Best Motivational – Speeches Compilation Motivation for success & Gym

when that alarm clock goes off there’s at least 50 of the time where you just that that soft little pillow is just caressing your head and you want to stay there and it takes discipline to go nope i’m going to get up out of this bed and i’m going to do what i’m supposed to do we are average probably about five hours of sleep work hard sleep nice tomorrow morning when that alarm goes off and you start feeling all the excuses that come in and that bed is cozy i know what you’re saying i love my bed too and you then go five four three two one and you get up that discipline that you have at that moment you win that fight that’s a big victory and then that that that pattern will carry out throughout the day because once you’re up well now that i’m up i might as well go work out because i’m already up and i i feel good that i got up out of bed and i won that battle let me go win another bat i’m gonna go get it done and that discipline carries on throughout the day so now you take that and you you expand that out over a week in a month and you end up with more discipline and it starts with that simple act of getting up and getting out of bed in the morning i work out twice before everyone wakes up so it started off four o’clock in the morning where i’d start and start with my cardio then i’d have breakfast and then i would go to the gym and then i go to work i wake up at 4 30 in the morning because no one else is awake yet so that gives me the opportunity to do things that i need to get done kind of selfishly for myself and the big one in that category is working out and it doesn’t feel good at 4 30 when you get up but by the time seven o’clock rolls around and you’ve already worked out you’ve already gotten some some work done and you’ve got some time to say goodbye to your kids before they go to school it’s infinitely better than sleeping in until 6 45 and you get out of bed and now you missed your kids going to school or or whatever you you’re not prepared for the day it’s it’s awful wake up at the same time every day and if you pick that time and you start waking up at the same time every day that’s very good for you it doesn’t have to be 4 30 it could be 6 30 it could be seven i don’t know what your personal schedule is find out a time pick it set it stick to it look everyone has a problem with time but the day is 24 hours and we sleep six now i know there are some out there that say whoa whoa whoa i need eight well i say just sleep a little faster because the bottom line is we have six hours of sleep 24 hours are available so if 18 hours now available do your work your family your hobbies and also to learn something new or to do something new which could easily be that you want to learn a new language to read a book every week or you say i’m going to go and reshape my body so you’re going to go and take this hour out of your schedule and say i’m going to train an hour every day so this is for most people a huge challenge but it is totally doable i can tell them because the kind of things that i did when i came to this country i mean i went to school i was working in construction i was working out my five hours a day i was taking acting classes from eight o’clock at night to 12 midnight i was doing all of those things i wanted to make sure that out of the 24 hours of the day that i don’t waste one single hour those hours were too precious and so then i just want to tell people don’t give me this thing i have a difficult time with the time and i don’t have time for this and i like that you have time you make the time sometimes even if you’re the most highly motivated person in the world that grind starts to beat you down a little bit and that’s when you have to stop looking at the short-term thing because that’s not that’s not getting you to get it done and you got to look okay what is the long-term goal that i’m looking at what am i really trying to get done in the long term and you say oh you know what i’m actually waking up today early so i can be ahead of the curve so i can sell more of these widgets or whatever so that i can buy a house and you know what today matters today matters this decision that i’m making right now is that first step it’s me taking one stroke swimming in the right direction heading towards the shore and if i don’t take this i’m not making any progress i’ve been struggling struggling struggling we still had all the same problems i we stole a lien on the house still facing bankruptcy still fighting like crazy i was still unemployed the next morning the alarm goes off and um i pretended nasa was there it’s the stupidest story i literally went five four three two one i counted out loud and then i stood up and i i’ll never forget standing there and for the first time in three months i had beaten my habit of hitting the snooze button i couldn’t believe it and i thought wait a minute counting backwards that is the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard in my entire life well the next morning i used it again and it worked the next morning i used it again and it worked the next morning i used it again and it worked and then i started to notice something really interesting there were moments all day long all day long just like that five second moment in bed where i knew knowledge what i should do [Music] and if i didn’t move within five seconds my brain would step in and talk me out of it every human being has a five second window might even be shorter for you you have about a five second window in which you can move from idea to action before your brain kicks into full gear and sabotages any change in behavior because remember your brain is wired to stop you from doing things that are uncomfortable or uncertain or scary it’s your job to learn how to move from those ideas that could change everything into acting on them in the smallest moment so how do you make it how do you overcome the odds [Music] i don’t know what to say really three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today we’re in hell right now gentlemen believe me and we can stay here get the [Â __Â ] kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light we can climb out of hell or you could be like me dream a pro football get hurt dream over find yourself with just seven bucks in your pocket so how did i get here by being the hardest worker in the room now it’s time to see who has a heart now is the time to prove to yourselves and prove to everyone out there or somebody well worthy of something and you’re able to do something special that no one else in the world can do are you ready to go out there and take what’s yours what you worked hard for all of us in life have things we want we don’t get what we want we get what we have to have we all get what we tolerate in ourselves and other people but when you’re no longer willing to tolerate something that’s when your life changes [Music] everyone in the world has a list of things they think they should do i should lose weight i should work out i should spend more time with my kids i should work harder i should make more calls i should i should i should i should and then you know what people don’t do their shoulds and they get mad at themselves they beat themselves up about it what changes people is when your should becomes a must when suddenly the thing you said should happen has to happen that’s when human beings change it’s like if you want to take the island and you’re the head of the army you want to take the island the most powerful way to take the island is burn the boats because if there’s no way to go back it’s amazing what happens when it’s a must to do something versus a should that’s what makes human beings succeed [Music] ego is the success inhibitor you have to do your best not to make decisions based off of ego for sure success and failure are generally slow processes either slowly building things up or gradually tearing them down and that’s why i say you’ve got to pay attention [Music] you have to watch you have to watch every single second because those seconds they turn into minutes [Music] and minutes turn into hours and hours turn into days and days turn in to years and so that second that second that just went by that counted and so did that second and so did that one and in those precious seconds you were either building or you were decaying you were either gaining ground or you were losing ground in that second and in every second every second counts so make every second the dream shattered sent home with seven bucks in my pocket i was like wait no i gotta play in the nfl eventually those are my big goals that’s my dream you realize that that playing in the nfl was the best thing that never happened because it got me here so my point is look you’re going to get your ass kicked we’re going to get the [Â __Â ] kicked out of us you got to get up you got to have faith that the one thing you wanted to happen oftentimes is the best thing that never happened so have faith and just keep that in mind and keep plugging away [Music] it’s another early morning [Music] every morning every day of our lives we have choices to make you have a choice to stay in bed to say forget it i’m not going to work out today or forget it i’m not gonna work hard today you always have a choice every single day of your life done today no one cares what you did yesterday you gotta change your dialogue there used to be a mentality doesn’t work what have you done today to better yourself today’s another day today is another day that i’m faced with another choice to make so i’m making the choice again to put my shoes on early in the morning and get acting again make the right decision well some of you read that i think about when it’s hot outside that it’s sunny in 70. well it’s [Â __Â ] not today it’s the reality if it’s about 90 degrees 100 humidity but who gives a [Â __Â ] that being said september 3rd i have to have my book turned in and when i realized i’m reading this book a lot but i realized i wasn’t born this [Â __Â ] i made them at the bottom of insecurities fear self-doubt lies was me buried in the [Â __Â ] fetal position how i got out of that was recognizing being honest with it being truthful with it and then fixing it we like to live on social media with lies about ourselves how great we are get to the source and fix the problem [Music] i’m a big believer in doing something that sucks every single day of your life i believe it’s a key component into strengthening your mind every day you’re trying to find more of what you’re capable of and that’s the big what are you capable of stop doing the things that you do every day you run every day go swim flip your towel one tire for a mile they’ll definitely build something so i’m all about casting the mind do something that sucks don’t get twisted it’s not about flipping tires i’m in las vegas right now and it’s hot as [Â __Â ] it’s not about any of that but what it is about is a lot of us give total control to life we don’t have any control of it we just give all control to life i do this [Â __Â ] every morning to prepare my mind for what life’s gonna throw at me a healthy body gives you a healthy mind that’s what it’s so i just about back from a long run and what i realized for myself and for a lot of people is that life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self so there’s tricks to all this crap in life life is one big head game one trick in this situation is so i didn’t want to run so what did i do i figured out a couple of things you have to sometimes let mediocrity think that you’re giving into it so i said you know what instead of going for a 20 miler so go out for an easy six or seven what that did in my brain was it said okay mediocrity thought it won so let loose a little bit and let go of that oh this is gonna suck this could be okay it’s not too bad the second you get to mile two guess what happens greatness pulls mediocrity in the [Â __Â ] mud get out there and get after it you’re not going about the right mindset the right gear in combat you wear body armor but we do wrong is we want to strengthen our minds you gotta strengthen your mind take control over that so that when you get out in the real world and they [Â __Â ] you up you got protection so i’m about 15 miles from home and i i often talk about taking souls this morning this person i usually train alone this person wanted to run with me and i said fine we’ll run 15. this morning comes there’s storms coming in this way and the person calls and said hey why don’t we do it tomorrow taking souls is when i told them [Â __Â ] i’m going to run 15 today and i’ll run with you again tomorrow that’s what taking souls is about don’t worry about the elements and what’s going on you gotta get out there and get it he wasn’t the only one that felt about taking the day off because the storm is coming in right now and there’s not a soul out here but me [Music] if you want to get better do the [Â __Â ] that no one else wants to do do the [Â __Â ] that no one else is even thinking about doing at the end of the day hard work may not be enough you still may fail just stay at it go ahead [Music] the more things you can do get outside that zone that zone is only makes you feel