Motivation – You Are Going To Die!

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YES, that is all the motivation any human being should ever need to propel them towards what it is they want to achieve. We all know no one makes it out alive, but what we can control is the quality of life we get to experience while still above ground.

Unfortunately, we have created such a rainbows and unicorns society that no one can take advice or criticism without feeling like it is a personal attack. This in turn has also created a “victim” mentality, where no one wants to be accountable for their own actions. Blaming others for your shit state of health is a cop-out at best, and unless you have been tied down and force feed for years the buck ultimately stops with you.

Yes I know, those evil fast food outlets are everywhere, they are convenient, cheap and taste sooo good right? But they are not kicking your door down 3 times a day and shoveling their product down your throat at gun point!

I have absolutely no problem (when asked) telling people they are overweight. As far as I am concerned, by not saying it, I am facilitating their distorted take on reality. A big dose of reality is exactly what is needed to ignite that fire to take action. Every day you delay the start point, the harder it will become.

As with any change, it is a process and will take time. The secret lies in learning to enjoy the day-to-day journey, and not become fixated on the result.

“I lack motivation” is what the lazy use to justify their laziness. YOU LACK BASIC DISCIPLINE! You are essentially saying to yourself, “I’m sorry body, but I disrespect you so much that I want you to suffer through an agonizing existence”.

If you think you lack motivation, I strongly suggest you pay a visit to those lying in a hospital bed right now who also “lacked motivation” and are now full of regret that they allowed disease and illness to ravage their body because they simply couldn’t be fucked.

You are going to hurt either way, you either have the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret! Now, it is up to you which you choose, but know this, you, and only you, have the power to decide which pain it is you endure. Choose wisely.

I am lucky enough to draw on my unique life experience where it was always a case of you just ‘shut the fuck up and get shit done’ type of environment. Regardless of what situation you find yourself in, mindset can be changed over time with repeated bouts of ACTION!

Doing, will ALWAYS trump thinking about it! So that day you can’t be fucked is the EXACT day you should eat cleaner then ever and haul your ass to the gym! Because each little win like that sets a precedent and lays the foundation for positive action taking in the future.

It has been said in the past that I lack compassion; this is not the case at all (well maybe a little). I lack patience and empathy for those that are not willing to help themselves. You must be able to display a willingness to hold up your side of the bargain before expecting anyone to give up their time and energy to help you.

Start forming habit’s TODAY that will aid in improving and, ultimately extending your life! Only you can do the work required to make the change you desire. So get off your ass and make that start right now!

Ash Yates

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