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Emma-Leigh
05-18-2009, 05:00 PM
I thought I would add a thread where people can link to motivational threads they love around the other area's of the boards....

So - to start: Everyday Inspiration (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=113659091)
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A bunch of video's to put you back on the ground when you are feeling down and sorry for yourself. ;)

ZidaneValor
05-19-2009, 10:31 AM
Note: I pulled this off of another thread at the beginning of the year which I now cannot find.

Your life is now.

It is not what you did, or looked like, or lifted yesterday. It is not what you will do tomorrow or hope to achieve with your physique in the future. It is now. Do you ever notice that "I really couldn't give 2 wanks and a rats ass" feeling you get when some arrogant, has-been jerk says, "'oh yeah, I used to be really freakin' huge maaaan! I bench pressed 4 million pounds!" As Mr. Personality continues his self centered, biased story of what he used to be, you find yourself extremely uninterested to the point where you'd rather jack off your grandpa! Well, thats how others feel when you and I talk about what we used to do or what we are dead set to accomplish in the world of muscle and fitness. People are impressed only with what you are NOW.

Today is your opportunity to live the real life. Today is your time to get out of the swamp of the status quo. Yes, today is your time to give purpose and drive to your fitness life. Don't keep doing the "Easy" exercises. Don't just do a certain number of reps and sets- no matter if you are straining or not. Don't stop your sets when the burn and pain starts. Remember, now is your time. This is your hour. When I'm in the gym, I see people who are about as focused as a fart. They are all over the road. They'll run many different half-assed exercises together and wonder why they look no different that last year.

Fear can be a bad thing in your life, but it can also yield results.The only fear you need is the fear that you will continue living a life much smaller than your hopes and dreams'.. and awake someday to find yourself past your prime, a product of your mediocre lifestyle as a fitness enthusiast. Or worse yet, you might die unexpectedly tomorrow, next week or next month with your music still in you. Your life is now. Your life is now, or never. When I turned 30, this hit me hard. Up to that point, I was in my 20's. IT didn't matter how late into my 20's I was, I was still in my 20's! Then 30 hit. I realilzed that IF I'm going to be muscular and strong, it had better happen now. Yes, you can be big and strong into your 40's. But I think many agree that the 30's are where its at! I had to decide that the time was now.

You possess unfathomable strength and ability, but you are rarely calling on your tremendous mental and physical resources. They demand to be stretched, exercised and challenged. They demand to be used to their full capacity. The reward your abilities promise is nothing short of greatness and excellence. Have you ever been told you have "potential'" Let me tell you something about "potential"'''. "potential" means that you're not doing it. Think about it'' Would you say that Jay Cutler has "potential?" No, because he's doing it! He's training hard, eating big, and keeping his focus. He is past the "potential" stage. Thats where I want all of us to be. To be to the place where every week we are setting and reaching goals in our fitness. Be it strength, size, or just a funny story from your daily walk as a bodybuilding enthusiast as proof that you are living the life and having a great time doing it!

Let me be blunt, in hopes of making my true point: Everyday you step into the gym, and do not commit yourself to greatness, you are falling asleep, allowing yourself to suffocate in an atmosphere of mediocrity. Is the spirit-killing atmosphere I reference real? Bodybuilding is supposed to be such a positive and demanding sport where just by association with it, you start aiming to better yourself. You only need to look at the newspaper or TV to know we are surrounded by negativity that cares little about inspiring greatness. You are never far from people who care nothing about being different, better, stronger, trying harder, or aiming higher. You know who they are. You get stares and double takes from them at the store when you have to go from the gym, to the store to get more protein for supper. With your swole still in full effect, you got cannonball shoulders bursting out of your sleeveless shirt, and swole chest trying to bust its way out. Furthermore, you're freaking everybody out with pipeline veins crawling beneath the surface of your skin'' so much that it causes all the heroine addicts to orgasm! Yes indeed, you live in an atmosphere of mediocrity, and like poison gas it will dull you, bore you, disillusion you and lessen you if you don't wake up and do something about it. If you are not getting comments from people about your physique, you are still in the mediocrity. If people at work are not tripping out on your disciplined and strict dietary practices, you are still in the mediocrity.

My friend, your life is now. Take a stand against mediocrity, weakness, skinnyness, and obesity. Make your greatness non-negotiable. Put it into higher gear.

Hold your head high,
Critical Mass

Fallfree
05-19-2009, 10:32 AM
A++ Thread..Would read again (no sarcasm)...Repped

JBisGod
05-19-2009, 10:46 AM
Pretty cool and certainly motivational but also pretty dam repetitive.

ramsesthe2
05-20-2009, 09:49 PM
My personal favourite for fat loss

Were you treated differently after losing a lot of weight? (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=898532)

Mouzer
05-21-2009, 07:28 PM
I find this very inspirational towards life and wanted to share it with you all.

"TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED"

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.


Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from,
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...
Work hard, train hard, laugh hard, love hard

Hold your head up
because you have every right too.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.

ouija818
05-22-2009, 12:22 AM
I find this very inspirational towards life and wanted to share it with you all.

"TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED"

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.


Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from,
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...
Work hard, train hard, laugh hard, love hard

Hold your head up
because you have every right too.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.


thanks man you made my day

earl33
06-04-2009, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by devl:


I'm sure many of you have seen this article time and time again. But for those who haven't it's probably the only motivation you'll ever need. Whenever I am having a bad week etc, I read this. I hope that many of the bro's who haven't seen this before will use these words for motivation when the chips are down.

<b>What Seperates us from them

"So, what are you doing for a living these days?" Bob asked me. We're sitting on the couch at one of those tedious holiday get-togethers, you know, the ones where you're supposed to be nice to family members you never see except during major holidays and funerals. I think Bob is my wife's brother-in-law's second cousin or something.

"I'm the assistant editor and a writer for Testosterone magazine," I say. Bob looks at me with a blank expression on his face, as if I'd just told him I sell handmade testicle warmers beside the freeway and was looking to open franchises across the nation.

"It's a bodybuilding magazine," I say.

Blank expression. Deer caught in the headlights. Ronnie Coleman doing trigonometry.

"Oh," Bob finally says, "I heard you were, like, one of those bodybuilder guys or something. So, what's that like, you know, working out every day and stuff? I just don't have time to lift weights all day, but I have been meaning to get rid of this beer belly." He takes another sip of beer. "What do you suggest?" Sip.

At first I was a little offended. I wanted to grab him up and say, "You can't tell I'm a bodybuilder?! Look at my ass! Now, if that's not a nice round squat-built piece of sirloin, I don't know what is! You think that comes naturally? I can crack walnuts with this puppy! Wanna see? Huh, punk? Do ya? Do ya?"

Then I realize this just might cause a scene and could cost me several Christmas presents. I was planning on returning any presents I got and using the money to buy a power rack, so I didn't want to jeopardize this gift getting opportunity. I also realized that old Bob probably had a certain preconceived image of a bodybuilder and I just didn't fit that image. I'm not gorilla huge; I weigh about 205 at 5'11" right now. (When I first started lifting I was a pudgy 159, so that's not too shabby.) Also, I wasn't wearing clown pants, a fluorescent string tank top, a hanky on my head and one of those little fanny packs. And isn't that what real bodybuilders are supposed to wear?

Bob continued to sit there drinking his Natural Light, smoking a cigarette and waiting for an answer, oblivious to the fact that he'd come this close to seeing some serious walnut- crunching ass power. I tried to figure out how I could explain to the average guy what the typical T-Man does and why he does it. How could I get him to understand what it is we do, how we feel, how we live? So I took a deep breath and told him something like this:

"Well, Bob, I guess you could use the term bodybuilder if you really need a label for what it is we do. Most of us actually don't stand on stage and compete, though. We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing. Truthfully, it goes beyond even that.

"Let's be honest here. We do it because of people like you, Bob. We look at you sitting there with your gut hanging over your belt and we watch you grunt and groan just getting out of a chair. Guys like you are our inspiration, Bob. You're better than Anthony Robbins, Bill Phillips, Deepak Chopra, and Zig ****ing Ziglar all wrapped up into one. We love it when guys like you talk about not having time to exercise. Every time we see you munching on a bag of potato chips, you inspire us. You're my shot in the arm, Bob, my living and breathing wake-up call, my own personal success coach.

"You want to know what it is we do? We overcome. We're too busy to train, too, but we overcome. We're too busy to prepare healthy meals and eat them five or six times a day, but we overcome. We can't always afford supplements, our genetics aren't perfect, and we don't always feel like going to the gym. Some of us used to be just like you, Bob, but guess what? We've overcome.

"We like to watch 'normal' people like you tell us about how they can't get in shape. We smile and nod sympathetically like we feel your pain, but actually, we're thinking that you're a pathetic piece of **** that needs to grow a spine and join a gym. You smile sheepishly and say that you just can't stay motivated and just can't stand that feeling of being sore. (For some reason you think that admitting your weaknesses somehow justifies them.) We listen to you ***** and moan. We watch you look for the easy way out. Because of people like you, Bob, we never miss a workout.

"You ask us for advice about diet and training and usually we politely offer some guidance, but deep inside we know you won't take our advice. You know that too. We smile and say, 'Hope that helps. Good luck,' but actually we're thinking, 'Boy, it would suck to be you.' We know that 99% of people won't listen to us. Once they hear that it takes hard work, sacrifice and discipline, they stop listening and tune us out.

"We know they wanted us to say that building a great body is easy, but it just isn't. This did not take five minutes a day on a TorsoTrack. We did not get this way in 12 short weeks using a Bowflex and the Suzanne Somers' 'Get Skinny' diet. A good body does not cost five easy payments of $39.95.

"We like it that while you're eating a candy bar and drinking Mountain Dew, we're sucking down a protein shake. You see, that makes it taste even better to us. While you're asleep we're either getting up early or staying up late, hitting the iron, pushing ourselves, learning, succeeding and failing and rising above the norm with every rep. Can you feel that, Bob? Can you relate? No? Good. This wouldn't be half as fun if you could.

"We do it because we absolutely and totally get off on it. We do it because people like you, Bob, either can't or won't. We do it because what we do in the gym transfers over into the rest of our lives and changes us, physically, mentally, maybe even spiritually. We do it because it beats watching fishing and golf on TV. By the way, do you know what it's like to turn the head of a beautiful woman because of the way you're built? It feels good, Bob. Damned good.

"When we're in the gym, we're in this indescribable euphoria zone. It's a feeling of being on, of being completely alive and aware. If you haven't been there, then it's like trying to describe color to a person who's been blind since birth. Within this haze of pleasure and pain, there's knowledge and power, self-discipline and self-reliance. If you do it long enough, Bob, there's even enlightenment. Sometimes, the answers to questions you didn't even know you had are sitting there on those rubber mats, wrapped up in a neat package of iron plates and bars.

"Want to lose that beer belly, Bob? I have a nutty idea. Put down the ****ing beer. I'll tell you what, Bob. Christmas morning I'm getting up real early and hitting the iron. I want to watch my daughter open her presents and spend the whole day with her, so this is the only time I have to train. The gym will be closed, so I'm going out in my garage to workout. You be at my house at six in the morning, okay? I'll be glad to help you get started on a weight training program. It'll be colder than Hillary Clinton's coochie in there, so dress warm.

"But let me tell you something, Bob. If you don't show up, don't bother asking me again. And don't you ever sit there and let me hear you ***** about your beer belly again. This is your chance, your big opportunity to break out of that rut. If you don't show up, Bob, you've learned a very important lesson about yourself, haven't you? You won't like that lesson.

"You won't like that feeling in the pit of your stomach either or that taste in your mouth. It will taste worse than defeat, Bob. Defeat tastes pretty goddamned nasty, but what you'll be experiencing will be much worse. It will be the knowledge that you're weak, mentally and physically. What's worse is that you'll have accepted that feeling. The feeling will always be with you. In the happiest moments of your life, it'll be there, lying under the surface like a malignant tumor. Ignore it at your own peril, Bob.

"Don't look at me like that either. This just may be the best Christmas present you'll get this year. Next Christmas, Bob, when I see you again, I'm going to be a little bigger, a little stronger, and a little leaner. What will you be? Will you still be making excuses? This is a gift, Bob, from me to you. I'm giving you the chance to look fate in those pretty eyes of hers and say, 'Step off, *****. This is my party and you're not invited.' What do you say, Bob? Monday, Christmas morning, 6am, my house. The ball's in your court."

Okay, so maybe that's not the exact words I used with Bob, but you get the picture. Will Bob show up Monday? I don't know, but I kind of doubt it. In fact, Bob will probably take me off his Christmas card list. He probably thinks I've got "too much Testosterone," like that's a bad thing. I think Bob is just stuck in a rut, and as the saying goes, the only difference between a rut and a grave is depth.

The way out of the rut is to make major changes in your life, most of which won't be too pleasant in the beginning. The opportunity to make those changes seldom comes as bluntly as I put it to Bob. Most of the time, that opportunity knocks very softly. What I did was basically give Bob a verbal slap in the face. You can react two ways to a slap. You can get angry at the person doing the slapping, or you can realize that he was just trying to get you to wake up and focus on what you really want and, more importantly, what it'll take to get it.

If you're a regular T-mag reader, I doubt you need to be called out like Bob. But maybe you've caught yourself slacking a little here lately. Maybe you've missed a few workouts or maybe you started a little too early on the usual holiday feasting, like, say, back in September. Just remember that the time to start working on that summer body is now. The time to get rid of those bad habits that hold you back in the gym is now. You want to look totally different by next Christmas? Start now. This isn't because of the holidays or any corny New Year's resolutions either. The best time is always now.

Christmas day I want you to enjoy being with your family and friends. I want you to open presents, sip a little eggnog and have a good meal. But if your regularily scheduled workout happens to fall on December 25th, what will you be doing at six o'clock that morning?

That's what separates us from guys like Bob.

Credit for this article to T-Mag.com

lyrics312
06-11-2009, 03:13 PM
I found this in another section of bb.com and thought I'd put it here since the words are very motivating. I hope this helps someone out there. From Arnold:

Stay Hungry

by Arnold Schwarzenegger

I look down on people who are waiting, who are helpless. I like people who think there is more to life than eating or going to the toilet.

Ever since I was a child, I would say to myself, "There must be more to life than this," and I found that I didn't want to be like everybody else. I wanted to be different. I wanted to be part of the small percentage of people who were leaders, not the large mass of followers. I think it was because I saw that leaders use 100 percent of their potential. I was always fascinated by people in control of other people.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. You must want to be the greatest.

As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: "I can be there."

We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer.

Good things don't happen by coincidence. Every dream carries with it certain risks, especially the risk of failure. But I am not stopped by risks. Suppose a great person takes the risk and fails. Then the person must try again. You cannot fail forever. If you try ten times, you have a better chance of making it on the eleventh try than if you didn't try at all.

What I am most happy about is that I can zero in on a vision of where I want to be in the future. I can see it so clearly in front of me when I daydream that it's almost a reality. Then I get this easy feeling, and I don't have to be uptight to get there because I already feel like I'm there, that it's just a matter of time.

Ronin4help
06-11-2009, 04:07 PM
This is good stuff. Thanks!

Whomper107
06-11-2009, 04:22 PM
I always take Arnold's training and nutrition advice with a grain of salt, but I have to admit he DOES have a knack for coming up with motivating words.

lyrics312
06-17-2009, 03:25 PM
I always take Arnold's training and nutrition advice with a grain of salt, but I have to admit he DOES have a knack for coming up with motivating words.

Yeah his ability to articulate what he's thinking always surprised me

-Lucifer
06-21-2009, 01:18 AM
Found this here: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=116776321

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1. You can't get stronger.
****ing add weight to the bar and crank the tunes. Stop being scared of the weights.

2. You can't gain muscle.
You're not training hard enough, period. You train like a pussy and eat like a bird, enough said.

3. You think dumbbells can't do the job.
I have a 150 lb dumbbell in my gym. If you can snatch it, clean & press it, floor press it, row it, carry it and swing it, you ARE a strong MoFo! Dumbbells work, and if they don't work, it means you ain't workin? hard enough.

4. You keep looking for the "Secret Sauce".
Stop looking for the secret supplement. You won't find results in a bottle or a jar. Earn it, SON!

5. You have NO passion for strength and muscle.
If you don't love the iron you will NEVER gain strength and muscle as fast as the next guy who loves wrapping his hands around a heavy barbell or dumbbell.

6. You're a ****ing Quitter.
Push yourself to the limit. Train hard. Stop popping zits in the mirror and checking your hair. The set ends when you have pushed past your limits.

7. You use a cell phone while training.
Do you check text messages or take phone calls when training? You SUCK!

8. You don't Deadlift.
This exercise ain't pretty. Squat down, grip it and rip it. And NO, the leg press is not a substitute!

9. You don't Squat.
Putting BIG weights on your back is no joke. Squatting heavy AND for high reps will shock your body into new growth.

10. Your stomach always hurts.
If you eat like **** your stomach will always bother you. Stop eating like **** and do what needs to be done to improver your fitness. If not, you will always be nauseous. Get in shape and commit to yourself. And guess what, sometimes you just might throw up. Oh well.

Big Slim DaDDy
06-21-2009, 01:31 AM
It's like an iron slap across the face to manginas round the world!

Ironlife
06-21-2009, 01:32 AM
wow i like that stuff

''you have to spread reputation before giving it to DaRk LuCiFeR again''

touchofevil04
06-21-2009, 01:37 AM
concur with all the above!!!!

-Lucifer
06-21-2009, 01:56 AM
wow i like that stuff

''you have to spread reputation before giving it to DaRk LuCiFeR again''
lol guys, don't rep me. Rep the guy that wrote it.

Glad you guys liked it btw. Just what I wanted.

Eric-Navy
06-21-2009, 03:05 AM
definitely motivational, thanks man

MikeTyson30
06-21-2009, 05:09 AM
bump for awesomeness

-Lucifer
06-21-2009, 05:27 AM
That was a nice read man.

zeebodybuilder
06-21-2009, 07:55 AM
I like it,,

Good job typing it up here...

Shr3dJunki3
06-21-2009, 10:35 AM
Thank you for that article, wow.

Universal64
06-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Good first post to read for the day man! REP'D for an amazing post!

readyforthepain
06-21-2009, 11:57 AM
great read thank man

jon_carter13
06-21-2009, 12:59 PM
It's like the Ten Commandments of Bodybuilding Motivation!!!

tabbe
06-21-2009, 02:38 PM
That was amazing, i got goosebumps.

