About your wardrobe

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

Janet Lane

With this in mind: Smile! 🙂

/phil

Use your imagination

Boredom is simply the lack of imagination.

Julie O. Smith

You are young, privileged and speak english fluently? Oh, tell me how boring your life is, please.

Honestly, we life in a generation of endless posibilites. You can (in many cases) travel the world, work in a lot of different jobs, learn languages, meet people, read books, listen and make music, do sports, eat good food, cook good food, I could go on forever.

Why be bored? Enjoy life! Now you chose: Either you find an excuse not to, or you just stop being bored and get going.

/phil

50k!

BAM! Almost one year ago I posted that I was super stoked about my first 10 000 visitors on motivatingdaily.com (Read the post here)

Today, little over two years after starting this blog without any clue on how it would grow I can proudly announce that I’ve reached the 50k! 

50 000 people!

Last year I said “Thanks again and let’s hit the 100k“, which now seems so damn close! Thanks to you guys, who read, commented, liked and shared my posts!

I am honoured to have that many readers, still counting!

So, again, like last year, thank you a lot for your support!

By the way, I realised that with over 200 followers many of you probably do not visit the page itself that often, do you? So I ask you for a favour: When you read this celebration post, please visit motivatingdaily.com in your browser. I am curious what sort of impact this will have on my stats 🙂 Thanks in advance!

You like motivatingdaily? Go tell your friends (and enemies, maybe they need it the most). You do not like something or have some suggestions? Awesome, go tell me, I’m always glad to improve this site!

So far, let’s hit another 50k an we’ll talk again 🙂

50k!

/phil

How to live

I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment.

John Steinbeck

Live! Honestly, live life to the fullest!

Don’t try to be perfect, don’t waste your time thinking about what if. Things come and go, Times change and there are times to rest and times to wort. Don’t worry too much, just be true to yourself and happy.

/phil

Let’s do this!

Okay, this is pretty rough stuff, but it is motivating like hell, enjoy!

If things went all medieval and you had to fight a guy like me over your girl, I’d ravage your ass and take her. You okay with that?

When your girl is out with her friends, she’s checkin’ me out because I’ve worked to improve my appearance and it shows. You okay with that?

You think you’re safe out here in this world? You think it’s okay to be this unfit, lazy little monger? You know you’re not safe in your job, I’m sure. Every day you go above and beyond to make sure that the cutthroat guillotine of labor supply doesn’t mutilate you into an unrecognizable, unemployed piece of shit. Why do you think it’s different with your fitness?

How’d you get to where you are? People look at you and laugh. People use you as a benchmark to change their own habits. You okay with that?

Let’s get it poppin’, kid. No relapses. It’s kill or be killed out here: it always has been. Sure, we changed the rules a little and added our own little trifling sense of justice and morality. But nothing’s really changed.

Don’t be one of these assholes making pathetic reoccurring attempts to change their lifestyle. Don’t whine about it. You’ve got self-discipline and nothing else in this life. You’ve got one try: to fail once is to fail every time. In six months, you’re either going to be a pathetic, guilt-ridden failure, or a fucking tribute to human will. Your bitch of a mother-in-law will make comments like “I can’t believe it…” Your girl will get nervous about how much you can accomplish just by setting your mind to it and start asking you to tell her she’s good enough for you. Assholes who taunted you will have nothing… nothing… to say. You did something they either simply couldn’t even begin, or tried and failed miserably.

And then when my girl is out with her friends, she’ll be checking you out, motherfucker. Let’s do this!

/phil

 

Like yourself!

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou

In my experience people tend to be too strict with themselves.

Especially people who are into self-improvement are often very self-concerned and say stuff like “I don’t like myself at the moment, I’m too lazy, to undisciplined, whatever.”

They think they have to behave according to their ideals, and therefore intrerpret the difference between ideal and reality as a lack of their own skill or quality.

The point is: Improving is more important than being the best! Self-Improvement and this whole motivation-branch is about improving your life every day, not about living the perfect life.

Therefore you have to forgive yourself, you have to like yourself and your life. In the end, who is going to like you, if you can’t like you for yourself?

Being happy with what you got and realizing that you, at this moment, are an awesome person, that is what it is all about. Work on that and everything else will be taken care of!

Have a nice day,

/phil

Don’t panic

No matter what happens. Don’t panic!

Hendri Coetzee

No matter which way you choose in life, someday you’ll be faced with a situation you can’t cope with instantly. This is something everybody experiences once in a while. But something not everybody experiences is that loosing ones mind doesn’t solve any problem.

Instead believe that you can do this successfully somehow even when you are not aware of the way yet. And don’t panic…

/robin