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Rely on your own Strength

Rely On Your Own Strength Instead Of Somebody Else’s Compassion!

Gary Halbert

When I first started out in personal training

THere was a salesman working at the gym for a while

and he bought an influx of sales in and with that he would bring in
new leads to the Personal trainers as well

I was on great terms with him so he bought me a good deal of those leads to me.

Then he left

And my diary became progressively quieter

I eventually went broke and left

YOu can read about it here >> How I went Broke

I relied on someone else to bring me business

Instead of developing my own strengths and using that.

In life we need to rely on ourselves

Everything else is out of our control.

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Invisible Scripts

Invisible scripts

Are the scripts that have been handed down to us from our parents, teachers, anyone who had a significant part of our upbringing.

They are their beliefs and views that have been chilled into our subconsciousness

So that when someone for example says that you only need to save an extra £100 either by not spending or cutting back to help you become financially free

You come up with an automatic response like

Yeah but I can’t save because I was born in this part of town or I didn’t go to university so I can’t do that…

These automatic scripts that we didn’t even know we had hold us back in many many ways just simply by shutting out any possible alternative to our subconscious views…

Its like the label thing I wrote about the other day

Next time you respond with an excuse you didn’t even think about, you need to question the excuse

Because it probably holds no weight and is just holding you back

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Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping

Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping

Jordan Peterson

We drop everything we’re doing at a moments notice for a friend or family member in need and our pets too.

We make sure they’re alright, give them everything they need…

But when it comes to us,

We will procrastinate, forget our own advice, push back till another day, forget to take our medication or vitamins…

Yet if we are Ill and dont look after ourselves, how can we look after other people, how can we help them if we have run ourselves into the ground…

We must look after ourselves first and foremost so that we can look after everyone else

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The trials we encounter

The trials we encounter will introduce us to our strengths

– Epictetus

We all know someone who talks the big game, but then something comes up and they’re nowhere to be seen (maybe its you)

Then theirs that shy timid person who you never hear a peep out of but something challenges them and all of a sudden they are this confident person and everyones like woah where that come from

Wheather were loud or shy or anything inbetween we really don’t know what we’re made of until we get out their into the world

I heard a quote once saying it’s easy to be a Buddhist in the hills and live a peaceful life, but try and find tranquility in the markets or busy street that’s the real challenge

If you want Strength in a certain area then you need to work on that area of your life

Other wise you will always be weak in it

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Are you prepared for the worst?

Are you prepared for the worst?

“Rehearse them in your mind: exile, torture, war, shipwreck. All the terms of our human lot should be before our eyes.

– Seneca

Bad things happen.

They have and they will continue to happen.

That’s life.

But things could always get worse…

A lot worse.

Yet when things get bad, people tend to look forward, and imagine life getting good, they say I can’t wait for all this to be over.

But what if its never over, or at least not anytime soon.

Then what are you going to do,

Because in my experience positive thinking sets us up for defeat.

We look forward and we hope, and then all of a sudden we are hit with another deviating blow.

But what would happen if we had predicted that blow,
Not with positive thinking but with negative thoughts instead.

Thinking of how things can get worse, how you won’t recover…

In a strange way this is kind of positive thinking, after all when you have predicted the worst… the worst that can happen is what you are expecting and its not devastating if you are already waiting…

Anything else is a bonus.

Prepare for the worst, if you want the best.