Mouzer
06-21-2009, 03:57 PM
Glad all of you got something positive and uplifiting from reading this.

nano.ix
06-21-2009, 04:04 PM
my mangina is sore :(

Mouzer
06-21-2009, 04:16 PM
Great read! Thanx for posting

bresine
06-24-2009, 07:54 AM
I always take Arnold's training and nutrition advice with a grain of salt, but I have to admit he DOES have a knack for coming up with motivating words.

Why would you take what Arnold says with a grain of salt? He basically made weight lifting and bodybuilding sky rocket to popularity in a time when team sports dominated every aspect of American culture. Ive read his "Encyclepedia" and use it constantly as a reference.

texasboy21
06-24-2009, 08:21 AM
Why would you take what Arnold says with a grain of salt? He basically made weight lifting and bodybuilding sky rocket to popularity in a time when team sports dominated every aspect of American culture. Ive read his "Encyclepedia" and use it constantly as a reference.

I thought the same thing too, and BYW ^^^ nice sig!!

dannyboy27
06-27-2009, 03:43 AM
Haha arnold, hes a great guy but i wouldnt trust his methods

JolietKev
06-27-2009, 04:37 AM
I think he had a poor choice iin words when he said that he looked down on the helpless. Many people are not born iinto situations that conducive to success. He used steroids like the rest. Cheater.

-Lucifer
06-27-2009, 08:21 AM
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. You must want to be the greatest.

As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: "I can be there."

Best parts, in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing this, OP. Repped.

Rockfella
06-27-2009, 12:57 PM
I sometimes wonder why his high volume training is so well looked down upon! Whats wrong in doing a 6 days split mentioned in his book?

Why would you take what Arnold says with a grain of salt? He basically made weight lifting and bodybuilding sky rocket to popularity in a time when team sports dominated every aspect of American culture. Ive read his "Encyclepedia" and use it constantly as a reference.

Every pro BB u see today took roids, during those days it was legal and Bbs were experimenting with steroids. I am sure he didnot abuse it like BBs do today for sure.

I think he had a poor choice iin words when he said that he looked down on the helpless. Many people are not born iinto situations that conducive to success. He used steroids like the rest. Cheater.

JAY-
06-27-2009, 05:02 PM
"You are. Idiots. All of you. I am too. You lift, you eat, you sleep, you progress. Have a ****ing cookie. Will this lifestyle take you anywhere? Get you that big promotion? Teach you about finances and how to change a flat tire? Every week, for hours of time that could otherwise be used productively, in the gym you sit. You lift. You drink tap water. You listen to music. You do not wear proper clothing. You grunt, struggle, risk injury, sweat, bleed, and walk out a beaten man. Recreation should ease the mind, not beat the body. Between your diet, your workouts, your rest, and probably for most of us our genetics, we will fail to reach the pro's 999 times out of 1,000. And that's being generous.

But you know what? The part that sucks the most? The salt on the wound? We know this. We know that it is unlikely we will ever set foot on an IFBB stage and stand medial deltoid to medial deltoid with the pros. We are aware, as a whole, that at 45 years old, if we are to be pulled over and arrested for impersonating a police officer, we will not get the Ronnie Coleman headline. Most of us will be working, sleeping, struggling to get by. Some of us may not make it that far. Others will drop this habit within the next few years. Some will grow fat, others will waste away to scrawn. This is something that is fleeting, youth and muscularity, gone in an instant.

And we fight. We fight everything. Gravity, when 405 pounds of iron is bestowed upon our backs and the only thing keeping it from crushing our bodies is our will to squat. Others, when we are so dedicated that those 95 pound dumbells are not going anywhere until my sets of shrugs are done. Even our own bodies that we are trying to build and nurture, we fight. Not hungry? Too ****ing bad, here's 40 grams of protein, 10 grams of healthy fats, and 50 grams of complex, grainy, tasteless carbohydrates. See you again in 2 hours.

And this my friends, is why we succeed. We do not give up. We do not back down. We do not succumb to temptations and the obstacles thrown our way. Every morning, at 5 am, while others may sleep, we train. After a long shift at work, problems with the girlfriend, life gives us lemons, and we train. We will not go pro, we will not be the next GQ cover, we will not make a name for ourselves. We do this for our own peace, our own good, our own satisfaction, and that is nothing that can be taken, even in the deepest of recessions."

x Idealist x
06-27-2009, 11:34 PM
I think he had a poor choice iin words when he said that he looked down on the helpless. Many people are not born iinto situations that conducive to success. He used steroids like the rest. Cheater.

I know he used steriods but have your read his book? he is one of the hardest working people in the world, to me he's a great role model because he took his dedication and Won Mr. Olymipia several times, even with steriods it still takes thousands of hours under the iron, then went on to be a successful actor and then to being govener, he really does do whatever he sets his mind to and that to me is someone to look up to. YES he used steriods but so did/does everyone else in the professional ranks(excluding the natural's)

P.S. - You can take this with a grain of salt as well because I give huge props to anyone going 100% natural ( I am too) but to me arnold is still a role model.

edit: Arnold didn't start roids till he came to the USA, damned americans and there need to be the best! haha USA USA USA!

Rockfella
06-28-2009, 02:08 AM
BBs at that time were experimenting with steroids. BBs of today really do it full fledged!

I know he used steriods but have your read his book? he is one of the hardest working people in the world, to me he's a great role model because he took his dedication and Won Mr. Olymipia several times, even with steriods it still takes thousands of hours under the iron, then went on to be a successful actor and then to being govener, he really does do whatever he sets his mind to and that to me is someone to look up to. YES he used steriods but so did/does everyone else in the professional ranks(excluding the natural's)

P.S. - You can take this with a grain of salt as well because I give huge props to anyone going 100% natural ( I am too) but to me arnold is still a role model.

edit: Arnold didn't start roids till he came to the USA, damned americans and there need to be the best! haha USA USA USA!

Emma-Leigh
06-28-2009, 03:10 AM
Something I picked up from a blog:


The Two Choices We Face...
by Jim Rohn

Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.

And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can. All of us have the choice.

To do or not to do. To be or not to be. To be all or to be less or to be nothing at all.

Like the tree, it would be a worthy challenge for us all to stretch upward and outward to the full measure of our capabilities. Why not do all that we can, every moment that we can, the best that we can, for as long as we can?

Our ultimate life objective should be to create as much as our talent and ability and desire will permit. To settle for doing less than we could do is to fail in this worthiest of undertakings.

Results are the best measurement of human progress. Not conversation. Not explanation. Not justification. Results! And if our results are less than our potential suggests that they should be, then we must strive to become more today than we were the day before. The greatest rewards are always reserved for those who bring great value to themselves and the world around them as a result of whom and what they have become.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

Mfusick
06-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Note: I pulled this off of another thread at the beginning of the year which I now cannot find.

Your life is now.

It is not what you did, or looked like, or lifted yesterday. It is not what you will do tomorrow or hope to achieve with your physique in the future. It is now. Do you ever notice that "I really couldn't give 2 wanks and a rats ass" feeling you get when some arrogant, has-been jerk says, "'oh yeah, I used to be really freakin' huge maaaan! I bench pressed 4 million pounds!" As Mr. Personality continues his self centered, biased story of what he used to be, you find yourself extremely uninterested to the point where you'd rather jack off your grandpa! Well, thats how others feel when you and I talk about what we used to do or what we are dead set to accomplish in the world of muscle and fitness. People are impressed only with what you are NOW.

Today is your opportunity to live the real life. Today is your time to get out of the swamp of the status quo. Yes, today is your time to give purpose and drive to your fitness life. Don't keep doing the "Easy" exercises. Don't just do a certain number of reps and sets- no matter if you are straining or not. Don't stop your sets when the burn and pain starts. Remember, now is your time. This is your hour. When I'm in the gym, I see people who are about as focused as a fart. They are all over the road. They'll run many different half-assed exercises together and wonder why they look no different that last year.

Fear can be a bad thing in your life, but it can also yield results.The only fear you need is the fear that you will continue living a life much smaller than your hopes and dreams'.. and awake someday to find yourself past your prime, a product of your mediocre lifestyle as a fitness enthusiast. Or worse yet, you might die unexpectedly tomorrow, next week or next month with your music still in you. Your life is now. Your life is now, or never. When I turned 30, this hit me hard. Up to that point, I was in my 20's. IT didn't matter how late into my 20's I was, I was still in my 20's! Then 30 hit. I realilzed that IF I'm going to be muscular and strong, it had better happen now. Yes, you can be big and strong into your 40's. But I think many agree that the 30's are where its at! I had to decide that the time was now.

You possess unfathomable strength and ability, but you are rarely calling on your tremendous mental and physical resources. They demand to be stretched, exercised and challenged. They demand to be used to their full capacity. The reward your abilities promise is nothing short of greatness and excellence. Have you ever been told you have "potential'" Let me tell you something about "potential"'''. "potential" means that you're not doing it. Think about it'' Would you say that Jay Cutler has "potential?" No, because he's doing it! He's training hard, eating big, and keeping his focus. He is past the "potential" stage. Thats where I want all of us to be. To be to the place where every week we are setting and reaching goals in our fitness. Be it strength, size, or just a funny story from your daily walk as a bodybuilding enthusiast as proof that you are living the life and having a great time doing it!

Let me be blunt, in hopes of making my true point: Everyday you step into the gym, and do not commit yourself to greatness, you are falling asleep, allowing yourself to suffocate in an atmosphere of mediocrity. Is the spirit-killing atmosphere I reference real? Bodybuilding is supposed to be such a positive and demanding sport where just by association with it, you start aiming to better yourself. You only need to look at the newspaper or TV to know we are surrounded by negativity that cares little about inspiring greatness. You are never far from people who care nothing about being different, better, stronger, trying harder, or aiming higher. You know who they are. You get stares and double takes from them at the store when you have to go from the gym, to the store to get more protein for supper. With your swole still in full effect, you got cannonball shoulders bursting out of your sleeveless shirt, and swole chest trying to bust its way out. Furthermore, you're freaking everybody out with pipeline veins crawling beneath the surface of your skin'' so much that it causes all the heroine addicts to orgasm! Yes indeed, you live in an atmosphere of mediocrity, and like poison gas it will dull you, bore you, disillusion you and lessen you if you don't wake up and do something about it. If you are not getting comments from people about your physique, you are still in the mediocrity. If people at work are not tripping out on your disciplined and strict dietary practices, you are still in the mediocrity.

My friend, your life is now. Take a stand against mediocrity, weakness, skinnyness, and obesity. Make your greatness non-negotiable. Put it into higher gear.

Hold your head high,
Critical Mass

repped

Throwdown515
07-06-2009, 04:52 PM
You guys have probably all seen this thread, but this kid is living everyone else's dream.

Its a great thread and very motivational. Definitely worth a look.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=113690821

StuartH.
07-06-2009, 05:41 PM
Hard work at its finest!

Mfusick
07-09-2009, 07:36 AM
I think he had a poor choice iin words when he said that he looked down on the helpless. Many people are not born iinto situations that conducive to success.

I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

Zody
07-11-2009, 09:05 AM
^^^^^

You hit the nail on the head right there.. Good post brah

/BEST THREAD EVER!

T-I-M-E
07-11-2009, 03:52 PM
I find this very inspirational towards life and wanted to share it with you all.

"TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED"

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.


Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from,
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...
Work hard, train hard, laugh hard, love hard

Hold your head up
because you have every right too.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.

Wow,that's amazing! Rep+ just for posting that and putting a smile on my face! haha

verdisQUO
07-14-2009, 10:29 AM
One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"


This once sentence hit me hard.

BecomeLegendary
07-16-2009, 11:57 AM
I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

I agree 100%. Could not have put it better myself. People don't need their hand held through life, they need a swift kick in the ass to realize they are being lazy and underachieving. If everyone would put even a half ass effort into everyday activities, whether it be bodybuilding or not, this world would be a much better place. Instead our government chooses to tax the **** out of people like us so people like them can live on welfare for 400 dollars a week and go absolutely no where in life. I agree, if people choose to live that way, that is their own problem, and I feel no sympathy and no need to help people like this. As he said, that kind of liberal thinking where people don't have control of their situation and their failure is due to external factors is bull****. That is just an excuse to give people so everyone can feel good about themselves and live can just be all about ****ing smiles and a ray of sunshine. Life isn't like this, and 6 pack abs is not something you can buy on an infomercial. I laugh as I pass people like this on the way to the top.

Mfusick
07-21-2009, 01:31 PM
I agree 100%. Could not have put it better myself. People don't need their hand held through life, they need a swift kick in the ass to realize they are being lazy and underachieving. If everyone would put even a half ass effort into everyday activities, whether it be bodybuilding or not, this world would be a much better place. Instead our government chooses to tax the **** out of people like us so people like them can live on welfare for 400 dollars a week and go absolutely no where in life. I agree, if people choose to live that way, that is their own problem, and I feel no sympathy and no need to help people like this. As he said, that kind of liberal thinking where people don't have control of their situation and their failure is due to external factors is bull****. That is just an excuse to give people so everyone can feel good about themselves and live can just be all about ****ing smiles and a ray of sunshine. Life isn't like this, and 6 pack abs is not something you can buy on an infomercial. I laugh as I pass people like this on the way to the top.

Thanks for your comments.

Much apreaciated.

MMA.All.The.Way
07-29-2009, 09:32 PM
this.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/topshal.htm

gets me going, EVERY time.

Average Chaos
08-05-2009, 11:18 AM
I copy/paste this from an other forum.
I know it was posted on bb.com earlier.
This is great motivation!



"So, what are you doing for a living these days?" Bob asked me. We're sitting on the couch at one of those tedious holiday get-togethers, you know, the ones where you're supposed to be nice to family members you never see except during major holidays and funerals. I think Bob is my wife's brother-in-law's second cousin or something.

"I'm the assistant editor and a writer for Testosterone magazine," I say. Bob looks at me with a blank expression on his face, as if I'd just told him I sell handmade testicle warmers beside the freeway and was looking to open franchises across the nation.

"It's a bodybuilding magazine," I say.

Blank expression. Deer caught in the headlights. Ronnie Coleman doing trigonometry.

"Oh," Bob finally says, "I heard you were, like, one of those bodybuilder guys or something. So, what's that like, you know, working out every day and stuff? I just don't have time to lift weights all day, but I have been meaning to get rid of this beer belly." He takes another sip of beer. "What do you suggest?" Sip.

At first I was a little offended. I wanted to grab him up and say, "You can't tell I'm a bodybuilder?! Look at my ass! Now, if that's not a nice round squat-built piece of sirloin, I don't know what is! You think that comes naturally? I can crack walnuts with this puppy! Wanna see? Huh, punk? Do ya? Do ya?"

Then I realize this just might cause a scene and could cost me several Christmas presents. I was planning on returning any presents I got and using the money to buy a power rack, so I didn't want to jeopardize this gift getting opportunity. I also realized that old Bob probably had a certain preconceived image of a bodybuilder and I just didn't fit that image. I'm not gorilla huge; I weigh about 205 at 5'11" right now. (When I first started lifting I was a pudgy 159, so that's not too shabby.) Also, I wasn't wearing clown pants, a fluorescent string tank top, a hanky on my head and one of those little fanny packs. And isn't that what real bodybuilders are supposed to wear?

Bob continued to sit there drinking his Natural Light, smoking a cigarette and waiting for an answer, oblivious to the fact that he'd come this close to seeing some serious walnut- crunching ass power. I tried to figure out how I could explain to the average guy what the typical T-Man does and why he does it. How could I get him to understand what it is we do, how we feel, how we live? So I took a deep breath and told him something like this:

"Well, Bob, I guess you could use the term bodybuilder if you really need a label for what it is we do. Most of us actually don't stand on stage and compete, though. We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing. Truthfully, it goes beyond even that.

"Let's be honest here. We do it because of people like you, Bob. We look at you sitting there with your gut hanging over your belt and we watch you grunt and groan just getting out of a chair. Guys like you are our inspiration, Bob. You're better than Anthony Robbins, Bill Phillips, Deepak Chopra, and Zig ****ing Ziglar all wrapped up into one. We love it when guys like you talk about not having time to exercise. Every time we see you munching on a bag of potato chips, you inspire us. You're my shot in the arm, Bob, my living and breathing wake-up call, my own personal success coach.

"You want to know what it is we do? We overcome. We're too busy to train, too, but we overcome. We're too busy to prepare healthy meals and eat them five or six times a day, but we overcome. We can't always afford supplements, our genetics aren't perfect, and we don't always feel like going to the gym. Some of us used to be just like you, Bob, but guess what? We've overcome.

"We like to watch 'normal' people like you tell us about how they can't get in shape. We smile and nod sympathetically like we feel your pain, but actually, we're thinking that you're a pathetic piece of **** that needs to grow a spine and join a gym. You smile sheepishly and say that you just can't stay motivated and just can't stand that feeling of being sore. (For some reason you think that admitting your weaknesses somehow justifies them.) We listen to you ***** and moan. We watch you look for the easy way out. Because of people like you, Bob, we never miss a workout.

"You ask us for advice about diet and training and usually we politely offer some guidance, but deep inside we know you won't take our advice. You know that too. We smile and say, 'Hope that helps. Good luck,' but actually we're thinking, 'Boy, it would suck to be you.' We know that 99% of people won't listen to us. Once they hear that it takes hard work, sacrifice and discipline, they stop listening and tune us out.

"We know they wanted us to say that building a great body is easy, but it just isn't. This did not take five minutes a day on a TorsoTrack. We did not get this way in 12 short weeks using a Bowflex and the Suzanne Somers' 'Get Skinny' diet. A good body does not cost five easy payments of $39.95.

"We like it that while you're eating a candy bar and drinking Mountain Dew, we're sucking down a protein shake. You see, that makes it taste even better to us. While you're asleep we're either getting up early or staying up late, hitting the iron, pushing ourselves, learning, succeeding and failing and rising above the norm with every rep. Can you feel that, Bob? Can you relate? No? Good. This wouldn't be half as fun if you could.

"We do it because we absolutely and totally get off on it. We do it because people like you, Bob, either can't or won't. We do it because what we do in the gym transfers over into the rest of our lives and changes us, physically, mentally, maybe even spiritually. We do it because it beats watching fishing and golf on TV. By the way, do you know what it's like to turn the head of a beautiful woman because of the way you're built? It feels good, Bob. Damned good.

"When we're in the gym, we're in this indescribable euphoria zone. It's a feeling of being on, of being completely alive and aware. If you haven't been there, then it's like trying to describe color to a person who's been blind since birth. Within this haze of pleasure and pain, there's knowledge and power, self-discipline and self-reliance. If you do it long enough, Bob, there's even enlightenment. Sometimes, the answers to questions you didn't even know you had are sitting there on those rubber mats, wrapped up in a neat package of iron plates and bars.