good the stronger your mind’s gonna get it starts getting used to doing [Â __Â ] like this it’s not fun my mind’s used to it when you crawl out from underneath the covers every morning and you sit on the edge of the bed you have a choice before you rewire differently we have to set a goal that if we hit that goal we’re guaranteed to make sure all that other stuff in the middle is going to happen why 3 o’clock in the morning why don’t you sleep my appetite my appetite i say e.t i want more i can do more if i accomplish this without a father would i accomplish this with my mom being a teenage mom if i accomplish this as a high school dropout if i can accomplish these things from this start now that i’m at this place knowing what i know now what can i count and i want you to think about that i want you to think about more than just what you’re going to do financially more than what you’re going to do in this industry in the next three years right more than that what’s your appetite what are you going to do that will ensure that when the alarm clock goes off that you are already up 10-20 minutes before your alarm clock blows up why do the work do the [Â __Â ] work you’ve heard me say it before no alarm clock needed my passion wakes me up listen to me no alarm clock need him hey sometimes the only way to go about doing the work is get [Â __Â ] raw and get [Â __Â ] intense get angry and aggressive and make it [Â __Â ] happen for yourself you start today i don’t care when your life clock started ticking you can start [Â __Â ] right now today if it’s 4 15 a.m in my world [Music] you’re on the east coast and it’s 6 15 a.m and you’re already up and you’re already dragging ass by 6 16 you can change your [Â __Â ] perspective of the world and of your life my advice [Â __Â ] do it do it [Â __Â ] do it dig [Â __Â ] it deep and get it done do the work of your life no alarm i haven’t used an alarm clock in over 20 years what is it internally aired i want to be successful i want to execute i want to make all my dreams become a reality i want to do everything i said i’m going to do so my appetite increases it gets stronger every year i want more every i want to do more every i want to help more every year i want to be bolder i want to be better i want to be stronger every single year every single year your appetite should go up you should never get settled you should never get settled you should never get content every single year when you get content when you settle somebody’s chasing you somebody’s coming from behind and somebody’s trying to take your spot and so every single day when you wake up you got to set new goals new benchmarks you got to raise it higher and higher and higher so you can make your dreams become a reality hunter watson watson a true hunter is wired differently he’s wired differently that has the same makeup listen to me what makes a gazelle a gazelle is how he’s wired what makes a lioness okay let me explain to you when a lion sees a gazelle and the gazelle sees the lion both bees see each other at the exact same time when the gazelle sees the lion because of how he’s wired he automatically fear takes over when the lion sees a gazelle [Music] he lights up it’s showtime the hunt is on this is what i was made for do the work [Music] do the [Â __Â ] work a lot of people say i just want to sort of they kind of they’re kind of dabbling in the idea of improving themselves and the real way to do it is you got to write down what the [Â __Â ] you want and then go after it if you decide i’m gonna get down to bang i’m gonna do this i’m gonna run a marathon in less than five hours i’m gonna you know whatever the [Â __Â ] it is you gotta write that [Â __Â ] down and go for it well my workout i schedule every sunday i schedule everything that i’m gonna do during the week i say i have to do yoga two times this week i have to lift weights three times this week i have to run twice this week and however i fit that in i fed that in but i owe those things and you don’t need two and a half hours you can get a great workout in 40 minutes and that’s all you need for the whole day 100 you know this idea of time like how much time did you put in today like you could work out in a [Â __Â ] manner for two hours and not get nearly as much done as you can for a half hour hard just running so i have to get those things in the only exceptions are injuries and sickness i do everything that i can to put my body and my brain in a good place so that i’m i’m keeping my engine smooth i’m changing my oil i’m changing my spark plugs i’m making sure that it’s operating i mean it’s not going to be perfect but yeah i know that i’ve done my best to keep it working the best that it can there’s consequences that you pay to constantly seeking comfort and and avoiding discomfort and avoiding hard work and those consequences are you’re never going to feel self-realized you’re never going to feel like you accomplished anything you’re never going to have this feeling of understanding that difficulty and struggle and and the ability to push through that is a muscle and you develop that muscle by doing it and once you do you develop a lot of self-satisfaction and you develop peace of mind and you you understand that you can overcome obstacles if you don’t have to overcome obstacles you never know whether or not you can unless you are faced with actual adversity you don’t understand how you’re going to feel and how you’re going to react when you overcome that adversity things that are difficult when you do these difficult things you’re stressing your mind or i should start stressing your mind exercising your mind and exercising your body’s ability to manage intense situations it’s hard it’s very difficult it’s very testing and in doing so you you lessen the stress of regular life the more stressful situations that i experience the more i understand what they are and the more i can relax but it’s also like the matter of constantly being exposed to these stressful situations where there’s not a long break in between doing stand up or a long break in between martial arts training where to the point where anxiety can build up and then once you get into it it’s almost an it’s an unusual situation instead of an unusual one what i tell people is the best advice that i i’ve ever heard the best advice i ever came up with is it live your life like you’re the hero in your movie and right now is when the [Â __Â ] movie starts and your life is a [Â __Â ] back disaster pretend you are of right now you are in the part of the movie that starts and it shows you as a [Â __Â ] loser and just decide not to be a loser anymore live your life like there’s a documentary crew following you around and you are analyzing your own do what you would want to do so that your kids one day would look back at it and see that documentary and look on it with pride like wow my dad was a bad [Â __Â ] he really did what he had to do wow my mom really got her [Â __Â ] together i’d love a success story but even more than a success story i like a dude who [Â __Â ] his life up and then gets it back together against dory those are my favorite stories and the way to do that you gotta write [Â __Â ] down you gotta think that you are the hero in your own [Â __Â ] movie and then you get a sit down and you gotta write [Â __Â ] down write down what you need to do i was never the most talented never the flashiest i relied on grit other players might have been more talented but i can assure you no one was going to outwork me the secret is in the dirt i learned early on in my life through many challenges that i could change my circumstances with hard work you cannot real me you can’t out want me you can’t outwork me no one will outwork me no one i will not be out worked right period yeah you know you might have more talent than me you might be smarter than me you might be sexier than me you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories the sheer concentration that is required to pursue a dream you see it’s not for everyone but it was for me i yearned for the daily grind and i couldn’t get enough of it 99 of people are not willing to do what it takes to make their dreams come true the marines have a saying everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die and that’s just real at the center of bringing any dream into fruition is self-discipline self-discipline is the center of all material success you cannot win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind work that’s how you get it the world pays hard work pays and we put i put in the morgan that’s that’s why i’m i’m sitting at the top i i put it all on the line i show up i perform and i get the results from that that ability to get myself up in the morning no matter how tired i was to push myself through those pain barriers the bridge between reality and a dream is work i focus on on the work i show up and i work and i work and i work and i work everybody wants to be a beast until it’s time to do what beasts do you can’t just say you want it you can’t watch the video and say i want it as bad as i want to breathe it’s cute to say it but when it’s show time when the sun comes up all you can do is all you can do they ain’t nothing more than all you can do that is the absolute maximum you can’t do no more than all you can do you understand that all you can do is all you can do all you can do is everything that’s the absolute ultimate ryan is all you can do is all you can do but all you can do is enough the only thing that you can control that influences success in life is how hard you work how honest you are and how well you deal with others you can control those of variables those variables you can’t control how lucky you are although the more you work the luckier you get you have no influence on the intellectual capabilities that god did or did not give you but you can work as hard as possible you can be scrupulously honest so that people respect you and you can get along with others because nobody does anything by themselves did you have to pay a price though you personally well i think that everything is an either or you there is a price in everything you can study or you can go out and play you can defer to others or you can try to hog the credit uh you can be honest and suffer the consequences or you can lie cheat and steal and short term maybe even advance but long term you are better off if you work harder you are better off if you’re honest then you are better off if you give others credit and get them to help you with by helping them [Music] what makes life powerful and meaningful and substantive is the expiration date you do what you love doing and you do it well then everything should sort of fall into place if we were to live forever we could be slowful and lazy and indifferent because we’d have forever to get it straight but the fact that the clock is ticking puts a sense of urgency on each and every one of us and i know you’re saying well i’m 20 i don’t need to hear yeah you do you need to hear that because you won’t be 20 long so many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality what we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it i’m saying i’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it in a few months you’ll be 21 and two and three and four and five and it’s ticking on everybody procrastination then becomes an enemy because we cannot afford to procrastinate with a time that we do not have most of us right now are looking at where we are with a certain degree of disdain expecting to have gone further than where we are by now we look back and wonder was i really a good steward of the time that god gave me imagine if you will being on your deathbed and standing around your bed the ghost of the ideas the dreams the abilities the talents given to you by life and then you for whatever reason you never acted on those ideas you never pursued that dream you never used those talents we never saw your leadership you never used your voice you never wrote that book and there they are standing around your bed looking at you with large angry eyes saying we came to you and only you could have given us life now we must die with you forever did i really maximize my life and the question is if you die today what ideas what dreams what abilities what talents what gifts will die with you [Music] the truth of the matter is no matter how productive you are all of us have been guilty of wasting days and wasting time and sometimes wasting opportunities along the way in fact what makes you start to get wiser as you get older is that as the sands begin to fall more rapidly and you begin to recognize that you’re running out of time you begin to mark certain things off of your list i’m not gonna let that worry me i’m not gonna let that worry me this was not important i’m not gonna do that stupid thing again i don’t have time to make that mistake i’ve gotta redeem the time i gotta make it count i cannot mess this up my time becomes more valuable the more it becomes limited my father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him and so he made a conservative choice instead he got a safe job as an accountant and when i was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive death is the destination