LIFT HEAVY SHIT!

Yeah! Lift. Heavy. Shit! If you know anything about Bodybuilding, you know that in order to promote muscle growth, you have to push them to their limits. You have to shock them. You have to make the next session heavier than the last (naturally without hurting yourself! Don’t over do it!)

But have you thought about that the same principle applies to anything you do?
You want more flexibility? Stretch farther.
You want more knowledge? Read more difficult subjects.
You want a deep sense of spirituality in your life? Pray hard!
You want to learn a new language? Study hard and talk to people!
You want to be RICH? Study Money and Wealth and Discipline yourself!
You want to advance farther in anything in life?

LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

And Do.It.Everyday!

Kill off that lazy SOB inside and get to work!

Nothing of any value in life is easily attainable. Some of the best are free, yes. But they take constant work to maintain.

Love. Relationships. Health. A Wealthy Mindset.

Some of those things may cost you some money, but it nothing in comparison to the benefits of having them.

Set Goals. Make them so HUGE that you first think that it’s impossible to achieve!

Take Massive Action. Take for granted that everything will take 10 times more effort than you think! But don’t let that deter you. If it scares you then you NEED to do it!

Starve Your Fear, Feed Your Passion!

 

Stop Complaining!

Why are you complaining?

What USE is that?

I mean, it’s ok to be discontented, and that you want to voice your opinion on your situation, but keep it to a minimum. Why? Because only you can do something about it. Friends can maybe give you some insights, so you should listen to at least some of what they say, but please, please, please, not ALL of it!

It’s ok to proclaim that you’re NOT ok with your situation! You may want to keep the sordid details away from your friends, but don’t lie to yourself! Admit that you’re NOT fine. Then, devise a plan to MAKE things fine.

First off, if you think life has just handed you a sh*t sandwich, by all means DON’T take a bite! Go back and recount all the GOOD things that are going on in your life and use that to your advantage. Let it all pump you up to energize you to change your current situation.

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Steeling my Armor

This is a continuation from my first post.

I have always been a fan and practitioner of the martial arts. Back in elementary school, I used to hang out with a neighbor who went to karate school. He would teach me and other boys what he was learning. I didn’t go to karate school myself those days. That was something that my mother couldn’t afford. Later in junior high school, she was sending me and my sisters to music school and art classes. I still hung out with the guys to practice fighting. I was never a bully, or the type of kid to pick a fight. No, I avoided them. I was afraid to fight as kid, but I knew I needed to d something.

Years later, after our mother became ill and died of cancer, while I was graduating high school and going onto college out of state, changing colleges and returning to NYC, and starting flunk out, it was time.

I good friend of my older sister’s came by one day. He was a man who walked with a cane because he had a hip problem. My sister told me that he wanted to take me somewhere. I knew him well-enough so I went along.

We eventually arrived the 5th of 6th floor of a building in downtown Manhattan. It was a Kung-Fu school occupying a floor in an small office building. We sat there and watched the class. It turned that my sister’s friend has been a student here for many years. After the class was over, he asked me what I thought. I answered in a way to try to prove that I had some idea about what was going on (I knew even less that I thought). Then, he said; “So, when are you going join?”. I was kind-of taken aback, although I should have seen that coming. But, I decided to join. I was 19 at the time.

The following Saturday I came to my first class. I ALMOST DIED THROUGH THE BEGINNING EXERCISES! We didn’t even get to the techniques yet. I was sooooooo unfit. I was a really skinny guy. After the class was over, the instructor told that Kung-Fu is NOT for everybody and I should think hard about that before continuing. I almost felt like quitting then and there! But I knew that if I didn’t come the next week, I wouldn’t come back at all. I continued to come every week, religiously, for the next 3 1/2 years. I eventually became a junior instructor before I graduated from college with my Bachelors of Music degree and started touring Europe. Marital Arts has continued to be my most favorite hobby since then.

I am now presently learning Wing Chun Kung Fu. I go train twice a week, work out at home, I’ve changed my diet by eating mostly vegetables, very little to no bread, cut down on alcohol, reduced my smoking habit (mainly by NOT taking them with me everywhere), and drinking a lot more water. I’ve reduced my body fat by about 2% so far (after 2 months), increased my muscle mass slightly, and I’m re-discovering the fighter in me.

Your biggest opponent is yourself, and you have to fight him HARD! He’s NOT an easy prey and he doesn’t give up that easily either. As I steel my body, increasing my health, strengthening my body, I reduce my fear of illness (one of my fears of not being able to conquer my enemy), and increase my confidence in conquering my biggest enemy.