BECOMING WHO YOU WANT TO BE

BECOMING WHO YOU WANT TO BE – My 3 Tips

Do you find yourself with a distinct lack of motivation to wake up in the morning? Have you ever looked in the mirror only to ask ‘how did I get here? This wasn’t the plan!’? The fact of the matter is;  your life is in your own hands and if you want to change it, only you have the tools to do so.

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Let’s start this off with a little exercise; where do you see yourself in five years time? It’s as simple as that, look ahead five years and notice what is different from your life now. You can then look ahead to how your life will be in five years if nothing changes. If the two are vastly different, you have to make some changes starting today.

 

 

Here are my 3 tips to become the person you want to be:

 

#1 Start Today – Let that exercise be the motivation to make a change today. If you find yourself in somewhat of a rut, whether it is due to work, relationships, location, or more, try to make it your goal to achieve that vision that you have for yourself in five years time.

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It is very easy to feel down after thinking about the plans that you had for your life and then to notice how none of them have been achieved but what good will this do? This still won’t allow you to achieve your goals so instead, feel motivated so that you don’t have the same conversation with yourself another five years down the line.

#2 Create A Vision – You should use the vision you just thought about to create an image of where you want to be in life. Don’t just think ‘I want money’, what do you want money for? Build a life for yourself and maybe even build a standard day for your future life. Try to include as much detail as possible such as sights, smells, where you are living, who you are living with, the tasks you have for the day ahead, etc.

 

#3 Repeat Daily – It is important not to lose sight of this vision because you have done this before and it has only led you to where you are now. It doesn’t mean you have to think of it every moment of the day but spend a minute or two building your vision and adding to it daily. This way you have a constant reminder of who you want to be and a thriving motivation to get there.

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Ultimately, life can be hard but with a small amount of time each day you can be whoever you want to be. This isn’t the same as dreaming because you will be building a vision of an achievable life. Also, it doesn’t matter if you get five years down the line and you aren’t living that vision; as long as you are still making progress towards it, it could take 7, 10 or even 15 years. The point is, you will get there.

Succeed Even After Failing

To some people, failure can quite literally be the end of the world. They try to lead their lives as close to ‘perfection’ as possible and if something goes wrong, they have failed and they struggle to get over it. To them, it proves that they are human and that things can go wrong but this is something that they don’t like or enjoy.

 

If you are reading this so far whilst nodding along, you have to realise that this isn’t a healthy way to live. You have to realise that there are certain things in life that you simply cannot control and so things will go wrong from time to time. However, this doesn’t mean that you have some sort of problem that you have to fix. The most important thing about failure is how you deal with it; of course, the easiest thing to do is let it get you down and dwell on how badly you have failed. Although this is the easier method, it definitely isn’t the best one.

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The best way to deal with failure is to use it as an opportunity to learn; it gives you a chance to learn what you can do to improve so that you can do better the next time. Let’s say you have an interview for your dream job and you fail to get offered the role; you could be down and think ‘it’s all over’ OR you can find out where you went wrong and learn how to improve so you ensure you get the job next time. It is important to find out why you failed; in our example, did you fail because you failed to do enough research on the company? Was it because your resume wasn’t up to scratch? Whatever the reason for your failure, you can then treat it as a stepping stone towards growth to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

 

This is what’s known as ‘The Art of Failure’; knowing how to deal with failure is seen as an art because it can sometimes teach you more than success. If you want to succeed in life, you have to harness this power because you will be sure to hit some bumps along the way. If you find yourself failing often, see if there is a common denominator for your failure and find out how to fix it. Maybe it is your mindset; do you need to be more confident?

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As soon as you realise that failure can help you to learn and that you have the power to do so, overcoming a problem suddenly isn’t as hard as it seems. Once you breakdown exactly why you failed and work out solutions to this problem, your personal development will improve dramatically as not all people have this skill; you will suddenly set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Treat life like a journey and make sure that you take the hard times alongside the good times; if you ever fail at something, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, find out why you failed and improve in that area so you can continue on the road to success.

How to rise and grind – every day!

How to RISE and GRIND – every day!

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Wake up and give the biggest smile you can make.

 

Open your window and smile at the sun. Feel your cheek muscles hurting.

 

Blink slowly 10 times. Keep smiling.

