Be the strongest version of yourself.
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Sometimes not having something will lead you on a path of finding something far greater. Today I’m thankful for these incredibly strong men, who have been fathers and mentors in my life, in one way or another. Thank you for the content and principles that have molded me into becoming the man I am today. Some of you are fathers, others will be great fathers some day. To all of you: thank you.
. @therock : The wolf is always scratching -no matter how much you achieve, always put in the hard work to become better.
. @garyvee : Above all else, be kind. But to be kind does not mean to be soft. Be hard as nails, but use those nails to help build other people up with nothing expected in return.
. @elliotthulse : Be the strongest version of yourself. You were meant to fulfill a purpose, but many men miss the moment to be calm and listen to who they are meant to become, and the perseverance and patience to strengthen themselves to become that man. You must first be strong before you can lift others up.
Stephen Covey : If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself. So many people want to change the world, but no one is willing to first change themselves.
. @bradleymartyn : Being a strong man is founded in an innate decision to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is not weakness, it is the foundation on which we build our strengths. #keepitreal .
Dale Carnegie : Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
. @tonyrobbins : The only real reason I want to make money is to be able to use it to help other people. For now it’s meals and mentorship - one day it will be jobs, careers, and a purpose. #entrepreneurship.
Jesus : You laid the foundation for every principle here. Be rooted in strength and love others without conditions in order to build them up. #fathersday
If you want to do something awesome, but don’t know how to start. Set a goal to do the thing in two years. Then create small goals to accomplish every couple of months that will get you closer to that main goal.
For example, there was a time when I couldn’t do a pull up and I remember this feeling of “if I can’t even pull up my own body weight (210lbs at the time), what good is all this working out!? I’m basically Mufasa on the edge of a cliff.” So I worked for almost two years and set small goals. Hold myself on a pull up bar for 60 seconds. Jump up and hold for 60 seconds. Jump up, Hold, and then a slow negative to the floor. Jump, hold, then 10 slow negatives. And eventually my hands and back became strong enough to do the pull up. But the strength didn’t come from me doing the real pull up, the strength came from the steps it took for me to get there. I dropped from a bar at least 100 times from my forearms burning of pain before I was ever able to do a real pull up.
Focus your time now to get where you want to be. If what you’re spending your time on now isn’t getting you closer to where you want to be, change what you’re spending your time on. We all have the same 24 hours.