we all share no one has ever escaped it and that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life it’s life’s change agent it clears out the old to make way for the new right now the new is you but someday not too long from now you will gradually become the old and be cleared away your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice and most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition they somehow already know what you truly want to become everything else is secondary i learned many great lessons from my father not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love what makes life powerful and meaningful and substantive is the expiration date how do you keep going why do you keep going when the world says everything else is supposed to be opposite pain is a repetition of the psyche until you learn how to figure it out until you learn how to tap it on the back and say i know you there but i’m built to deal with you i don’t want nobody to leave here today and not understand why we must find a way to push through pain to understand this on the other side of that is glory do not take the easy way out do not give up based on instinct if you are forced to stand down to retreat so that you can rebuild and re-attack so be it but make that decision based on logic not on the instinct of surrender and defeat and you need to train that instinct your instinct train it to say get up go fight on and if that is what you become if that becomes your fundamental reaction to adversity if that becomes your gut instinct then you will overcome just about anything that stands in your path there’s two sides of pain that i don’t think a lot of people really understand right there’s there’s one side of pain that’s the suffering and the discomfort side of pain that’s why everybody raised their hands when i first asked do you have everybody ever been through pain because that hurts you remember what that feels like but then there’s another side of pain that’s called effort it’s called glory it’s called if you can find a way to push through pain there’s something greater on the other side of it and and and if you never tap into it it’s because the first time you felt that you backed off the first time you felt ah that burn the first time you felt that it’s too much and we rationalize with ourselves to where we automatically stop [Music] that’s why a bunch of us give up so much in life so quickly that’s why kids have a problem finishing things in today’s time because soon as they feel a small bit of discomfort of things ain’t right oh they’re gone i can’t do it no more but suppose i told you the greatest pain of my life is the reason i’m standing here today well sometimes your greatest pain it ain’t even about you it’s about a greater purpose that if you can find a way to push through that if you can find a way to not make it about you learn learn to appreciate the occasional storms that come in your life just learned to appreciate how small they are the occasional storms that come every day and then that’s the ingredient of how you really deal with pain figuring that out stop crying if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you but make allowance for their doubting too if you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about don’t deal in lies or being hated don’t give way to hating and yet don’t look too good nor talk too wise if you can dream and not make dreams your master if you can think and not make thoughts your aim if you can meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same if you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools or watch the things you gave your life to broken and stoop and build them up with worn out tools if you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss and lose and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss if you could force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them hold on if you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue or walk with kings nor lose the common touch if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you if all men count with you but none too much if you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run yours is the earth and everything that’s in it and which is more you’ll be a man my son [Music] there’s all kinds of different ways to break you can break physically you can break mentally you can break your heart you can break your spirit and none of those are fun and all of those are gonna leave a mark but the mark that they leave can be the mark of victory or can be the mark of defeat because every time you break and in every way that you break while it’s a chance it’s definitely a chance for you to give up and for you to just to fall apart but there’s also opportunity there’s opportunity to get stronger and get smarter and get faster and get tougher and get more stable and get more resilient and get better when you break you have the opportunity to show the world the whole world what you are really made of so so if you break if if you break the fight isn’t over [Music] in fact if you break the fight is just beginning and as you crawl up and out of that dismal and wretched place covered and you’re covered in blood and sweat and dirt and filth as you rise above what you were and as you take the form of of who you are supposed to be [Music] you will see that in the very act of standing up in the very act of fighting on you will become and you will remain unbroken [Music] so when i was in high school i uh early on about 16 years old i decided to become president united states because i thought how can i contribute the most to society and i went to a seminar by a man named jim rohn he’s still a summoner speaker i took a week’s pay i was working 40 a week as a janitor and um it was 35 for the evening seminar so it was big decision i listened to him speak i came out so inspired because most of what he said i already believed now as an authority figure saying you really can be this way [Music] why pay the price why work this hard why go this far why try to learn this much [Music] why try to do it all why try to see it all why try to have it all why do it why learn it why study why put yourself out why try to take on this much responsibility why develop yourself to the full why try to become all that you can possibly become why try to earn as much as you can earn share as much as you can share develop every skill you possibly can see every human you possibly can go to every class you possibly can touch everybody you possibly can why do that much why go that far why share that much why give that much away why try to see everything why try to do everything why try to become everything that’s a good question why and you’re the only one personally that can answer that question for yourself you’ve got to have your own list of why work on your list of whys [Music] if the why is powerful the how is easy [Music] if you want to think bad enough to go out and fight for it to work day and night for it to give up your time your peace and your sleep for it if all that you dream and scheme is about it and life seems useless and worthless without it and if you’re gladly sweat forward at fredford and plan for and lose all your terror of the opposition for and if you simply go after that thing that you want with all of your capacity strengthen sagacity faith hope and confidence and stern pertinacity if neither cold poverty famisha galt sickness or pain of body and brain can keep you away from the thing that you want dogged and grim you besieging besetted with the help of god but if the why isn’t strong if your goals aren’t powerful if the vision isn’t clear the old prophet said without a vision we die without a vision we perish without a dream or nothing and because he spoke how people live their lives as a result of the story they believe about themselves he interrupted the story that i believed about myself [Music] work on your list of why make no small plans for they have no magic to stir men’s blood i’m gonna do this [Â __Â ] until they throw [Â __Â ] dirt on top of my eggs until they pain is temporary it may last for a minute or an hour or a day or even a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place if i quit however it will last forever there’s two sides of pain that i don’t think a lot of people really understand right there’s there’s one side of pain that’s the suffering and the discomfort side of pain you remember what that felt like but then there’s another side of pain that’s called effort it’s called glory it’s called if you can find a way to push through pain there’s something greater on the other side of it i’m gonna prove to you that i can come back that i will come back because i got this [Â __Â ] right here i am determined it’s my [Â __Â ] magnificent obsession but let me tell you when they split me open and i passed away three times and now you talk about broad damn god damn but this thing that we do was my [Â __Â ] magnificent obsession i was obsessed with this [Â __Â ] i’m gonna do this [Â __Â ] until they throw [Â __Â ] dirt on top of my eggs until they bury me the greatest pain of my life is the reason i’m standing here today i’m not afraid to die on a treadmill right i will not be out worked right period let me tell you something you already know the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows it’s a very mean and nasty place and i don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it you me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life but it ain’t about how hard you hit it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward how much you can take and keep moving forward that’s how winning is done now if you know what you’re worth now go out and get what you’re worth but you got to be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody cowards do that and that ain’t you you’re better than that not one of you can out will me you may have been born with more genetic prowess than i have but you cannot out determine me you can’t out real me you can’t out want me you can’t outwork me you can’t out desire me no one will outwork me no one i love and i respect you guys [Â __Â ] will not work me i suggest to you that if you are facing a challenge don’t stop stay busy work your plan continue to do those things that you know that work for you after you have evaluated yourself in the situation continue to move stay busy stay busy stay busy you can’t just say you want it you can’t watch the video and say i want it as bad as i want to breathe it’s cute to say it but when it’s show time when the sun comes up everybody wants to be a beast until it’s time to do what beasts do if you don’t believe in yourself it won’t happen for you this top spot this number one [Music] that’s mine wins and losses come a dime a dozen the effort nobody can judge ever because effort is between you and you everything got nothing to do with nobody else you will not quit you will keep going you may lose but you will not stop you will not quit you will keep going i’m not going to let this opportunity go by without giving it my all you got to get up and make it happen don’t [Â __Â ] the opportunity out if you want to be the best if you want to reach the pinnacle you must be you have to be [Music] obsessed with obtaining that greatness in any field greatness cannot be achieved without obsession because every day is a new day every moment is a new moment so now you got to go out and show them that i’m a different creature now than i was five minutes ago cause i’m pissed off for greatness cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness that means you’re okay with being mediocre ain’t no man in here okay will be in your space you made a choice to be average why because the people around you are into an average school or you work for an average company so you decided you decided to go against who you are never say never because limits like fears are often just an illusion [Music] there’s a great feeling in these overcoming these difficult things because life is never this just constant state of i’m at a 9 all day and when i’m with my wife i hit 10. yay and i stay like that that’s not real it all comes from life lessons and the lessons are learned through struggle and i think that there’s a lot of people out there that think somehow or another you’re going to get to some place where you’re living in silk sheets and you’re getting your toes done while someone’s dropping grapes into your mouth i don’t want that i’ve never wanted that that guy’s not going to be happy you have been fed this line of horseshit that you’re supposed to seek comfort and i don’t think you are i think you’re supposed to seek lessons and you’re supposed to seek difficult tasks and and and accomplishments and through those things and through doing things that are hard to do because if i just think well tomorrow i’m just going to coast and eat twinkies and watch tv oh hello sadness my old friend hello depression and we can pretend that we’re something other than what we really are and we can pretend not me man i’m just cool just chilling doing nothing little improvements i think are what life is all about and i think also they’re they’re a tool to feed the mind because i really