I am speaking to myself this morning about overcoming the harassing voices of failure, embarrassment and fear. When we launched our public campaign for building Second Chance Alliance I felt so confident about it and the timing to put it forth in the social networks we have. We started a holistic approach to self improvement with the foundation of spirituality fasting and prayer. The voices of fear and doubt got loader. They say the people are laughing at this presentation and shortly after that I did get a verbal attack from within my circle of people.
Well today I am moving forward with my resolve to be successful and happy without naysayers and outside acceptance. May and I believe in what we are doing and the passion to perform this insurmountable vision is our challenge. We are getting more motivation from this book titled:
Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life!!!
While I don’t consider myself a Spartan (mostly because I have never done an obstacle race in my life nor am I professional athlete by any means), Spartan philosophy would argue that I am indeed a Spartan based on some principles that apply to all of us who are on a journey to succeed in health and happiness. People who have made a decision to go public about what makes a difference to them. People who desire to be happy and in the pursuit of God’s Divine will for their life.
- Finding the will to succeed: The first half of a race you run with your legs; the second half you run with your heart, right? Spartan up! will help you turn your pain into an outboard motor to drive you forward.
- Tossing your cookies: Through the Cookie Test, Spartan Up! will teach you to overcome the need for immediate gratification and help you prosper long-term
- Getting Spartan fit: This isn’t necessarily an all-out-run-until-you-pass-out-guide, but learning to train outside the gym for strength, endurance and flexibility for your entire body (a little burpee never hurt anyone). Spartan Up! will teach you what Survival of the Fittest means for you.
- Moving mountains: Whether metaphorical mountains or the kind that come with a tough workout, Spartan Up! will show you how what you think of as your limitations can actually be a mere starting point for transformation. And who hasn’t been there, right?
conquer your greatest obstacle—your will
• embrace your greatest friend—discipline
• make limitations vanish and establish a new normal
• achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity
Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential—in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.
My wife and I will cultivate the “Kokoro” (warrior) spirit, so we are unbeatable in life. Having God in the forefront while developing that Caleb warrior “Kokoro” tenacity will keep us forging the many obstacles we have yet to encounter with this project. Speaking life to yourself from all types of motivational resources fortifies our walls.
Having been trained to succeed by the most elite team of the military I should know how to resist the disposition of failure and doubt. I am going to use all I have at my disposal to achieve excellence in becoming a better person for my community and self.
Forge an unbeatable mind;
Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipment;
Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition;
Gain exceptional overall functional strength and stamina;
Improve work capacity and durability.
What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
“With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama
Tap into the confidence you were born with.
I feel it’s something that is always there, something you’re born with that gets lost along the way, or stolen by others. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find it again. ~Amy Lee Tempest
You didn’t come out of the womb unsure of your cry or insecure about your large umbilical cord. You came out blissfully unaware of external judgment, concerned only with your own experience and needs. I’m not suggesting that you should be oblivious to other people. It’s just that it may help to remember confidence was your original nature before time started chiseling away at it.
Once you developed a sense of self-awareness, you started forming doubts and insecurities about how other people saw you. You learned to crave praise and avoid criticism, and maybe you started getting down on yourself if you got more of the latter than the former.
When you start feeling unsure of yourself remember: we were all born with confidence, and we can all get it back if we learn to silence the thoughts that threaten it. This post is doing just that for us this morning. We have found new resolve amen!!!.
This will come to past-!!!!!
Confidence comes from success…But confidence also combines another quality because you can be successful, yet lack confidence. It requires a mental attitude shift to an expectation of success. And this alone, can bring about more success, reinforcing the confidence. It spirals from there. ~Jason Hihn
It might seem strange to say expect success since you can’t predict the future, but don’t we do the alternative all the time? Have you ever gone into a stressful situation assuming the worst—that something would go wrong?
Conventional wisdom suggests it’s smart to expect the worst because you won’t be disappointed if you fail and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you succeed. But research suggests this isn’t universally true. Pessimism can undermine your performance creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Find the successes in every day and you’ll notice over time that they increase.
Head your course toward the light and while on this journey your perception will be changed into seeing yourself as light to a dark world. Click the link to see what your perspective is.
It can be practiced—and with that practice you will get better. ~Jacqueline Wolven
Like anything else in life, your confidence will improve with practice. A great opportunity to do this is when you meet new people. Just like if you were the new kid in school, they have no idea who you are—meaning you have an opportunity to show them.
As you shake their hand, introduce yourself, and listen to them speak, watch your internal monologue. If you start doubting yourself in your head, replace your thoughts with more confident ones. Ask yourself what a confident person would do and then try to emulate that.
Watch your posture and your tone. Hunching and mumbling will make you feel and look less confident, so stand up and speak slowly and clearly.
People are more apt to see you how you want to be seen if they suspect you see yourself that way.
You may have confidence in some areas and not in others; that’s how it works for most of us. Draw from those areas where you’re self assured.
If you feel inadequate in professional situations, recall how it feels physically when you’re confident in relationships. If you’re insecure in love, access what you feel when you’re comfortable around friends.
Above all, remember you are capable and worthy—just as much as anyone else, regardless of what you’ve achieved, regardless of what mistakes you’ve made. Knowing that intellectually is the first step to believing it in your heart. Believing it is the key to living it. And living it is the key to reaching your potential.
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