Overcome one obstacle in life, and another appears to fill the void. Life is designed to be a story of achievement in spite of adversity, not in the absence of adversity, for without adversity achievement could not exist. Do not blame the problems and challenges of life for your humbling circumstances. The constant, unrelenting pull of life is downward, giving cause for disappointment, despair, and discouragement. There shall always be cause to give up; there shall always be cause for complaint, but engage in complaining and you add to the downward pull of life. When effort ceases, when neglect makes its haunting appearance, growth gives way to stagnation and decay.
All good will be attacked. It is nature’s way of qualifying those who are worthy and those who are not. Life can turn confidence into doubt, trust into suspicion, patience into impatience, and effort into procrastination, worry and eventual defeat. Learn to accept the existence of negativity and learn also that negativity always yields constant human effort coupled with the constantly growing human faith and attitude. Our current attitude, finances, environment, lifestyle, and our view of our own future possibilities are called circumstances, and to change those circumstances, we must change the cause of those circumstances, which is ourselves. We must change our habits, our attitudes, our opinions, and often our environment.
Face it, people and events are going to continue to both hurt and disappoint you. Among the people will be those you most love, as well as those you least know. Seldom is it their intent to purposely hurt you, but rather, a variety of situations mostly beyond your control will cause them to act, speak, or think in ways which can have an adverse effect upon you, your present feelings and emotions and the way your life upholds.
Do not doubt yourself, for where doubt resides, confidence cannot. Do not neglect yourself, for with neglect comes loss. Do not imagine yourself to be less than you are, nor more than you are, but seek always to become all of which you are capable. Do not allow yourself to become arrogant or discourteous, for both are characteristics adopted by those who seek to cover their weaknesses. Do not spend time regretting the past, but invest that time wisely by preparing a better future. It is your destiny to tap your talents to achieve all that of which you believe yourself to be worthy…to love more, anticipate more, overcome more, plan more, attract more, and enjoy more than you ever dreamed possible. Become the best version of yourself!
As a personal trainer I've gotten to know many people from different walks of life. What I've come to realize is that everyone is on their own unique journey, filled with obstacles they must overcome. No matter how a person's life appears on the outside we all face adversity, but that adversity forces us to grow. Character is formed not in the absence of difficulty but in our response to difficulty. I've seen many people give up on their journey, because giving up is easy. However the one's that push through always recieve more than they intended because they become more than they ever thought possible. When you reach a certain level people that weren't there when you were going through the struggle can't imagine you ever struggling but you never forget. When it comes to fitness I tell my clients any way you look at it the first two weeks are hell. You will be so sore you don't want to move, hell I remember when I first started working out. I worked out so hard that I couldn't sleep because my arms were so sore I had to keep them straight. I would wake up in the middle of the night with them bent and the pain was unbeliveable but I embraced it. Look how far I've come. If you make it past the first two weeks, you can definitely reach your fitness goals. Enjoy the pain while it's here though because soon it will take so much for you to get sore, you'll only feel a little pain here and there and you might start questioning the effectiveness of your workout.
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