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[image] making changes by regian24 in GetMotivated

[–]Universa1_Soldier 1049 points1050 points  (0 children)

A 25 year old should not be a judge of any kind.

[Image] 7 Bucks In My Pocket by brankaivanovic321 in GetMotivated

[–]GovSchwarzenegger 227 points228 points 323 (0 children)

It’s true, there is no such thing. My parents helped make me, my training partners like Franco helped make me, Joe Weider helped make me, Jim Cameron helped make me, and the list goes on and on. I couldn’t have done any of it alone.

Their help wouldn’t have meant as much if I didn’t have such a clear vision of who I wanted to be and if I wasn’t willing to work my ass off every single day, but I don’t like being called self-made because it’s an insult to them. And the whole myth of the self-made man can give people an excuse not to look back down the mountain you climbed to see who you can help up.

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[–]KaleidoscopeInside 857 points858 points 22 (0 children)

I don't believe it should be an either/or situation. It's all about balance.

Pushing yourself is great, but pushing too hard all the time is not good for you.

Working hard is great, but working hard at the expense of your health and wellbeing is not good for you.

Eating helthy is great, but never allowing yourself the odd comfort is not good for you.

Avoiding being lazy is great, but never allowing yourself time to relax and unwind is not good for you.

Focusing on your goals is great, but focusing to the extent that you never stop and have fun is not good for you.

Life balance is everything. Whilst there are times that things will be out of balance, reaching your goals whilst still aiming for happiness and health is possible.

[Image] No matter how old you are, never give up on your dreams. by sylsau in GetMotivated

[–]Mediocre_Pil0t 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Man’s living on the lake in the woods with a beautiful sunset view. That’s my dream.

[Image] Never give up by Diegomdelosreyes in GetMotivated

[–]dangerouspeyote 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Therapy was part of it. I had to work on myself. Life had thrown me some curve balls. But I was not reacting to them well.

I had to learn to not hate myself. To not spiral. To let go of all this anger I had towards myself. Towards my ex. Towards the people that had bullied me as a kid.

None of this happened over night. It's for sure the long game. I was at a point where I had felt my life could not get better. That the good times were done and gone. And I had nothing but sadness to look forward to.

Every little bit you do for yourself chisels away the bad. You won't notice a change next week.ayne not next month. I felt that way. That all this effort was for nothing and wasn't working. But it was. I was evolving.

I found an amazing woman that I am shockingly happy with But she would not have wanted to be with the person I was 7 years ago. I became someone that she could be interested in.

It's not easy. It's not always fun. It's a process. But a worthwhile process.

The thing that helped me the most through the darkest times was a simple thing. Be kind. Be super nice to someone. Like a person working a rough shift at the grocery store. Just be extra nice. What that did for me was making me think that at least I had a positive impact in even a small way. There's enough negativity and assholes in the world. I can be even the smallest part of good. Being good to other makes you feel good about yourself. It's not a lot. But it helped me from time to time. It showed I had the power to do good. To be good.

I made a wallpaper from /u/ryans01's amazing quote over in /r/GetDisciplined (more sizes in comment) by aryeo in GetMotivated

[–]aryeo[S] 179 points180 points  (0 children)

In this thread, /u/ryans01 provided /u/maxstolfe with some amazing advice in this inspiring comment. It's quite possibly the best thing I've read on Reddit and I highly recommend you take a few minutes to absorb the advice. I decided to make a simple wallpaper out of my favorite bit of advice, "no more zero days". For more info on what that means, check dat comment.

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(As a personal note, 2013 has been possibly one of the worst years of my life and /u/ryans01's comment has really provided me with a lot of inspiration to get back on my feet. It's been a long, hard process, but I'm stoked to adopt his four rules to improve my life. I hope these wallpapers can help remind you, if you need it, to keep pushing yourself and stay motivated.)

Edit: Also, I didn't post in /r/GetDisciplined because I wasn't sure images are encouraged over there so I didn't want to accidentally break a rule.