believe the mind needs these little lessons the mind needs these little these little tasks stimulation and reward lack of these peaks and valleys and again this [Â __Â ] idea that we’re constantly fed that you should be comfortable those human reward systems are carved deeply into your dna if you don’t respect that if you don’t respect the mechanism of happiness and fulfillment and what you really need to do in order to feel satisfied in life camaraderie love family friendship struggle testing yourself learning all those things are imperative they’re all giant part of being a person [Music] improvements over things that’s why doing difficult things is good here’s what i want you to look at there are winners they’re losers and there are people who have not discovered how to win [Music] and all they need is some coaching all they need is some help and assistance just a little support all they need is some insight or different strategy or plan of action to make some adjustments that will open up the key to a whole new future for them that will give them access to the unlimited power that they have within themselves that’s all that they need so what i want you to do is think about something you want for you that’s real for you that’s important for you that will give your life some special meaning and power and i don’t even want you to say i can do that i don’t want you to assume that see five years ago when i started out in this area i would not have been able to make the mental leap that i would be up to where i am right now i don’t want you to begin to just psych yourself out no no i want you to be able to say something to yourself that will enable you to maintain a level of integrity with yourself that when you say this even when you face tremendous setbacks it will be a benchmark to keep you in the game to keep you moving forward and experimenting and readjusting your strategy and your plan of action continuously looking for ways to win so what is that something when you got an idea you want to move on you might not have the money you might not have the education you might not have the support of resources you need what is that something that can keep us going that will enable us to act on our dream what’s one of those keys that will begin to help us to discover the secrets to our dream say it’s possible it’s all i want you to do when you look at your dream you say to yourself every day it’s possible and say that every day jesus it’s possible because what does that do see it begins to change your belief system see the way in which we operate ladies and gentlemen it’s a manifestation of what we believe what’s possible for us whatever you’ve done up to this point all that it really is is a duplication it’s a reproduction of what you believe subconsciously that you deserve and what’s possible for your life most people operate out of their personal history out of their memory things have done things have experienced things they’ve seen things that they have observed what i’m suggesting that you operate out of a larger vision of yourself i want you to see yourself doing what you want to do experiencing what you want to experience it having what you want to have doing what it is that gives your life some meaning and value operate out of your imagination not your memory because whatever you look at where you want to go i’m going to warn you you will have some conversation back here after you go through the data that you’ve experienced in life saying you can’t do it [Music] and so what you want to begin to do is ignore that inner conversation well most people ladies and gentlemen when something happens to them what they do is they begin to believe that that’s the way it is that’s the way it’s always been and they can’t see the possibility of it being any different example before april 1954 the common belief the universal belief because it had been tried again and again and again and people have failed the belief was that man was not physically capable of breaking the four-minute barrier that he could not run a mile in less than four minutes that was the belief on the planet it had never been done but here’s what happened ladies and gentlemen his coach and team manager tell him he’s achieved his ambition the mile in three minutes 59.4 seconds roger bannister came along and he broke the four-minute barrier [Music] now here’s what’s significant about that since that time up to this day over 20 000 people have done it including high school kids [Music] what changed 20 000 people what changed here’s what happened when they got on the track they knew it had been done and because they knew it had been done there was a new belief about this barrier about this goal that was unreachable and those 20 000 people got in a race believing knowing in their heart that someone had done it that it’s possible that they could do it and i’m saying that if you know anybody that had some goal some dream something they wanted to do and they did it the nice thing that you know in your heart that if someone has done it then you can do it it’s possible and that if someone can make that dream become a reality that it’s it’s possible that you can make your dream become reality and so as you begin to look at where you want to go [Music] beginning to embrace that it’s possible i’m blessed and highly favored i’ve got a lot going for me i got some good stuff in me and it’s possible that i can bring my greatness out here in the universe that i can do what i want to do it’s possible i can write my own book i can have my own business i i can take the trip and travel around the world it’s possible i can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life it’s possible regardless of where i am the things can get better for me it’s possible you take that challenge when you answer the call and you see the other side of pain it’s called glory this is called glory there’s somebody sitting home right now there’s a young 10 year old kid sitting home that don’t have a father and he’s ready to join the gang he’s ready to give up i’m telling you don’t give in and don’t ever give up went to bed last night and all these ideas about you’re going to get up this morning it’s going to be different things are going to be different today you’re going to start start taking steps towards doing some of those projects that you know will get you closer to living that dream life you keep playing over and over in your head different from the practical life that you got to get up and meet every day to go to the cubicle-infested world and work a job just to pay the bills put gas in the gas tank to take you places where you don’t really want to go to be around people you don’t enjoy being around put groceries in a refrigerator groceries that keep you fat and lazy keep you away from being healthy and fit in your life what wait you what what drives you why are you playing this game pay the mortgage on a house that doesn’t inspire you it’s just a nuisance and you hate coming home dude what the [Â __Â ] are you doing and you know what makes it even worse is it your coward before you got from the bedroom to the kitchen mr ugler was there mr resistance right in your ass telling you what you were going to do different than what you want to do and what the inner voice inside of you tells you you need to do with your life telling you that those things that you believe matter and have a purpose in your life really don’t that the silly the superficial the stupid does there are those of you right now you should have cut a cd you should have wrote a book you should have got in school and got that degree you should have started your own business there’s so many things you should have done you should have done but you didn’t do it because you’re scared you believe that you said scared of what ei is scared you are scared you are scared you’re scared of failure you’re scared to make a mistake you’re scared that you’re not perfect what wakes you up what drives you why are you playing this game are you a gazelle or are you a lion mr resistance will be there every morning morning noon and night and while you were sleeping right in your ass kicking your ass unless you turn around and you start throwing punches what’s your purpose for playing this game why are you doing what you’re doing and when you know why you’re doing what you’re doing you saw my t-shirt no alarm clock needed my passion wakes me up i got up at 3 o’clock this morning no clock i use the clock in 20 years my passion wakes me up my tribe wakes me up wakes you up what drives you why are you playing this game are you a gazelle or are you alive and i’m telling you today you ain’t got to be perfect are you hearing what i’m saying you don’t have to be perfect to get what you want to do what you want to have what you want to be what you want you don’t have to be perfect it’s a lie everybody can serve anyone can be the leader you don’t have to be perfect but what you have to do is perfect the day that’s what i want you to do you’ll never be perfect as long as you’re alive there’s always progress you can always get better but listen to me i want you to practice perfecting the 24 hours you hear me 60 minutes in a day 140 seconds that’s what i want you to concentrate on i want you to concentrate on the knot and you want makes it even worse is it your coward when i wake up in the morning and i’m working on my speech when i get up in the morning i’m answering a phone call when i get up in the morning listen to me very closely and i’m write down every idea i dreamed about every movie i can’t even watch a movie now i can’t even listen to music without writing something down i get my ipod i write everything down it’s right here everything so guess what guess what every week of me every time i practice it every book i read everything i do to make me better and i’m telling you if you fall in love with small if you fall in love with every second every minute every hour of the day and you stop thinking about 2012 you start thinking about 2013 and you focus on the now you master the now you become an expert of the now i’m guaranteeing you you’re gonna blow up i need you to stop trying to do it big i need you to fall in love with small and guess what big gonna be attractive to you that there is something better for you to do with your time than even being here right now i am mr resistance i’m distracting you from doing the work you need to do get the [Â __Â ] out of here and do the work of your life everybody can serve anyone can be a leader listen our gravestone our gravestone has a day a day when you were born in a day when you die and they got a dance in between and that dash defines what your legacy is dr miles monroe compares leaders to the king of the jungle he says he says the lion is not the tallest animal in the jungle the lion is not the largest animal in the jungle the lion is not the smartest nor the most intelligent handlebar in the journey and yet when the lion shows up he is king he is king you don’t need to be intelligent you don’t need to be smart you don’t need to have a certain height you don’t need to have a certain way you don’t need to have any kind of advantage and yet you can be a leader i was not the biggest the strongest or fastest but my goals were clear my actions were and still are in service those goals when the gazelle wakes up it runs but if a lion ain’t chasing it it stops running but when the lion wakes up you don’t need nobody to push it it pushes itself i’m trying to perfect it now how you hear what i’m saying i’m trying to look at each second and make sure i’m doing something any second i want to make sure each minute i’m doing something each minute i want to make sure every hour i’m doing something every hour i want to make sure that day i’m getting something done on monday on tuesday on wednesday on thursday on friday that i’m effective you don’t have to be perfect wait you what what drives you why are you playing this game are you a gazelle or are you alive you take that challenge when you answer the call and you see the other side of pain cold glory this is called glory right now i am mr resistance i’m distracting you from doing the work you need to do get the [Â __Â ] out of here and do the work of your life you don’t happen that’s all you see you think arnold arrived on the stage looking like mr olympia [Music] you really want it bad you know what you got to do ain’t nobody willing to put in the work for the result everybody wishing for the result you understand you ain’t want to take the test you just want an a-plus how you going to get an a plus if you don’t take the test how are you going to take the test if you don’t even practice you don’t even revise you don’t even study it ain’t gonna happen everybody want to be like mike ain’t nobody want to put in the work like mike [Music] everybody wants to be the next big thing the next superstar but ain’t nobody willing to put in the world none of y’all willing to put in the world and if you truly are if you really put it in the work 10 hours a day 12 hours a day every single day you might have a chance you might be the one you might just be but it will never happen if you wish it you’re in no place for wishing [Music] [Â __Â ] it’s constantly fighting against you it’s