Manufacture Your Day by PUSHING YOURSELF
So many people tell me how they admire my self-discipline, my mental strength, my consistency and my positivity. Well, I guess this is true to a certain extent but here is something you should know:
I have trained myself to be that way.
Do you really think I am naturally always positive? Nope. You may want to check in with my husband.
When you have your own business as I do, you have to obtain a certain attitude, mindset and psychology in order to overcome rejection, tough times, mean people and all kinds of roadblocks.
The same is true for you. If you wait for someone else to push you, they will but they will push you for what they want and not for what you want. Does this make sense?
If YOU want to get to the next level – physically, mentally and emotionally – you have to learn new skills.
I have now actually come to the point where I feel sorry for people who treat me disrespectfully or dismissively. This may be a stranger, a prospect or someone in my workshops. I ask myself, “I wonder what happened in this person’s life that made him/her so bitter?”
Remember that I always say, “If people don’t work on getting better, they will become bitter over the course of a lifetime.”
Life isn’t always fair and we have to learn how to deal with it.
I like to push myself because that’s how I am able to live a more fulfilling life. People wait for the time when they can go home in the evening. They wait for the weekend, they wait for their vacation and finally, they wait for their retirement. This is a whole lot of waiting without living life to the fullest.
Today I have a challenge for you!
I encourage you to train for a 10 min plank. Start from where you are and finish strong. If you have never done a plank, start with 20 seconds and work your way up.
A 10-min plank challenge is a real challenge. I did it last year.
- Use the 30-Day Plank Challenge as your schedule and be consistent for 30 days or more.
- Get started in week 1: I will do a 2 or 3 min plank daily (if you are not able to do this YET, go shorter but do it daily)
- Continue in week 2: I will add 3 4-min planks (they replace the 2 or 3 min planks from week 1)
- Week 3: I will add 2 5-min planks (they replace 2 of the 4-min planks from week 2)
- Week 4: 2 will add 2 7-min planks (they will replace the 5-min planks from week 3)
- Once a week I will test how far I can go.
- No plank rest day but always, always listen to your body – it is better to extend the timeline rather than hurting yourself.
- Have fun along the way!
- Here is the schedule again: 30-Day Plank Challenge
- Every day you will get a little bit stronger and remember… If it would be easy, everyone would do it.
Different actions will bring you different results. Go for it!
Food for Thought:
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