"Want to lose that beer belly, Bob? I have a nutty idea. Put down the ****ing beer. I'll tell you what, Bob. Christmas morning I'm getting up real early and hitting the iron. I want to watch my daughter open her presents and spend the whole day with her, so this is the only time I have to train. The gym will be closed, so I'm going out in my garage to workout. You be at my house at six in the morning, okay? I'll be glad to help you get started on a weight training program. It'll be colder than Hillary Clinton's coochie in there, so dress warm.

"But let me tell you something, Bob. If you don't show up, don't bother asking me again. And don't you ever sit there and let me hear you ***** about your beer belly again. This is your chance, your big opportunity to break out of that rut. If you don't show up, Bob, you've learned a very important lesson about yourself, haven't you? You won't like that lesson.

"You won't like that feeling in the pit of your stomach either or that taste in your mouth. It will taste worse than defeat, Bob. Defeat tastes pretty goddamned nasty, but what you'll be experiencing will be much worse. It will be the knowledge that you're weak, mentally and physically. What's worse is that you'll have accepted that feeling. The feeling will always be with you. In the happiest moments of your life, it'll be there, lying under the surface like a malignant tumor. Ignore it at your own peril, Bob.

"Don't look at me like that either. This just may be the best Christmas present you'll get this year. Next Christmas, Bob, when I see you again, I'm going to be a little bigger, a little stronger, and a little leaner. What will you be? Will you still be making excuses? This is a gift, Bob, from me to you. I'm giving you the chance to look fate in those pretty eyes of hers and say, 'Step off, *****. This is my party and you're not invited.' What do you say, Bob? Monday, Christmas morning, 6am, my house. The ball's in your court."

Okay, so maybe that's not the exact words I used with Bob, but you get the picture. Will Bob show up Monday? I don't know, but I kind of doubt it. In fact, Bob will probably take me off his Christmas card list. He probably thinks I've got "too much Testosterone," like that's a bad thing. I think Bob is just stuck in a rut, and as the saying goes, the only difference between a rut and a grave is depth.

The way out of the rut is to make major changes in your life, most of which won't be too pleasant in the beginning. The opportunity to make those changes seldom comes as bluntly as I put it to Bob. Most of the time, that opportunity knocks very softly. What I did was basically give Bob a verbal slap in the face. You can react two ways to a slap. You can get angry at the person doing the slapping, or you can realize that he was just trying to get you to wake up and focus on what you really want and, more importantly, what it'll take to get it.

If you're a regular T-mag reader, I doubt you need to be called out like Bob. But maybe you've caught yourself slacking a little here lately. Maybe you've missed a few workouts or maybe you started a little too early on the usual holiday feasting, like, say, back in September. Just remember that the time to start working on that summer body is now. The time to get rid of those bad habits that hold you back in the gym is now. You want to look totally different by next Christmas? Start now. This isn't because of the holidays or any corny New Year's resolutions either. The best time is always now.

Christmas day I want you to enjoy being with your family and friends. I want you to open presents, sip a little eggnog and have a good meal. But if your regularily scheduled workout happens to fall on December 25th, what will you be doing at six o'clock that morning?

That's what separates us from guys like Bob.

Credit for this article to T-Mag.com

michielp
08-05-2009, 01:00 PM
Great read, thanks for posting! I was thinking about having a cheat beer tonight, but I guess now I won't :)

PieWheatley
08-06-2009, 12:54 AM
Great read. Good work

koh19
08-06-2009, 10:35 AM
Nice! I will read this when I don't feel like working out.

Dedaw
08-07-2009, 12:12 AM
Holy ****!
I absolutely LOVE you for this. He basically slapped in the face with this, and I've been realizing I'm a total pussy and need to stop making excuses and hit the ****ing gym.
Thanks a lot for posting this. :D

JMath
08-07-2009, 03:16 AM
When I first saw how long it was I really was just going to go back to reading motivating quotes. I am glad I read this. Very good read. Repped.

sloboda
08-12-2009, 07:00 PM
I've received some great feed back from a lot of people from my transformation I think this should help motivate some of you :)

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118187971

Emma-Leigh
08-12-2009, 08:55 PM
^ :eek: Good stuff!! Congratulations! :D

Oh - and speaking of transformations: heidismommy => CLICK ME (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=7611341)

The woman is stunning.... :o

1MoreRepUFool
08-14-2009, 08:37 PM
I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

repped

heidismommy
08-17-2009, 03:42 PM
^ :eek: Good stuff!! Congratulations! :D

Oh - and speaking of transformations: heidismommy => CLICK ME (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=7611341)

The woman is stunning.... :o

Wow, I just came across this thread and I must say I'm super flattered :). Thank you so much Emma-Leigh!

DariusWithHeat
08-29-2009, 06:22 PM
"don't stop knowing your own"

DariusWithHeat
08-29-2009, 06:23 PM
"pain is only as heat as you can make it"

valby
08-30-2009, 08:27 PM
Some awesome transformations.

:cool:

Emma-Leigh
09-02-2009, 05:28 AM
Another one I found....

Product of Your Desires
By Matt Kroczaleski

For www.EliteFTS.com

You hear people talk all the time about how someone is a product of his or her environment. This is almost always the case when someone has done something wrong, and the argument is used as an excuse for the person as if they had no choice in the matter other than to become what their environment leads them to be. As you may have surmised by now, and if you know me at all, I'm certain you've figured out that I wholeheartedly disagree with this kind of thinking.

If this line of thinking were true, I would have dropped out of high school, gotten into drugs and become a full-fledged alcoholic. I would never have accomplished anything and blamed everyone and everything else for my failures, as this was what the environment that I grew up in was most conducive to producing. Now, I'm not saying that your environment has no effect on you whatsoever, but what I am saying is that everything in life boils down to choice, and the power to choose lies within the individual.

Certain situations may greatly increase the difficulty of the choice, but the choice remains the same. The first thing a person must do is assume all responsibility for everything that has happened or has failed to happen to them. Once you adopt this as your primary philosophy for governing your life, you become empowered to see that you and you alone decide your future through the choices you make. Yes, bad things may happen to you that appear to be beyond your control (developing testicular cancer was one such occurrence for me), and you may not always be able to control those instances, but you can always control how you react to them. You can see them as learning experiences and grow from them to become something bigger and better, or you can use them as excuses that will ultimately hold you back from reaching your true potential and lead you down a path to mediocrity or worse.

It has been this attitude of believing that my choices directly impact my quality of life that has helped me to fight through adversity throughout my life. As a child I was surrounded by drinking and drug use and could have easily gone down that path myself, but I had many goals from a very young age, and through observation I knew that these things would only inhibit me from achieving what I wanted. So I made a conscious decision, a choice, to avoid them. I also grew up poor, in an area of the state that was rife with poverty, and was led to believe that wealthy people were somehow privileged and that their success was due to their inherent advantages that I did not have access to. As I grew up and observed the people around me, however, I noticed that the harder a person worked, the more success they had, and that for the most part, successful people just worked harder than less successful people.

Of course, there are many more factors that play into economic prosperity, but I truly believe the single most important factor to be hard work, and there is no disputing the fact that hard work is a choice that anyone can make for themselves. As the words imply, hard work is difficult, and many people would rather make excuses and externalize the responsibility instead of claiming it for their own and simply owning up to the fact that their lives are substandard because they have chosen the path of least resistance and taken the easy way out. Throughout their lives, they have always made the choice that presented the least challenge and their results are clearly indicative of this. It's also much easier to temporarily escape your problems with alcohol or drugs than it is to get to work solving them, and as such, the allure for many people is one that is difficult to resist.

I have been through some ****ty stuff in my life. I know what it?s like to have to wrestle a loaded gun away from the head of someone you love to prevent them from shooting themselves. I know what it?s like to have to go out into the woods in the dead of winter and have to break up branches to heat your home because there isn?t enough money to buy firewood. I know what it?s like to sit helpless in the passenger seat of a car while it careens at eighty-plus miles per hour down a dirt road crashing through the brush on the side of the road heading straight for a head-on collision with a large oak tree, with the driver so wasted drunk that he likely had no memory of it the next day. I experienced all of these things during my adolescence, and to be honest, these are far from the most difficult things I have had to deal with in my life.

I know what it?s like to contemplate suicide because my problems seemed so horrible, so insurmountable, that they appeared to have no discernible answers I could fathom. I felt completely alone in the world with them, and the only thing I desired was for the pain to stop. I know what it?s like to feel all of this on the inside and yet walk through life presenting myself on the outside as if nothing was wrong. I used to hate when people would ask me, ?How are you?? and even though I knew the question was really just a greeting, it still bothered me that I felt compelled to put on a fake smile and lie by answering, ?Good, how are you?? when I really wanted to reply, ?Well, things are so dark and horrible right now that I was actually just contemplating what it would be like to eat a lead sandwich.?

Now, I?m not sharing these things looking for some kind of sympathy or pity. I loathe pity, and honestly there are many, many people out there that have had far rougher lives than I have. I only share these experiences so that other people that are going through tough times can relate and see that all things are possible if you?re willing to work hard enough for them and to persevere when things are at their worst. I can also say with 100% honesty that I truly feel fortunate to have experienced all of the things I have in life. Adversity makes us stronger. My biggest fear with my own children is that their lives are too easy and that they will have a very hard time coping with difficult things in life when they inevitably run into them.

I could have used all of my difficult experiences as excuses to not achieve anything, as so many people often do, but instead I chose to learn from them and used them to make myself a stronger person. I chose to use the poor choices I observed to help me make better choices. And even in my darkest times, when it seemed like there were no answers to my problems, no key to my lock, I made the choice to never take the path of least resistance and to always work hard toward achieving my goals. You can do the same. So make the choice not to be a product of your environment, but rather a product of your desires. And while I can?t promise you that it will be easy (it most certainly will not), I can promise you that it will be worth it.

ljd15
09-03-2009, 12:16 PM
I find this very inspirational towards life and wanted to share it with you all.

"TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED"

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.


Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from,
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...
Work hard, train hard, laugh hard, love hard

Hold your head up
because you have every right too.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.

amazing.

1MoreRepUFool
09-08-2009, 02:29 PM
I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

Loved reading this again!!! :)

Mfusick
09-10-2009, 01:48 PM
repped

thanks

Mfusick
09-24-2009, 11:40 AM
Loved reading this again!!! :)

repped you back :)

deepaknaik
10-20-2009, 12:05 AM
I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

That was amazing.

ReedT
12-18-2009, 09:26 AM
A few favorites. I don't know some sources.

"The difficult we do immediately. The impossible just takes a little longer!" - Unknown

"No victor believes in chance." - Nietzsche

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." - Unknown

"Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by those doing it." - Unknown

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

darkmx
12-25-2009, 12:13 PM
From the Over 35 section:

People treat you differently if you are BIG (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121143301)

DaveBriggs
01-13-2010, 05:27 AM
this is my story hope you can take a bit of inspiration from this

thin to strong

when i was very young (5-12) i was very underweight and had a calcium defiency that caused my bones to break really easy and i was sick all the time. caused me to be really quiet and introverted at school because i always felt weak.

at around the age of 12 i saw an advert for the Royal Marines and became obsessed with the diea of joining them. started doing pushups and running every day, pretty much training constantly and as my body changed i started to feel better. after about 1-2 years of this i started to run for my school and was one of the strongest in my year. this made me feel better about myself and i started putting alot more effort into my school work and planning for my future. i also started boxing around 14 and did ok at that but it always came second to the army.

at 16 my life was really good, i was getting promoted in army cadets. i was friends with pretty much everyone in my year and things were flowing beautifully..then while out running in late october i was hit by a young man going 70mph along the local highway. he mounted the curb after rushing an overtake and hit me head on.

woke up in hospital after being a coma for 2 weeks, i was still on light life support and i was not sure if i was dead.

my injuries included 300 stitches to my abdomen, face, arms, shoulder and inside of my mouth. i had crushed my shoulder joint and broken my right arm in four places. left arm was broken. skull was severely fractured and impacted. lost hearing in left ear. right knee badly damaged needed surgery. jaw was badly fractured and my fae was severely swolled. also my left eye socked was so badly damamaged they beleived i had lost my eye. same for right shoulder there original plan was to amputate. i went into severe shock during my surgery (was on the table for 4 hours +) and my heart stopped several time. my mom was prepared by the chaplain for me not to survive several times.

my recovery was greatly speeded up by my beleif i would still be able to join the armed forces upon recovery so i put my all into getting better..learning to walk properly again, use my right arm etc.

a couple of weeks after getting out of hospital i was told i would not be able to join the forces due to the loss of hearing and severe skull fracture.



my motivation went down hill after that and in my quest to get healthy again i became obsessed with the thought i was over weight (weight about 12 stone one getting out but had lost alot of my muscle). in this obsession (which was probably a way of trying to hide from the fact the life i wanted and dreamed of would never happen) i became anerorexic and went down to around 8 stone.

i lived like that for 2 years and finally broke out of it at 19. i made a descision that i would make my life into something better even if it cost me my life.

i started training reguarly, stopped drinking and do anything that would slow down me getting what i wanted. started running and weight lifting properly aswell as doing martial arts. i set myself a goal of 1 stone weight gain a year (14 pounds).

fast forward 6 years and i have my own company, a beautiful fiance of 6 years (she was fundemental in everything) a house i never would of dreamed i could own and my body is better than it has ever been, weighing in at 15 stone natural and looking forward to entering my first contest this year.

having a strong physique is vitaly important in life for me. i feel happier when i am trianing and pushing myself. people around me respect me more because they know i have had to work hard for it and more importantly they know that most people give in when life f__ks them.

bodybuilding is the best sport in the world for me because it all about change, about wanting something better than what you have and not being afraid to sweat and hurt to get it.


stick with the training...you will not regret it.

gabep9
01-18-2010, 07:09 AM
great thread.

Nase91
03-20-2010, 04:39 PM
love this Thread

creationd
05-17-2010, 11:45 AM
No matter how bad my day has been or how aggravated I get from work or just daily stress, when I get home at night and see my two month old sons smile and those two big eyes staring back at me, it all seems to fade away. No matter how bad my day has been he sees me with nothing but love and I have nothing but love for him. Maybe not motivation to workout but just dealing with life's daily struggles that occur from time to time.

koh19
07-04-2010, 04:09 PM
great thread!

Can you post some threads about daily motivation and dedication, not being mediocre like other people, reaching for success, pursuing your dreams, something less related to bodybuilding.

thanks! keep it up

BamaBruce
07-04-2010, 04:26 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124568311&highlight=found+pic

dude is a BEAST......GREAT transormation...

Parrooni
07-11-2010, 03:30 AM
There's so awesome stuff here! I've never felt this motivated :)

Thanks to all of u!

FutureOlympia
08-06-2010, 09:24 PM
I found this somewhere a long time ago(dont remember where) decided to type it up and put it here.
DEFINITION OF DETERMINATION
I am only human, but not just human. I am a new breed, STRONG, SMART, and LIGHTNING FAST! Those three attributes make me different, BETTER! I am human, I am iron, I am BETTER THAN YOU! What separates me from others is the fact that I can do anything. From getting up with little to no sleep, to saying no to drugs, alcohol, ****-food, and enhancements. The only enhancements I need are my weights, and my ability to fight through the pain of my muscles tearing one little fibre at a time, makes THAT so much easier. I am NOT a BODYBUILDER, I am NOT a WARRIOR, and I am certainly NOT a BEAST. I am human, I am iron, I am BETTER THAN YOU! I am too good for motivation, too good for friends, too good for a fitness club. I AM HUMAN, I AM IRON,I AM HYBRID, I AM ME!

strunkwhite
08-13-2010, 09:23 AM
google team hoyt

TNLFitness
08-25-2010, 12:17 PM
If you know Better, Be Better. If you want Better, Do Better. Dont let lame excuses stop you from being healthier than you are.

Adrian M. Williams
Taking Your Motivation & Fitness To The Next Level.

audieswu
08-31-2010, 09:36 AM
Here's my story:

Growing up in the Philippines was never easy. It is the reason why my outlook in life is so different than others and what keeps me going. My family was very poor growing up. We lived in an approx. 500 sq. ft. house with 7 people living in it in the slums! No indoor plumbing and our means of getting water/showering was using a faucet outside by the street. So yeah, plenty of street showers for me as a child. Our playground? There was a garbage dumping area near our house so my little buddies, my bro and I used to play in it and go for scavenger hunt for toys. To make matters worst, our neighbors are hard ass criminals/drug dealers/druggies. I remember at 4 or 5, our housing complex was raided and the cops then decided to open fire, some of the bullets hit the concrete wall of our living room. I knew about drugs since I was 6, because our local druggies will roam around and talk to us kids while they are high and using them.

Another memorable events I've experience I was a part of bunch of typhoons, earthquakes, flooding but the most memorable one was experiencing a full blown volcanic erruption. The town my family moved too (to actually have a better life) was 50 miles from Mt. Pinatubo back in '91. I remember getting awaken by my grandma with my bro and I to help our grandpa to shovel sand off our roof because it was about to collapse. We bust tail and manage to save it, I was 12 yrs. old then. Then about a week later the power went out. The power was not fully restored 3 years later. I remember renting Home Alone VHS and did not return it 3 years later ...Of course my family fled that town for at least 6 months to stay with relatives. It was unbearable to live in those conditions. The Philippines is a tropical place so very hot during the summer months.

Lastly, when there's a will there's a way...My mom has been working here in the US for so many years and she made so much sacrifice for my whole family and petitioned us to move. I have been here in the US since '94, became a citizen, I received my college degree 4 years ago and have been working for a good company as a business analyst, on May 29, 2010 I'm marrying a wonderful lady...

So with my life experiences, I'm forever grateful of all the great things that are now happening. I'm not writing this for you to feel bad but hopefully reach someone that when we think our current life situation is bad, others have it worst and we should all be grateful that we are blessed.

This is were my STRENGTH comes from, a new chapter in my life is unfolding and I am starting my bodybuilding journey. I have been lifting the past 15 years but now been fully committed to the sport through my lifestyle change.

telnam
08-31-2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the Motivation. Great thread :)

darkmx
09-10-2010, 09:58 AM
great thread!

Can you post some threads about daily motivation and dedication, not being mediocre like other people, reaching for success, pursuing your dreams, something less related to bodybuilding.

thanks! keep it up

From the O35 section again, koh19:

Daily Motivators

Missgymrat
10-03-2010, 07:17 AM
Love this! I will read this when I have trouble getting my butt off the couch!

patzyy
11-14-2010, 01:59 AM
Great thread!

eekrodg
11-24-2010, 10:10 AM
*"Today is a blessing, Tomorrow is a GIFT... not a given, make every decision count and aspire to reach your best potential." - Eric Rodgers

*"All of us are capable of making the so called "impossible" possible. Get your mind right, fill up your gas tank with clean energy, surround yourself with positivity, and let your light shine so that you can light the path for another." - Eric Rodgers



Thanks for all the support during the spokesmodel search. With your help and support we can make this campaign stronger. Follow the link to vote for me(EEKRODG): http://tinyurl.com/39elqc8

Feel free to share this link with friends.Thanks again for your support.

nipuz
12-03-2010, 01:28 PM
Thanks!

telnam
12-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Inspiring stories.

mynameisuntz
12-30-2010, 02:15 AM
I think your choice of words is poor. And your flawed overly liberal way of thinking is evident.

