol. Excessive alcohol consumption will definitely compromise the results you’ll get from your nutrition and training program.
Alcohol has the second highest calorie density of all food types At 7 calories per gram, Alcohol is the 2nd most calorie dense nutrient behind fat,which contains 9 calories per gram. Therefore, alcohol contributes a large number of calories to your total daily intake above and beyond the food you normally consume. Because the alcohol is metabolized by the liver, the alcohol is not converted directly into body fat. But this doesn’t mean that drinking alcohol won’t make you fat.
Alcohol suppresses the body’s ability to burn body fat .The body has no storage capacity for alcohol like it does for carbohydrates and fats. Since alcohol must be detoxified as quickly as possible, the oxidation of the alcohol takes top priority over the oxidation of other macronutrients. In other words, while the liver is busy metabolizing alcohol, the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and protein has to be temporarily suppressed. The burning of fats is suppressed the most, because it’s positioned at the bottom of the oxidative hierarchy. Lyle McDonald, author of “The Ketogenic Diet” says, “The consumption of alcohol will almost completely impair the body’s use of fat for fuel.” In the book “Power Eating,” dietician Susan Kleiner writes,
Alcohol puts fat metabolism on hold. It’s not your friend if you’re trying to stay lean.
When alcohol is in your system, your body will simply convert more of the food you normally eat into body fat. Regardless of whether the calories come from food or drinks, if you consume more calories than your body needs, the excess will be stored as fat. Since most people usually consume their alcohol in addition to food instead of as a substitute for it, the accumulation of body fat is usually the result.
Alcohol provides little or no nutritional value
Alcoholic beverages provide little or no nutritional value. Alcohol is empty calories just like refined sugar is empty calories.There are trace amounts of some vitamins and minerals, but they’re present in such tiny quantities that their nutritional value is insignificant. Aside from providing some energy in the form of a small quantity of carbohydrates, alcohol is empty calories.
Alcohol interferes with the absorption of nutrients.If the lack of nutritional value isn’t bad enough, alcohol actually depletes the bodyof vitamins and minerals from other foods you eat. Alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach and intestinal tract and interferes with proper digestion and absorption of vital nutrients. The metabolization of alcohol by the liver uses up the B vitamins niacin and thiamin.
Alcohol can also decrease your body’s ability to metabolize zinc.
Alcohol is a poison
Alcohol is a toxin. It’s essentially a poison that must be detoxified by the body.
Alcohol dehydrates you
Alcohol is a potent diuretic. It draws water out of the cells and increases the loss of water through the kidneys. The increased fluid output can cause the loss of water soluble minerals and all of the other negative effects of dehydration.
Alcohol contributes to numerous health problems
Alcohol has been associated with the development of numerous health problems,and degenerative diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke,cardiomyopathy, abnormal heart rhythms, liver disease, cancer, decreased resistance to infections, gout, and hypoglycemia.
Alcohol decreases natural testosterone production
Alcohol suppresses Testosterone, one of the main anabolic (muscle building)hormones. Enough said.
Recognizing What Battles to Fight
We all have battles we can choose to engage in each day. There are small petty battles and then there are battles that come across our path. The difference between the two is one type of battle will distract and drain you from the strength you’ll need for the real battle that’s important to fight.
Many people miss out and they are distracted by battles that really don’t batter; trying to prove themselves to people, trying to be right all of the time, fighting about small insignificant matters with your spouse and children. Engaging in these battles do not do any good, rather they stir up dissension and cause strife which will rob you and the people around you of peace. “Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor.” We’re not supposed to be in fight mode all the time. When we learn the difference between which battles to fight, and learn to practice self control, we will have strength for when we really need to fight the battle that matters; the battle standing between you and your destiny.
Getting Past Mental Roadblocks
As the second month of 2010 comes to a close, where do you stand with your resolutions?
Have you made progress or did your motivation sizzle out?
Most people wait around for motivation to strike them like a lightning bolt. Well, I’ve got news: motivation isn’t something that happens to you – it’s something that you create for yourself.
If you don’t feel motivated to achieve your goals, it is likely due to mental roadblocks that hold you hostage. Read the following 21 Mindset Tips and prepare your mind for success.
- Success comes first in the mind, so visualize yourself accomplishing your goals.
- Remember, you are the only person who can hold you back.
- Forgive yourself and love yourself despite past failures.
- Decide what is important in your life, and focus on that.
- Conquer each negative thought the moment it enters your mind, when it is weakest.
