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Is totally disconnected from my will, it's tragic, kids are involved and last but not least there is a possible value loss in a
very manly good.But "you are not the car you drive" (Cit.) and I'm fully aware that I crafted carefully this excuse just to fool myself.
My son is one of the smartest kid in the world: when he felt he was going to throw up he grabbed a random plastic bag and.. help himself.
I had to do nothing than stop the car and dispose the "Pandora bag" in a waste basket. Indeed smarter than me that I pick this silly excuse to
cover my lack of commitment and let the stress of a bad working week turn me in a sofa dweller.
I read somewhere that "you can have results or excuses. Not both". This is not a inspirational post... is just a not to self on what been inspired really means.
If you do martial arts as a hobby, technically speaking, you are an amateur. This do not define the love, will and perseverance you put in the effort
in your fight quest. To me it means that is just something I just do and I do it since I enjoy it, I feel more complete as a human been and
I connect with my inner self.
“Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work.” Harvey Mackay
I'm not a pro fighter and never will. I have a job and I love my profession ( there is a difference between this two things ! ) I do not fight for money.
So I'm an amateur. I need inspiration. Not every time, not all the time. But my training experience should be enjoyable. At least most of the time.
As I say to my friend when they ask me why I train so hard: been punched in the face or kicked in the ribs is a huge source of inspiration!
There is no shame in looking for some motivation. Goal setting always worked good for me. Tournaments, smokers are great pins to put on my calendar
and give me the will power to train even when I'm tired from an hard day of work, or the kids are sick and keep me awake at night.
I do not relay on motivational slogans, maybe quotes from books and movies. And almost every morning I read a passage from the Agakure.. another great source of ... inspiration!
Still not inspired? These are some tips from moonsin.com
- Chose a sport you love and would enjoy doing every single moment.
An activity with a powerful emotional attachment will be more difficult to give up. Chose a sport you love and you will not need to workout a day in your life.
- Have you gear ready.
If you have to search for your stuff before going training you are more likely to just leave it for the day. If everything is ready you just need to grab the bag and run to the Dojo, gym etc. Make it easy for yourself.
- Have a purpose behind your training.
Mine was always competition. But it can be a grading, or make it to a certain level in your sport. Have a purpose, if there is an emotional attachment to it even better.
- Watch and read motivational stories of speeches... like this one