I have no sympathy for the weak, the stupid, and the lazy.

One thing is certain in this life: "You deserve what you settle for"

Where there is a will.. there is a way. You show me a dedicated, smart and hardworking person that is determined to better themselves and I will point to them and declare a winner.

Again- the lazy, the weak, and the stupid will always blame somthing. They will blame the system, the government, their upbrining, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, boss, company, friends, family, location, size, height, weight, genetics, anything and everything but thier own determination and will and hardwork. F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I also look down on the helpless. It is a choice. It is a mindset. It is what they deserve if they settle for it.

Without losers- there will never be winners. These lesser people serve a purpose and a neccessary place in the world. Without them- everyone would be ordinary and the same. Problem is that if you snapped your fingers and got rid of them all- the winners would now be the ordinary- well then those who are true winners and extra ordinary would again rise to the very top. Because somthing in them tells them to do it. They have to do it. It is who they are. They don't even have a choice. For them it is not even an option. Its a must.

That is who winners are. And those who are unwilling would then become the losers. It is darwinism and survival of the fittest. The laws of nature. This world is a cruel place and it can eat you up if you let it.

Stop thinking people are helpless- and need your help.. They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

Most are unwilling to do it. they are happy with where they are. they look to scam, and use, and take. They cry... and feel like they deserve. well you know what they deserve... They will deserve what they are settleing for.

The helpless are a choice and a mindset and thier situation is a result of thier choice

Your in the wrong sport if you don't thing this way.

I don't want to get political here, but...

-Are you going to tell me things such as upbringing, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, family, location, and genetics don't have serious roles in determining the future success of individuals? Do you know childhood SES, parental SES, and environment are some of the greatest means of predicting future success? You think every single person living in poverty has the ability to overcome it? What about genetics leading to things like depression or other mental instabilities?

-Do you find it weird that, controlling for EVERY single variable, white people make more money than African-Americans? And males more than females? Meaning: people in the same position, same education, same authority, same job title, etc.: white people make more than African-Americans, and men make more than women. But hey, there's nothing wrong with that system, is there?

-Let's pretend it IS possible for every single person in poverty to overcome it: that is inherently unfair that some people have to work infinitely hard than others based on things they have no control over: public funding, quality of schools, libraries, parks, proper protection, and familial wealth. That's unjust. "Yeah sorry you were born poor and lived in a poor community with horrible education and no job opportunities, but we're holding you to a higher standard and can't offer you help. You just have to fight your way out of it while the kids of rich suburbia get their college degree pretty much handed to them. That's life."

-"It is darwinism and survival of the fittest" - looks like someone doesn't understand Darwin.

-"They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it." - Yeah, all they need are hopes and dreams and pretty rainbows! Sorry, friend, but that's not how the real world works. Some communities receive 1/10th the public funding my high school received. Is that fair? Especially come time to get into good colleges. Some communities don't offer the same ability to take care of all those residing there. Is that fair? Some communities can't offer libraries or parks or proper roads. Is that fair? Some communities can't offer enough jobs and people have no choice of leaving due to lack of income/inability to pay higher rent than where they live now. Is that fair? I would love to see you live a year in their shoes and see what happens.

It's just astounding to hear you discredit the unbelievable influence of all those things you mentioned as if they play no role in determining one's life. This isn't some cliche inspirational movie. For some people, no matter how hard they work, they will never be able to reach positions that I can. That's the fact of the matter. You can pretend that's not the case, but it is. Even if they COULD get to where I can get to, they will have to work 1,000x harder. Literally. That's not fair. That's not right.


I agree 100%. Could not have put it better myself. People don't need their hand held through life, they need a swift kick in the ass to realize they are being lazy and underachieving. If everyone would put even a half ass effort into everyday activities, whether it be bodybuilding or not, this world would be a much better place. Instead our government chooses to tax the **** out of people like us so people like them can live on welfare for 400 dollars a week and go absolutely no where in life. I agree, if people choose to live that way, that is their own problem, and I feel no sympathy and no need to help people like this. As he said, that kind of liberal thinking where people don't have control of their situation and their failure is due to external factors is bull****. That is just an excuse to give people so everyone can feel good about themselves and live can just be all about ****ing smiles and a ray of sunshine. Life isn't like this, and 6 pack abs is not something you can buy on an infomercial. I laugh as I pass people like this on the way to the top.

-"Instead our government chooses to tax the **** out of people like us so people like them can live on welfare for 400 dollars a week and go absolutely no where in life." - I suggest you actually read up on the typical person who goes on welfare. You are basing your argument on stereotypes that do not reflect reality.

-"agree, if people choose to live that way, that is their own problem, and I feel no sympathy and no need to help people like this." - Few people "choose" to live in poverty.

"As he said, that kind of liberal thinking where people don't have control of their situation and their failure is due to external factors is bull****" - How can someone control the amount of public funding their school gets? How can they control the access to libraries and proper educational tools? How can they control the medical standards of their community? How can they control the programs their educational institutions can afford? How can they control crime rate? How can they control genetics and any potential disabilities they may be working with that hinder progression? How can they control for lack of quality teachers, textbooks, and extra curricular activities? How can they control for the amount of money their parents make? Look forward to seeing your suggestions.

Shrug. Won't change your minds, you won't change mine. You ignore your eyes to reality, I don't.

ElMexicano8
01-11-2011, 04:20 PM
This thread has really helped thx everyone

RMHSLB
01-17-2011, 12:28 AM
this is my story hope you can take a bit of inspiration from this

thin to strong

when i was very young (5-12) i was very underweight and had a calcium defiency that caused my bones to break really easy and i was sick all the time. caused me to be really quiet and introverted at school because i always felt weak.

at around the age of 12 i saw an advert for the Royal Marines and became obsessed with the diea of joining them. started doing pushups and running every day, pretty much training constantly and as my body changed i started to feel better. after about 1-2 years of this i started to run for my school and was one of the strongest in my year. this made me feel better about myself and i started putting alot more effort into my school work and planning for my future. i also started boxing around 14 and did ok at that but it always came second to the army.

at 16 my life was really good, i was getting promoted in army cadets. i was friends with pretty much everyone in my year and things were flowing beautifully..then while out running in late october i was hit by a young man going 70mph along the local highway. he mounted the curb after rushing an overtake and hit me head on.

woke up in hospital after being a coma for 2 weeks, i was still on light life support and i was not sure if i was dead.

my injuries included 300 stitches to my abdomen, face, arms, shoulder and inside of my mouth. i had crushed my shoulder joint and broken my right arm in four places. left arm was broken. skull was severely fractured and impacted. lost hearing in left ear. right knee badly damaged needed surgery. jaw was badly fractured and my fae was severely swolled. also my left eye socked was so badly damamaged they beleived i had lost my eye. same for right shoulder there original plan was to amputate. i went into severe shock during my surgery (was on the table for 4 hours +) and my heart stopped several time. my mom was prepared by the chaplain for me not to survive several times.

my recovery was greatly speeded up by my beleif i would still be able to join the armed forces upon recovery so i put my all into getting better..learning to walk properly again, use my right arm etc.

a couple of weeks after getting out of hospital i was told i would not be able to join the forces due to the loss of hearing and severe skull fracture.



my motivation went down hill after that and in my quest to get healthy again i became obsessed with the thought i was over weight (weight about 12 stone one getting out but had lost alot of my muscle). in this obsession (which was probably a way of trying to hide from the fact the life i wanted and dreamed of would never happen) i became anerorexic and went down to around 8 stone.

i lived like that for 2 years and finally broke out of it at 19. i made a descision that i would make my life into something better even if it cost me my life.

i started training reguarly, stopped drinking and do anything that would slow down me getting what i wanted. started running and weight lifting properly aswell as doing martial arts. i set myself a goal of 1 stone weight gain a year (14 pounds).

fast forward 6 years and i have my own company, a beautiful fiance of 6 years (she was fundemental in everything) a house i never would of dreamed i could own and my body is better than it has ever been, weighing in at 15 stone natural and looking forward to entering my first contest this year.

having a strong physique is vitaly important in life for me. i feel happier when i am trianing and pushing myself. people around me respect me more because they know i have had to work hard for it and more importantly they know that most people give in when life f__ks them.

bodybuilding is the best sport in the world for me because it all about change, about wanting something better than what you have and not being afraid to sweat and hurt to get it.


stick with the training...you will not regret it.
one question

you can pm me if youd like

that night you were hit. if you could go back in time and avoid the car say you were late by five minutes, would you go back in time or would you take your chances?

JohnXtreme
02-03-2011, 11:38 AM
I lost my mother exactly one year ago, for me that was the end of me also, my brain was dead I couldnt think of anything, couldnt do my job I was living in another world. It was like a shock to me that I was finding it impossible to accept at any cost.
I saw the best of friends, relatives disappearing, no one cared, no phone calls, no visits nothing. I was suicidal at that time, but then I thought about my papa and brother.
I got so weak that even if I used to lift a cup of tea, I could se my hand shaking. I was a loner crying all the time, I started to get serious asthma attacks, migrain attacks, immunity was as good as nothing.
My mother cared for me so much, she always tell me to be strong and she could never see my sad. One day I thought I cant live like this, I cant punish myself anymore. I thought Gym would be a good idea. I started going to the gym, I actually started to FOCUS after a long time. It gave me this great feeling because I was not thinking anything I was pushing myself harder.
I ll quote my another post, which I posted in another thread about 'what motivates you' and I replied
" When I enter the gym I leave my pain, stress, tensions, emotions, my world outside its doors. Its just raw me and raw iron, the feeling of being strong, the adrenaline rush, the intensity, the total manly feeling, the feeling to push yourself daily, the pain...everything that happens there motivates me how much I can pushmyself daily.... and I enjoy this 1 hour the most and I like the RAW feelings it gives me.
Live life live Healthy Stay Clean Stay RAW
Cheers !!"
As I started going to the gym, I was not only getting physically stronger but mentally too. One thing in life is the most important and thats ' SELF MOTIVATION'. No medicine, no anti-depressnt nothing can give you relief if you dont have that ' WILL POWER'. Be strong inside and you will live easily. Challenge yourself again nd again, compete with yourself, reward yourself and move ahead. Dont expect anything ever from anyone, be bold, worst thing happens $hit happens, life can be very unfair at times, but Life vs You..show this life what you got.
No tears No fear..Just the sweat on your body that you should see when you are doing the gym feeling the strongest, fearless, RAW.
God bless.

WOW, I am going to the gym right now.

WeDontRebuild
02-08-2011, 09:21 PM
Awesome posts ITT

JMath
02-08-2011, 10:55 PM
I don't want to get political here, but...

-Are you going to tell me things such as upbringing, parents, childhood, social status, race, environment, family, location, and genetics don't have serious roles in determining the future success of individuals? Do you know childhood SES, parental SES, and environment are some of the greatest means of predicting future success? You think every single person living in poverty has the ability to overcome it? What about genetics leading to things like depression or other mental instabilities?

-Do you find it weird that, controlling for EVERY single variable, white people make more money than African-Americans? And males more than females? Meaning: people in the same position, same education, same authority, same job title, etc.: white people make more than African-Americans, and men make more than women. But hey, there's nothing wrong with that system, is there?

-Let's pretend it IS possible for every single person in poverty to overcome it: that is inherently unfair that some people have to work infinitely hard than others based on things they have no control over: public funding, quality of schools, libraries, parks, proper protection, and familial wealth. That's unjust. "Yeah sorry you were born poor and lived in a poor community with horrible education and no job opportunities, but we're holding you to a higher standard and can't offer you help. You just have to fight your way out of it while the kids of rich suburbia get their college degree pretty much handed to them. That's life."

-"It is darwinism and survival of the fittest" - looks like someone doesn't understand Darwin.

-"They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it." - Yeah, all they need are hopes and dreams and pretty rainbows! Sorry, friend, but that's not how the real world works. Some communities receive 1/10th the public funding my high school received. Is that fair? Especially come time to get into good colleges. Some communities don't offer the same ability to take care of all those residing there. Is that fair? Some communities can't offer libraries or parks or proper roads. Is that fair? Some communities can't offer enough jobs and people have no choice of leaving due to lack of income/inability to pay higher rent than where they live now. Is that fair? I would love to see you live a year in their shoes and see what happens.

It's just astounding to hear you discredit the unbelievable influence of all those things you mentioned as if they play no role in determining one's life. This isn't some cliche inspirational movie. For some people, no matter how hard they work, they will never be able to reach positions that I can. That's the fact of the matter. You can pretend that's not the case, but it is. Even if they COULD get to where I can get to, they will have to work 1,000x harder. Literally. That's not fair. That's not right.



-"Instead our government chooses to tax the **** out of people like us so people like them can live on welfare for 400 dollars a week and go absolutely no where in life." - I suggest you actually read up on the typical person who goes on welfare. You are basing your argument on stereotypes that do not reflect reality.

-"agree, if people choose to live that way, that is their own problem, and I feel no sympathy and no need to help people like this." - Few people "choose" to live in poverty.

"As he said, that kind of liberal thinking where people don't have control of their situation and their failure is due to external factors is bull****" - How can someone control the amount of public funding their school gets? How can they control the access to libraries and proper educational tools? How can they control the medical standards of their community? How can they control the programs their educational institutions can afford? How can they control crime rate? How can they control genetics and any potential disabilities they may be working with that hinder progression? How can they control for lack of quality teachers, textbooks, and extra curricular activities? How can they control for the amount of money their parents make? Look forward to seeing your suggestions.

Shrug. Won't change your minds, you won't change mine. You ignore your eyes to reality, I don't.

I agree with what you're saying, but I think that original post is simply meant to say that you can improve your life. Saying "well, I won't make as much money as a man because I'm a woman" is simply limiting yourself. It may be true, but why not work your ass off to try and be the exception to that rule? I don't think he was completely discrediting the role that all of those factors play in determining a person's life, he's just saying that they don't dictate what is going to happen in your life. A person with an incredible work ethic and drive to succeed is generally (because there are no absolutes in life) going to be more successful than someone that lacks that characteristic.

rocksmith
02-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Dont know if this is the place for this, if not I apologise. A little different to whats been posted, but could still have a great effect. You need to have an open mind for this one, could seem like crazy babble, be open to it, take it as metephore, but the message is still the same.
Maybe people could get a different message from it. Open your eyes, dont just look but see and feel not only everything you do, but everything you can do - and achieve.

Taken from Science saved my soul - i recommend the vid which can be seen here - 3.00 is where the script starts.
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=131573113
The music makes it a little more epic sounding. Makes you think about where you came from, who you really are and maybe most importantly, what you can achieve.

"When I looked at the galaxy that night, I knew the faintest twinkle of starlight was a real connection between my comprehending eye along a narrow beam of light to the surface of another sun. The photons my eyes detect (the light I see, the energy with which my nerves interact) came from that star. I thought I could never touch it, yet something from it crosses the void and touches me. I might never have known. My eyes saw only a tiny point of light, but my mind saw so much more.

I see the invisible bursts of gamma radiation from giant stars converting into pure energy by their own mass. The flashes that flashed from the far side of the universe long before Earth had even formed. I can see the invisible microwave glow of the background radiation leftover from the Big Bang. I see stars drifting aimlessly at hundreds of kilometers per second, and the space-time curving around them. I can even see millions of years into the future.

That blue twinkle will blow up one day, sterilizing any nearby solar systems in an apocalypse that makes the wrath of human gods seem pitiful by comparisonyet it was from such destruction that I was formed. Stars must die so that I can live.

I stepped out of a supernova And so did you."

Sweatness24
02-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Like i previously posted ive been going through a lot lately in life, im struggling and fighting hard to stay on top, i wrote this poem/story thing to motivate myself its in my notebook right next to the page i have titled people who dont beleive in me, i right the names of people who have told me i would fail or wouldnt stick with it and i thought i would share, its called

My FAMILY
By-Dylan Yazel

When your a kid it seems like such a big deal when someone does you wrong...your mom didnt get you that candy or McDonalds gave you the girl toy in your happy meal and you cry cuz you cant go back since your 4 and you cant drive, your thinkin "how could Ronald do this to me!?"

Then you get older, you start to grow up. Friends backstab you, girlfriends cheat on you and make you feel no good, parents split up and you feel like your world just crashed. You feel all that pain but the worst thing about it all is you arent surprised at all...you knew deep down in your heart that they would let you down.
You go on so long just holding on to the pain, missing the days when toys and candy were your biggest worries. Now theres bills, car payments, insurance, taxes, kids, responsibilities. But then, if your lucky you stumble upon a set of weights, you dont remember how or when it became such a big part of your life. You just know you love it and that you very well might go crazy, insane, lose yourself and give up if you lost the weights.

Walk around life like you did when you were weak and had no outlet for your pain, no place to vent. You feel dull without it, you find yourself on auto pilot, you counted down the hours till its time to come home, home not being your house, no. You know what home is, its where you test yourself every set, every rep. Where all the messed up things that go on on the other side of the door are meaningless, you squash them when you squat.
You throw them far away with every bench press rep. You shrug the negativness away with every power clean and dead lift. The weight room is your home; the bar is your best friend, listening quietly to your problems letting you unload everything on him day in and day out.

The squat rack is your father, standing tall always there for you. Embracing you when you fall, protecting your body from all the weight. The thing about your father is he doesnt lie, he will break you down till you puke, he is hard on you but you have this strange bond with him. You hate him while your embraced in his arms, working hard for him. But the next day you appreciate him, you love him and find yourself thankful for him being there the day before, yes hes a bastard but hes your bastard and you wouldnt be who you are today without him.

Without your home, your family and your brothers you would be lost, just one of the many lonely souls that dont challenge themselves, those souls that long for better but are too afraid and too lazy to even try. They make you sick just thinking about them and their lazy lives. They make fun of you for eating every hour and they think bulking is a funny word. They crack jokes about your training and blame your frustrations on roid rage.

