I used to tell people that they are physically capable of performing 10X more total work than they thought they could. But apparently, I was wrong! Mark Divine, founder of www.navyseals.com and SEALFIT explains that you are capable of at least 20 times more than what you think you are. And I’d imagine he’s the type of person who would actually know, having been an active duty Navy SEAL for nine years and a reserve for over a decade. This is someone who has put his limits to the test every day for a long time.
And get this. He believes in you, too. But you have to change your beliefs if you want to tap into that potential. As is the case with many forms of change, it takes a shift in your perspective in order to start making that change a reality. So, if you’d like to challenge your perspective today, then watch this short video, especially if you want to start exploring your true potential – whether in your fitness training or other life pursuits.
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When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher had a rule that she would not answer “what if” questions from her students. So, on the first day of class, we were instructed not to ask any question that began with the phrase “what if…” Of course, fifth graders are a clever bunch, [...]
That was a piece of advice I got from a trusted friend not too long ago. He’s the kind of guy who doesn’t beat around the bush or pull any punches. He says what he means and calls it like he sees it. A man’s man.
And now that I think about it, [...]
I can’t stand quitting. The very idea of it is repulsive to me. Just the nature of quitting indicates that one has undertaken a task in an effort to bring about some result. And when I say I’m going to do something, I mean it. My word is my bond – my reputation – and not just for others, but for myself. So, by quitting any endeavor – even one that is completely my own, and has little to no direct effects on others – I will have to break my bond with myself. I will have to give up.
And I hate the idea of it.
The only time that I can swallow the idea of quitting is when I know – not think – but know in my heart that it’s the right thing to do and that, as a result, I will be more successful as a result. But I’ll tell ya, it takes a lot of effort before I’m willing to give up, and arriving at that decision is not easy. One of the reasons being that I know that success often comes soon after one has nearly given up.
I am reminded of a quote by Napoleon Hill, in his book Think and Grow Rich, which is a success blueprint that Hill compiled over 25 years of investigating the commonalities of the world’s most successful businessmen:
Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known, told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. – Napoleon Hill, in his book Think and Grow Rich
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Rights are social principles of freedom; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people, according to some social convention (Adapted from the Rights Wiki).
You have a right to eat whatever you want.
You have a right to live a sedentary lifestyle.
You have a right to [...]