Discipline Action

Creativity is enhanced by mindfully taking time to recalibrate, refocus, recall, and self-reflect. Reading can fall into any category of chunking. Getting the kids ready for school can be either a small or medium chunk depending upon each child’s speed, temperament, lunch being made and clothes placed out the prior morning, means of transportation to school, time it takes to make and eat breakfast, among other relative factors. Writing, learning new languages, practicing a musical instrument, painting or drawing, among multitudes of creative endeavors are excellent to perform during large chunks.

You can accomplish anything with a strong enough desire, clear vision, self-discipline, energy, and plans toward attainment backed by consistent action. Action with progress creates momentum that unleashes even more energy and forward cyclical progress. Experience through doing creates confidence. No matter what happens during a pursuit, learning ensues.

Success is directly related to effort and self-discipline. It is imperative to do the things you desire mastery over by practicing them every single day, therefore allowing habit formation and greatness to be unleashed. Again, don’t mistake motion for progress. Be specific and precise about your goals. Actions should lead you closer to accomplishing your endeavor. If executing something is not bringing about desired change, then change your strategy. Have a deadline to accomplish goals so that pressure, exhilaration, and positive energy pulls and pushes you toward achieving your aims.

Making Dreams Reality

Another Tony Robbins saying is “Where focus goes energy flows.”⁸ Many entrepreneurs and successful people in life use a laser-beam focus to achieve and hit their desired targets. Now, it’s your turn to accomplish and unleash greatness within. As the Nike slogan states, “Just do it.”

Are you fearful? Do it anyway! Ardent desires backed by your whys, self-belief, and united with colossal immediate action are vital ingredients toward producing massive forward momentum that leads to continual progressive growth and making your dreams a reality.

Forming Good Habits is a Choice

Today, on a scale from 1-10, whereas 1 is very unlikely and 10 is extremely probable, how ready are you to begin exercising, quit smoking, eat healthy, abandon bad relationships and poor influences, decide to do or create your best work, stop spending more income than you produce, give your time and talents freely to someone without thought of return, learn something new, eradicate an alcohol or drug problem, hug and kiss your spouse and kids, recognize and rid a bad habit, clean and organize your house and car, or relentlessly love and accept yourself completely? You cannot pick number 7. After selecting your question(s) and number(s), ask yourself, “Why didn’t I choose a lower number?” If you picked the number 1, please use discretion toward seeking expert counsel in whichever area necessary.

Soul On Fire

“There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way” (Christopher Darlington Morley). Forget about the noise and naysayers telling you it can’t be done, it’s too easy, it’s too difficult, you won’t make any money at it, or any other negative opinionated statements. You are responsible for living your own life, nobody else. Don’t live someone else’s dreams. Command yourself to live your own convictions and callings. God made us passionate beings to get stuff accomplished. We must continuously develop ourselves, therefore manifesting our authentic greatness into the world. Focus on your true desires and disregard the rest. Your passion mixed with top priorities, massive planning, and persistent action can make you unstoppable. Concentrating on serving people and helping make a difference in their lives will take on new profound meaning and purpose that drastically changes your life. Let your why fuel more purpose and meaning, cyclically creating relentless all-consuming fire burning within the depths of your deeply passionate ignited soul.

What Do You Want From Your Life?

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want” (Ben Stein). Whether you want to have a better attitude, more money, extraordinary relationships, reignite and spark your marriage to new boundless levels, lose 10, 20, 50 or 100 plus pounds, eat healthy, exercise routinely, create an abundance of energy, develop a character transformation, become a remarkable parent, change careers, create a business, generate hope in people or do anything in life desired, it is within reach. Change happens naturally, although growth and progress are intentional.

Achieving More than You Think

“You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you” (Rwandan proverb). During anaerobic weight lifting regimens a person can use a push-pull (agonist-antagonist), large muscle group-small muscle group, or upper body-lower body routine, among others. Super-sets, pyramiding up and down, time under tension, eccentric contraction focused, isometrics, lactate accumulation, tearing down to build up, calisthenics, free weights, machines, among multitudes of ways to build and retain muscle exist. There should not be a reason to get bored lifting or working out. Varying exercises, methods, rest intervals, durations between sets and reps, and amount of sets and reps can be structured precisely to meet or exceed your goals. Always focus on competing against yourself. There is always room for improvement. Check with a certified personal trainer (CPT) for specific exercise routines tailored to meet your fitness and overall health goals. Respectable certifications that a CPT may possess include American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which is through NSCA. Use discretion accordingly. The first step in achieving a goal is getting started!