But it doesnt bother you, how could I when you know in 2 hours your gona be dead lifting twice the guys body weight. You write them off because they just dont understand.
This is your family and they will always be here for you, spend time with them and they will build you up. Respect them and youll find a peace of mind, calmness. Suddenly your bitch of a ex girlfriend cheating on you doesnt hurt so bad, your so called friends that lie to you and backstab you just doesnt seem so important. Cuz you know the time you spent with your family, your REAL family you could crush them if you pleased. You know, they know and God himself knows that if it came down to a fight, you would completely crush them. They see you becoming swole, they see your body changing.

Suddenly your parents splitting up and using you, as a fighting centerpiece doesnt bother you. You know who your real family is and you know they never lie or betray you and will always be there for you. So you hold on to that hope you live for everything that is true and you dont give the naysayers the time of day. You fight for the belief because you have courage and you stay with your family till your old and gray. No one and no thing can keep you down, youll be knocked down and thrown down thousands of times from now till death sure, but you will NEVER stay down and thats what matters in life, you my friend are truly BLESSED.

WantToGrowYo
02-12-2011, 09:38 AM
to do what you have and post i bow and raise my hat to you !

Sweatness24
02-12-2011, 09:52 AM
to do what you have and post i bow and raise my hat to you !

Me?

DaveBriggs
02-13-2011, 02:48 AM
one question

you can pm me if youd like

that night you were hit. if you could go back in time and avoid the car say you were late by five minutes, would you go back in time or would you take your chances?

good question,

there was a few years where i would it around thinking "why me, oh what have i done to deserve this etc etc etc". then after a while it dawned on me. I was thinking like a quitter and blaming everything else for where my life was.

Once the switch was flipped and i realised that i had the chance to overcome some big things and do something worth remembering then i made the commitment to work my arse off till i was where i wanted to be.

To be honest that car hitting me was the single best thing that ever happened to me. Now i know that even a speeding car can't stop me if i just keep moving forwards. when i prepping for the british natural bodybuilding championships the pain i experienced through prep and the harsh diet was nothing compared to it. I was mentally adapted to endure far harsher workloads and levels of pain and weakness than i would of been had i not experienced any of it.

also around the gym and in the local papers people knew that i had found a way, this led to several newspaper features and also the owner of my local gym chain offered me work there as a part time trainer and agreed to fund my course so i can help others overcome what life has thrown at them.

Now i will become the best PT in my area, battle and eventually win my class and help as many people acheive what they want to acheive as i can.




feels kind of strange reading that post now though lol. life has changed alot and i will update once i have acheived the above goals.

mynameisuntz
02-19-2011, 07:24 PM
I agree with what you're saying, but I think that original post is simply meant to say that you can improve your life. Saying "well, I won't make as much money as a man because I'm a woman" is simply limiting yourself. It may be true, but why not work your ass off to try and be the exception to that rule? I don't think he was completely discrediting the role that all of those factors play in determining a person's life, he's just saying that they don't dictate what is going to happen in your life. A person with an incredible work ethic and drive to succeed is generally (because there are no absolutes in life) going to be more successful than someone that lacks that characteristic.

Are you going to give the benefit of the doubt to someone who said:


F u c k ing excuses are for those lazy, weak and stupid people that need them. Losers need excuses. Winners do not need them- They pass right through failure on their way to sucess.

I'm willing the best the person who posted that is a white kid who grew up in a decent neighborhood whose parents never had to struggle to put a decent meal on the table.

He bases his opinions on his own reality; not a universal reality. Not everyone can bust their ass and accomplish their goals. Some people in this world, and even in America, will try as hard as they can and never have the opportunity I do. Why? Maybe they are black, maybe they are female, maybe their parents were of a low SES, or maybe their school received 1/10 the funding mine did.

Sometimes, people have an excuse for not being as successful as others considering many never even had the opportunity. Until the system itself is absolutely equal, some people will continue to hindered so others, much like the person I responded to, could have an unequal and unjust advantage at success.

I'm all for pep talks that differentiate between those who succeed and those who do not, but he's bringing it from the weight room to actual society.


They don't need our tax money, or these crap government programs to help them. They don't need others charity, or kindness, or generousity. They don't need help. They need ambition and determination, and perhaps just given a chance by someone who thinks they deserve it. They can make their own way in the world and better themselves.

That is just the voice of a privileged guy talking about people in positions he will never have to face. So while I agree that a work ethic and persistence are key to attaining success, I do not think you can attribute everything this poster said to that message.

egomynegro
02-19-2011, 10:51 PM
good thread bros good stuff

JOSEF RAKICH
02-19-2011, 11:06 PM
5 star thread!

Some awesome mind blowing posts in here.

JMath
02-20-2011, 01:10 AM
Are you going to give the benefit of the doubt to someone who said:



You're right. I probably did give him too much benefit of the doubt.

mynameisuntz
02-20-2011, 12:56 PM
You're right. I probably did give him too much benefit of the doubt.

Good talk. Reps, sir.

On a side note, where are you from in Michigan? I just moved out of West Michigan at the end of this summer :o

JMath
02-21-2011, 05:42 AM
Good talk. Reps, sir.

On a side note, where are you from in Michigan? I just moved out of West Michigan at the end of this summer :o

Same to you. I live North of Detroit a little bit. I don't know where you moved to, hopefully to warmer weather... you missed out on a couple really bad storms this winter.

mynameisuntz
02-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Same to you. I live North of Detroit a little bit. I don't know where you moved to, hopefully to warmer weather... you missed out on a couple really bad storms this winter.

Haha, except I'm in Chicago where we got something like 24" in a day. I think it was a top 2-3 blizzard in recorded history, but I'm not sure that we broke any record.

plutoainaplanet
03-03-2011, 10:52 PM
The following is not a post I've seen on bb.com (excuse me cause I've been only active recently) .. but it's one of my favorite poems, truly inspirational for me:



IF BY RUDYARD KIPLING

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!



Here's my story:

Growing up in the Philippines was never easy. It is the reason why my outlook in life is so different than others and what keeps me going. My family was very poor growing up. We lived in an approx. 500 sq. ft. house with 7 people living in it in the slums! No indoor plumbing and our means of getting water/showering was using a faucet outside by the street. So yeah, plenty of street showers for me as a child. Our playground? There was a garbage dumping area near our house so my little buddies, my bro and I used to play in it and go for scavenger hunt for toys. To make matters worst, our neighbors are hard ass criminals/drug dealers/druggies. I remember at 4 or 5, our housing complex was raided and the cops then decided to open fire, some of the bullets hit the concrete wall of our living room. I knew about drugs since I was 6, because our local druggies will roam around and talk to us kids while they are high and using them.

Another memorable events I've experience I was a part of bunch of typhoons, earthquakes, flooding but the most memorable one was experiencing a full blown volcanic erruption. The town my family moved too (to actually have a better life) was 50 miles from Mt. Pinatubo back in '91. I remember getting awaken by my grandma with my bro and I to help our grandpa to shovel sand off our roof because it was about to collapse. We bust tail and manage to save it, I was 12 yrs. old then. Then about a week later the power went out. The power was not fully restored 3 years later. I remember renting Home Alone VHS and did not return it 3 years later ...Of course my family fled that town for at least 6 months to stay with relatives. It was unbearable to live in those conditions. The Philippines is a tropical place so very hot during the summer months.

Lastly, when there's a will there's a way...My mom has been working here in the US for so many years and she made so much sacrifice for my whole family and petitioned us to move. I have been here in the US since '94, became a citizen, I received my college degree 4 years ago and have been working for a good company as a business analyst, on May 29, 2010 I'm marrying a wonderful lady...

So with my life experiences, I'm forever grateful of all the great things that are now happening. I'm not writing this for you to feel bad but hopefully reach someone that when we think our current life situation is bad, others have it worst and we should all be grateful that we are blessed.

This is were my STRENGTH comes from, a new chapter in my life is unfolding and I am starting my bodybuilding journey. I have been lifting the past 15 years but now been fully committed to the sport through my lifestyle change.

I do not have a similar background .. but similar story in the sense my family moved from Sri Lanka to Singapore and the difference in terms of opportunities is mind boggling at times (currently studying for my undergrad/college degree here at a local uni in Singapore) .. thanks for sharing!

TheProgressiveOne
04-06-2011, 04:47 AM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=131496053

PR Thread :)

Fuaaark
04-18-2011, 11:45 PM
Why would you take what Arnold says with a grain of salt? He basically made weight lifting and bodybuilding sky rocket to popularity in a time when team sports dominated every aspect of American culture. Ive read his "Encyclepedia" and use it constantly as a reference.

this

Will2Live
04-30-2011, 01:51 PM
nice work.

billkaz
05-20-2011, 12:03 AM
this section is great

bleespoorpa
06-03-2011, 03:11 AM
I would like to share one!

"Always see towards the weak person to feel your high positions and see the strong person to make yourself more higher.."

LionelAdriao
06-10-2011, 02:51 AM
Would you get up every three hours in the night to swallow a handful of pills, eat a meal and drink a protein shake? Is Bodybuilding a sport ?Good morning Mrs Robitaille and fellow classmates this question is one of the most debated in sports today. I will let you judge on your . When you enter a gym on a Monday night the gym is cracking with Mr everybody and Mrs. everybody. Now go to the gym on every other day of the week and you will notice only a few are there every day. Then go in the clubs of your town and notice how many of them are actually drinking and eating McDonalds after their training or later in the night when they are clubbing. The ones you saw at the gym but didnt see at the bar or at McDonalds are most likely to be bodybuilders. Bodybuilders are people who live for building muscles while keeping the less body fat possible. Every aspect of their life turns around muscle. The way they eat the way they plan their schedule. Whenever they go out they bring a lunchbox so they can eat something every 3 hours.

ThundaHorz
06-19-2011, 09:14 PM
sub 4 l8r

ThundaHorz
06-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Once again, posting my diet isn't going to help you and very few people here would be willing to eat my diet day in and day out. I am doing a contest prep cut right now which is significantly different than the diet one might use to clean bulk with or cut casually with. Also, everyone's metabolism is different and require different macronutrient partitionings as well as different approaches to bodybuilding (clean bulk vs dirty bulk + cut cycles).

I'll give you a few tips though, some major ideas that will make a pretty noticeable difference if you implement them into your daily life (assuming you haven't already, it's all pretty standard stuff... there is no magic trick). A lot more difference than following any specific training routine would ever give you at least.

To start off, once again, there is no "secret trick" in the dieting, and no magic bullet that will get you swole. It basically comes down to being dedicated and being strict all day, every day. Things you need to focus on:

- Eat enough protein, at the very least 1g/lb of bodyweight while bulking to ensure anabolic processes are sufficiently stimulated and supplied.

- If bulking, eat enough overall calories to gain weight. Gradually increase your calorie intake until you start to gain weight.

- If cutting, gradually lower your calories until you begin to lose weight at the rate of about 1-1.5lbs per week. Cutting faster than this is sub-optimal and will be much more catabolic to skeletal muscle and not just adipose tissue.

- If cutting, focus your carb intake around your workout and upon rising in the morning. Do not consume complex carbs at night as it will increase likelihood of conversion to fat stores.

- Eat exclusively CLEAN calories. That means complex carbs, unsaturated fats, no sugars no saturated/trans fats. All day, every day. No cheese, no pizza, no snacks, no wings, no frozen dinners, no ribs, no bbq sauce, no mayo or butter on your sandwiches. Yeah that's right, eat your whole wheat chicken breast and lettuce sandwich without mayo on it ladies. Deal with it!

- Try to break down macronutrients equally amongst meals (for example, aim to get 40g of carbs, 40g of protein and 7g of fat in every meal rather than one meal with 120g carbs, 30g protein, 0g fat and another meal with 20g carbs, 60g protein 30g fat, or whatever) your body will utilize the calories much more effectively when consumed in functional portions and percentages.

bla bla bla, this is probably mostly all sh|t you guys already know? I know you all realize that, but the thing is you aren't will to do these things. Not to an acceptable level of dedication. If you want to go anywhere in bodybuilding this is stuff you have to do for EVERY meal, EVERY day for months or years even. No exceptions (for serious cutting, bulking you can cheat once in a while :P). You also have to be in the gym 7 days per week, some days twice per day to optimize cardio in the mornings and then weights later... and you can't drink, ever. its all stuff that has a small immediate impact and a HUGE long term impact. This is all stuff you guys don't want to hear, because I know most of you are looking for some magic trick to get shredded as f uck without having to make huge sacrifices. It's not possible. My social life suffers significantly when doing a contest prep, it takes an overwhelming amount of dedication and desire to be able to attain this physique. A lot of you guys simply are not willing to make those kind of sacrifices, and that's absolutely fine because you'll be able to enjoy other things instead that I cannot. But for those of you who are willing to put in the effort that is necessary and transform yourself into something truly impressive, godspeed and good luck.

it doesnt take much to get me firing on all cylinders but this was serious...

tiffdelano
06-27-2011, 08:01 AM
This was a great read!

arochardbod
06-27-2011, 12:44 PM
[QUOTE=earl33;339351701]Originally posted by devl:

I'm a newbie trying to establish healthier habits and a solid fitness routine, and one month in I found my focus starting to slide. I LOVED this article. I do not ever want to be Bob again. I am posting this as my inspiration for when I think it's too early to get out of bed and exercise. You're so right, the best time is now.

coolkemosabe
06-28-2011, 11:45 AM
Great section!! I am at work for another 6 hours and I'm already stoking out about my cardio tonight! lol

bleespoorpa
07-06-2011, 04:18 AM
thanks man you made my day

perfect!

CaitlinCaitlyn
07-13-2011, 01:23 AM
Collection of motivational thread is it okay to post outside links?

justin11bell
07-13-2011, 11:02 PM
Some great stories & quotes here.

SideFX hits the nail on the head.

How badly do you want it?

macrow30
07-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Z2DuqhEbY6E

Pskee
08-16-2011, 03:33 AM
^ incredible vid.
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the pope.'
Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

miccle
08-27-2011, 01:44 AM
So much motivation from that vid.

crossfiire
09-21-2011, 10:18 AM
after watching it, i got so much motivation. thanks :)

mpknob
09-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by devl:


I'm sure many of you have seen this article time and time again. But for those who haven't it's probably the only motivation you'll ever need. Whenever I am having a bad week etc, I read this. I hope that many of the bro's who haven't seen this before will use these words for motivation when the chips are down.

<b>What Seperates us from them

"So, what are you doing for a living these days?" Bob asked me. We're sitting on the couch at one of those tedious holiday get-togethers, you know, the ones where you're supposed to be nice to family members you never see except during major holidays and funerals. I think Bob is my wife's brother-in-law's second cousin or something.

"I'm the assistant editor and a writer for Testosterone magazine," I say. Bob looks at me with a blank expression on his face, as if I'd just told him I sell handmade testicle warmers beside the freeway and was looking to open franchises across the nation.

"It's a bodybuilding magazine," I say.

Blank expression. Deer caught in the headlights. Ronnie Coleman doing trigonometry.

"Oh," Bob finally says, "I heard you were, like, one of those bodybuilder guys or something. So, what's that like, you know, working out every day and stuff? I just don't have time to lift weights all day, but I have been meaning to get rid of this beer belly." He takes another sip of beer. "What do you suggest?" Sip.

At first I was a little offended. I wanted to grab him up and say, "You can't tell I'm a bodybuilder?! Look at my ass! Now, if that's not a nice round squat-built piece of sirloin, I don't know what is! You think that comes naturally? I can crack walnuts with this puppy! Wanna see? Huh, punk? Do ya? Do ya?"

Then I realize this just might cause a scene and could cost me several Christmas presents. I was planning on returning any presents I got and using the money to buy a power rack, so I didn't want to jeopardize this gift getting opportunity. I also realized that old Bob probably had a certain preconceived image of a bodybuilder and I just didn't fit that image. I'm not gorilla huge; I weigh about 205 at 5'11" right now. (When I first started lifting I was a pudgy 159, so that's not too shabby.) Also, I wasn't wearing clown pants, a fluorescent string tank top, a hanky on my head and one of those little fanny packs. And isn't that what real bodybuilders are supposed to wear?

Bob continued to sit there drinking his Natural Light, smoking a cigarette and waiting for an answer, oblivious to the fact that he'd come this close to seeing some serious walnut- crunching ass power. I tried to figure out how I could explain to the average guy what the typical T-Man does and why he does it. How could I get him to understand what it is we do, how we feel, how we live? So I took a deep breath and told him something like this:

"Well, Bob, I guess you could use the term bodybuilder if you really need a label for what it is we do. Most of us actually don't stand on stage and compete, though. We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing. Truthfully, it goes beyond even that.

"Let's be honest here. We do it because of people like you, Bob. We look at you sitting there with your gut hanging over your belt and we watch you grunt and groan just getting out of a chair. Guys like you are our inspiration, Bob. You're better than Anthony Robbins, Bill Phillips, Deepak Chopra, and Zig ****ing Ziglar all wrapped up into one. We love it when guys like you talk about not having time to exercise. Every time we see you munching on a bag of potato chips, you inspire us. You're my shot in the arm, Bob, my living and breathing wake-up call, my own personal success coach.

"You want to know what it is we do? We overcome. We're too busy to train, too, but we overcome. We're too busy to prepare healthy meals and eat them five or six times a day, but we overcome. We can't always afford supplements, our genetics aren't perfect, and we don't always feel like going to the gym. Some of us used to be just like you, Bob, but guess what? We've overcome.

"We like to watch 'normal' people like you tell us about how they can't get in shape. We smile and nod sympathetically like we feel your pain, but actually, we're thinking that you're a pathetic piece of **** that needs to grow a spine and join a gym. You smile sheepishly and say that you just can't stay motivated and just can't stand that feeling of being sore. (For some reason you think that admitting your weaknesses somehow justifies them.) We listen to you ***** and moan. We watch you look for the easy way out. Because of people like you, Bob, we never miss a workout.

"You ask us for advice about diet and training and usually we politely offer some guidance, but deep inside we know you won't take our advice. You know that too. We smile and say, 'Hope that helps. Good luck,' but actually we're thinking, 'Boy, it would suck to be you.' We know that 99% of people won't listen to us. Once they hear that it takes hard work, sacrifice and discipline, they stop listening and tune us out.

"We know they wanted us to say that building a great body is easy, but it just isn't. This did not take five minutes a day on a TorsoTrack. We did not get this way in 12 short weeks using a Bowflex and the Suzanne Somers' 'Get Skinny' diet. A good body does not cost five easy payments of $39.95.

"We like it that while you're eating a candy bar and drinking Mountain Dew, we're sucking down a protein shake. You see, that makes it taste even better to us. While you're asleep we're either getting up early or staying up late, hitting the iron, pushing ourselves, learning, succeeding and failing and rising above the norm with every rep. Can you feel that, Bob? Can you relate? No? Good. This wouldn't be half as fun if you could.

