Now think back to the time that you, by chance, worked out with someone who was much stronger, who had a great bench or great squat. What happened when you worked out with that person? Yes, right. You had a terrific workout! You pushed yourself harder than you could have by yourself. Your weights, your reps, your intensity, and your results dramatically increased. All because you were around someone who could inspire you. You adapted to the situation. You became stronger and increased your intensity. You experienced a new level of greatness in your life. You put your best to the test. You grow, not only physically, but in every area of your life when you put the best that you have to the test. You do this whenever you put yourself near the people who can inspire you in an environment that is fertile soil for positive growth.However, be prepared, when it comes to finding the best gym to train in or the best environment to work out in. to encounter those ego trips. Don’t waste your time on […]
Inspiration. Webster calls it a high level of activity or feeling that causes one to take action. In your life, right now, what would you call it? Your fitness expectations, your workouts, your relationships, or your career – would you call them inspirational?Can you easily push yourself consistently to get the results you want? Or are you spurred on to great achievement when you are near special people and places?Many people find it very difficult to push themselves to great achievement by themselves. Most people need that outside source of encouragement. That encouragement could come in the form of words. It could be something that was said to you or something that you said to others that caused a major rumble in your or someone else’s life.Words can be powerful motivators. Think of a chance remark you made to a friend, something you put out of your mind immediately. The next thing you know, your friend is telling you about his latest accomplishment, and how you inspired it. Our actions and words affect people in ways that we may never […]
When you’re committed to a journey of a thousand miles, a few steps in the wrong direction can’t possibly bring you down. But if you have no overall direction, each negative step can seem devastating.If the little things are constantly bringing you down, that’s a sign that the big things aren’t compelling enough. If the minor annoyances seem like major setbacks, then work on looking beyond them.There is some purpose that will lift you above whatever setbacks may come. There is some purpose that will compel you to a positive action,even when circumstances of the moment work against you.There is some reason you want what you want. There is some desire that drives all your desires. Look beneath the surface of your day-to-day life and ask why? Dig deeply and discover the rich, special purpose that makes you who you are. Focus you attention on the goal of the journey. And you’ll hardly even notice the detours along the way.