When Push Comes to Shove

If we want it…

Work for it. Sweat for it.

Put in the time.

Not occasionally. Consistently. Every day.

Do at least one thing every single day to make progress forward and get closer.

When push comes to shove, we will learn how bad we want it, care about it, and desire it.

On Purpose

Our lives don’t get better by accident.

We choose to create a better life.

Creating a better life requires time and work. It takes focus, energy, and effort.

Our lives won’t change and get better if we don’t do anything to change them and make them better.

Our lives get better with intention and on purpose.

Go for a walk.

Walking is an underrated form of physical activity.

I walk every day.

Walking is free. It’s a natural movement. We don’t need any equipment.

Walking is good for the body.

It’s also good for the mind.

Walking is relaxing but also stimulates my mind. I’m thoughtful and creative while walking.

When we walk alone, we can listen to a podcast or music or choose to be one with nature.

Walking together with family and friends is a constructive, productive way to socialize and have fun.

Walking is exercise. Walking is good for the mind, body, heart, and soul.

Succeed

I will succeed.

If I don’t, it’s because I died or some other catastrophe.

I refuse to quit.

It may take time, but I will succeed.

If my time runs out before I succeed, then succeeding is irrelevant.

Influences

Just because others do it doesn’t mean we have to follow suit.

Don’t let the bad habits and behaviors of others rub off on us and become our bad habits and behaviors.

Our environment influences our decisions, so be conscious of who we surround ourselves with and the situations we put ourselves in.

Hard Work and Sacrifice

I’m hesitant to post shirtless photos.

I work hard for my body.

I’m proud of my discipline and willpower.

My body reflect my habits, behaviors, and priorities.

When I look at this photo, I see the countless hours of work and sweat.

I think about the early morning (4:30 AM and 5:00 AM) wake ups and workouts. The weekend and holiday workouts. No days off.

I pour my heart, mind, and soul into my mind and body.

I earned this strong body. I pay my dues every day. I make sacrifices. I trade late nights for early mornings. I miss out on fun and social events.

I’m proud of my work ethic, grit, dedication, determination, commitment, and consistency. That’s what it takes.

If you want it, you can have it, but you have to put in the time and work. You have to make sacrifices.

12 mile run. A little rain and sweat never hurt anybody.

Power of Habits

When we hit snooze, we get weaker.

When we skip a workout, we get weaker.

When we drink an extra drink, we get weaker.

When we skip reading, we get weaker.

We are strong.

Put an end to bad habits before they even begin.

We are disciplined. We have willpower. Did I mention we are strong?

Make a Good Decision

Make good decisions in the morning.

I’ve learned when I make good decisions early in the day, I tend to make good decisions the rest of the day.

For example, when I eat healthy in the morning, I tend to eat better the rest of the day. When I eat bad in the morning, I open a can of worms.

Make one good decision. One good decision will lead to another.

Get the momentum rolling in your favor. It all starts with your first decision when you wake up.

Say Goodbye to Fear

We can overcome some of our fears by experiencing the things we fear.

When we experience our fears, some fear may dissipate.

We may not be as afraid and it may not be as scary as we imagined.

Conquer our fears by facing our fears.

Ebb and Flow

Some days I wake up and say, “I got this.”

Other days I wake up and say, “What am I doing with my life?”

That’s life.

Life ebbs and flows.

Don’t get too high on the good days. Don’t get too low on the bad.

If you’re having one of those days, remember it won’t last forever and tomorrow will be better.