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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2013, 01:56:52 am »
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Only further advice that springs to mind is that you are gonna feel like crap for a couple of weeks probably, work through it. And develop a strong mind, and keep in mind that many big squats have been developed this way, belief in the program is the main thing. If your belief gets shaken, the whole thing will come apart. And upon further consideration, that last sentence is most probably the most important thing for you to hear upon undertaking this.

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love to tell this story, and now I have a perfect chance to tell it.

I first heard this story from Martin Rooney when he came out to do a seminar at MSU when I worked there. I may be getting some parts a little wrong, but here it goes.

Many years ago a famous tight rope walker named Jean Francois Gravelot AKA "The Amazing Blondin" set out to show the world he was the best ever. He decided to go about walking on a tight rope across Niagara Falls. However, he wanted to show how talented he was, so he ditched the long pole in favor of pushing a wheelbarrow. This made the trip much harder, as he couldn't balance as easily. To make a long story short, he eventually walks all the way across the falls and safely to the other side. Upon reaching land he is greeted by journalists and fans who compliment him and praise his efforts. While the fanfare dies down, the tight rope walker is left alone with one last reporter who asks him a question.

"Mr. Blondin, what made you think you would be able to make it across?"

Blondin responds by asking the reporter, "Do you know the difference between thinking and believing?"

The reporter is a bit confused at this point and says, "I guess I don't."

Blondin says, "Well, do you THINK I could walk across the falls again?"

The reporter says, "Sure. I just saw you do it."

Blondin then says, "Well, do you BELIEVE I could walk across the falls again?"

The reporter says, "Whats the difference?"

Blondin says, "If you believe, YOU will ride in my wheelbarrow!"

BELIEVE every time you go to the gym.


believe in what youre doing.

*caveat being that you dont take advice from complete morons*
« Last Edit: June 05, 2013, 02:22:02 am by LanceSTS »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2013, 06:38:42 pm »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfWGoLj1JCM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfWGoLj1JCM</a>

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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #137 on: August 31, 2013, 08:21:21 am »
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"Well, what I can do for you is to help you understand if you're going to stand any chance whatsoever of achieving your dream there is no back up. There is no comfort zone. There is no safety net. There is nothing else. Your focus has to be on this and this alone!"

That mindset is what sets champions apart in entertainment and sport. Somebody that has backup plans is never going to have the same hunger as somebody who's life depends on achieving their goal.

« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 03:38:48 am by Mutumbo000 »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2013, 05:04:26 pm »
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My dunk training over the years.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsoVnhlY_Uw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsoVnhlY_Uw</a>
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #139 on: September 19, 2013, 09:46:10 pm »
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 :uhhhfacepalm: shows vid of how he did it in 8 weeks..

My dunk training over the years.

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reach - 7'8" (92") |paused full squat - 475x1| standing VJ - 40"|

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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #140 on: October 04, 2013, 12:52:55 pm »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2014, 05:47:02 am »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #142 on: September 22, 2014, 08:49:42 am »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #143 on: October 13, 2014, 10:30:16 am »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #145 on: October 27, 2014, 08:28:18 pm »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2014, 08:37:36 am »
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #148 on: November 30, 2014, 02:03:07 pm »
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We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgement; more experts, yet more problems; we have more gadgets but less satisfaction; more medicine, yet less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results. We drink too much; smoke too much; spend too recklessly; laugh too little; drive too fast; get too angry quickly; stay up too late; get up too tired; read too seldom; watch TV too much and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we fly in faster planes to arrive there quicker, to do less and return sooner; we sign more contracts only to realize fewer profits; we talk too much; love too seldom and lie too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less; we make faster planes, but longer lines; we learned to rush, but not to wait; we have more weapons, but less peace; higher incomes, but lower morals; more parties, but less fun; more food, but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort, but less success. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; drive smaller cars that have bigger problems; build larger factories that produce less. We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, but short character; steep in profits, but shallow relationships. These are times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; higher postage, but slower mail; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are days of two incomes, but more divorces; these are times of fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, cartridge living, thow-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to prevent, quiet or kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stock room. Indeed, these are the times!
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Re: The Motivational Thread
« Reply #149 on: December 05, 2014, 05:08:48 pm »
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