Archive for September, 2012
Just a couple of images i collected this week, go train hard. Experience something new.
“Before you jump off the cliff you’ve got a million things racing through your mind, once you jump… nothing.” I’ve noticed fear is like that, you’re afraid before the action, not during. If you’re feeling anxious about taking a leap, just know that all the anxiety fades away once you step off the edge.
A whole bunch of inspiring images for life and of course that fitness motivation you need.
Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far
by Tony Schwartz | 10:25 AM May 1, 2012
Tomorrow is my birthday — always an opportunity for reflection, but especially this time. For several weeks now, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned during the past six decades that really matters. Here’s a first pass:
1. The more we know about ourselves, the more power we have to behave better. Humility is underrated. We each have an infinite capacity for self-deception — countless unconscious ways we protect ourselves from pain, uncertainty, and responsibility — often at the expense of others and of ourselves. Endless introspection can turn into self-indulgence, but deepening self-awareness is essential to freeing ourselves from our reactive, habitual behaviors.
2. Notice the good. We each carry an evolutionary predisposition to dwell on what’s wrong in our lives. The antidote is to deliberately take time out each day to notice what’s going right, and to feel grateful for what you’ve got. It’s probably a lot.
3. Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.