"We do it because we absolutely and totally get off on it. We do it because people like you, Bob, either can't or won't. We do it because what we do in the gym transfers over into the rest of our lives and changes us, physically, mentally, maybe even spiritually. We do it because it beats watching fishing and golf on TV. By the way, do you know what it's like to turn the head of a beautiful woman because of the way you're built? It feels good, Bob. Damned good.

"When we're in the gym, we're in this indescribable euphoria zone. It's a feeling of being on, of being completely alive and aware. If you haven't been there, then it's like trying to describe color to a person who's been blind since birth. Within this haze of pleasure and pain, there's knowledge and power, self-discipline and self-reliance. If you do it long enough, Bob, there's even enlightenment. Sometimes, the answers to questions you didn't even know you had are sitting there on those rubber mats, wrapped up in a neat package of iron plates and bars.

"Want to lose that beer belly, Bob? I have a nutty idea. Put down the ****ing beer. I'll tell you what, Bob. Christmas morning I'm getting up real early and hitting the iron. I want to watch my daughter open her presents and spend the whole day with her, so this is the only time I have to train. The gym will be closed, so I'm going out in my garage to workout. You be at my house at six in the morning, okay? I'll be glad to help you get started on a weight training program. It'll be colder than Hillary Clinton's coochie in there, so dress warm.

"But let me tell you something, Bob. If you don't show up, don't bother asking me again. And don't you ever sit there and let me hear you ***** about your beer belly again. This is your chance, your big opportunity to break out of that rut. If you don't show up, Bob, you've learned a very important lesson about yourself, haven't you? You won't like that lesson.

"You won't like that feeling in the pit of your stomach either or that taste in your mouth. It will taste worse than defeat, Bob. Defeat tastes pretty goddamned nasty, but what you'll be experiencing will be much worse. It will be the knowledge that you're weak, mentally and physically. What's worse is that you'll have accepted that feeling. The feeling will always be with you. In the happiest moments of your life, it'll be there, lying under the surface like a malignant tumor. Ignore it at your own peril, Bob.

"Don't look at me like that either. This just may be the best Christmas present you'll get this year. Next Christmas, Bob, when I see you again, I'm going to be a little bigger, a little stronger, and a little leaner. What will you be? Will you still be making excuses? This is a gift, Bob, from me to you. I'm giving you the chance to look fate in those pretty eyes of hers and say, 'Step off, *****. This is my party and you're not invited.' What do you say, Bob? Monday, Christmas morning, 6am, my house. The ball's in your court."

Okay, so maybe that's not the exact words I used with Bob, but you get the picture. Will Bob show up Monday? I don't know, but I kind of doubt it. In fact, Bob will probably take me off his Christmas card list. He probably thinks I've got "too much Testosterone," like that's a bad thing. I think Bob is just stuck in a rut, and as the saying goes, the only difference between a rut and a grave is depth.

The way out of the rut is to make major changes in your life, most of which won't be too pleasant in the beginning. The opportunity to make those changes seldom comes as bluntly as I put it to Bob. Most of the time, that opportunity knocks very softly. What I did was basically give Bob a verbal slap in the face. You can react two ways to a slap. You can get angry at the person doing the slapping, or you can realize that he was just trying to get you to wake up and focus on what you really want and, more importantly, what it'll take to get it.

If you're a regular T-mag reader, I doubt you need to be called out like Bob. But maybe you've caught yourself slacking a little here lately. Maybe you've missed a few workouts or maybe you started a little too early on the usual holiday feasting, like, say, back in September. Just remember that the time to start working on that summer body is now. The time to get rid of those bad habits that hold you back in the gym is now. You want to look totally different by next Christmas? Start now. This isn't because of the holidays or any corny New Year's resolutions either. The best time is always now.

Christmas day I want you to enjoy being with your family and friends. I want you to open presents, sip a little eggnog and have a good meal. But if your regularily scheduled workout happens to fall on December 25th, what will you be doing at six o'clock that morning?

That's what separates us from guys like Bob.

Credit for this article to T-Mag.com

I actually started tearing up over how amazing this one was. Thank you.

bonkerzzz
10-04-2011, 06:32 PM
This post by Layne I found very motivational, particularly the video at the bottom. He gets a lot of stick when he does nothing but help people on this site.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136300361&p=716396511#post716396511

Team1anabolic
10-25-2011, 12:03 PM
Great read, everyone has their off days and this certainly can put it in perspective!

ptacha
11-15-2011, 08:51 AM
:)))))

tallgod
11-18-2011, 03:09 PM
redtube.com

ironboyz
11-21-2011, 09:52 AM
LOL what about redtube?

wnaskor
11-22-2011, 06:54 AM
It is amazing what we see when we are children. We see all the great things life has to offer. Our minds are open and limitless to any possibility, and rather than say I cant or I wont - those limits havent been set yet so they dont exist. The imagination is what tells us what we can and cannot be or what we can become, and that is limitless. So with that...what happens to us as adults? We let our dreams fade away. Being like the people we looked up to as children isnt important anymore. We eat bad, develop bad habits, we get lazy, hang around unproductive people, and most of all our imaginations stop working and we are left to deal with the real world and all the negative influences that surrounds us. We stop thinking outside the box and only about what is closest to us and whats WRONG with our lives. Im not saying this pertains to everyone, but to a lot of people it does, myself included. Ive let dreams go, passed up on opportunities, became so absorbed in lifes pitfalls I quit living the life that I always wanted and took what I was given and accepted it.

As children we wanted to be a "Hero" like the people we looked up to. A fireman, policeman, doctor, like your dad/mom, for most boys it was a super hero. I didnt just want to be like Superman, I wanted to be Superman. My grandma made me capes when I was little in every color you can imagine. I pretty much wore around the house all day every day, but for the life of me I couldnt figure out why I couldnt fly?!? I wanted to be big and strong for as long as I can remember. I wanted to be brave, looked up to, do good for people, and in the time of need help whomever I could. I wanted to eat right, and take my vitamins and pray like Hulk Hogan told me to do. I wanted to do good things for others and say please and thank you. I saw the world as a huge place with unlimited possibilities. I saw the good in everything and everyone and wanted to be better at everything that I did. I set goals and did all that my little body and imagination could to achieve them. I went through a period where I flexed in every picture that I took from age 6-8 to the point that people started holding my arms down before every shot. I didnt care though. I was a force to be reckoned with and I wasnt afraid to show it off. I believed that I was strong and wouldnt accept any other alternative.

The innocence of a child can teach us a lot, so pay attention. Remember the things you wanted when you were young, who or what you wanted to be like or what you wanted others to see in you. The only person that can tell you that you cant is you...and i dont know any kid that will truly listen when they are told they arent capable of doing something. This is a trait that we develop later in life. The things you find to be ordinary about yourself is what makes you a hero to others, so remember some little kid out there might be looking up to you and wishing that someday they can be "big and strong" just like YOU.

By: Brandan Fokken

BamaBruce
11-29-2011, 11:14 PM
http://youtu.be/icP9wNPpgSs really great if anyone wanna embed

1quick1
12-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Subbed

gaijinr
12-29-2011, 06:05 AM
I never want this thread to end !!!

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12-29-2011, 06:27 AM
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SoccerMuscle5
12-29-2011, 06:04 PM
thanks man you made my day
Mine also. this is amazing. Thanks for posting!

nakres1984
01-02-2012, 10:33 AM
Amazing thread

bilaba70
01-14-2012, 03:52 AM
Z2DuqhEbY6E

Quoting for later

rcarlile23
01-21-2012, 03:38 PM
I absolutely love the "Tomorrow is never promised" post.

Think its my favourite post on this thread

steenbuilder
01-21-2012, 08:25 PM
http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/247704-MMA-Fan-Fest/video/566888-Failure-Comes-Before-Success

Here's a short clip where Chael Sonnen talks about failure before success. You may not love the guy, but he speaks the truth.

DarrenConroy
01-22-2012, 06:02 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/flex950/barbell.jpg

AestheticLad
02-01-2012, 07:04 AM
The most Inspirational video to date (imo)


http://vimeo.com/35088685

Great thread Emma!

DarrenConroy
02-01-2012, 08:45 PM
The most Inspirational video to date (imo)


http://vimeo.com/35088685

Great thread Emma!

Great video! It covers a lot of era's of bodybuilding!

azxangeles
02-08-2012, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the motivation

gurudeb
02-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Excellent excellent thread...

DarrenConroy
02-23-2012, 09:02 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/flex950/IMG_2035.jpg

ShigeruErwin
02-28-2012, 09:01 AM
its worth to read.. nice!

HautDeGamme
02-29-2012, 06:38 PM
Haha great!

DarrenConroy
03-11-2012, 07:48 PM
I never thought two words could sum it all up... :)

alfredofatale
03-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Everybody is always findin' the good stuff 'cept me. ;D
GREAT post! Cheers


Note: I pulled this off of another thread at the beginning of the year which I now cannot find.

Your life is now.

It is not what you did, or looked like, or lifted yesterday. It is not what you will do tomorrow or hope to achieve with your physique in the future. It is now. Do you ever notice that "I really couldn't give 2 wanks and a rats ass" feeling you get when some arrogant, has-been jerk says, "'oh yeah, I used to be really freakin' huge maaaan! I bench pressed 4 million pounds!" As Mr. Personality continues his self centered, biased story of what he used to be, you find yourself extremely uninterested to the point where you'd rather jack off your grandpa! Well, thats how others feel when you and I talk about what we used to do or what we are dead set to accomplish in the world of muscle and fitness. People are impressed only with what you are NOW.

Today is your opportunity to live the real life. Today is your time to get out of the swamp of the status quo. Yes, today is your time to give purpose and drive to your fitness life. Don't keep doing the "Easy" exercises. Don't just do a certain number of reps and sets- no matter if you are straining or not. Don't stop your sets when the burn and pain starts. Remember, now is your time. This is your hour. When I'm in the gym, I see people who are about as focused as a fart. They are all over the road. They'll run many different half-assed exercises together and wonder why they look no different that last year.

Fear can be a bad thing in your life, but it can also yield results.The only fear you need is the fear that you will continue living a life much smaller than your hopes and dreams'.. and awake someday to find yourself past your prime, a product of your mediocre lifestyle as a fitness enthusiast. Or worse yet, you might die unexpectedly tomorrow, next week or next month with your music still in you. Your life is now. Your life is now, or never. When I turned 30, this hit me hard. Up to that point, I was in my 20's. IT didn't matter how late into my 20's I was, I was still in my 20's! Then 30 hit. I realilzed that IF I'm going to be muscular and strong, it had better happen now. Yes, you can be big and strong into your 40's. But I think many agree that the 30's are where its at! I had to decide that the time was now.

You possess unfathomable strength and ability, but you are rarely calling on your tremendous mental and physical resources. They demand to be stretched, exercised and challenged. They demand to be used to their full capacity. The reward your abilities promise is nothing short of greatness and excellence. Have you ever been told you have "potential'" Let me tell you something about "potential"'''. "potential" means that you're not doing it. Think about it'' Would you say that Jay Cutler has "potential?" No, because he's doing it! He's training hard, eating big, and keeping his focus. He is past the "potential" stage. Thats where I want all of us to be. To be to the place where every week we are setting and reaching goals in our fitness. Be it strength, size, or just a funny story from your daily walk as a bodybuilding enthusiast as proof that you are living the life and having a great time doing it!

Let me be blunt, in hopes of making my true point: Everyday you step into the gym, and do not commit yourself to greatness, you are falling asleep, allowing yourself to suffocate in an atmosphere of mediocrity. Is the spirit-killing atmosphere I reference real? Bodybuilding is supposed to be such a positive and demanding sport where just by association with it, you start aiming to better yourself. You only need to look at the newspaper or TV to know we are surrounded by negativity that cares little about inspiring greatness. You are never far from people who care nothing about being different, better, stronger, trying harder, or aiming higher. You know who they are. You get stares and double takes from them at the store when you have to go from the gym, to the store to get more protein for supper. With your swole still in full effect, you got cannonball shoulders bursting out of your sleeveless shirt, and swole chest trying to bust its way out. Furthermore, you're freaking everybody out with pipeline veins crawling beneath the surface of your skin'' so much that it causes all the heroine addicts to orgasm! Yes indeed, you live in an atmosphere of mediocrity, and like poison gas it will dull you, bore you, disillusion you and lessen you if you don't wake up and do something about it. If you are not getting comments from people about your physique, you are still in the mediocrity. If people at work are not tripping out on your disciplined and strict dietary practices, you are still in the mediocrity.

My friend, your life is now. Take a stand against mediocrity, weakness, skinnyness, and obesity. Make your greatness non-negotiable. Put it into higher gear.

Hold your head high,
Critical Mass

demon_animal
03-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another's sides,
your feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground,
Then bide your time, biting your lip, for you were born
from the blood of Heracles, unbeatable by mortal men,
and the god of gods has never turned his back on you.
So cast off whatever fears arise at the armored legions
they'll muster before you, hedge yourself round
with hollow shields, and learn to love death's ink-black
shadow as much as you love the light of dawn.
So that when the hour comes, the battle lines drawn,
you won't hang back beyond javelin and stone but,
marshaled into ranks, advance as one to engage your enemy
hand to hand. Then hefting your bronze-tipped
spears and raking the air with your broadswords,
set foot to foot, battle dress to weaponry,
horsehair crest to polished mail, and --- helmet to helmet,
eye to eye --- mangle their gear, hack off limbs, lay open
the organs that warm their chests, then beat them down
until the plain runs red with enemy blood and you
still stand, breathlessly gripping your wet sword's hilt.

IronHeart87
05-06-2012, 01:34 AM
Everybody wanna be a body builder, but nobody wanna lift this heavy ass weight! Ill do it though! -Ronnie Coleman
Time to dig deep! -Ronnie Coleman

This is all I need for motivation. I train to not suck at life, thats enough motivation by itself.

Fletchr22
05-24-2012, 06:01 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=144754751&p=880755231#post880755231

ThundaHorz
06-17-2012, 11:49 AM
http://i.imgur.com/np8ES.jpg

h5a3C2MC87g

matthew2474
06-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Thanks for all these great reads..made my day..I'm about 2 months in for cutting and lost 20 pounds but for reason I don't see the change that everyone else sees so I'm getting kinda discouraged even though the scale says I've made progress my eyes aren't there yet...thus really helped me keep to it thanks again guys

ToddSmash
06-25-2012, 12:01 AM
There will come times in your life when you feel that everything is going wrong. Everything you touch is turning to **** and you're failing.

If you believe that there is nothing you can do to turn this around...then you have failed even more so.

It is within all of us to change ourselves. You and you alone are the master of your destiny...unless you let someone else be said master.

Sometimes you'll hear people say you have to work smarter not harder.

Bull****...you have to work smarter AND harder. And you have do things the right way...not the easy way.

Its time to realise that the bar is in your hands...not mine.
Its time to know that hard work will turn your failures into successes.
Its time to know that every single second you spend doing what others don't or won't so that you can have what others haven't...is the best investment you can make.
Its time to know that a success is not being knocked down...a success is picking yourself up.
Its time to know you will never truly succeed in life if you are not prepared to lay everything on the line.
Its time to know that defeat is a temporary condition, it's giving up that makes it permanent.

and lastly.

Its time for you to realise that I did not come here to compete with you. That there is only one person here that can defeat me...and it is none of you.

cribec0
06-26-2012, 02:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg2wI4GoxOY&feature=BFa&list=PL6D9BCDDD623A7EB8



people who talk **** about me are my motivation

Patrick1996
06-28-2012, 09:30 PM
sweat + sacrifice = sucess

ashleyhorner
06-29-2012, 04:37 AM
I am confident. Driven*with passion. I have no finish line. *I am persistent chasing things that I want to achieve in life. *I have a strong mind and a soft heart. I never stay in one spot for too long continuing to *raise the bar for my opponents. * I get knocked down I come back stronger & smarter than before.**You think you can catch me? *I dare you! *My name is Ashley Horner, I am an Athlete. I am Team bodybuilding.com. *

Jeppi
06-30-2012, 11:33 PM
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Life's Six Rules

1. Trust yourself

No matter how and what anyone else thinks. Who do you want to be, not what but who.

2. Break the rules once in a while

It is impossible to be a true original if youre too well-behaved. You have to think outside the box

3. Dont be afraid to fail

So you can't always win, but don't afraid of making decisions.You can't be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, and success will come.

4. Dont listen to the naysayers

Pay no attention to the people that say it can't be done. I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I'm the first one that has done it. Never listen that, "You can't." I always listen to myself and say, "Yes, you can."

5. Work your butt off

If you want to win, there is absolutely NO WAY around hard, hard work

6. Always find time to give something back

Reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than anything else you have ever done.



From a speech he did some time ago. It sits greatly on my refrigerator, giving me a kick in the ass whenever I'm in need of it!

cribec0
07-07-2012, 05:01 AM
Do or Die
by G Diesel

I walk around and I see the pain on peoples faces. I can look into their eyes and see their heartache. I can tell that their soul is wounded. There is emptiness there, a hole where their joy used to be. All they want is something to believe in, something to hope for. A reason to keep fighting, to keep struggling, to answer the bell in those late rounds, to get out of ****ing bed in the morning.

I know cuz Ive been there, Ive carried that weight. Ive stared down the gloomy visage of hopelessness and spit in his ****ing face. Our lives are a test, an uphill endurance race on rocky terrain, a never ending series of battles in the war for our prosperity. This game is one were not expected to win, this test an exam that no one wants us to pass. A life less ordinary, one of uncommon achievement is an abstract, undefined height were never meant to reach. We are to live bleak, workaday lives until our vessel expires, keeping the machine of society rolling forward until our shells can provide compost for next years crops.

We are not all destined to influence public opinion, to wage the plague of war or to cure the illnesses that ail our brethren, but that does not devalue our potential to contribute to the betterment of man. I have long been so focused on uplifting my family, on carrying my friends, on building opportunities for my descendants, on saving the world. I have assigned myself this unfair expectation for so long that eventually it became that which others expect. So be it. I understand that fate chooses certain men to carry a burden beyond their mere mortal understanding. For those amongst us picked to bear this load, we must accept this expectation and go about our business of raising the village.

In the 19th century, Friedrich Nietzche brilliantly posed what has come to be among the more trite phrases pertaining to human survival when he wrote What does not kill me, makes me stronger. But he was right, you know, hence the fact that this classic quote lived long enough to become a clich. Even the best lives, those which we are so blessed to be able to pursue, are little more than long strings of risk, pain, violence, suffering, confusion, fear and sorrow. Troubles, tumult and hard times which we either put an end to or we allow to put an end to us. Life is a matter of survive and advance, progress or perish, do or ****ing die.