the only thing in the history of the [Â __Â ] world that shows up on time every time [Music] it has a tactical advantage over you it knows your fears it knows your insecurities it knows everything about you might be the only thing in that world that knows all about you you gotta know about it [Music] it’s gonna show up when you don’t want to show up [Music] it’s going to show up at the worst time possible when you want to be successful it’s going to say take the easy road take the easy way out you got to learn your brain like your brain has learned you the mind is the battleground it is the place where the greatest conflict is there are more people in this room having trouble in their mind and there are people having trouble in their finances the struggle is in your mind this is why we have people who go to bed tired and wake up time slept eight hours and you wake up steal time the reason you wake up tight is that you got sleep but you didn’t get rest your mind has been in turmoil all night long you’ve been wrestling in your sleep have you ever woke up and your bed was wet the bed is all taught just like you’ve been in a fight because your mind has not rested your body went to sleep but your mind is still caught up in a warfare your mind is the battleground enemies after your mind out to worry you to death out to stress you to death out to break you down how to make you quit how to make you think that you can’t get up how to make you give up on your dream the warfare is in your mind it’s not in your checkbook it’s not in your savings account it’s not on your job the fight that you got to fight is in your mind and if you whip it in your head you can whip it in your checkbook you can whip it on your jaw you can whip it out of your children but you gotta cry it out of your head no retreat no surrender we live and we die by this every man must search his own soul people don’t burn out because of what they do people burn out because life makes them forget why they do it character supersedes talent every day of the week at a certain point don’t let your actions betray your words man person that you’re striving to become is stronger than any opposition any adversity any challenge that you will ever face know i’ve been playing a game of football since i was seven the second game in my junior year fourth quarter a little bit over two minutes left in the game we were playing against air force i went to make a tackle and i hit the guy my body went completely limp i fell to the ground and i blacked out i almost lost my life and ultimately it left me with a paralyzed right arm in hand my career ended [Music] i couldn’t blame anyone i couldn’t blame the game of football i couldn’t blame the guy that i hit i couldn’t blame life instead it made me question myself in such a way that i said inc is this it you know there’s one bad chapter to find the book now you see life or what is really worth like is that it did you just want to make it to the nfl that was going to be it just because it’s never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done my number one competition is me it’s always you versus you i just had a paralyzed white woman hand my mentality wasn’t paralyzed my spirit wasn’t paralyzed my drive wasn’t my dedication wasn’t my commitment wasn’t i was the same man i just had an extra boost of energy for why i live my life i wear this as a badge of honor every single day the adversity to opposition that life sent to break me i wear it as a badge of honor because i understand every day of my life i represent something so we already know what time it is we know they finna try to break us we already know they think we dinner we already know that we know they coming at us we know they’re gonna throw everything they got at us so here’s how we’re gonna beat it what we’re working for is greater than me and you and so we gotta press forward and we gotta conquer it [Music] you got to be the one to get up every morning be disciplined put in the consistent daily hard work because that gains success no coach no trainer no mentor uh no boss can do it you versus you none of us wake up and say today is the day i destroy my life you can run into a trap and you you you set up a life that you didn’t really want what we do is we kind of check out because it feels overwhelming or we check out because we’re afraid or we check out because we start listening to self-doubt and then we make these teeny tiny decisions all day long and we don’t even realize it decision to not get up on time a decision to not eat the right thing a decision to snap at your kids a decision to not speak in a meeting a decision to not look for a job a decision to not deal with your finances a decision to not call your parent like whatever it is all day long these tiny decisions that take you so far off track and then you wake up like i did and you you look at your life and you think how the hell did i get here you’re alone with your thoughts you get an idea of what your thoughts actually are bang he run into the abutment of a bridge and his life was snuffed out if you had asked him a half hour before how much sandy had left he would have said at least a half a century he didn’t have a half an hour see the trick is we don’t know how much sand we have left this is all we’ve got right here right now we don’t know how much we have left in the future but we do know what we’ve got now and i have found the people that win are the people who make up their mind they’re not going to waste the minutes they’re going to be productive they’re going to make it happen every minute often times people make the mistake of getting stuck and it is just a tactical mistake just like it would be a mistake if you got stuck on a video game the awful truth is is that life is easy truly living chasing a dream and truly living is hard you knew that there was more in store for you but you couldn’t figure out how do you close the gap how do you find the power that’s in you how do you discover your greatness how do you solve these problems it’s so overwhelming took in chances and navigated their way what did they do differently than you what what what objectivity do they have that maybe you lack what insight into their own mistakes are they willing to delve into that you’re not that you step back and go you know i don’t i just don’t want to look at myself that closely but the person who’s able to look at themselves the closest is going to get the more rational results is that we’re living our lives in these very unfulfilling ways where you’re going to this office with artificial light and you’re doing something you don’t want to do all day long and then you get home and you’re tired just go hike up to the top of a mountain and look out you know there’s a reward that you get from that that is intensely like soul filling we’re all taught that life is tough life’s a [Â __Â ] life is hard but it’s not it’s pretty easy right it’s pretty easy to skate by and go through life right we wake up every day most of us in the world with the roof over our heads a big comfy bed under our butts fridge full of food most of us in the world especially here in america never have to worry about starvation or homelessness we have friends and family that will help us out when those things come those are the things that made life dangerous 100 years ago now we complain if life isn’t convenient this isn’t a statement on modern society this is a statement about motivation life is easy it’s easy to skate by the question isn’t can you handle the situation the question is can you handle your mind can you manage the thoughts and the emotions that are trying to poison your progress forget managing the situation manage your mind no matter whose fault it is that something is broken if it’s your responsibility to fix it it’s not somebody’s fault if their father was an abusive alcoholic but it’s for damn sure their responsibility to figure out how they’re going to deal with those traumas and try to make a life out of it [Music] it’s not your fault if your partner cheated and ruined your marriage but it is for damn sure your responsibility to figure out how to take that pain and how to overcome that and build a happy life for yourself [Music] fault and responsibility do not go together it sucks but they don’t when something is somebody’s fault we want them to suffer we want them punished we want them to to pay we want it to be their responsibility to fix it but that’s that’s not how it works especially when it’s your heart your heart your life your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone fear is not real [Music] [Applause] the only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future it is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist [Music] as long as we’re pointing the finger and and and stuck in whose fault something is we’re jammed and trapped into victim mode when you’re in victim mode you are stuck in suffering the road to power is in taking responsibility your heart your life your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone [Music] i’m fragile i feel pain i hurt i open my eyes i create i conquer i hold the power i’m a thinker i crave victory i do not give up i feel no fear i fear no man i’m an athlete a warrior an artist the only thing i need every day of my life is 86 and 400 seconds work on your focus perspective is everything the problem with most of you is that you see difficult uh as something negative i want you to see difficult differently are you hearing me i need you to see difficult differently it’s a million-dollar one excuse me not to get it but over here that [Â __Â ] is unacceptable [Music] can you be committed to the process of what you do without being emotionally attached to the result of what you do because a lot of people can be committed to the process of what they do if the results don’t change but the moment the result or the outcome changes of what they’re chasing they shut it down or they quit simply because the result changed so can we be committed to the process of what we do but not emotionally to the result of what we do understanding every day i get up and give everything i got to everything i’m a part of simply because this is who i am i stopped saying i’ve gotta wait for good things to happen to me and i said i’m gonna grind i’m going to fight i’m going to work i’m going to press toward i’m going to learn i’m going to do everything in my power to become a victor not a victim winners win and losers lose what’s your ultimate dream if you could be anything you want to be with what would it ultimately be the last stop now is the time to begin to think about it so you know wherever you at we ain’t making no excuses well got no fear i don’t care if i fail i’mma try that’s all you gotta do is try i can’t explain it any better than that i don’t know how it happens but winners win and if you create a culture of losing if you keep being a victim if you keep letting losing happen to you if you keep letting people do you and treat you any kind of way it’s gonna become a culture there’s nothing you can’t accomplish you’re gonna go on you’re gonna become world champions it should drive you it should it works for me it should drive you you get all the talent the world it’s all here it’s all here everybody’s the next best thing everybody’s the thing everybody’s the best it’s all here our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure i never feared about my skills you know because i put in the work work ethic eliminates fear yes you know so if you put forth the earth the work then what are you fearing you know you what you’re capable of doing what you’re not never say never because limits like fears are often just an illusion what inspire you what motivate you what to make it hard for you to sleep to get up early and start early go to sleep late whatever that is that’s your calling [Music] make large plans for they do have magic to stir men’s blood impossible is not a fact it’s an opinion it’s your opinion then they’ll say no science shows and i see and how many times the science shows something’s impossible now science shows it’s possible things are impossible until somebody does it divorce the story of your limitation and marry the truth of your unlimited capacity then the whole game changes success is born out of luck it’s awareness of mind that takes advantage of that opportunity you will all be confronted with opportunity you must take advantage of it because if you don’t take advantage of your opportunity you’ll never realize your dreams whether you want them or not it’s the irrelevance you don’t know that until you achieve it but most people have strategies available or they could get them or you could create them but the problem is you got a story and your story is why it isn’t working and the story is i’ve tried everything if you tried everything you’d be fit you tried everything you’d be profitable if you tried everything you’d be there but people said [Music] i was born into a counselor’s day getting a job at the hotel st george was my passport to escape the world that i was born into to start a new world do i have what it takes i said to myself yes so i started pushing and pushing and pushing and pushing self-belief at whatever cost you can do