You’ve guessed it; through more effort, and harder work. This is an excellent article by the renowned Malcolm Gladwell, on how underdogs win through unusual tactics, higher levels of fitness and above all, sheer effort. It uses numerous examples of this, from how a small-time Junior basketball team consistently defeated top teams, to Bedouin techniques […]Read More How David Beats Goliath
A great article by Peter Bregman on how to maintain motivation and stay committed to a task when you’re in doubt and facing distractions. We waste a lot of time, energy, and focus second-guessing ourselves. Am I doing the right work? Is this project worthwhile? Is this employee going to work out? That moment-by-moment deliberation […]Read More How (and When) To Motivate Yourself
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.Read More Calvin Coolidge
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.Read More Bruce Lee
I joined a new gym last year because of a move to a different town. It was one of the brand name gyms, marketing itself as a “health club”, everything to all people. Somewhere for the family to go swimming, enthusiasts to train hard, couch potatoes to watch TV, they even had a Nintendo Wii […]Read More Starting, again.
“If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling… For existence is impermanent as the dew of evening, and the hoarfrost of […]Read More Finding Motivation
A great video on what inspires people to work, and how the standard work-reward cycle breaks down at a certain point. (via Global MindShift)Read More What motivates you?
On Michael Schumacher, 7-time Formula 1 World Champion: Everyone who gets close to him – and they are a precious few – marvel at his dedication to fitness, to his union with his engineers. He is not only quick behind the wheel but he ranks among the very finest when giving the team feedback on […]Read More Hard work is the difference, whatever the discipline.
Very inspirational talk by Tony Robbins on how Sylvester Stallone had Rocky made.Read More Tony Robbins on the story of Rocky
The following performed in quick succession with 30sec rest periods between exercises, 3 circuits. Do each exercise by time (i.e. 30secs), not reps. Gradually increase time as body becomes more acquainted with routine. Crunches – Side to side, back does not touch floor for duration of exercise. Press-ups – Chest to floor, then full extension of […]Read More The Morning Routine
Recently featured as part of a montage on HBO’s Mayweather-Mosley 24/7. Buy on iTunes here.Read More Training Music – Clear Blue Sky
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.Read More Friedrich Nietzsche
via http://darkwingchun.wordpress.com/ “Put in the work. More than anyone else. More than seems reasonable to a reasonable man. Invest what you earn into your own personal growth (Red Bull invests a third of all revenue into their own development), build a private library, it will become a personal armoury – purchase the very best that […]Read More On Working Hard, by Geoff Thompson