Setting goals and knocking 'em out
No matter how close or far from home you are, their is nothing as deeply significant as setting goals for yourself and then achieving them.
Learn to cherish and flourish in the pain and struggle that are inherent to your process.
Surround yourself with people and energy that push you higher, and remember to be grateful and tell them how much you love them as often as you can.
Find beauty everywhere, though some moments make it overwhelmingly easy, and when your heart needs caring, who says you can't go home? Your home, where you decide.
Inspiration comes from unexpected places? Be ready to embrace it!
Inspiration comes from unexpected places...
You see an old friend after some time, expecting nothing but a short shared moment, and then that turns into a deep heartfelt conversation that reminds you of a few of life's beautiful things, humility, friendship, hard work, mutual inspiration, a common passion...
And then life continues, as if nothing had happened, but you can't help but feel an even stronger desire to better yourself, push yourself, grow...
Nobody was born achieving, excellence is built
I am also proud of all the hard work that I put, on a daily basis, to be the best person I can be, on a physical level, and on an emotional one.
Because NO, I was not born looking fit, and I did not grow up conditioned, and I don't stay that way thanks to some miraculous genetic gift.
I have made busting my ass a part of my daily lifestyle, both when I am stationary, and when I am traveling, workout after workout, meal after meal.
Big heartfelt thank you goes out to all the people that love me for what I am, allow me to push myself beyond my limits, and put up with my weirdness and obsession for exercising my body, through sports, and my demons, through conversation.
Surround yourself with inspiring people
Because the people and energy that you surround yourself with are the only real impact you have on how you can deal with the cards life deals to you...
If you've gotten this far
If you've made it this far down the page, you probably are actually paying attention. My opinion on how to become an over-achiever is simple, through inspired and motivated hard work. Duh. And how do you magically become inspired to work hard?
By focusing on your own path, putting at the center of it what is biologically and naturally important:
-the research, cultivation and cherishing of deep, meaningful relationships through constant effort towards mutual, fluid, sincere communication.
-the selection and pursuit of short, medium and long term goals, followed by the celebration of victories, both big and small
-a constant, deep, sincere and powerful cultivation of your sense of gratitude. Every time you think you "have to" do something, tell yourself that you "get to".