Exercise, Energy, Feeling Amazing

We must give to get and receive to give. Energy expended during exercise can give back and generate more energy in return. The goal is to be consistent, persistent, determined, dedicated, and self-disciplined. Consuming healthy fuel and eliminating negative zapping energy are critical steps toward enhancing this give to get strategy.

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today” (Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield). Procrastination and slothfulness contribute to our own expedited accountable demise. Hasten each moment toward growing healthier, wiser, smarter, wealthier, kinder, and better in all goodness that life has to offer. Let’s take care of ourselves being health gives meaning and purpose to everything else in life.

Whether we exercise to feel amazing, look incredible, lose weight, tone muscles, bulk up, build strength, generate a peak mental state, enhance endurance or agility, getting started is key. Focusing on the defined objective with a crystal clear vision is crucial toward success. Create the end result in your mind as a precursor to planning and doing. Contradictory to that aforementioned statement, just starting is crucial as well. Begin executing and let your mind catch up later.

As Tony Robbins advocates, “Turn your shoulds into musts and stop shoulding all over yourself.”⁸ Write down specific plans encompassing nutritional and caloric demands, aerobic initiation and culmination periods relative to anaerobic exercise sessions, durations, intensity; anaerobic exercises, strategies, sets, repetitions (reps), rest intervals between sets, and exercise groups worked during each session. Daily, doing calisthenics (using our own body weight), performing a few abdominal crunches, push-ups, walking briskly or jogging a block is all it takes to turn something we should do into action, which, in time, can produce a subconscious or automatic ritual.

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” (Bruce Lee). Purposeful activity and performing a minimum of five or ten reps each day is pivotal toward successful habit formation. That daily consistency and self-discipline truly will deliver amazing results forming the life most people only dream about.

Initially, more or less repetitions, heavier or lighter weights, varying sets and rest intervals, longer walks, jogs or bicycle rides may ensue depending upon where you are starting from. Building on and growing from your first action can help motivate you to achieve the fitness goals you desire because progress generates additional momentum that helps cultivate our lives. That first step forward is often the most challenging, therefore think less and do more.

Once a training regimen is underway, concentrate on positive thoughts backed with action, while striving to obtain more beneficial outcomes. Truly, practice writing aerobic activity durations and intensity, along with specific exercises, amounts of sets, reps, rest intervals, and weight lifted during every work out down on paper or using an app to observe and track progress. Being aware of improvement delivers additional motivation. Forward impetus produces growth that creates more self-confidence and inspiration, which cyclically repeats itself.

Choices–Boundaries–Growth

“It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit—enable them to see visions and dream dreams” (Eric Anderson). This applies to all ages alike. Knowing what we don’t want helps us understand more clearly what we truly desire. This can emerge through learning from other people’s experiences (OPEs) or our own, being open-minded and receptive toward new ideas, growing knowledge and skills, taking prompt action, and through self-reflection. Being prudent by maintaining appropriate boundaries is our responsibility toward respecting life, growth, and prosperity.

Additionally, on Netflix there is an insightful documentary, Obesity: The Post Mortem, which shows the deleterious effects from poor dietary and sedentary lifestyle choices. A corpulent woman’s autopsy reveals reasons for her demise. It can be a motivating factor toward taking immediate life-altering action, therefore not dying prematurely from preventable etiological contributors.

Moreover, due to obesity, the heart has to pump much harder to propel oxygenated blood throughout excessive adipose tissue and vasculature in our bodies, while returning deoxygenated blood back to the lungs and heart to do all over again. The burdensome strain can lead to heart wall thickening, cardiac chamber compensatory enlargement, and subsequent non-compensatory heart failure, among other unwanted illnesses. Let’s decide how we want to live, while practicing daily self-restraint, thus strengthening ourselves against any problematic agonistic consuming approaches for dopamine. We can live to eat or eat to be fully juiced, energized and alive. Ideally, each of us begins and continues striving for the latter.

Empathy

Look at people, places, and things through other individual’s filters with empathy. See another person’s view and think for yourself why that person perceives something that way. Is it positive, rational, logical, true, moral, principled, and right? If so, maybe it’s something worth considering adopting for yourself. Keep an open mind and think for yourself with prudent discernment. People that don’t decide for themselves what to do allow others to dictate their lives for them. For everything we say yes to, we are saying no to the rest. Take control of your choices, beliefs, time, and perceptions while living fully, today. Create your dream life full of positive meaning and purpose, starting right now. Meaning depicts the uniquely intrinsic and extrinsic individual connotations given to it.