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April 23, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. –Theodore Roosevelt

To win in the stern strife of actual life.

Life is hard. Being an ambitious man makes it even more difficult. The higher you aim, the greater your trials will be but simply by setting out in a more audacious fashion you become the man worthy of the grand dream you’re chasing.

Be the guy not soft and timid, shying away from that call of the wild. Be the man marching to a different tune, not one of quiet mediocrity, but of ‘victorious effort’, and be a good man while you’re doing it.

This is who we respect. This is who we want to be around and who we want to emulate. This is the guy that inspires others while taking care of even more.

He doesn’t shy away from the harshness nor the brutality of life, nor does he complain that it is so. He doesn’t look at the lives of others with envy because of their ease. Comparisons don’t make their way into his head. He doesn’t get jealous nor envious nor does he resent those he helps because he’s always helping them.

He knows his role in life and he doesn’t bitch or wine about it. More than that, he goes about it in an aggressive manner. He hunts down life. He makes life his bitch rather than being a victim to its whims.

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April 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Pain and discomfort are the gatekeepers of success.

They are the guardians of becoming extraordinary. No one enters without meeting — and trading punches — with them first.

Most people see these burly warriors and promptly turn the other way, hoping they were unseen. Most people avoid pain, and try to get through life without ever being unfortunate enough to meet it.

Sadly, this lifestyle actually costs far more energy, time, and effort than just getting on with it. Like avoiding the needle at the doctor, we get sicker and sicker as we avoid the very thing we most need.

“When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges and opposed to avoiding them.” -Josh Waitzkin, world champion chess player

No one becomes extraordinary or achieves true success without overcoming some serious pain.

Pain creates us. It reveals us. It is the fire that hardens us, the crushing pressure that chews up us lumpy pieces of coal and spits out brilliant diamonds.

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Get At This Motivation And CONQUER Your Week

April 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

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April 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

You wouldn’t know it, but David Goggins hates running.

He hates it with a passion. Growing up, Goggins has always been on the larger side. He loved powerlifting and had the physique to show for it. But in the world of Ultra, such a large frame is virtually unheard of. It was just inefficient to move that much weight over such long distances.

Goggins knew he was going to suffer — that was precisely his plan. That was the only way he was going to raise enough funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

“People respond to pain. If I go out and wash cars for $10, who gives a damn? People want to see you throw up, cry and go through tremendous suffering.”  

But for David Goggins, suffering is not just about raising funds. As he says: “suffering is the true test of life”.

Goggins isn’t training just for a race. He’s training for the tragedies that inevitably strike each and every one of us. He does this so he doesn’t fall apart if he gets the 2 A.M. call from the hospital informing him that his mother has passed away.

In other words, David Goggins is the modern day stoic. But unlike the ancient philosophers who advised that we should periodically embrace suffering, Goggins has actually made suffering a habit.

Strengthen your mind and your resolve by voluntarily putting yourself through situations in which you struggle. Callus your mind the same way you do your hands. Take the path of most resistance every day of your life.

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Get This Motivation And CONQUER Your Week!

April 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

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Get This Motivation And CONQUER The Week!

March 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

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A Dose Of Motivation To Help You CONQUER The Week!

March 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

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March 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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“Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you needed to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand.” – Nick Saban

Process finds a way to turn something complex into something simple. Simple isn’t easy, but it is easier. You’ve got something difficult? Don’t focus on the whole thing. Instead break it down into pieces. Simply do what you need to do right now. And do it well. And then move on to the next thing. Follow the process and not the prize.

Whether it’s pursuing the pinnacle of success in your field, or simply surviving some awful or trying ordeal, the same approach works. Don’t think about the end—think about surviving. Getting it right from meal to meal, meeting to meeting, project to project, paycheck to paycheck, one day at a time.

Trust the process.

Ryan Holiday – The Obstacle Is The Way

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