more than this if i had to walk ahead and walk it just became just a process of grinding and grinding and grinding a good word for it it’s not even a good word for it and just just going further and further and then when i got through running i go to the bike i go to the pool if i got tired somewhere my legs are tired i go to the gym and i develop this crazy workout where i was doing volume things don’t happen overnight you have to make the emotional personal investment to make your dreams come true never throw in the towel if i threw in the towel pick it up never get in never ever ever give in [Music] and when you’re young it’s very easy to give in to walk away it really is so whatever you want to do in your life don’t overwork it don’t overthink it you realize your dream trust me anybody can dream it but you’ll never see it until you’re willing to be committed to it [Music] when i didn’t have anything church didn’t have any members i’d get off work working at carbide and drive up the roads and work on the church until i had to turn around and go back to work we worked when we didn’t have food we work when we didn’t have lights i was putting my whole check in offering all of it trying to keep it going when i finally got some staff i went on the road preaching and whatever i made on the road preaching i brought it home to make the payroll on the staff and sometimes i got them paid and couldn’t pay me commitments looked like a fool didn’t have any clothes suits was falling off me lying and wore out my clothes couldn’t send them to the cleaners had to wash my suit in the washing machine they laughed at me looked like an old raggedy country preacher i had holes in my shoes [Music] they laughed at me they said that boys lost his mind he’ll never be nothing he stutters he’s got a list when he speaks he’ll never be a preacher i don’t care what deal if you are committed for what you believe it’s not going to be easy it was hard laying on the floor of the penobscot building looking out of the window daydreaming saying les can you do this can you make this happen i used to listen to tapes day in and day out about see you at the top don’t let nobody steal your dream i used to ask myself can i do this and something said within me you’re the one you’re the one and let me tell you something ladies and gentlemen while you’re here and before you go back home to your respective cities and communities write down at least five reasons on why you deserve your dream and why you won’t give up what’s going to make you unstoppable why you must be unreasonable because logical practical thinking says you can’t do it today but if you want to produce unreasonable results in your life like living your dream in taking charge of your destiny you’ve got to be an unreasonable person you’ve got to be an uncommon person [Music] the world might say you are not allowed to yet i waited a long time out in the world before i gave myself permission to fail please don’t even bother asking don’t bother telling the world you are ready show it do it there are a lot of sharks in the world if you hope to complete the swim you will have to deal with them so if you want to change the world don’t back down from the sharks [Music] if i have learned anything in my time traveling the world it is the power of hope the power of one person a washington a lincoln king mandela one person can change the world by giving people hope so if you want to change the world start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud don’t wait until they tell you you are ready get in there sing if you want to be successful you must be willing to do the things a day others won’t do in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have what did beckett say [Music] ever tried ever failed no matter try again fail again fail better finally in seal training there’s a bell brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see all you have to do quit all you have to do to quit is ring the bell ring the bell and you no longer have to wake up at five o’clock ring the bell and you no longer have to be in the freezing cold swims ring the bell and you no longer have to do the runs the obstacle course the pt and you no longer have to endure the hardships of training all you have to do is ring the bell to get out if you want to change the world don’t ever ever ring the bell if you do what is easy your life will be hard complain pouring out your circumstances give up your power blame the government blame the economy if you do what is easy your life will be hard start each day with a task completed find someone to help you through life respect everyone know that life is not fair and that you will fail often but if you take some risks step up when the times are the toughest face down the bullies lift up the downtrodden and never ever give up if you do these things the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better but if you do what is hard your life will be easy it’s hard to make a radical change in your behavior it’s hard to take ownership it’s hard to swallow the bitter pill that wherever you find yourself at some point in time you made an appointment to be there that’s hard the world is yours treat everyone kindly and light up the night to everybody who’s had somebody tell them they can’t do what they want to do family members even tell them they can’t do what they want to do the people who look in the mirror and when you look in the mirror all you got is that one person that believes in you i’m here to tell you that’s all you need roll the dice don’t give up on me just yet don’t give up if you’re gonna try go all the way otherwise don’t even start to be the man you gotta be the man if you’re gonna try go all the way all the way all the way this could mean losing girlfriends wives relatives jobs and maybe your mind do we gotta keep going go all the way could mean not eating for three or four days it could mean freezing on a park bench never give up go all the way it could mean jail it could mean derision it could mean mockery isolation to be the man you gotta be the man to be the man you got to be the man isolation it’s a gift don’t stop let’s go chad let’s go chad all the others are a test of your endurance of how much you really want to do it and you’ll do it when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you’ll be successful despite rejection and the worst odds and it will be better than anything else you can imagine he who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right let’s go check that mustache if you’re gonna try go all the way there’s no other feeling like that i don’t care if i fail i’m gonna try that’s all you gotta do is try all the way all the way let’s go jim you’ll be alone with the gods and the knights will flame with fire hard work dedication hard work dedication do it do it do it all the way all the way you will ride life it’s perfect laughter it’s the only good fight there is if you’re gonna try go all the way [Music] hard work dedication hard work dedication hard work dedication hard work dedication hard work dedication hard work self-discipline is everything if you don’t have it i i don’t look at you right because i know you’re capable of more it’s not discipline so much for me it’s all on you it’s all on your work on one male army one male army the world will go against me i’m still coming on top i’m not the best at anything i’m not i’m not gifted i’m just driven don’t make excuses don’t blame any other person or any other thing no matter whose fault it is that something is broken if it’s your responsibility to fix it get control of your ego don’t hide your delicate pride from the truth take ownership of everything in your world the good and the bad power is in taking responsibility your heart your life your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone take ownership of your mistakes take ownership of your shortfalls take ownership of your problems and then take ownership of the solutions that will get those problems solved take ownership of your job of your team of your future and take ownership of your life dedication hard work and lead hard work dedication lead dedication and the people in your life lead them all you’re getting to your limit getting to your limit getting to your limit you can’t lift that you can’t do that you until you get to the point that all of a sudden your body makes the adjustment and then you can do it failure actually helps you to recognize the areas where you need to evolve [Music] successful people fail a lot they fail a whole lot more than they succeed but here’s the thing i didn’t quit fail early fail often fail forward you say to your mother this kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world this kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody ever knew i had failed on an epic scale let me tell you something you already know the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows it’s a very mean and nasty place and i don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it you me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life but it ain’t about how hard you hit it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward how much you can take and keep moving forward that’s how winning is done now if you know what you’re worth now go out and get what you’re worth but you got to be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody i had no idea then how far the tunnel extended and for a long time any light at the end of it was a hope rather than a reality that some failure in life is inevitable it is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all and so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which i rebuilt my life but until you start believing in yourself you’re gonna have a life i want to be forever proud of who i was as a man and change who i used to be the liar the insecure guy the guy who can whatever i want to be proud when if i die now if i die at 80 if i die at 90 900 i want to look at myself and say proud of myself we don’t know how much sand we have left the future we don’t know the past it’s gone now the only thing you can deal with is what’s right here right now and if you look the sand is always moving you’re going to fail and you’re going to be in your head you could be saying i’m not good enough and it’s how you get through that it’s how you get through that on a daily basis you’re sad and down and out and you ask yourself why did this have to happen it’s in this moment that you find out who you really are and what you’re really about you aren’t handed anything you earn everything every single day all of us have greatness within us but greatness it’s a choice it’s not our destiny you think about this person that you now see i did not know that he existed i was born in a poor section of miami florida called liberty city abandoned building on the floor let’s go chad let’s go chad see some people listen but when you really want to change you must hear at 43 i’m still putting 100 mile weeks still doing thousands of pull-ups thousands of push-ups because i’m not allowing myself to become civilized i always always try to figure out what’s the difference between good and great good the worst thing that can happen to a man is become civilized you want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people [Music] you start putting yourself in situations that suck you’ll find yourself i found myself in this place and i heard a whistle i heard a whisper and the whisper simply said can you hear me now is this time now so we must readjust our comfort zone don’t look for those no no no nothing spectacular to come out the sky we are the sky but we looking to change we must change and the only way to change it is make sure you ain’t doing the same thing every day of your life if an alarm clock is waking you up every morning we might find ourselves confused in 10 years it’s time to readjust our comfort zones it’s time to figure out whatever majority is doing i’ma find myself doing the opposite life isn’t fair it’s not supposed to be life is not biased to anyone it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white gay or lesbian rich or poor life doesn’t discriminate once you accept the fact that life is going to [Â __Â ] you up in one way or another you can start preparing for it the right mindset is everything it’ll be the only thing that will get you through life having a can’t hurt me mentality will always keep you in the fight the body is truly amazing it can handle almost anything you throw at it’s the mind the mind that is lacking the mind as i always say is trying to find that easy way out one thing important is that we all have these moments these moments in time that either make you or break you that can determine the rest of your life the rest your life can be determined by one simple decision a lot of us give total control to life we don’t have any control of it we just give all control to life i do this [Â __Â ] every morning to prepare my mind for what life’s going to throw at me a healthy body gives you a healthy mind that’s what it’s about so if you go into battle you’re not going about the right mindset the right gear in combat you wear body armor but what we do wrong is we don’t strengthen