So much of our ability to hang tough and endure hinges on a mere matter of perspective. Your idea of a life or death scenario and your understanding of a raw deal or the dealing of a bad hand may seem a little flimsy as compared to the similar outlook of say a cancer survivor or war veteran. Compare your obstacles and anguish to that of those who have seen some **** in their day and all of the sudden, your daily challenges may not seem so imposing. Do or die for you and me, and do or die for a kid on the streets in Somalia may not be exactly the same ****ing thing.

This do or die approach to life, this desperate time is ticking away quest, were I to be completely honest, is born out of fear. Fear that, like in so many situations Ive seen before, essentially were I to stop doing I would start dying. You see, Ive long been motivated by my own interpretation that a life led without the pursuit of dreams is no life at all, or for that matter is no life Id ever want to lead.

Death to me means more than the common expiration of a carbon-based life form. When I speak of death, I talk of the death of a dream. A life spent without the pursuit of dreams and the chase of the extraordinary, is for all relevant arguments, a life without intent, a life without meaning. Ive forever feared throwing up my hands and no longer caring about anything bigger than myself, fighting for anything beyond my current standing and my present environmentbeing confined by the narrow confines of my daily life, my mind constrained by the limits so many people operate within for their entire earthly existence.

Ive observed with great sorrow, those that have quit on life, those that have thrown in the white towel on their dreams. Friends and family alike, each of whom with such great potential, all with such tremendous promise who eventually allowed the constant strain and unyielding barrage that can be the daily grind, grind them down to nothing, beating them to a pulp until they gave in. This inevitable outcome was not a result of they themselves being weak, but instead of life being so goddamn unforgiving, unsympathetic and downright hard. The kind of lives Thomas Hobbes long ago termed nasty, brutish and short.

I fight each day to never succumb to these great oppressive forces. To be an example to those compelled to be chewed up and spit out by the soulless machine that is the modern world. To help them find glory in the struggle, to find joy in the smirks of their detractors, to find a light in the dark, barren landscape that appears to be their future. They need to know that they arent alone, that they are combatants in the good fight and that in that brawl can be found the meaning they so desperately seek.

That boy sure does have determination, my aunt recently quipped to my mom An observation that when passed my way, prompted me to smile. I can imagine how things must seem to the outsider, how I must appear obsessed and delusional, idealistic and unrealistic. But I know that I am none of those things and all of them at the same time. I am the warrior leading the charge, the spark in the damp cold, the beacon in the most bleak of foggy nights. I am obligated to give my all, committed to never give in. I have sworn a solemn oath to weather the storm and continue on. If not for me then for all those whose dreams lay lifeless, I will do until I die.

On Animal Pak's website

pribec6
07-08-2012, 06:49 AM
Damn bro, thats deep.-thats my twin right there

YoungBurn96
07-11-2012, 05:54 AM
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Jeffrey85
07-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Saw this thread and thought I'd contribute:

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others-Ayn Rand

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy-Norman Vincent Peale

You can always become better-Tiger Woods

These quotes motivate me and really send me a message I hope they do the same for you.

GoHeavy1
07-15-2012, 09:45 PM
http://www.animalpak.com/html/article_details.cfm?ID=602

davidbrownacc
07-16-2012, 01:52 PM
WOW amazing motivational threads :)

Sdbersey
07-23-2012, 04:44 PM
Very motivational thanks

Alcastive
07-27-2012, 03:21 PM
Great thread subbed.

CD101
08-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Just some thoughts and a ramble.

Quit dope years ago when I ran out of $$$...still miss it and dream about weed, but I'd probably spend all my money on it again so I've stayed away from it.

When I was smoking tobacco at my highest at work a few years ago, I just turned against it and quit cold turkey. For 2 days I would light 1 up and just let it burn like an incense. Haven't had one since, and from time to time in a dream I'm smoking and its usually close to when I start to wake up and then I'm relieved it was just a dream, no joke.

Woke up a hell of a lot more from the MATRIX after ~2005 and learned (among others things) how messed up the food industry is. That lead to slowly eating much fresher and healthy natural food, now its mostly all I eat. And was working out on a sort of regular basis at home for last 2 years.

Then about the same for my 1st ever diet I started 60 days ago, wasted years overweight and was still fat, but eating mostly fresh natural foods. And then one day I just looked up on the calories for something and bbbbaaaammmmm.....what a fool....now I'm losing weight, drinking less, and back on the weights on a regular basis.

At this point I don't really need extra motivation to stay committed or anything, its more like having something to look forward to, and just wondering how long till I hit a good weight and strength.

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blissmusic7
08-06-2012, 12:33 AM
thanks man you made my day

this is nice post...........

This quote is amazing.................

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

blissmusic7
08-08-2012, 10:39 PM
It involves the emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something.

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CollegiateTRACK
08-16-2012, 06:16 AM
It was my junior year in high school - late october. I played soccer and track, pretty athletic, prep kid I guess you can call it. I had a good amount of friends, got a decent amount of girls, and did well in school. I was on my way to playing division I soccer until a few things happened. I didn't drink a lot at the time and this was one of my first times experiences alcohol. In my town, a lot of people go to the football games under the lights and cheer on our horrible football team - it was more for school spirit. Lots of kids drink and then go to make it more enjoyable. Me and my soccer friends went into a parking lot and started taking shots. I downed a whole liter of vodka without even knowing what was happening. The last thing I remember was walking down the big hill to the field and fans. Blacking out, I mistakenly bumped into my PE teaching thinking it was my friend and said - supposidly - "Dude, I am hammered I think I should leave". This was on a Friday and Tuesday came around (during soccer season obviously) and my soccer coach told me I was getting kicked off for drinking. He also said, "If you tell me who you were drinking with, I will let you back on the team and you will most likely be captain next year". I drank with three of the best players on the team and I know they would have gotten kicked off and ultimately ruined the state championship. I politely responded, "Sorry coach, good luck next year." They won the state championship that year for the first time in school history. They were interviewed by a bunch of local news casts, given numerous awards, met the Governor, and were on magazine covers. I was devastated, and more so my father. I spent the time I would have been playing soccer, digging a foundation to a house my dad was building. Everyday from the end of school until sun-down (2pm - ~630ish, this went on for 4 months). IT WAS HELL. My father is very strict and I couldn't go out, go on the computer, or anything. So I started working out. I would sneak on bb.com and read everything I could. Working out was the only time I felt happy or had a purpose. I felt like a failure to not only my self, but to my family.

Don't pity me. I made that mistake of getting black out drunk and that is 100% on me. I could have fallen down, and just stayed a pathetic mope for years after that incident. I played soccer since I was 5 and everyone in my family played. Not only didn't I win the first ever state championship for my school, but my chances of playing college soccer were over. That one night impacted my life greatly.

The next time you get in some trouble or do something you regret, don't pout about it. What does that solve? Nothing. Re-read that to yourself again. Feeling sorry for yourself does NOTHING. Moving foward, I worked hard over the time I couldn't play soccer and eventually got to doing collegiate track. I compete in the pole vault and javelin and I think I have a pretty good life. That incident opened my eyes. One night, can ruin years to come. Remember that and take it with you for the rest of your life.

yassin11
08-16-2012, 08:38 AM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bodybuilding-Motivation-quotes-videos-tips/139767496132480
Don't pity me. I made that mistake of getting black out drunk and that is 100% on me. I could have fallen down, and just stayed a pathetic mope for years after that incident. I played soccer since I was 5 and everyone in my family played. Not only didn't I win the first ever state championship for my school, but my chances of playing college soccer were over. That one night impacted my life greatly.

The next time you get in some trouble or do something you regret, don't pout about it. What does that solve? Nothing. Re-read that to yourself again. Feeling sorry for yourself does NOTHING. Moving foward, I worked hard over the time I couldn't play soccer and eventually got to doing collegiate track. I compete in the pole vault and javelin and I think I have a pretty good life. That incident opened my eyes. One night, can ruin years to come. Remember that and take it with you for the rest of your life.[/QUOTE]

DarrenConroy
08-21-2012, 07:11 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/flex950/Arnold-1.jpg

Maximusblack
09-26-2012, 04:55 PM
This is awesome!



http://www.facebook.com/pages/GYM-Inspiration-Motivation-Tips-/249484201796668

cyilmassive3
10-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Awesome well spoken, take a stand and do what need to be done to achieve your goals

frankstomp
10-02-2012, 07:22 PM
Thank you for sharing....means a lot

straitman
10-02-2012, 10:01 PM
Make everyday count... Love that

Aviaaaf
11-09-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks

TroyGuy
11-11-2012, 01:09 PM
Hey everyone, bodybuilding.com just posted my article on Body Transformation Bigger with Age. A lot of people have been providing feedback as it being very inspirational and informative so I thought Id share it with you. Here is the linkplease "like" it on facebook and comment at the bottom of the article:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/body-transformation-bigger-with-age.html

Steve (TroyGuy)

DarrenConroy
11-25-2012, 12:03 AM
Hey everyone, bodybuilding.com just posted my article on Body Transformation “Bigger with Age”. A lot of people have been providing feedback as it being very inspirational and informative so I thought I’d share it with you. Here is the link…please "like" it on facebook and comment at the bottom of the article:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/body-transformation-bigger-with-age.html

Steve (TroyGuy)

Great share big man! Hope all is well!! :)

DarrenConroy
11-25-2012, 12:04 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/flex950/golds70s2.jpg

The Golden Age is always motivating!!

julian17marth
01-30-2013, 08:24 PM
All very insporational, makes you wanna get up and blast some weights!!

SammySprinkler
02-06-2013, 07:27 PM
in. such good motivation

art29
02-15-2013, 07:44 AM
very interesting)

golfstar22
02-17-2013, 05:15 PM
Good pic.

calvinphilips
02-18-2013, 01:58 AM
These are pretty good and motivational quotes. Hope to view some more similar quotes.

LeeBroome
03-02-2013, 08:19 PM
Some awesome transformations.

:cool:

That's where I get most of my motivation, although sometimes it is nice to read what others think about what motivates them to be better, great thread!

whtcoupe
03-04-2013, 01:09 PM
thanks

GeorgeConte
04-03-2013, 10:50 AM
I have gathered a post here with my favorite diet and fitness motivational quotes (http://dietuni.com/diet/my-favorite-diet-and-fitness-motivational-quotes).

The ones i love are:

"A man is not finished when he is defeated, he is finished when he quits."
"Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, win like a champion."

Also people say that my personal story about how I lost 121 pounds of fat, or half of my body (http://dietuni.com/diet/nutrition-and-exercise-for-absolute-beginners)really inspires them!

markzeus
04-12-2013, 10:55 PM
Why would you take what Arnold says with a grain of salt? He basically made weight lifting and bodybuilding sky rocket to popularity in a time when team sports dominated every aspect of American culture. Ive read his "Encyclepedia" and use it constantly as a reference.
He is also mine Motivational hero.Arnold's early years in bodybuilding, competed in several Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting contests.He never advice grain of salt.

bodyforgolf
04-20-2013, 09:35 PM
Here is a post from another forum, a golf forum. The subject is over weather a 8 handicap(medium skilled player) can make a cut at the masters(a huge event).
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You guys amaze me.

Of yourse you could do it.

So many people take their mind and use it against them - defeat themselves before they can even break down the problem to achieve the goal.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can.

Yes, I can.

I, can.

You can do anything in life you choose to pursue. Not believing in yourself destroys you from the start.

Why is the 8 and 8? What areas are weak? What areas are strong? 2 years is a long a** time for prep.

giggitygoo202
05-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Great thread!!

Alexjsq
05-25-2013, 10:12 PM
How bad do you want it, by Eric Thomas, very very motivational !

Desmoore
05-27-2013, 07:32 PM
I'm so glad this is year. Bookmarked.

Awrson
06-28-2013, 03:22 PM
nice

alexbegood
06-29-2013, 09:19 AM
this picture is such a perefct view in old times

Fortitudo
07-07-2013, 11:44 AM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=154206951
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=155033223

Mrkillafornia
07-09-2013, 11:08 PM
Its not so much about the genetics as it is about the effort.

dylmill
07-29-2013, 12:30 PM
The Squat Rack

20 minutes into leg training, I have done everything in my power to prepare the quads, hamstrings, calves and all the smaller leg muscles for this moment. It’s time for squats. A few sets are done, to ensure perfect form and let the muscles adjust to the higher weights. The first working set begins, and the weight I place on my back is proportionate to how much I choose to push myself. The first set gets knocked out, the blood is flowing in my legs, and I feel confident. Next set, the weight is increased. My thoughts allow me to view 300 lbs the same way an obeist cake enthusiast sees that german chocolate fudge cake in the bakery window. Irresistible. I step under the bar, push my traps into the iron, stand and take a step back. Down I go, up, down, up, down, up. I blast through the second set, form still intact. I’m thinking about what lifts I am going to do after squats, but then I catch myself, “don’t worry about the next set, don’t worry about the next exercise. Just squat.” I look at the loaded bar, and in this moment, I begin to feel tired. But I still want to squat.

It’s mental. My body is ready, my body longs to prove itself. My mind simply fears change. I still want to put myself under the bar, allowing it to pull me to the ground, and then fight back and stand up. I do this every week.

Now the work begins. Third set, I’ve made it this far, let’s do this. Boom, in the face of adversity, I triumph. I succeeded when my mind had second thoughts.

Standing up normally would not merit anything near a glimpse of attention, but at this point it requires most of my focus just to stand up normally, legs are wobbling and the blood is just flooding them. Quads feel tight, hamstrings are begging me to keep them extended. But I’ve been here before. In fact, I’m here every Sunday, and this instance has become one of my closest friends. I actually look forward to this moment. Why? Is it because I enjoy the adrenaline rush I get when sending my body to fight a resistance twice its own weight? Maybe. Well, that’s just a bonus, actually. “Oh, it’s been a few minutes, time to squat again. Okay focus, get pumped! Make sure the safety bars are in place, I might not be able to get back up.” Mistake. I’ve seen that thought in the past, and I know it only implies the possibility of not getting back up. Of failure. Not this time. “Bars are up, but they are irrelevant, I WILL get back up.”

Set 4, the first few reps are easy, form is still on point. 6 reps in, and I’m breathing heavily. Sometimes even taking two breaths between reps. Now I’m at the 10th rep. Form wants to break down, but I know my low back has no place in this lift. Standing, breathing hard, I tense my entire trunk, take a huge breath, and slowly lower myself to the ground. The bar is almost touching the safety racks. I begin to stand, but soon my upper body leans forward, and more pressure is set upon my low back. Damn it. I push through, and rack the weight. At this point, I’m thinking about that delicious post-workout feast I’ve been seeing in my mind’s eye all day long. I imagine what it’s going to taste like, and how much I’m going to enjoy it. Snap out of it. Earn that meal. Earn every single calorie you consume. Work for it. Make it count. I look at the bar, “it’s just you and me, baby. And I did NOT come here to lose.”

“Well then, what did I come here for? I came here, because I KNEW that in three minutes, I will be facing hundreds of pound of adversity. I will be in an all out war with the barbell, and even more so with my mind. My mind does not like this. My mind wants to skip directly to the post workout, even though it knows I still have leg presses, straight leg deadlifts, calf raises, lunges and sprints to do before eating. My mind is uncomfortable, it does not want to be here. It knows what I will be doing in less than 2 minutes time, and it desperately wants out. I bring my mind back to the matter at hand. “It’s me, and my body against my mind. My body wants this, my body CHOOSES to step under this weight, and fight it. “Why? Because it knows that at any given moment, it’s either progressing or regressing. If it’s not getting stronger, it’s getting weaker. It knows this, and my mind also know this but my mind is afraid. It doesn’t like work, or change or effort. Either I convince my mind to help me out and move this weight, or I tell it to shut up. There is no option that involves the mind getting what it wants, so it better start wanting something else.

T minus one minute. “Breathe, focus on your breath.” I’m breathing pretty hard, it’s difficult to focus on taking deep, slow breaths when your body needs the oxygen faster than that. I put in my headphones, to a voice calmly saying “it’s not talent, it’s not innate ability. It simply comes down to how hungry you are. How hungry are you to improve? How big is your appetite for success? What are you willing to do to reach your dreams?” A surge of power runs through my body, I explosively stand up and willingly place myself under the bar. My mind knows it has no choice in this matter, I’ve decided to squat this weight and that decision is final. Armed with passion and an iron will, I lower myself to the ground, and stand back up. 5 times. Now, I employ my greatest tool, my mind, to help me. I choose thoughts that motivate me, that keep me going. “Who am I? I am a champion!” Down, up. Come on Dylan, let’s go. “You’re already in pain, get a reward from it!.” I’m going for 8 reps. Thanks to my mind, I complete ten. I rerack the bar, drop to the floor and catch my breath.

My headphones are still in, but I do not hear them. I thank myself for pushing further, for making my muscles grow. I am now stronger than I was yesterday. But something doesn’t yet feel right. I don’t feel like a champion yet. I don’t feel closure. I have not felt the feeling that tells me I am done. The one that tells me “this is living. This is pure ecstasy, bliss, life. Fulfillment. Where is that feeling? I am only reveling in my thoughts of victory and success, my mind telling me I have achieved something. My mind. Damn it! I’ve been tricked! My mind is congratulating me, praising me, when I know that it’s sole motivation is to keep me from changing it, from reaching beyond itself. My mind does not want to think outside itself! It is afraid of that.

Then it clicks. A serene, yet powerful wave falls over me and encompasses the radius around me. The whole area with the squat rack, me and the platform is glowing, nothing else exists. I know what this means. I feel it now. I’ve paid my dues, I’ve come this far. Far enough to have a stronger body than yesterday. Far enough to have more will power and confidence than when I stepped into the gym. More than far enough by the average person’s standards to call it quits for a week. But I feel something now. The plates are still on the bar, waiting, calling. Game on.

With a supreme, yet not arrogant sense of confidence, I calmly step under the bar, knowing I have already won the war. My mind is no match anymore, it has fallen silent. It’s just my body and the bar, no mental barriers, no thoughts telling me to put the weight down. Just squatting down and standing up until my body can not. I begin. This all of a sudden became easy. The weight is still really heavy, and my legs are beaten and struggling. But in a calm and empowering way. I stand up 5 times. Mind is empty, blank. Nothing to say, it raised its white flag long ago. By now, my legs are shaking, I feel my heart pounding against my chest. Standing, I take 3 heavy, deep breaths before sucking my stomach in, and dipping my tailbone to the ground. With a steady and fluid motion, I stand up, my entire awareness simply witnessing what my body is going through. No judgment. No encouragement, no resistance. Just awareness. Taking 4-6 breaths between squats, my quads are on fire and my hamstrings have given out. My glutes are fighting hard to keep my back side steady.

