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Old 06-21-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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a friend of mine found this write up and posted it on his FB today...i thought it was good, so im sharing it. enjoy!

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Most people donít understand, but youíre ok with that. For you, training is not a hobby or a social activity; it is a way of life. Those around you say that you are obsessed, taking it too far and possibly insane. They canít understand why you wonít eat birthday cake, why you bring Tupperware full of chicken to a party or why you go to sleep early on a Friday to rest up for a Saturday training session. But you donít care. Their accusatory tones, sarcastic remarks and insults are merely cotton bullets firing at a titanium wall of perseverance known as YOU.



You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that any negativity that surrounds you is fueled purely by jealousy. Jealous that you are capable of unconditionally committing to something that most cannot stick to for more than a few weeks as part of their yearly resolution. Jealous that you gladly embrace a level of pain, discomfort and fatigue that others cringe at the idea of suffering a fraction of. Jealous that you take time to count carbs, protein, fats and calories while they count their chicken nuggets to make damn sure their 10 piece isnít a 9 piece. In short, theyíre jealous of YOU.



Ironically, all the comments, nagging and questioning that is meant to break you down a little, does just the opposite. Every negative word reminds you of how special and uncommon your mechanical allegiance to training really is, in turn, pushing you harder. So bring it on! Let them call you obsessed, crazy or insane and watch you get stronger with every word. The only one who can slow you down is yourself. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, you are both an immovable object and an unstoppable forceÖÖ
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #2
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"You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that any negativity that surrounds you is fueled purely by jealousy. Jealous that you are capable of unconditionally committing to something that most cannot stick to for more than a few weeks as part of their yearly resolution."

So true. I can't tell you how many times people roll their eyes when I talk about what I should and shouldn't eat.

Nice post Titan.
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Ironically, all the comments, nagging and questioning that is meant to break you down a little, does just the opposite.
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Good post!

Be the filtering system:

Number 1.

Choose what you will absorb in what you read, see, and hear.

Turn negative emotions and talk from other people into "form" of personal motivation instead of falling victim to it----make it the victim.

Number 2.

Decide who you are. Become comfortable within your own skin. Know within your heart, what you want, how your are going to get it, and what your going to do after you earn it.


Your Inner Critic:

Allot of people "talk", cannot "walk the walk", but still "open their mouth and squawk", while one is "walking the walk."

Be the "war hawk and balk" at one who "doesn't know the walk" but is still all "talk".

It is their mistake of verbalizing an outward act of "improper" negativity, and if you silence your inner critic, and apply Number 1, the person falls victim instead of you. BE CONFIDENT AND EDUCATED IN YOUR PATH.


You cannot control everything that happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change and you will know the difference between healthy beneficial criticism and stupid banter rather than allowing it to master you. Change the attitude toward the things you view, and the things you view will change.

It always begins within.

Motivation comes within, and is subjective to the variables of the persona of the individual. Some very intelligent persons have studied motivation, and to this very day, they have yet to design a book that would fit everyone.

You have to write the book yourself. Stirring up the heart is always in the growing season.

You just have to give it a reason to be in the growing season.
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An great pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't & Keep away from people who try to be little you're ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you too feel, you can become great.
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