our minds you gotta strengthen your mind take control over that so then when you get out in the real world and they [Â __Â ] you up you got protection i like to take these very quick fixes in life we want the six minute abs approach to life you know nah man there’s no permanent in that you know there’s no permanent in that man there’s no scarring there must be scarring make a decision decision i make was to get up and keep on going that one moment changed the rest of my life as we run toward it as we work on it day in and day out sometimes we can’t say i can do that but what we can say that it’s possible that i could have my dream i was willing to take a chance and most people won’t do that most of the people that you talk to to try and bring them into the business these are not risk takers most people have done all that they’re ever going to do they raise a family they earn a living and then they die but people who are running toward their dreams life has a special kind of meaning in the process of working on your dreams you are going to incur incur a lot of disappointment a lot of failure a lot of pain a lot of setbacks a lot of defeats but in a process of doing that you will discover some things about yourself that you don’t know right now [Music] that you have greatness within you you’re more powerful than you can ever begin to imagine you’re greater than your circumstances that you don’t have to go through life being a victim most people don’t work on their dreams why for many years i didn’t one is because of fear the fear of failure what if things don’t work out and the fear of success what if they do and i can’t handle it they stop growing they stop working on themselves they stop stretching they stop pushing themselves and they throw in the towel on themselves on their families and on their dreams most people don’t feel worthy what i’m doing now i could have been doing years ago but because i did not have a college education because i didn’t believe in myself because i allowed other people’s opinion of me to control my destiny i didn’t act on my ideas i was born in an abandoned building on a hard linoleum floor with my twin brother we were six weeks of age we were adopted labeled educable mentally [Â __Â ] and stayed in that category until i got out of high school i don’t have any college training i applaud you for believing in yourself because that’s what life is about stretching and challenging looking for ways that you can begin to improve yourself sometimes we can’t say i can do that but what we can say that it’s possible that i can have my dream no one could have convinced me that after just over six years i will have my own book entitled live your dreams just over six years i would have five specials on public television just over six years i’ve done motivational speaking i will now have my own talk show that will premiere on monday labor day i’m saying to you your dream is possible [Applause] [Music] not only is it important for you to know it’s possible for you to choose your future but it’s necessary that you work on yourself that you develop yourself it’s necessary that you get the energy trainers out of your life people who don’t want anything people are not striving people who are not challenging themselves people who aren’t growing people who have stopped dreaming it’s necessary that you align yourself with people and attract people into your business who are hungry people who are unstoppable and unreasonable people who are refusing to leave life just as it is and who want more everybody won’t see it that everybody won’t join you that everybody won’t have the vision it’s necessary to know that that a lot of people like to complain but they don’t want to do anything about their situation that you are an uncommon breed you know you have to know within yourself that i can do this even if no one else sees it for me i must see it for myself that no one can do it for you but you and even though you face disappointments even though you will experience some setbacks it goes with the territory you must understand that what if all of us took that attitude after we face a rejection and a no or we have a meeting and no one shows up or somebody say you can count on me and they don’t come through what if we have that kind of attitude the car’s repossessed nobody believes in you you’ve lost again and again and again the lights are cut off but you’re still looking at your dream reviewing it every day and say to yourself it’s not over until i win [Music] it’s hard it’s not easy it’s hard changing your life it was hard when just over three years ago in the penobscot building in detroit michigan where i was operating my business and i fell on some hard times and i was sleeping in my office it was hard coming into the lobby and the security said excuse me mr brown can we see you for a moment please do not sleep in your office and i said excuse me sir i said i just worked long hours in creating my business i’m an entrepreneur and right now things are bad for me but they’re not going to be this way always [Music] and i just asked for the opportunity to continue to operate like i’m doing i’m not trying to make this my home and it was hard coming through the lobby and sometimes they would laugh there’s a guy talking about becoming successful and look at it he’s bathing in the bathroom upstairs on the 21st floor he sleeps on the floor look at him it was hard ladies and gentlemen coming to speak to people and i was facing financial difficulties in my own life i was behind on my bills and my dreams and i’m saying to them you can live your dream it was hard ladies and gentlemen it was very difficult to pick myself up each day believing that i could do it there were times that i doubted myself why is this happening to me i’m just trying to take care of my children and my mother i’m not trying to steal a rod from anybody how did this have to happen to me it was very hard and here’s what i want to say to you for those of you that have experienced some hardships don’t give up on your dream no one could have convinced me by holding on by continuing to push forward by continuing to run toward my dream that one day i would have my own talk show it’s a long shot ladies and gentlemen from liberty city an abandoned building on a floor never knowing my mother or father it’s a long shot being here with you today in this dome in atlanta it’s a long shot no college training labeled educable mentally [Â __Â ] but i kept running toward my dream there are moments when you’re going to doubt yourself their rough times are going to come but they have not come to stay they have come to pass it’s very important for you to know that don’t say i’m having a bad day say i’m having a character building day probably ran up there about a thousand times my whole life i don’t know how i did it the morning breeze has secrets to tell you do not go back to sleep let me say it again the morning breeze has secrets to tell you do not go back to sleep so they hit snooze they roll over they go back to sleep no get up and get going rage rage against the dying of the light inspiration is when an idea gets a hold of you and takes you where you were originally intended to go in the first place see no one is going to give les brown speech no one is going to write your book see if you’ve been given something to do and if you don’t do it what you’re doing is short-circuiting the flow of the universe when you live an inspired life you begin to feel as if you’re on purpose i guarantee you that at the end of this show you will not have to ask the question what is my purpose you can you can find your calling [Music] by just being willing to listen it may not be in the writing of a of a symphony that you’re calling that you’re called to it could be anything it could be the adoption of a child it could be the creation of uh something that you’ve known you wanted to write for your whole life it could be opening up a business it could be raising horses uh it could be anything do not go gentle into that good night [Music] that there’s something bigger there’s something that is greater in our lives and when we connect to it we allow it to take us where we were intended to go when we signed up for this most men live in quiet desperation that most of us go through life because we’re not using that which we’ve been given that we are punished that we’re going through life getting up in the morning with no reason to get up once you find out your purpose in life and once you decide that you’re going to live a life of sharing and giving and contributing to life you don’t need an alarm clock to get up you are needed what is it that i’m supposed to do what is my life worth [Music] that we’re in if you decide that i’m going to begin to start living life generously i’m going to start giving more of myself i’m going to start putting out more contributing more to life here’s what’s going to happen ladies and gentlemen i guarantee you that life will take on a whole new meaning for you i guarantee you that as you begin to give more of yourself in your work give more of yourself in your marriage give more of yourself in your relationships with your families and friends give more of yourself to your talent to your vocation to your job or your business as you begin to set high standards for giving that which you have been given to share in the universe i guarantee you that life takes on a whole new dimension there is there is something that is calling you and when an idea gets a hold of you you get into this place of surrender and we say a motivated person doesn’t allow obstacles to show up in their life and doesn’t allow for uh anyone to interfere with them and it’s really highly uh directed towards a particular goal so motivation is getting a hold of an idea and carrying it out [Music] the reason mozart didn’t have to ask anyone how to write symphonies is that symphonies presented themselves to him invented enlarged produced all at once in what he described as lively dreams rage rage against the dying of the light i choose not to sleep in i don’t give in to the temptation of the warm blankets do not go gentle into that good night rage rage against the dying of the light it doesn’t matter what your age is it doesn’t matter what your beliefs have been it doesn’t matter what other people have tried to convince you of if you’re going to have lasting change in anything you’re really talking about just raising your standards [Music] the true quality of a man is what do you do when nobody’s looking i mean i always tell people if you want to know how to change your life and give it to you in three words boring as it sounds raise your standard and get out of bed at 4 55 a vast majority of the world is still sleeping you aren’t you are up getting after it the world is yours when you are up before the enemy there’s no traffic the gym is empty there is no one to distract you or call you or send you some stupid text about something you don’t care about everybody in life gets their musts they don’t get their shoulds lasting change is different than a goal you don’t always get your goals but you always get your standards but when you decide something is a must for you an absolute must when you cut off any possible you say i’m going to find a way i’m going to make the way human beings when they resolve things when they make a real resolution inside themselves which is they raise the standard they make it a must they find the way i tell people the strongest force in the whole human personality is this need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves so go to bed early and wake up early people constantly ask me for the secret of getting up early i tell them it is simple set your alarm clock and get out of bed when it goes off that’s it so they hit snooze they roll over they go back to sleep no get up and get going and so they go through life holding back holding back on life not understanding this also that what you hold back from life life holds back from you so most of us go through life ladies and gentlemen not giving and we’re cheating ourselves and you’re also cheating life human beings absolutely follow through on who they believe they are if you say it said to me well i’m really going to work hard to stop smoking but you know i’ve been a smoker my whole life and i’m you know i am a smoker i know your days are numbered you’re going to be back smoking cigarettes again because we all act consistent with who we believe we are [Music] the key to getting to sleep early is getting up early do it every day people ask me if i still get up early on the weekends yes see i believe that that all of us have some work to do i strongly believe that that each one of us showed up to do something that each one of us showed up to contribute something to life and that if we don’t do it it will not be done turn off the computer turn off the smartphone stop checking social media and stop watching one more youtube video don’t break the cycle get up early every day [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] so go to bed early and wake up early people constantly ask me for the secret of getting up early i tell them it is simple set your alarm clock and get out of bed when it goes off you’ll see a fight