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).
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
“Just as lack of direction stirs the soul, tranquility is found in purpose.” TJ Hoban©
How many times have you been driving and got lost? It’s a very uneasy feeling that begins to magnify and can turn into full fledged choking anxiety. That is, until you find your way. We’re all goal oriented creatures at our core, dawning back through evolution. Without goals, without focus, we can get lost. Life is driving. But instead of a car, your driving you. So if you ever feel lost, know that it is a temporary state of being. Simply think about your future, your purpose, and decide where you’d like to be. Map it out with goals, lock in and go. Immediately you’ll find a renewed sense of self breeding confidence in your life; Rolling top down, wind in your hair, with limitless possibilities on the horizon. And if you ever fall off track, now you know the way back. Live with purpose!
The weekend is upon us. I challenge you to Train like a Champion, Eat like an Athlete, and Find some Fun in between. Summer is here. It’s time to get ripped.
Be blessed, TJ