“Look after your body, it’s the only place you can live” – Jim Rohn
We all have highs and lows.
During the highs everything is great.
You’re eating well, sleeping better, and exercising regularly.
Everything is on-point.
Then something ruins the routine. It might be a late night…
A heavy weekend…
You miss a training session…
Or watch a personal crisis take over your life. And your efforts take a nose dive.
If you’re not careful you can quickly slip back into old routines or you might even drown your sorrows in a mountain of food and drink to try and make yourself feel better.
Then you feel guilty – ashamed even – so you punish yourself some more with more bad food.
“I’ll start again tomorrow…” you say.
But tomorrow can easily become next week, next month, or next year.
Sometimes, tomorrow never comes.
That’s why I included that quote from Jim Rohn.
It motivated me the first time I heard it – maybe it has with you – but, sadly, over time, the magic of it starts to fade away.
Motivation is a great time but it rarely lasts.
And yes, you can top your motivation up but really you need something much more powerful than motivation if you want to succeed.
So if it’s not the motivation you need, then what is it?
What you need is something so powerful that once mastered you become unstoppable. Nothing is out of your reach.
The only downside is it needs work and it needs strengthening.
Like a muscle the more you use this – the stronger it becomes.
The stronger YOU become! What is it?
It’s self-discipline and determination.
Together these traits are a force to be reckoned with. And together they’ve won many a war.
So remember this…
When you’re close to rock bottom…
When you feel like you’re at breaking point… Remember what you’re working for.
Visualize and picture it in your mind.
Then bite down on your lip, keep your chin down, and like a boxer in the 12th round – you got to come out swinging.
Pig-headed discipline and determination can get you through a lot of life’s toughest battles.
And while it is tough – it’s a lot better than the alternatives!
I bet with money …
If you let yourself go during those tough times (like 97% of folk do) you’ll destroy your confidence and self-esteem.
You’ll feel pretty low. You’ll beat yourself up.
And you’ll have trained yourself to quit when things get hard.
I know because I’ve been there.
The only difference between me and the other people you know is that I’ll admit it. It used to be a weakness of mine.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I want you to be able to kick your own button that sorry day when life decides to throw you a curveball.
I want you to break the mold and be different.
I want you to dig deep and find that inner discipline and determination to succeed.
I want you to become unstoppable. And above all…
I want you to look after your body. It’s the only place you can live in.
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