“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc
If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know that I am a big advocate of perseverance. This is how I define the grind, the hustle: to keep going in spite numerous obstacles, despite all the other people who are more talented, better connected, or have more time.
To grind means to want it more than just about anyone else.
We often forget that changing ones life does not happen during a four minute montage. Yes, we could make a four minute montage of how we got into fitness and lost a lot of weight and ended up being shredded.
No, this is not how things go in life.
“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor” ― Alexis Carrel
Change is a painful and slow process. You have to struggle against a million voices in your head telling you that you shouldn’t do this or that.
The act of bettering oneself is not to be taken lightly.
“When people say they’re skeptical, or pessimistic, I get it. But let’s face it, you’re gutless. It takes no guts to be a skeptic. It takes no guts to try nothing and say it’s not gonna work. It takes guts to put your ass on the line and believe something’s possible. It takes guts to pursue an answer. It takes guts to fail and step back up and keep pushing”
Your mind is designed in such a way to prevent you from getting hurt. In nature, this is a genius mechanism that ensures your survival. But in the our society, we have developed the “someday” mechanism.
Someday we’ll be good enough or brave enough or smart enough or have the time to do this or that.
Someday we’ll become what we’ve always wanted to be.
Someday we’ll write our book or start our business.
And most people wait their entire lives for this someday, which never comes.
One of my favorite sayings goes like this, “little by little, a little becomes a lot.”
The truth is that we often think of change as this huge project, when in fact it’s always the small stuff that shapes our lives, the daily decisions that become daily habits that soon become our destiny.
Here are six small changes you can implement in your life, changes that will have a bigger impact on your overall health and well-being than you might expect.
For many years, I was what some like to call “restless elite.” I’d go to bed at five in the morning, and wake up at around eleven…
Yes, I could properly function on just 6 hours of sleep. But I also drank a gallon of Coke, 5-6 coffees, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, so “function” might not be the kind of word that I could define even if you’d slap me with a dictionary. Or use it to wake me up.
I did all this because, well, in case you didn’t know, I live in the future.
My timezone is Bucharest, Romania. GMT+3. Which means I am usually a few hours ahead of just about everyone who reads my blog, so to fix this, I’d go to bed around the time the sun would rise. Continue reading →
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” ― Socrates
Considering it’s already May, I’d bet that I’m not the only one here wanting to get as fit as possible before summer. We want to be healthy and in good shape and able to be physically active.
Unfortunately, considering how stressful our daily lives have become, with unhealthy food readily available, with an even unhealthier lifestyle, with the difficulties of changing all those bad habits … getting fit isn’t always an easy process.
Many of us give up before we get very far.
So here are a few tips to help you get fit for summer.