Good Quote, for those feeling Unmotivated

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  1. niXon

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    [font=&quot]"Let's face it; we live in a cruel world. Hate and jealously is everywhere. For most people who begin a fitness program to improve themselves, getting started will be half the battle. The other half will be staying motivated throughout the constant onslaught of negativity from others. A few negative words can do serious damage if you allow it. [/font][font=&quot]

    The most insulting things you hear may be from friends, co-workers and acquaintances at the gym. People hate change. It makes them insecure, because they suddenly discover there's more to you than they were probably willing to admit. They fear that you may actually achieve your goal. It makes them look less "superior".

    Once you have begun your plan, you must have faith and believe in what you are doing. Stay focused and avoid overly critical or negative people. If you have to, keep your business to yourself. When I first began my program, I stopped talking about what I was doing because I got tired of hearing things like "you can't do that", "that's impossible", "you're wasting your time and money". Funny thing is, now those people are constantly bugging me for advice.

    It's your life. It's your body. It's your dream. Don't allow your success or failure to rest in the hands of others."


    Not sure who it was said by but the message is good
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    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    someone posted that earlier, im sure they will say who said it, as i think they did before.
     
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    the only thing i really agree with is when you set out to do something personal, never tell anyone about it.

    example: dont tell people you're quitting smoking, or drinking

    stupid ass friends sometimes then go out of their way to tempt you

    shit like that :hs:
     
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    true, but then again, they can always help or support you. especially with smoking.
     
  7. D-GUy

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    Damn straight, the best feeling in the world is getting a random compliments from people who had no idea you were out doing this. You are your own inspiration, anything along the way is a pleasant bonus.
     
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    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    That quote is from anthony ellis, winner of one of the EAS body transformation contests. I have a tremoundous amount of respect for this man, his transformation in itself is motivation. He went from a 130lb weakling to a 185lb NYC fitness consultant.
     
  9. niXon

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    Link to article or Pics ?
     
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    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    good advice
     
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    My favorite part of the quote.
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    I like it. I think a lot of the reason people hate is because of jealousy. And the problem is, they'll never admit it, so you'll never know.
     
  14. Filmboy44

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    thats the truth
     
  15. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    i hate negativity, especially from those whom claim to be friends. :squint:
    or worse yet, false encouragement. 'oh, you are going to try that? thats nice, im sure youll do it'. GRRR. :mad:
     
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