“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into a long discussion on free-weights vs machines, aerobic vs anaerobic activity, whether or not stretching is good for you, here are a […]Read More Get Motivated Here.
As much of a cliche as it may sound, it appears that a sub-section of todays society chases materialistic goals. This is through no fault of their own, they’re bombarded with messages throughout the day about how to make more money (if you can’t, then how to get more loans), so you can buy MORE […]Read More No shortcuts.
Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.Read More Inspired.
A number of statements I agree with, and a very good article amongst other very good articles. Yeah, go to your local gym and see what passes for work. Even the people engaged in bodybuilding efforts or performing (and I mean “performing” in the sense of acting) short, high intensity cross-training circuits aren’t doing anything […]Read More Opinions – from Gym Jones
Interesting read from the book “In Search of the Human Mind” by Robert Sternberg. It lists a series of points on, as you may have gathered from the title, why intelligent people fail. I’ve picked out what I find to be the most pertinent points, but do click the link at the bottom for the […]Read More Why Intelligent People Fail
Woke up, full of energy. Played tennis. Played well. Got home, still had some energy left. Trained. Trained hard. Trained some more. Had breakfast.Read More Woke up.
This is the question that was posed to me recently by a friend training to practice NLP (neuro-lingustic programming). It’s a simple enough question, but one that requires an answer in the kind of detail we rarely consider. So, let’s try and answer this question. The perfect day inevitably starts with the interviewee waking up, […]Read More What would your perfect day look like?
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
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.