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Light your own fire

When one’s motivation is dependent on external sources, the moment those sources are absent is the moment one’s motivation begins to fade. This is because motivation is a state of mind.

And if a particular state of one’s mind is dependent on the availability of things it doesn’t always have control over, it can be difficult to attain the state of mind associated with those things when they’re unavailable.

This is why it’s important to learn how to develop the mental discipline necessary to be one’s own source of motivation. When one is able to motivate themselves, they light a kind of fire that can burn indefinitely.

Originally Published on: Apr 29, 2015 @ 09:05

Saying what needs to be said

It’s good to have a gentle soul. It’s good to care. It’s good to empathize.

But there’s a reason why coaches don’t always speak at the same volume with the same tone of voice.

Having the greatest positive impact and having the greatest number of friends are often at odds with each other.

Often, what people think they want and what they actually need are not one and the same.

Sometimes the words people need to hear in order to make the greatest positive difference in their lives are not soft & gentle, but instead, communicated in a way that hit them like a kick in the ass.

If you speak bluntly at times, you won’t please everyone, but your message will be far more effective than if you always try to.

It is far more respectful to your audience to say what needs to be said than it is to always water down what you want to communicate to the point that it is no longer effective.

The best coaches, the best bosses, the best CEOs in the world don’t do their jobs effectively by always telling people what they want to hear. They do their best jobs by making the greatest positive impact and saying what needs to be said.

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Originally Published on: Jul 12, 2015 @ 12:06

Building the world where your future self resides

Your current lifestyle, routines & habits are building the world where your future self resides.

By failing to be mindful of how your present-day actions affect the world that your future self has to live in, you’re far more likely to end up with a life that you neither wanted or planned for.

Sometimes opportunity will come knocking

Sometimes opportunity will come knocking. But most of the time, it’s you that has to get off your butt, go door to door, and do the knocking yourself.

You create opportunities with your actions.

Excerpt from: I have no opportunities published on: Sep 7, 2014 @ 15:20

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No one can make you get fit.

No one can make you get fit. And no one can stop you from getting fit if you truly want to. Your fitness is your choice.

Originally Published on: Sep 15, 2013 @ 06:20

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There is a big difference between “I can’t” and “it just isn’t a high priority.”

There is a big difference between “I can’t” and “It just isn’t a high priority”.

When a person says, “I can’t”, it means they are incapable of doing something.

It does not mean, “I don’t want to.”
It does not mean, “I just don’t have time.”
It does not mean, “I don’t want to work to accomplish something.”

What many people actually mean when they use the word “can’t” is “it just isn’t a high priority.”

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Originally Published on: Sep 20, 2012 @ 17:16

Making progress is more important than making excuses

While you are still waiting to find an easy way (or a perfect time), someone else is already getting results because they decided making progress is more important than making excuses.

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Originally published on: Sep 10, 2012 @ 16:17

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