Good morning everyone. Hope all your weekends were great, and you are ready to dominate this week! We have a solid video and some articles this week. All of them were very inspirational and meaningful to us, so we felt like you would enjoy these as well.
Embrace The Suck by Chris Shugart- Like Chris says here, if you aren’t out there pushing yourself to get where you want to get in life, athletics, business, or anything, then you probably don’t have much familiarity with “the suck.” The suck is the feeling of discomfort you feel when you are grinding out those last couple squats on a weight you thought you had no business getting under. The suck is looking at your alarm clock when it rings at 5 a.m….and sleep sounds better than sex to you at that point…But you must get up to train. The suck is not making any money in an entrepreneurial venture, but putting in 20 hour work days to see it through. You get my point. It’s time we all get used to the suck.
Life’s 6 Rules by Arnold Schwarzenegger- An alpha speech by a silverback gorilla of a man. Arnold needs no introduction, but his success in seemingly every aspect of life demands attention. It demands us take notes on why that is, because it’s not coincidence. Click on the link for the full talk given by the predator himself. Here is the list of his 6 rules.
1. Trust yourself no matter what
2. Break the rules, not the law, but break the rules.
3. Do not fear failure.
4. Ignore the naysayers
5. Work your butt off
6. Give back
Losing My Brother to Cancer by Molly Galbraith- This Girls Gone Strong article really hit home with me pretty hard. I lost my father to cancer in a nearly identical way that Randi, from this post, lost her brother. You will never will know how strong you are until life throws you pain that you didn’t think existed. I can tell you first hand that Randi had incredible strength to be able to have been there for her brother until the very end. For me, I had to find that same strength, not even I knew I possessed. When a loved one is in unbearable pain that you can’t take away, true toughness and internal fortitude are the only forces that keep you going. Just like Randi though, I found strength in the iron. If I knew I would have to watch my dad battle for his life for the rest of the night, in between visiting hours, I would train like he was there next to me, watching, making sure I gave it everything. Training for life can be the best medicine in the world. Make it part of your life so if God forbid, life deals you the worst hand, you too can fight back.
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