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This episode is part of a monthly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.”

(Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…)

Seriously though, the idea here is simple:

One Monday every month, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead.

As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make yourself do it, and I hope that this series gives you a jolt of inspiration, energy, and encouragement to get at it.

So, if you like what you hear, then make sure to check back for the latest and greatest installment.

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When we are faced with a difficult situation, we have two choices. We can either make excuses or make a go of it. That is we can either invent reasons why it’s okay to fail or we can keep going until we’ve found a way to get what we want. And I actually believe that this is one of the most fundamental tests a person can.

Can you make it go no matter the effort, no matter the obstacles, no matter the opposition, are you willing to do whatever it takes to win? Lord Naima Nochi was a distinguished Japanese woo Lord who reigned over the Heisen province of Japan from 1538 to 1618, and he began his life as a lowly vasal. And through his military brilliance and his bravery, he earned the trust and the admiration of the show gun and rose through the political ranks.

In the book, Hagakure No is quoted as. The way of the Samurai is in desperateness, 10 men or more cannot kill such a man. Common sense will not accomplish. Great things simply become insane and desperate. And I believe his words are just as true today as they were 400 years ago, if not more so because.

Modern common sense says you shouldn’t work too hard. You shouldn’t become too obsessed with goals. You should release yourself from the burdens of desire and pursuit and content yourself with what you have, and these philosophies are. Quickly embraced by the more well-adjusted members of society who think fretfully, speak timidly and move slowly.

Now to these people, you must be insane To make it, you must be insane to work twice as hard as everyone you know. You must be insane to wake up at the crack of dawn to get in your workouts insane, to pursue goals they don’t understand. Take risks they can’t stomach, and many of these people will delight in telling you as much as well.

In fact, they’ll have so much advice that if you were to scribble it all down on pieces of paper, you would singlehandedly, decimate, entire swaths of the world’s. Forests. You shouldn’t do that. They’ll say, wheeling out a litany of reasons why it’s all not going to work, and why you’ll regret it if you keep going and why you should squander your time, energy, and life like they do instead.

And then you will say, Screw it, I’m doing. Anyway, screw it. I’m going to count my calories and lose those 20 pounds. Screw it. I’m going to burn the midnight oil to launch that side hustle. Screw it. I’m going to cut down my expenses and save and invest more. You’ll probably be afraid too anxious, uncertain, maybe even embarrassed, and that is completely.

Remember the first time you rode a bike? This is really no different. All you have to do is grit your teeth, disown the fear, and get to work because you put in the work and you get better, and you get better, and you gain confidence. You gain confidence, and you want to do more good work. It is a virtuous.

Cycle. The hobb goblins of fear and doubt will still hop around in your mind, and that is totally okay. In fact, some of it is even good because it keeps you moving, it keeps you doing, it keeps you working. It really reminds you. The only way out is the way through. Someone once asked the Spartan King Leitis to identify the supreme warrior virtue from which all others flowed.

He replied, Contempt for death. For us. Think hardship. Contempt for hardship is our cardinal virtue. So what are you going to make? Go. I want you to say it out loud right now. Repeat after me. I’m going to what? And then make it. All right. That’s it for today’s episode. I hope you found it interesting and helpful.

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