Posts Tagged ‘determination’

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– J.K Rowling had twelve publishers rejected a manuscript, one accepted to publish it but told her to get a day job because their was no money in children’s books. J.K Rowling wrote the Harry Potter series.

– Walt Disney’s first animation company went bankrupt, fired by a news editor because he lacked imagination and got turned down 302 times before creating Disney world.

– Albert Einstein. Couldn’t speak until he was 4, couldn’t read until he was 7. His parents thought he was handicapped. He than won a Nobel prize and became the face of modern physics.

– The Beatles. Rejected by many record labels “guitar groups are on the way out”, eventually signed with EMI and became one of the biggest bands in history.

– Michael Jordan. Cut by his high school basketball team and turned out to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Now think about how many times you said to yourself that they’re lucky, they new the right people or their genetically gifted. I’m willing to bet these people would strongly disagree with them comments. I personally believe that every single one of us on this planet are individually gifted, we just sometimes ignore our potential and become distracted by other things and lose sight of our individuality.

Success
“A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth etc”

I haven’t achieved any large amounts of success, I haven’t achieved anything truly remarkably significant which I consider to have made a positive change on society so I am not writing this article based upon success, I am writing this article based upon my many failures and curiosity into how to become successful.

Looking at the above examples of famous people I notice that success is correlated with failure. When you watch a baby crawling around trying to stand up what happens? They fall over countless number of times, they will bang their head, they will hurt themselves and cry and guess what else they do…they persevere, they carry on trying, they don’t give up and then they can stand up, then they can walk then they can run. Personally that’s how I think all humans are born, with drive, with determination and with courage in order to attain a healthy stable living environment. Because we realise if we can’t even stand up than how would we be able to feed, wash and look after ourselves?

So what happens as we grow up? Many of us lose that venom to keep on succeeding in other areas of life. This could be attributed to desire and reliance, is there any need to gain anything else if we’re already in a sustainable environment? Why should I keep working hard when I have already got everything I want? I can’t lose fat because it’s to hard! The desire has gone and the bulk of people seem to run out of motivation and just adopt to living In an easy way of life where their life plateaus and they no longer have to take risks, or their scared to take risks just in case they ‘fail’ and lose what they had. Sadly society has seemed to develop into a lazy reliant nation where we our given our basic needs for survival for free and not made to work for it (money like benefits and convenient foods which are cheap and easy).

Motivation, in my eyes, can be broken down into two words “motive” and “action”, you need both to create motivation. Without a motive you have no action, without a desired end goal you have no reason to get up and do what you got to do. Now write down in front of you what you want to do with your life, not what you want to achieve but why you want to achieve it.
– so what if you become manager of your company? What’s your motive?
– so what if you win player of the year? What’s after that?
– so what if get a 1st class honours in your degree? What’s after that?
– so what if you buy that car you’ve dreamed of? What you going to do now?
– so what if your top goal scorer? What’s next?
– so what if you get a promotion? What’s after that?

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“God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas” Henry Ward Beecher

What drives your action? What moves it? What’s the purpose? What’s your why? This article is a reality check for myself so ill use myself as an example. A typical day for me consists of 7 hours of sleep, so that’s 17 hours left in a day to become successful (or work towards it), than I prepare my food for the day which takes around an hour so I have 16 hours left. It takes about 30 minutes to get to work and back home so another hour has gone, 15 left. I spend an hour and half working out so that’s 13.5 hours left. I probably spend around 30 minutes on my phone, 1 hour in total eating all my meals and than around 30 minutes walking between gym sites, that’s 11.5 hours left. Ill do a gym shift most days for 8 hours, that’s 3.5 hours left. That’s 3.5 hours left to be successful and do what I got to do to succeed and read, learn, try, fail and repeat. The question to myself is can I become more efficient and use my time more wisely because I know for a fact I’m going to struggle to become successful from 3.5 hours a day, I need to have my end goal in sight and constantly working towards it.

“Time is free but its priceless. You can’t own it but you can use it. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you never get it back” Harvey MacKay

Success is intentional and deliberate, people don’t just happen to become successful by accident. You got to put in time to feed your motive, you got to wake up first thing in the morning and not hit the snooze button because you want to succeed, because you no what your why is. Now looking at myself, can I improve what I’m currently doing to become successful? Hell yes! Because at the moment I only have 3.5 hours left a day to do what I got to do, and if for one moment I think that I’ll become what I want to be by only working hard for that little time I got another thing coming and reality is going to come crashing down on me.

The above example of my day was me about 3 months ago, I’ve changed since than and I plan on continuing to adapt and grow and improve. Even though its only a small achievement, I am now the first personal trainer to make a profit from working where i am located, I have got the most clients any personal trainer has ever had working in this gym. What did I do that was different from above?
– I now listen to podcasts, audio tapes and read articles, blogs and research papers during my empty time (walking between gym sites, travelling to work, eating and making food)
– I download articles before bed to read for the next few days
– I make my food on two separate days and make enough to last the week
– doing gym shifts I try to apply and teach anything I have recently learnt by telling gym members. I get more interactive with people than I previously did.
– I have stepped up my game on how I deal with my clients, every single one of my clients in 2013 have dropped inches from their waist and/or gained muscle (I only have clients for body compositional changes)

Now don’t get me wrong some people are perfectly happy in their environment and don’t want to achieve anything else, that’s absolutely fine. This article is intended for those who get jealous of people having more money than you, or people who are happier than you, or people who are more successful than you. Just remember your not living your life for anyone else but yourself so go do what you got to do.

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. Period”. Will Smith (Pursuit of happiness)

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