- Give up the idea that things won’t go right unless you worry about them.
- If you bring the body of your dreams to the point of resolve, then you’ll soon be living in it.
- Look towards your future, if you believe the best is yet to come then it will be.
- You become what you think about most.
- The margin between success and failure is very small and easily bridged by determination.
- Start your day by accomplishing your hardest task first.
- Set small attainable goals, rather than one monumental goal.
- Convince yourself that exercise is fun, and it will be.
- Know your big reason why.
- Create a motivating play list of songs to use as the sound track to your workout sessions.
- Every decision you make leads you either closer toward achieving your goal, or farther from it.
- If you think you’re a fat person, then you’ll stay fat. If you think you’re fit, then you soon will be.
- Once you’ve set your goal, your attitude either pushes you toward accomplishment or failure.
- If you don’t know exactly where you want to go, you will likely end up someplace else.
- You can have the body of your dreams, but first you must give up the belief that you can’t.
- You can only have two things in life: excuses or results.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION
Today people are always looking for an easy way out, especially North Americans. We are constantly looking for things that will make our lives easier, no matter what the cost or what effect it will have on our bodies. Marketers are making a killing off of this. Think about how many tele-marketing commercials you see or hear over the course of the day. They’re everywhere. From household goods to supplements, it’s disgusting.
People who develop their bodies to the look that they strive for most likely get that way through hard work and never letting up. You must have a never say die attitude. Not only in the gym, but also in all aspects of life. Never let anyone tell you that it is impossible, or that it’s just a stupid idea. People say that to me every day, and then are amazed and sometimes jealous when I actually go out and do it.
On your way to the gym, think of the last time someone doubted you and picture the weights are all those people trying to stop you or hold you down. Carry this gladiator like mentality into the gym with you and see how good your workout is. Next time you are in the gym and coming close to that last rep, say to yourself “Never give up, never F’N give up.” Imagine yourself in a fight and that weight is someone hovered above you, knife in hand. The gym is a battleground where blood, guts and glory are left behind, not a place for socializing.
Working out is not a place for lazy people or people who try to find the easiest way out of things. It’s for people who bust through things. Barriers exist only to be broken, and that is why we are in the weight room, to push ourselves beyond these imaginary walls. Now is not the time for excuses. Don’t put things off until tomorrow because they matter today. Make today the day you break on through.
“Some succeed because they are destined. We succeed because we are determined”
Developing The Right Anchor Thoughts
What do you think about when you start each day? Do you go out with enthusiasm and confidence? Down deep, are you pleased with who you are and what you do? What are your anchor thoughts? Anchor thoughts are your core thoughts that are based on what you believe about yourself. They direct your approach to life. If your anchor thoughts are negative and defeated then your day will be negative and defeated. But when your anchor thoughts are positive, your day will be positive and full of success. There is something you can accomplish that no one else can. Make the decision today to let go of every negative thought pattern that’s been holding you back. Do your part to speak good things over your life and develop strong, positive anchor thoughts. As you do, you’ll create a solid foundation for every thought and you will live in the confidence, joy and victory.
FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY WILL FOLLOW
Health starts in the mind and then flows to the body.You must be 100% ready to be committed in making healthy progress in order to see and keep results! Although it may be hard to be believe, but sometimes it is ourselves who sabotage our own successes because we are not mentally ready and committed to sticking to our wonderful lifestyle improvements. You must create your results before they occur, and prepare yourself for boundless energy, and confidence.
In order to lose those unwanted fat pounds, you must start with your mind! A close friend of mine already sabotaged her weight loss potential by saying to herself, “Why lose weight? My skin will only be flabby if I lose the amount of weight that I want.” She had already set herself up for failure by pre-determining that she was not going to lose weight.
Another client of mine once claimed that she wanted to lose the weight but was afraid of all the remarks from those close to her, and how it might affect her family.
I told her that she would only be adding quality to her life, and not taking away from it. And that these healthy new changes would actually be helping her family as well. In addition, the other side to this “fear” was rooted in the constant idea that she would never be able to lose weight.
What about the added health risks including the added pressure on joints from the additional weight? These are examples of people riding the fence; not knowing what side to get off on. Make a decision to improve your life by being healthy because your mind and body will thank you.
Quote from Michael Kelly Personal Trainer Toronto
It is important to take control of your life. If you are not happy, change your situation or strive to make things better. Learn to be happy and then set goals. If you want to lose weight and be healthier than start your immediately and take action
Nike ‘No Excuses’ Commercial
HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR IN 2011