Forget Finding Your Passion. Just Work.

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“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” ~ Thomas Jefferson The word “work” is far too often spoken with a tinge of resentment. Many of us resent where [...]

One Way to Guarantee Failure: Quit

Age wrinkles the skin. Quitting wrinkles the soul. Douglas MacArthur A simple truth that I learned at a young age: There is someone out there with more talent than me, working hard trying to succeed. The only way I can beat him is if I work harder than him. If I don’t, he’ll have the success [...]

Get Your Priorities Straight

Hard Work Pays Off

Mr. Balboa had the right idea. What Are Your Priorities? It’s interesting how we schedule our days according to our priorities – for the most part at least… We think about the things that are most important to us first, then segment down from there. If having fun with friends is the most important thing [...]

the World ain’t All Sunshine and Rainbows

rocky and Adrian Chad Howse

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there if you let it. You me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard [...]

Good Things Happen in the Extra Mile

rocky balboa

Good things happen in the extra mile, just ask Rocky Balboa. I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase, “go the extra mile.” Well there’s a reason why people say it. Good things happen in the extra mile, when you put that extra bit of work in, no matter what we’re talking about; whether it be [...]

Douchebagitis

Dougebagitis

Douchebags! Douchebagitis is a disease that’s been attacking gyms for years now.

Train Like a Fighter – Fat Loss Circuit

Seinfeld

Training for a fight was tough and I loved it! It showed me what real training was all about. I think the mentality you have when you’re in the boxing gym or even the weight room has the biggest effect on the success of workouts. It’s one thing to train to get abs, but it’s [...]

The Balanced Life: Facing Fears

claire and me in central park

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~Maria Robinson How do you become a confident person? I’m talking about the confidence of knowing that you have the ability to do anything you set your mind to, or at least the willingness to give [...]