“How is your energy level today? Did you wake up eager to face the tasks ahead? Did you push your chair back from the breakfast table with the feeling that you were rarin’ to go? And did you plunge into your work with enthusiasm?
You didn’t? Perhaps for some time now you just haven’t had the vim and vigor you think you should have. Perhaps you feel tired before the day begins, and drag through your work without joy.
If so, let’s do something about it!”
Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11
It’s time. I remember going over this a while back, but this is perfect timing to go over this AGAIN. I love talking about this because it’s important. If you’re waking up, dragging yourself out of bed and saying, “ohhhh this again!” your life is finished. Seriously, take a step back and reevaluate your life. Most people die Monday morning in America. Why? They’re going to a job that’s absolute dog shit. But when you know your job is dog shit, you’re aware, right? So if you’re aware, you now have the power to do something about it.
“If you believe you can do it,” says Vernon Wolfe, “most of the time you can. It’s mind over matter.”
You have two types of energy. One is physical, the other is mental and spiritual. The latter is by far the more important, for from your subconscious mind you can draw vast power and strength in time of need.
Think, for example, of the great feats of strength and endurance you’ve read about people performing while under the stress of intense emotion. There is an automobile accident and a husband is pinned under the overturned car. In her moment of fear and determination, his tiny and frail wife manages to raise the car enough to free him! Or the insane person, his mind dominated by his subconscious running wild, can break, lift, bend, and smash with a force he never could hope for during periods of normality.”
Confucius once said, “The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct.”
That’s how powerful the mind is. If you want a sudden burst of energy, how about standing up instead of slouching over? How about thinking of the next morning, day, week….something that will inject adrenaline inside of you. Read a quote or listen to something for two minutes. Shake it off or do some jumping jacks. Again, this is momentary energy and you want something more constant….you need a ROUTINE!
Why do I wake up and destroy my body every morning? It’s the perfect time to do it. I wake up, post my podcast episodes, blogs, respond to messages, Instagram videos and messages and I take off running. My mornings are prime-time for me.
“In a series of articles for Sports Illustrated, Dr. Roger Bannister told how he first broke the four-minute mile on May 6, 1954, by training both his mind and his muscles to accomplish this long-sought dream of the athletic world. For months, he conditioned his subconscious into the belief that the record, which some people claimed was unattainable, could be achieved. Others thought of the four-minute mark as a barrier. Bannister thought of it as a gateway which, if he once passed through, would open the way to many new records for himself and other milers.
And of course he was right. Roger Bannister led the way. In a period of little more than four years after he first set a four-minute mile, the feat was performed 46 times by himself and other runners! And in one race, at Dublin, Ireland, on August 6, 1958, five runners ran the mile in less than four minutes!”
Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.