Why do I subject myself to this? Something most people would find masochistic, useless and egotistical? Honestly, I do not know. I could not give you a reason as to why I look forward to getting under a heavy bar and sitting down then standing up until my legs give out. I don’t know. I can most definitely tell you the vast and absolutely life altering results doing so has brought me, but I can not tell you why I do this in the first place. I just do, and I look forward to it. Conquering the fear of change that resides in the mind, transcending plateaus and barriers. Strengthening the mind, forging the body, making everything in my life that much easier. After a set like this, there is not one thing that remains unachievable to me. Not one.

My biggest barrier at this point is my throbbing heart. My muscles are demanding significantly more oxygen than my lungs are capable of bringing them. The carbon dioxide in my blood and lungs is rapidly increasing, while the oxygen levels are lowering. Lactic acid is building up in my blood, at a rate faster than it can be removed. I am breathing heavily, standing straight with a great steel weight on my back. I am struggling simply to keep breathing so I don’t pass out. One massive inhale, contraction of every core muscle I have the energy to contract, and down I go. This is heavy. Very heavy. My legs are beyond exhausted, my body is in major stress, my heart is beating at its maximal rate, working furiously to absorb every cubic millimeter of oxygen it can.

What causes me to stand up? Physically, it seems unlikely that I would be able to. Mentally, well the mind has been out of the picture for a while now. There must be something else, something that has the capability of pushing the accumulation of atoms, of cells, of organs and tissues that are my physical body. Something else that ignites the body into working beyond itself. Something that makes it possible for limits to be exceeded, for barriers to be removed.

I stand up. With the very last ounce of strength and effort in my body, I place the bar back on the rack, and collapse to the floor. For 5 minutes, I lay there. Completely wiped, drained, almost immobile. Exhilarated. In these moments, I feel something deep, something real. I feel what it means to be truly ALIVE. I feel deeply and totally fulfilled. One second of this feeling makes all the years of effort I have ever put into anything in my life worth it a thousand times over. This is the feeling of love. There is nothing egotistical about it, the mind is out of the picture. There is nothing selfish about it, it is a feeling of unity, of oneness. A feeling of power and success, not over others, not over anything or anyone. Simply awe, bliss, marvel, completeness. How I want to feel on my deathbed. Although I can claim victory over my body, my mind and the challenge I set up for myself, it feels nothing like that. I feel whole. There are no words capable of describing this feeling, or any feeling actually. But when you experience this feeling, you will know. This is the feeling of LIFE. And I brought it to myself.

michaelboughdad
08-01-2013, 09:20 AM
thanks you for replies

max001
08-15-2013, 04:38 AM
That is really great post and surely motivational also. Thanks for posting.

rickysmith1022
09-04-2013, 04:34 AM
When everything seems to go against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

ChamTBR
10-12-2013, 10:51 AM
Motivational Qoute section

J_L_R
11-01-2013, 10:49 AM
What is it that you want in life?
What is it that you wish to achieve? To avoid? To preserve?
There is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Your potential is limitless.
There is no limit to what you can do, or have, or be.
Nothing great in life happens to you until you make a commitment to achieve a clear, specific goal.
Its not complicated. Get serious. Be decisive.
I can, I will, I shall, I am, I choose, I do, I earn, I have.
You can accomplish anything you want if you are willing to pay the price; if you are willing to do whatever it takes

You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. Jimmy Dean

Luck? I dont know anything about luck. Ive never banked on it and Im afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard workand realizing what is opportunity and what isnt. Lucille Ball

The harder you work, the luckier you get. Gary Player

Ive found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Brian Tracy

Identify what you are trying to achieve. Be clear about your mission the business you are in and keep it in front of you as you proceed.

Be Decisive and Consistent. Give clear directives. Unclear expectations lead to confusion and under-performance. Inconsistencywhen you hold different people to different standards, or not sharing information with everyonedrains morale.

Evolve Every Day. Get out of your comfort zone. Establish a clear goal. Then remind your team of that shared mission when tempers flare or motivation flags. Focusing on the same goal helps overcome obstacles. Engage everyone in reviewing and discussing the teams progress and possible tweaks for enhancement.

Forge Strength in Adversity. Mistakes happen, even when youre working with the best of the best. You will discover the people you really want on your team when things get tough and you will be stronger when you come through it. Always analyze what happened to determine how to avoid a repeat. Craft a plan to prevent future mistakes.

Lean on Your Team. If you want to do something great, you cant always do it all alone. Delegate effectively and be fanatical about giving credit where credit is due. Open your mind. Do not narrow your focus in defending your position. Consider everyone on your team as your equal and actively listen to their point of view. Disagreements may arise but its good to consider options.

Blaze a Trail. Lead with grace. Dont ask your teammates to do anything you wouldnt do yourself and make that visible. Build rapport. Reduce ego. Encourage brainstorming. Empower others. Ask What if we or Would it be helpful if State I need your help

Breed Confidence. Its your connection and chemistry with the team that breeds confidence. At some point in your life you probably worked where you had fun doing your job. It pays to remember those days. Set an emotional tone by exhibiting a positive outlook. Acknowledging small victories and voicing appreciation for hard work helps create a positive and winning work environment.

Get Off The Scale!
You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

Its true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. Thats it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Dont give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful! Steve Maraboli

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you dont. Bill Nye

SteveR1990
11-06-2013, 03:14 PM
A++ Thread..Would read again (no sarcasm)...Repped

same

1quick1
11-06-2013, 03:16 PM
Just about anything The Rock posts on FB. That dude is a machine. I highly recommend following him if you don't already.

getripped95
11-07-2013, 06:35 AM
All that anger, all that fear, all that negative energy, take it to the gym and spend it there.

These things make great fuel. Let these things nourish you and not the other way around.

Bstrongfitness
11-16-2013, 04:15 PM
That 72 year old!!

jcowan1234
11-18-2013, 02:44 AM
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. I have a dream and I am whiling to do everything possible to make it reality. I may get judged on what I want to do, I may get judge on what I do, but to me none of that maters I know I have one chance in life to make a dream reality and throughout life only the dedicated and determine will find success. I may have to sacrifice what other people do just to make this dream come true. In my mind it is all worth it and one day everyone who judged and everyone who said I wouldn't make it will see I can and I did, personally I would rather die for my dream, than live without goals.

naninja
11-20-2013, 05:44 PM
in on this

tiomas
12-21-2013, 01:22 PM
I like it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDvr08sCPOc&list=PLFrXiLEU5lhimQZj6an3y0FzXi8gQGdce

verilci
01-05-2014, 08:06 AM
This is my 2 years natural bodybuilding transformation!

watch?v=rKNeuKbh488

Please subscribe to my youtube channel! :)

NHammondDesign
01-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Just got done producing a pretty rad new ebook filled with my thoughts about motivation and inspiration that should help everyone in the new year. Made it "pay what you want" so you can download it for free if you'd like.

Lets get all of the valid posters in one thread. Greens 4 lyfe.

Because these forums have been so awesome and helpful to me in the past here is a link to all of the extras I included with the ebook. Hopefully I can pass along the good vibes to others:

http://www.nickhammonddesign.com/ebook-extras

http://www.nickhammonddesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Opportunities1920by1080-590x331.jpg

XKINGX
01-26-2014, 11:37 AM
nice^^^^

PBellFitness
03-03-2014, 04:33 PM
You miss 100% of the shots you dont take. Wayne Gretzky

PBellFitness
03-03-2014, 04:34 PM
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

kevinkrieger
03-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strength.
When you overcome hardships, that is strength.

Exploitation1
05-17-2014, 02:05 PM
This is definitely a quality thread, bump!!!


Note: I pulled this off of another thread at the beginning of the year which I now cannot find.

Your life is now.

It is not what you did, or looked like, or lifted yesterday. It is not what you will do tomorrow or hope to achieve with your physique in the future. It is now. Do you ever notice that "I really couldn't give 2 wanks and a rats ass" feeling you get when some arrogant, has-been jerk says, "'oh yeah, I used to be really freakin' huge maaaan! I bench pressed 4 million pounds!" As Mr. Personality continues his self centered, biased story of what he used to be, you find yourself extremely uninterested to the point where you'd rather jack off your grandpa! Well, thats how others feel when you and I talk about what we used to do or what we are dead set to accomplish in the world of muscle and fitness. People are impressed only with what you are NOW.

Today is your opportunity to live the real life. Today is your time to get out of the swamp of the status quo. Yes, today is your time to give purpose and drive to your fitness life. Don't keep doing the "Easy" exercises. Don't just do a certain number of reps and sets- no matter if you are straining or not. Don't stop your sets when the burn and pain starts. Remember, now is your time. This is your hour. When I'm in the gym, I see people who are about as focused as a fart. They are all over the road. They'll run many different half-assed exercises together and wonder why they look no different that last year.

Fear can be a bad thing in your life, but it can also yield results.The only fear you need is the fear that you will continue living a life much smaller than your hopes and dreams'.. and awake someday to find yourself past your prime, a product of your mediocre lifestyle as a fitness enthusiast. Or worse yet, you might die unexpectedly tomorrow, next week or next month with your music still in you. Your life is now. Your life is now, or never. When I turned 30, this hit me hard. Up to that point, I was in my 20's. IT didn't matter how late into my 20's I was, I was still in my 20's! Then 30 hit. I realilzed that IF I'm going to be muscular and strong, it had better happen now. Yes, you can be big and strong into your 40's. But I think many agree that the 30's are where its at! I had to decide that the time was now.

You possess unfathomable strength and ability, but you are rarely calling on your tremendous mental and physical resources. They demand to be stretched, exercised and challenged. They demand to be used to their full capacity. The reward your abilities promise is nothing short of greatness and excellence. Have you ever been told you have "potential'" Let me tell you something about "potential"'''. "potential" means that you're not doing it. Think about it'' Would you say that Jay Cutler has "potential?" No, because he's doing it! He's training hard, eating big, and keeping his focus. He is past the "potential" stage. Thats where I want all of us to be. To be to the place where every week we are setting and reaching goals in our fitness. Be it strength, size, or just a funny story from your daily walk as a bodybuilding enthusiast as proof that you are living the life and having a great time doing it!

Let me be blunt, in hopes of making my true point: Everyday you step into the gym, and do not commit yourself to greatness, you are falling asleep, allowing yourself to suffocate in an atmosphere of mediocrity. Is the spirit-killing atmosphere I reference real? Bodybuilding is supposed to be such a positive and demanding sport where just by association with it, you start aiming to better yourself. You only need to look at the newspaper or TV to know we are surrounded by negativity that cares little about inspiring greatness. You are never far from people who care nothing about being different, better, stronger, trying harder, or aiming higher. You know who they are. You get stares and double takes from them at the store when you have to go from the gym, to the store to get more protein for supper. With your swole still in full effect, you got cannonball shoulders bursting out of your sleeveless shirt, and swole chest trying to bust its way out. Furthermore, you're freaking everybody out with pipeline veins crawling beneath the surface of your skin'' so much that it causes all the heroine addicts to orgasm! Yes indeed, you live in an atmosphere of mediocrity, and like poison gas it will dull you, bore you, disillusion you and lessen you if you don't wake up and do something about it. If you are not getting comments from people about your physique, you are still in the mediocrity. If people at work are not tripping out on your disciplined and strict dietary practices, you are still in the mediocrity.

My friend, your life is now. Take a stand against mediocrity, weakness, skinnyness, and obesity. Make your greatness non-negotiable. Put it into higher gear.

Hold your head high,
Critical Mass

Exploitation1
05-17-2014, 02:06 PM
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

Great quote

klutzlist
05-26-2014, 10:42 PM
There are so many things that motivate us. For me, I sometimes get my inspiration in reading books about life. I am pretty sure that it will really uplift everyone to think positively. To know more about how it will enhance your mind approaches.

PowerPlatformTV
07-05-2014, 01:20 PM
This has been helping me

thorton
07-14-2014, 07:33 AM
This is definitely a quality thread, bump!!!

As someone who is about to push 30, this hits pretty hard with some of my current thoughts.

Nourse
07-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Yo,

This is the song that gets me ready!!...listen to it LOUD!

youtube.com/watch?v=BnTpWbQFyks

Need new music so post a link

jmodak1
08-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Hi guys,

My sport is Thai Boxing (over 5 years). Check out my website 'jacob-modak.squarespace.com' for a motivational blog.

I've also written a MOTIVATIONAL BOOK AVAILABLE ON MY SITE AND ON KINDLE. MY LATEST BLOG POST HAS THE LINK TO THE KINDLE PAGE (apparently I need 50 posts to put post a link) HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY CHEKCING IT OUT! BEST REGARDS AND TRAINING WISHES!!

SamiBrah
08-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Great to see a motivation section!

This is my motivational thread with people giving some inspirational advice and posts. Don't bump it that often but do check it out!



http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=157394383&page=7

K3RB3R0S
08-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Monday, time to go get some!!

Gayadeen04
09-03-2014, 09:04 PM
Pretty cool and certainly motivational but also pretty dam repetitive.

kaelyrion
09-06-2014, 04:17 PM
I may not be the strongest, I may not be the biggest, but I'll be DAMNED if I don't work the HARDEST

indefspares23
09-19-2014, 04:08 AM
Is it true that the people who succeed are also the ones who fail the most?

TruMass92
09-20-2014, 06:08 PM
http://i60.tinypic.com/mvn8rt.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2hzpwus.png

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ci7jg5.png

nikomlehtonen
09-26-2014, 05:32 AM
Getting back from the acl and mcl injury!
It's hard work guys! The Title tells all.
What kind of routine should use for legs after surgery and how bounce back quickley?
two months now and i can do squats. Will the win is the key! How i feel after my injury and how i bounced back! Read all about the injury and the training after surgery from here:

Follow my blog and journey in Wordpress: nixduchamp from ashes to glory. This is important for all of yall how have problems with the knees.

Instagram: Nixduchamp

I'm sorry that i cant yet attache the link, but you should find it from wordpress/nixduchamp/fromashestoglory.

Very informative!

-Nixduchamp

markmcman3
10-06-2014, 12:29 AM
Thanks

piyu11
10-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Pretty cool and personally my favorite for weight loss.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Critical Mass
Very inspiring words.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:42 AM
I said this on the last day "You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:44 AM
I may not be the strongest, I may not be the biggest, but I'll be DAMNED if I don't work the HARDEST
Work smart.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:49 AM
Yo,

This is the song that gets me ready!!...listen to it LOUD!

youtube.com/watch?v=BnTpWbQFyks

Need new music so post a link
Check my kind of music to thump and pump your muscles youtube.com/watch?v=SpKW5o_-1Pk

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Hi guys,

My sport is Thai Boxing (over 5 years). Check out my website 'jacob-modak.squarespace.com' for a motivational blog.

I've also written a MOTIVATIONAL BOOK AVAILABLE ON MY SITE AND ON KINDLE. MY LATEST BLOG POST HAS THE LINK TO THE KINDLE PAGE (apparently I need 50 posts to put post a link) HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY CHEKCING IT OUT! BEST REGARDS AND TRAINING WISHES!!

Do Thai boxers get abs by ab workouts or just by kicks ?

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:52 AM
Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strength.
When you overcome hardships, that is strength.
But evil steal my strength.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 06:59 AM
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. I have a dream and I am whiling to do everything possible to make it reality. I may get judged on what I want to do, I may get judge on what I do, but to me none of that maters I know I have one chance in life to make a dream reality and throughout life only the dedicated and determine will find success. I may have to sacrifice what other people do just to make this dream come true. In my mind it is all worth it and one day everyone who judged and everyone who said I wouldn't make it will see I can and I did, personally I would rather die for my dream, than live without goals.
How do you feel if someone like Copper steals your goals ? You would rather die for your dream but I will born again to RIP that evil to fulfil my dreams.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another's sides,
your feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground,
Then bide your time, biting your lip, for you were born
from the blood of Heracles, unbeatable by mortal men,
and the god of gods has never turned his back on you.
So cast off whatever fears arise at the armored legions
they'll muster before you, hedge yourself round
with hollow shields, and learn to love death's ink-black
shadow as much as you love the light of dawn.
So that when the hour comes, the battle lines drawn,
you won't hang back beyond javelin and stone but,
marshaled into ranks, advance as one to engage your enemy
hand to hand. Then hefting your bronze-tipped
spears and raking the air with your broadswords,
set foot to foot, battle dress to weaponry,
horsehair crest to polished mail, and --- helmet to helmet,
eye to eye --- mangle their gear, hack off limbs, lay open
the organs that warm their chests, then beat them down
until the plain runs red with enemy blood and you
still stand, breathlessly gripping your wet sword's hilt.
What a sensational words man. I said few words on the last day " when the hour comes, the battle lines drawn,
you won't hang back beyond "
By thor, RIP evil.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:21 AM
There will come times in your life when you feel that everything is going wrong. Everything you touch is turning to **** and you're failing.

If you believe that there is nothing you can do to turn this around...then you have failed even more so.

It is within all of us to change ourselves. You and you alone are the master of your destiny...unless you let someone else be said master.

Sometimes you'll hear people say you have to work smarter not harder.

Bull****...you have to work smarter AND harder. And you have do things the right way...not the easy way.

Its time to realise that the bar is in your hands...not mine.
Its time to know that hard work will turn your failures into successes.
Its time to know that every single second you spend doing what others don't or won't so that you can have what others haven't...is the best investment you can make.
Its time to know that a success is not being knocked down...a success is picking yourself up.
Its time to know you will never truly succeed in life if you are not prepared to lay everything on the line.
Its time to know that defeat is a temporary condition, it's giving up that makes it permanent.

and lastly.

Its time for you to realise that I did not come here to compete with you. That there is only one person here that can defeat me...and it is none of you.
The words you used here like " Everything you touch is turning to **** and you're failing." What will you do when evil buys everything that you touch ? God will show wrath upon that evil to finish once and for all.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:25 AM
The Golden Age is always motivating!!
I am missing in that photo. Haha...

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:29 AM
^ incredible vid.
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the pope.'
Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
By Thor, I became time traveller.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:39 AM
I find this very inspirational towards life and wanted to share it with you all.

"TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED"

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.


Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from,
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...
Work hard, train hard, laugh hard, love hard

Hold your head up
because you have every right too.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.
These words from above "Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul. "
By Thor, that limit was reached and I am half dead and came back to half life to show Copper the power of my Soul and the wrath of Gods. If the evil won't obey my words then prepare for the God's wrath.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:47 AM
"pain is only as heat as you can make it"
Soul pain is something that you don't have air to breath, tears to cry. The soul will takes its vengeance.

Nat7cryingsoul
10-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Love this! I will read this when I have trouble getting my butt off the couch! Haha..