 

Think about having an amazing day full of joy!

 

Do your morning routine with your favorite upbeat song playing!
Be enthusiastic about what needs to be done today.
Work hard today. Live hard today. Achieve what you want with intensity.

 

Grind as hard as you can.
Whenever you are in a bad mood or about to abandoned something find a reason why you feel the way you do.

 

Accept it or let go of a thing.

 

Think of the future. Be about the future.

 

Empower yourself: you are the key to your own success and happiness like the cherry on top of the world.

 

Rise and grind – every day!

iWontLose Awards #5 – Donia Aly

iwontlose_awards_1-DoniaThis week we select Donia A. as the recipient of the iWontLose Awards. She has displayed strong passion towards supporting youth initiatives in the city of Toronto.

Shes a fitness enthusiast and enjoyes coaches children too. Her mission is to be a helping hand in positive initiatives.

Donia is looking forward to continuing to inspire youth to do the same through the “Do What You Love” film/media project (October 2014) that she has been working on with community lead group-  4Reasonz Inc

I want you all to help me give some well deserved recognition to Donia A.

Want to be an iWontLose Award Recipient? Contact us with your story. We look forward to featuring you.

iWontLose Awards #4 – Jayson Prince

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This week we select Jayson Prince a Youth Leader/Basketball Coach with the iWontLose Awards. JP has devoted time, effort, and personal funds in working with youths using basketball as a catalyst to implement positive change. He is is extremely passionate with working with youths and has demonstrated his commitment in providing support and mentor-ship to youths in so called ‘high risked neighborhoods’.

I want you all to help me give some well deserved recognition to Jayson Prince.

Want to be an iWontLose Award Recipient? Contact us with your story. We look forward to featuring you.

15 Powerful Fitness Tips

15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

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15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

 

1. Mindset: Treat exercise as a pleasure and not a chore.  Rather than obsessing about what you’re eating or the exertions of a workout, focus on the results you’re working towards and how good it feels to be taking steps towards it.

 

2. Consistency: Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 days a week. Even if the activities themselves aren’t the same each time, consistently engaging in some form of workout is key. Schedules are a good way to stay on-track.

 

3. Connect: Being part of a team helps motivate you and be encouraged. By joining a group, or even just talking about your fitness journey with friends, you not only add accountability but you’ll feel more confident too.

 

4. Avoid Boredom:  Explore new activities and new challenges as your body becomes more fit so you stay interested.

 

5. Nutrition: Eat the right food and 3 square meals a day.  Your nutrition needs to be well-balanced.  Remember excess calories, even if they’re from food that’s fat free and high in protein will turn into excess weight.  No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight.

 

6. Avoid Diets:  Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely.  Remember that this is about a lifestyle, not a quick fix. Having said that, it’s fine to look at different types of diets if you want to find ideas or foods to incorporate into your own plan.

 

7. Avoid Toxins: Limit alcohol to special occasions and try to minimize caffeine. A coffee in the morning is fine, but avoid other sources.

 

8. Hydrate: Take a water bottle with you at all times to drink from.  Water should always be your drink of choice.  You don’t need to drink more than your daily level, but most people don’t even get close. If you don’t like the bland taste, try adding lemon, lime, mint, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavour of water without adding significant calories.

 

9. Journal: Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating.  Or try a phone app like “pumpup app”.  Record everything.  This isn’t to encourage calorie-counting, but it will help you get a better grasp of the overall state of your eating habits.

 

10. Supplement if Needed: Sometimes it’s hard to get the needed vitamins and minerals from regular foods. If you need it, don’t be afraid to take supplements.

 

11. Intensity: The body responds the most when its limits are reached. Find your limits and work with an intensity that encourages the body to grow past them.

 

12. Recovery: Take a break!  It’s fine to go a day without workouts or even an occasional treat, but avoid going overboard. “Once a week” is a good rule of thumb to follow.

 

13. Stay in your lane: Don’t compare your body to others.  Everyone is built differently and responds to workout and dietary changes at a different rate.  Instead, work to be your personal best – everyday!

 

14. Stay on Track: Don’t get tunnel vision towards weight loss.  Embrace total fitness and don’t judge yourself solely by a number on the scale.

 

15. Sleep: Get your shut-eye!  Rest is integral to performance, and working out also means you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep sounder.