If you want success the solution is simple. Invest in yourself first, expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything. #gogetit #tjhoban #fitness #motivation
I found this article on WSJ that I just had to share…
Say the words “therapy session” and many people will picture an hour spent on a couch dredging up unhappy childhood memories. A different approach suggests that redirecting the focus onto the present and future can make people happier, healthier and lead to better relationships.The method, called Time Perspective Therapy, involves figuring out which of six different outlooks a person has: past-positive (you love the past); past-negative (you have regrets and bad things happened in your past—or things that you now exaggerate as bad); present hedonism (you enjoy the present and like to reward yourself); present fatalism (you feel that events are beyond your control, so why bother?); goal-oriented future (you plan ahead and weigh the costs and benefits of any decision); transcendental future (you live a good life because you believe the reward is a heaven after death).
I started training at the age of 12 to overcome adversity. It soon became my release, my ground zero. No matter what adversity life threw at me, I knew I would always feel better and think about things in a positive light after an exhausting workout. At the time I wasn’t sure if it was because I felt more empowered or that I was so drained I didn’t have the energy to worry anymore. Either way, working out became my therapy and I have used it ever since to cope, reset, and focus on changing my life for the better. So if you’re ever feeling in a funk, try channeling that passion into a workout. Call it self empowerment or a good old fashion endorphin rush. Either way, it beats the hell out of laying around feeling sorry for yourself.
The difference between “hope” and “will” may seem slight, but I assure you it separates mediocrity from greatness. Their relationship is like that of slave and master. Hope is a feeling that one may attain whats desired. “I hope I succeed. I hope I don’t fail. I hope…” Will is a self-assertive creative drive in all individuals that leads us to accomplish something. “I will succeed. I will not fail. I will…” Hope relinquishes power to an outside force. Will becomes the force. This may seem like rhetoric, but the shift from hoping to willing will change your life. We’ve all heard of The Secret. Although you may not be able to will a bus from running you over, the more you assume responsibly for your success through the power of positive thinking and action, the greater your life will become. We all have an innate subconscious tendency to be drawn toward our thoughts. When you change your thoughts from, I hope to I will, something very subtle yet magnificently powerful occurs. We begin to attain, achieve, and succeed in ways we had only hoped. I’ve personally used this to better my life. And not just my career, but also my health. Eg: Whenever I’d fly home for the holidays and half the plane were sneezing, I’d say to myself “I hope I don’t get sick.” And without fail, I always would. Than 14 years ago I decided to tell myself “I will not get sick!” And I visualized my body destroying whatever virus or bacteria I just inhaled. Sounds hokey, but it worked. I haven’t been sick since. The mind is a powerful weapon that can either make or destroy you. It’s your responsibility to understand it and use it to achieve the life your desire. You may think there are somethings you absolutely can not change. But you can change your thoughts and feelings about those things to make your life better. In short, don’t be a slave to hope. Be the master of will and you will… TJ Hoban © #tjhoban #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #motivationalquotes #inspirationalqoutes #fitness #think #positive
Hey friends. Pick up the August issue of Muscle and Fitness w/ Hugh Jackman on the cover, now on stands for my article on Body Symmetry. It reveals the importance of resetting and strengthening muscular imbalances to avoid injury. If you have knee, back or joint pain, you may have imbalances causing some muscles to over compensate adding unnatural pressure on your skeletal system.
Eat, train, love.
Follow TJ Hoban on Google+
Follow TJ Hoban on Vimeo
Follow T.J. Hoban on Pinterest
Watch T.J. Hoban on TV.