Take care of yourself

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

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Making good use of talent

A jewel will not shine if it is not polished.

Japanese Proverb

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Strengthening body and soul

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Seneca

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Think of the future

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Get a reward

Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

Eric Thomas

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You don’t want it – On being fit vs. getting fit and how to reach your goals

Often times when I talk to people about sports I hear stuff along the lines of “I like running, I just never get round to it” or “I want to get fit, but it is so hard”. Well, no, you do not like running. And you do not like getting fit. What you want is being fit and just having finished a workout. What you want is the feeling of accomplishment, but not the pain and struggle before that. So let’s talk about the difference between wanting to train and wanting to be in shape; let’s talk about priorities, habits and reaching your so called “goals”.

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Training as a status symbol

A well built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it, you cannot borrow it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it. You cannot hold onto it without constant work. It shows discipline, it shows self-respect, it shows patience, work ethic and passion. That is what I do what I do

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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