So, last week I was all excited about reading and applying the principles from “The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris http://goo.gl/qgjJAc”
and writing about it here. But after reading the first chapter, I realized that before I could really put The Four Hour Work Week
to work, I needed to do my homework
so to speak. I needed to complete a couple of other books that I'm also reading.
The first is “Choose Yourself by James Altucher http://goo.gl/JFpkN8”
. It's a quick read. It's also an immensely useful and practical book for insight into how to extract the best from oneself. The other is “Secret's Of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker http://goo.gl/bV37F6”
, which, by the title alone, should hint to you that it's a fabulous book.
Which brings me to today. Walt Disney (the man, not the place or the company) is quoted as having said: “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you”
That is exactly what I woke up to this morning: a nice, well placed, kick in the teeth – figuratively speaking of course. And, straight from the pages of Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind
, I chose to see the opportunity in this so-called adversity. I decided to use this adversity as fuel, motivation, fire, (activation energy perhaps) to dramatically enhance things I'm already working on.
In response to today's “kick”
, I choose to channel my energy and response by:
A. Today, I modified my workouts by adopting Arnold Schwarzenegger's
(yes, The Terminator was a supreme body-builder before his acting days) pre-contest gym routine. I've doubled down on my fitness with a twice-a-day double split routine. I'm committed to this for 30 days.
B. I'm currently doing no dietary supplementation. Today, I switched to daily supplementation, with pre-workout drinks and post workout mass building drinks.
C. Today, I lopped off one meal a day from my diet. Now it's two square meals a day with no major eating after 6pm.
C. Today, I picked one of my major goals and slashed the completion time I set for it by 50%.
D. Today, I increased the overall financial goal I've set for myself for the year by 25%. Btw, in The Four Hour Work Week
, Tim Ferris
doesn't recommend setting yearly financial goals like this - but I'll save that discussion for another post.
That is the opportunity I found in today's so-called adversity
. Here's Arnold Schwarzenegger being interviewed and providing insight on working out – https://youtu.be/QcM9CZMMDkU
. #arnoldschwarzenegger #motivation #inspiration #excellence #fitness