All Around Phitness is a motivation station geared towards creating Positive, Healthy, Innovative Tips for those looking to achieve a life of No Excuses, Simply Success. Get out there and FIND YOUR NESS!
Become a Hero & Get All Around P.H.I.T
“You stop being average the day you decide to become hero, because the average person won’t make that decision.”
Do you see yourself as an average Joe? Your looks are average? Your life as a whole is just average? You think there is nothing special about you, your gifts, or your dreams. Average is all you are and all you’ll ever be? Let me tell you something. If that is how you think, it is how you will be. Being average is taking the easy way out. Being average is being scared to succeed in fear of failure so you can simply say you didn’t try. Life is simply too short to be average! And Let me tell you something: The worst thing you could be is the same as every body else. Do not be afraid to be different.
I believe there is a Hero inside each and every one of us.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Claiming to want to be a hero is the easy part. Understanding what is actually required to be a hero requires more work. Finally, the will to do what is necessary to become a hero is the greatest stumbling block. Wanting to be a hero, wanting to excel at anything, whether it is in the arts, in education, in business or in sports requires the same basic ingredients: passion and knowledge for the subject, a love for the subject, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to sacrifice in order to achieve excellence.
“Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.”
What you are willing to sacrifice may ultimately be the deciding factor in achieving your competitive goal. Will you train while your friends party, celebrate or go on vacation? Will you give up friends or perhaps jeopardize a steady relationship to pursue your passion? Are you willing to pass up on Taco Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday, or Sunday Fun Day? These are just a few of the sacrifices you may have to make if you want to reach your goal.
“If you’re going to be a hero, you must be willing to pay a greater price than your opponent.” Bud Wilkinson, University of Oklahoma Football Coach
Once you understand the sacrifices necessary to become a hero, you are ready to plan for your success.
Plan Your Goals and Decide What you Want
“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning
Become a Student of the Game of Life
While you will undoubtedly receive guidance and advice, and learn from many sources, it is important that you become a student of the game in your own right. Read as much as you can on all the subjects that will affect your competitive career. Among many topics, this would include literature on athletic training methods, nutrition, sports medicine, and sports psychology. Biographies of champions or coaches should also be part of your research. Find out what other champions have had to do in order to accomplish their goals, or what made them continue after setbacks. Learn about the function and roles of top-level coaches. Understand what drives them to drive you to achieve your goals. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, so learn from their mistakes.
Supplement your readings with audio-visual materials. Watch the very best models. That’s competition at the Olympics and World Championships. Watch yourself on videotape. Compare yourself with the players at the professional level. What performance traits do they have that you lack? Do you look like them or perform like them? Are they doing a whole range of techniques you are not even familiar with?
There is much technical and training information in other sports that could also be relative to your sport. Watch drill training for wrestlers. Find out how Olympic weightlifters perform their lifts since Olympic weightlifting should form a large part of your physical preparation. Learn more about plyometric, flexibility and agility training. To help control monotony, find different exercises, drills and ways to accomplish the same goals. And if you won’t or can’t cross-train in other combative sports at least watch and analyze their bodies of techniques so it won’t come as a complete shock when you get slammed with a move or technique that you have not seen.
John Wooden always emphasized that failing to prepare is preparing to fail!
Always maintain a positive attitude in everything that you do. Charles R. Swindoll once said, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” It is important to always hope for the best but prepare for the worst. All Around Phitness is a motivation station geared towards creating Positive, Healthy, Innovative Tips for those looking to achieve a life of No Excuses, Simply Success (PHITNESS).