Motivation

The Story Of The Teacher And The Jar

January 10, 2012 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation, TRUTH |

teacher and the jar

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty jar.

And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous Yes.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the space between the grains of sand. The students laughed.

Now, said the professor, as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things — your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions — things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.

If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your kids, take time to get medical check ups, take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled, I’m glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

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Starting 2012 With THIS Seems About Right

January 2, 2012 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation |

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Rocky Balboa delivers the Monday morning motivation

December 19, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

This video goes out to everyone living for a goal, a dream or a passion. This video goes out to everyone who need not make excuses for the circumstances of their lives. This video goes out to everyone who needs a little push to help them hop over the hurdles of life. Happy Monday everyone!

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The purpose of this document is to provide you with a complete and unequivocal guide to success.

December 6, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

success

Principles

  1. You have an obligation to yourself and to the world to achieve your goals and exact your values.
  2. You have an obligation to give nothing short of 100% on every task you perform.
  3. You have a limited amount of time, and can therefore do limited things.
  4. Setting up an end-time for a task is by definition unoptimal – if you can’t make it, then you waste time feeling guilty, and if you can make it, you waste time because you “have time.”
  5. There is an optimal methodology for organizing actions toward various goals such as to minimize negative effects of boredom, tire, anxiety, and overconfidence.
  6. Based on 3, 4, and 5, it’s important to set achievable goals, yet have enough of them and enough variety such that time-wasting can be avoided. The system for this is as follows:
    1. For each day, and the next two, have a list of actions that satisfy the following template:
      1. 1 primary task
      2. 2 secondary tasks
      3. 3+ tertiary tasks
      4. Relevant down-time tasks
      5. Relevant break-time tasks
    2. For each week, have a list of goals that satisfy the following template:
      1. 1 primary goal
      2. 2 secondary goals
      3. 3+ tertiary goals
    3. For each month, your preparation tasks are slightly more extensive.
      1. You need to think about where you are in pursuit of your goals, and where you need to be. Make some notes about this, and retain the analysis in your memory as well.
      2. Next, you must orchestrate a plan for accomplishing what you need to during the month. This plan must at least consist of, in its barebone form:
        1. The sequence of actions that will lead to the accomplishment of each goal
        2. The possible impediments to achieving that goal, and solutions to them
        3. Analysis of the state of all areas of one’s life, their intended directions, and key perspectives and events to be aware of in the coming weeks.
        4. An honest evaluation of one’s goals and the efficacy of this system.
    4. After each task, evaluate what you’ve accomplished, what’s going on around you, and what you need to do next
  7. The criteria for deciding what to do next are simple:
    1. You do the most important task that you have the capacity to do, unless there is another that would yield better results at that time.
  8. It’s important to plan to be able to carry out the tasks that you should be doing at any given time, so think in advance, and be prepared with whatever materials you may need.
  9. You must keep track of what your monthly, weekly, and daily goals are. Furthermore, you must be able to adjust them as needed. Therefore, keep a clear, concise log of what they are in a digital document.

Crushing one’s old habits and becoming the best person possible is not easy. In many ways, it will be like going through drug withdrawal, and in others it will be in credibly scary and negative. Yet, it’s important to realize that it is impossible for you to live an authentic life, and therefore be happy, without doing exactly this. The positives will start to roll in as time goes by, however, and as you exert more effort and become more adept as a person.

You can do all of this. You will be so happy when you do. It is the only real way forward. Delaying this is wasting your time and destroying yourself.

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Read This, Then Conquer Your World

December 2, 2011 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

yes i can

All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough;
they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight
or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this.
THEY WILL TELL YOU NO,
a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless.
All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.
AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.

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Need Some Motivation Getting Your Lazy Butt To The Gym? Read THIS.

November 30, 2011 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

henry rollins

The Iron

By Henry Rollins

I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.

Completely.

When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear and humiliation I suffered. Fear of my parents. The humiliation of teachers calling me “garbage can” and telling me I’d be mowing lawns for a living. And the very real terror of my fellow students. I was threatened and beaten up for the color of my skin and my size. I was skinny and clumsy, and when others would tease me I didn’t run home crying, wondering why.

I knew all too well. I was there to be antagonized. In sports I was laughed at. A spaz. I was pretty good at boxing but only because the rage that filled my every waking moment made me wild and unpredictable. I fought with some strange fury. The other boys thought I was crazy.

I hated myself all the time.

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Some Monday Morning Motivation

November 28, 2011 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

succeed

I don’t know you. I don’t know a thing about you. I don’t know where you come from, where you’re going, or why you do what you do. I don’t know if we’d get along if we met But there is one thing that I do know: You are capable of much more than you have been led to believe.

As I am writing this, there are 6.7 billion people walking and breathing on our humble rock. The overwhelming, vast majority of them will pass through their 720,000 hours like a match struck in the wind. Hardly noticed, scarcely remembered.

Tomorrow, as you go about your day, take your time to look around. Are there a lot of people around? What do you see? You see mediocrity. You see average. You see everything about yourself that you hate, that you fear, but that you have been conditioned to believe is acceptable. Fine. Enough. A good job.

I’m here to tell you that you will NOT settle for what is fine. You will NOT settle for a good job. Fine is for the loser. Fine is for the guy who skipped the last set of his workout because he just didn’t feel like it Fine is for the guy who cheated on his diet (this goes for you too, you skinny ****) because he just couldn’t do it anymore. Fine is for the guy who took a nap instead of sprinting around town in torrential downpour. Fine is for the guy who got the job, but not the one he wanted. That guy made second place. He has never embraced pain, personal sacrifice, or thrown himself into the fires of dedica-tion. Most importantly, and starting today, this guy is NOT YOU.

You are not this person. You are destined for greatness. You have it inside of you, and you know it You have always known it, you have felt it as a faint thumping in your gut It is clawing, scratching, struggling to be set free. It needs your help. As long as you hold yourself to the standard of “average,” that is all you will ever be. In your dreams you aren’t average, so why the **** are you settling for it now? What are you not doing right now? What is eating at the back of your skull? Go do IT. You know what it is, soldier. The time to act is now. You will burn. You will suffer. Your demons will not be de-feated easily. Every step of the way they will whisper in your ear that you aren’t good enough. That you aren’t meant to succeed. “Just give up,” they will mutter, “you’ll never be the best” “NO,” you will reply. You will embrace suffering. You will finish that last repetition. You will claw through the agonizing pain, you will destroy the mediocre pussy in your head, you will break boundaries. You will rise above the rest You will realize your potential.

You are no average man. Now go do what you were destined to do. End of **fling story.

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Instructions For A Good Life

November 16, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

instructions

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully
  2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want..
  4. When you say, ‘I love you ,’ mean it.
  5. When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye
  6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don’t judge people by their relatives….
  12. Talk slowly but think quickly..
  13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
  16. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson !
  17. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
  18. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship…
  19. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  21. Spend some time alone.

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