Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Who’s Responsible for Success?

September 13, 2013

 

100 percent

The beginning of any journey to success; whether it’s for weight, or career, or money, starts right where you are.  There are no past failures, or no false starts, and it’s time to put the excuses out of your mind.  When it comes to the past, you need to get over it and move on.  By all means, use the lessons you learned from the past, but don’t dwell on the events; they will just distract you from your future.

According to every expert on the subject of personal growth, and success, the first step in getting everything you want is to take 100% responsibility for your life and success.  T. Harv Eker, in his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, uses success affirmations throughout.  The first one of these is, “I create the exact level of my success.”

Michelangelo talked of success with the statement, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” We create our own success, and most of us aim for the safest way to live a comfortable life by setting goals we know can be reached easily.  If we never reach beyond our comfort zone to higher goals, we will end up stuck in our current situation, with no hope for more.

Before we can move forward with our journey, there are three things we need to get rid of, or we will never grow.  The first of these is blame.  We blame family, friends, the government, teachers, our bosses, our past environment, our current environment, the list could continue forever.  The point is, in order to succeed, you need to take the reins on your whole life, and stop blaming everyone, and everything that you “think” is holding you back.

The second thing we need to get rid of is justification.  We use phrases like, “it is what it is”, “these things happen” and my family motto, “life isn’t always fair, and you don’t always get what you want.”  Of course, I now know these sayings are justifications, and PURE baloney!  If you want success in anything, it’s up to you to get it, and you mustn’t let anything stop you.

The third thing you need to get rid of is complaining.  The truth is, complaining can never lead to anything good.  I worked with a guy who complained about everything.  To him, everything and everyone was out to get him.  He would complain about work, the people he worked with (usually behind their backs), and he even complained about things going on in other parking lots.  When you spend your life complaining, nothing is ever “fair” and your whole life is miserable.  You will feel your whole life change for the better if you stop complaining all together.

The time is now to take complete control of your life.  Does that mean that you will never blame, justify, or complain?  The truth is we will still do those things, we are human, but we can learn to control them, and change them to positive.

As a part of the journey to success I have started a journal which should help me stay on focus, and teach me where I need it.  The first page, and this is something I recommend for everyone starting a success journal, is to write a declaration of responsibility.  Mine reads “I, Allen Bradford, certify that I am 100 % responsible for my own life and success.”  By declaring this, I am holding myself accountable for my own life, and I no longer have any excuses.

Allen

A Life Changing Pattern!!!

July 9, 2012

With the circumstances of my quitting smoking, I started noticing a very interesting pattern.  For those of you who don’t know how I just quit, I can tell you, it was not easy.  I was trying hard for years, and I tried a couple of methods with no success.  I heard of others who tried patches, gums, and other expensive methods, and then ended up smoking more.  On January 1st, at 1:35 in the morning, I was outside having a smoke and once I put it out said “I’m done.”  Since then, I haven’t touched one, or even had the desire for one.

Now, here’s another story that happened to a YouTuber by the name of Shay Carl Butler.  His story doesn’t involve smoking; it does involve weight loss.  From the moment he started his Shaytard channel he had mentioned how much he wanted to lose weight, and he tried several attempts without success.  Then, last year, Shay and some of his friends got together for a weight loss challenge.  His attempt, this time, involved vegetables and exercise and he didn’t stop.  He started at 260, and his current weight is 170.  Not only did he lose all that weight, but he also ran in a couple of marathons, and he continues training.

What do both of these stories have in common?  One, they are both major life changes, and two; it took several attempts before we achieved success.  I once heard someone say that major life changes only happen after a cataclysmic event, or a low point in life; but neither was the case with either one.  The only other common factor in these stories is that they happened at the right time.

This is the pattern I was seeing; life changes will happen at a certain time, regardless of the method; but if this is the case, then why should we try so hard before this point?  The best reason is, we are not given a guide book to tell us when the right time hits.  If we don’t try to change, we may not be in a position to take that opportunity, when it comes.  If we do miss it, there will be other chances, but wouldn’t it be better if you catch it early?

New Video:Three Month Evaluation!!!

May 28, 2012

It’s been three months since I had my first fitness evaluation, and now it’s time to find out how I’m progressing.

New Video: My wife says I wear a B cup!!!

May 9, 2012

This video is an update video on how my fitness levels are changing.  On my videos, I will now start doing more videos with writing and photography, and I will still do fitness videos.  This is all part of complete health training, and reaching full creative potential.

 

New Video: Athletic Supporter

May 3, 2012

Now that I’ve given the lamest excuse not to go to the gym, now let me give you the best reason to join one.

New Video: Another Reason Not to go to the Gym

April 30, 2012

Today, I’m discussing one of the lamest excuses people use not to go to a gym.

New Video: Keekin in 38’s

April 27, 2012

This is the video where I said I was on Keek.com, and I talk about not letting others make you feel guilty for not going to the gym.  You can exercise anywhere.

 

New Video: Abs and Stretch

April 21, 2012

In this video, I actually show a couple of great ab exercises.  I also talk about how you shouldn’t worry about how you look in the gym because everyone there was in the same boat at one time.

New video: Health is worth the cost!!!

April 18, 2012

This is my latest video.  The cardinals are singing, I discuss the story behind the rainbow shot, and talk about a newly discovered benefit of my health training.

New Video: Just warming up

April 14, 2012

This video I discuss the importance of warming up before lifting weights.  Not only that, my favorite little frogs are back by the thousands.  Peepers are also my favorite natural subject for photographs.