sometimes you see a fighter and i mean that fighter is getting his ass whooped from pillar to post he’s getting knocked down beat up eyes black and bloody face beaten and everybody is wondering why don’t he just quit why don’t they just stop if you really want your life to work then you’re going to have to give and get on the god damn road and stick your thumb out and hitchhike start walking now nobody is going to hand you the fulfillment of the dream you have in your mind about a great life you want to live don’t write me and tell me that in five years you picture yourself as a pro wrestler but when you answer other portions of the questionnaire you’re not even in a film yet this is what’s wrong with people today this is what’s wrong with people today they think that great lives just fall out of the sky if they dream hard enough fantasies hard enough and long enough they keep stroking that that their life will turn out just the way they dream it’s a fly you’re feeding yourself every day alive why would they continue to fight why would they continue to go on even though they are being beaten all across the ring the octagon or the wrestling map why would they do that what would make them do that your life will not wait for you to quit telling yourself lies it will go by and your whole life will be a lie and the answer is simple they cannot help themselves because they are a fighter and being a fighter it is inbred in them to fight no matter how difficult or lost the situation may seem they cannot help themselves it’s impossible for them to stop fighting [Music] so don’t write me and tell me that kind of [Â __Â ] i just don’t care i don’t care i want with every part of my being [Music] for every human being to succeed in life the dreams that they have but i don’t give a [Â __Â ] if you fail i’ve never met any human being who didn’t dab it within themselves to succeed at life but i’ve met plenty who choose to and if that’s your attitude that you’re too that you choose to and you’re waiting for somebody to rescue you don’t waste my time all i want to do is give you some tools with an intense emphasis in the way that only i can and try to bury them knock them in your head so you get out there and you kill it at life when i’m doing nose dives in the parking lot will i continue to fight yes the answer is yes when i’m laying in a hospital bed with tubes and needles sticking out my ass will i continue to fight yes [Music] when i’m laying down on this book will i continue to fight but yes i can’t help myself why do you do it i can’t help myself i’m a fighter and that’s what fighters do until the good lord throw the towel in on ct clutches i am going to continue to fight until my corner man throw the towel in until my referee stops the fight i’m gonna continue to fight [Music] find something you love to do do it every day be obsessed balance can come later use your imagination put pen to paper declare your intentions set small goals knock them off set more goals you have a lot of potential as a child but none of that is capable of manifesting itself as freedom before you become disciplined build confidence grow a deep belief outwork people play the long game you don’t have to be the chosen one the secret is to build the resolving spirit to enjoy the plateaus the times when it doesn’t feel like you’re improving and you question why you’re doing this if you’re patient the plateaus will become springboards finally never stop striving reaching for your goals until you get there but the truth is even when you get there even when you get here standing on the stage it’s the striving fighting pushing yourself to the limit every day that you’ll miss and you’re long for it if you want to be a grocer or a general or a politician or a judge you will invariably become it that is your punishment if you never know what you want to be if you live what some might call the dynamic life but i will call the artistic life if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything and that is your reward when you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your your life is just to live your life inside the world try not to bash into the walls too much uh try to have a nice family life have fun save a little money life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you how many of us i wonder can recall that childhood moment when we experience happiness as a state of being that single moment of untarnished joy that moment when everything in our world inside and out was all right everything was all right we always talk about hunger and how you always want to outwork your competition regardless of how successful you may be lucky enough to be you want to be hungry if you know what it’s like to be hungry you’ll never be full it’s one thing to be hungry it’s another thing when you’re starving for greatness and starving for success what if a lot of times i’ll be in a 200 mile run or something like that and i’m all jacked up body’s broken mine’s broken spirit’s broken i start to say what if i can pull this off [Music] greatness it’s in my dna i know what it’s like to operate every single day regardless of the success that i’ve been a lucky son of a [Â __Â ] to achieve i operate every day as if i’m starving it’s the what if i can pull off a [Â __Â ] miracle what if i can become someone that no one thinks i can be and this that just me talking about that i have the hair growing up on my off because it makes me just like what if when you’re trying to get better in life the grind is forever there is no end there is no countdown as long as you’re breathing you gotta keep trying to get better you’ve never arrived in life stay hard a lot of people say that nothing’s impossible [Â __Â ] i even said that nothing’s impossible several times in my life i lied there’s a lot of things that are impossible for you to do what happens is when we come across something that’s very hard and we try it once or maybe twice we then say we’re done we can’t do it anymore before you say something’s impossible do it and do it and do it to a level that people think that you might be [Â __Â ] crazy until you say it’s impossible people want to know where i find my strength at where i get my strength i get it from a lot of places but right now this morning i’m getting it from without a [Â __Â ] that’s up there’s not a car there’s not a person everybody’s in your bed sleep dreading i’m getting stronger it’s not about the running just swimming to push up to sit-ups that’s about what those things do for your mentality you don’t get better on the deck on couch you get better by coming out here and getting the [Â __Â ] after every gag all day stay hard it’s one thing to be hungry it’s another thing when you’re starving for greatness and starving for success the people in the world become weaker people it’s by capping your brain it’s by putting this kind of garbage in it about not attacking what you’re not good at it’s about putting a cap on managing your expectations if i lived that way if i had any kind of thought process like managing expectations i would be a 400 pound man by now working some job that made no money and i would not never know my capabilities i would never have become a navy seal i needed to raise a school all these things i did [Music] gotta take a shot you have to live at the edge of your capabilities work through the weakness fight through the temptation hold the line [Music] you gotta live where you’re almost certain you’re gonna fail fail early fail often fail forward whose minutes and those hours they turn into weeks and months and years and holding the line in those critical minutes will put you in an infinitely better place physically and mentally if you maintain the discipline i think we’re all heading into an unforgiving environment where we’re going to have to be both bold and disciplined you know when you go to the gym and you work out you’re actually seeking failure you want to take your muscles to the point where you get to failure because that’s where the the adaptation is that’s where growth is realize when you rewind the tape of your own life is that there are these crucial moments where if the luck had gone the other way you might have gotten killed and so what you have to do is to always be ex putting those extra disciplines in place because i was lucky to live and what i took from that is i never want to have to be lucky to live again discipline is the root of all good qualities but you have to absolutely apply it to things outside of just waking up early i want to live because of my discipline not because of my life [Music] and that’s what discipline is discipline means taking the hard road the uphill road to do what’s right for yourself and for other people [Music] and most importantly it’ll put you on that path to freedom it does start with waking up early it really does so often the easy path the easy path that calls to us to be weak for that moment to break down for that moment to give in to the desire and the short-term gratification but the discipline will not allow that the discipline calls for strength and fortitude and will it won’t accept weakness it won’t tolerate another breakdown the discipline can seem like it’s your worst enemy but the reality is discipline is your best friend it will take care of you like nothing else can and will put you on that path the path to strength and health and intelligence and happiness and most importantly it’ll put you on that path to freedom discipline is eating the right foods to fuel your system it it’s about disciplining your emotions so you can make good decisions it’s about having the discipline to control your ego so your ego doesn’t get out of hand and control you it’s about treating people the way you would want to be treated and doing the tasks that you don’t necessarily want to do but that you know will help you or help your team it’s about facing your fears it takes discipline to face your fears so you can conquer them how do i get the desire to have discipline how do i get the desire to have discipline i i keep getting asked this type of question how do i get disciplined or how do i want discipline or how do i maintain discipline and the answer it’s it’s a simple answer but obviously it’s not easy and there’s all kinds of little tricks and methods that people talk about i’ve never met a person who was not successful that didn’t have a great amount of self-discipline within their life uh self-discipline and being able to perform and being able to keep your life on schedule and being able to keep commitments and promises and meet deadlines is essential to success none of us none of us can afford to have a life that is controlled by someone else or a life that is basically controlled by our emotions you know do the little things people say and wake up early i say that and write things down and take cold showers and tell everyone what you’re going to do so broadcast it and make promises or or make bets with with your friends but the fact of the matter is that the reason discipline is hard to maintain is because it is hard to maintain i learned many years ago that there are two kinds of people there’s the type of person who says i’m gonna wait till i feel like it before i do it and then there’s a person who says i’ve got to do it so that i feel like it that’s what makes discipline hard it’s hard [Music] and if you hear me claim that discipline is easy for me then straight up that’s just my ego talking that’s what that is and it is work to maintain the discipline that’s what it is work [Music] one will never get anything done because they’re still waiting to feel the moment to move and the other person says no i need to move and then i will begin to feel the moment maintaining the standard giving no slack none that’s the discipline that’s the discipline and it is hard so i have a challenge for every one of you this weekend the challenge is simple ask yourself am i practicing self-discipline in my life am i doing the things that i should do because i need to do them or am i kind of waiting to feel the moment [Music] and if there’s one thing i would say that does make it easier it’s to envision what it feels like when you’re done what it feels like after you’ve worked out or you’ve held the line on your food intake or you’ve pushed through some monotonous project that you have to do and all those things when they’re done they feel good they’re all simple if you don’t work out you don’t get you don’t get a muscle right so i always tell people this is there’s a daily practice like priming if you don’t do that if you get up and you just have no discipline whatsoever you get no value of anything your diets don’t work when you don’t do them exercise doesn’t work when you don’t do them but most of people have some experiences that they want to shift and once you shift those things your whole life changes but life is constant growth [Music] contrary to that envision what you will feel like later when you let the discipline slack you know the feeling feeling weak and defeated and you know that you’re falling behind [Music] hold the line maintain the discipline it is not easy but it is worth it because yes because discipline equals freedom

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