In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill outlines a 7 step plan in Chapter 2, I believe it was – steps that will not only guide you to success in chosen endeavor – but riches as well if that is your goal.
These 7 steps are not only the perfect “to do” list in order to attain riches – they can be adapted to any goal you have – fitness and LIFE included.
One key part of this “to – do list” is visualization – something I’ve talked about often in the past, and something that has worked wonders for me both in the past and in the present.
Something that will work wonders for you too if you let it – and Hill instructs the reader to visualize the amount of money the person desires daily until it becomes so much a part of you that you feel and believe you HAVE it – at which points things start to happen.
Belief, my friend, as Claude Bristol so succinctly put it is what makes things HAPPEN.
And yet – people miss another equally vital part of the equation.
In Think and Grow Rich, Hill writes,
Determine exactly what service you are going to offer in return for the money you desire. There is no such thing as something for nothing!
Sage advice indeed.
All too often, we focus on the end results – but never ever come up with a workable PLAN to attain said results – and for those that do the vast majority fall by the wayside in terms of PERSISTENCE.
And sadly, this practice of trying to get something for nothing has assumed almost Biblical proportions these days as you can tell from the number of lazy and entitled people out there.
I still remember a conversation I had with a nutter in a Walmart here a year or so ago.
The guy asked me “why you foreigners charge us to learn English”?
He repeated the question, with an addendum.
“You people learn it in school, it’s natural for you! Why charge us to learn”
I was momentarily taken aback by the sheer effrontery of the question – but not for long.
“Why does Walmart charge for goods?”
“If I wanted to learn Mandarin, I’d need to pay, wouldn’t I? The same thing for tai chi – yoga shmoga – or even if I were to learn an advanced martial art like Krav Maga – I’d need to pay, wouldn’t I?”
“Uh …. ”
This afternoon as I was running back down the hill at full tilt, a buffoon interrupted me.
“Hello! Where are you from?
Now, I dont know a single person in this world who wants to be disturbed with such foolishness while working out …
“We can be friends! I practice English for free with you!” this female continued.
And given the diamond seller’s example I mentioned a few days ago – and also the constant barrage of others that expect something for nothing, I figured I’d write this post.
And no, this isn’t limited to mainland China either. Folks all over the globe have become lazy and entitled – except a select few – one of them being Marc the African silverback GORILLA I’ve mentioned before (and looking at the width of his shoulders, an actual gorilla might well consider him to be part of the “pride”, hehe).
As we were engaged in a mini-sparring session the other day, he finished off by saying “You get what you put into it, Rahul. It’s like anything else!”
Sage indeed from a man whose advice I can always rely upon and a man I admire for many reasons – and something I’ve been saying all along.
Fitness wise, the reason so many people do NOT attain the goals they have is that they read books – waffle on on the Internet and with friends and “bros” about the best pumping and toning techniques – and about “how I wish I had to exercise” – and so forth – but never actually DO the thing.
For many of those that do it – they do it in a half hearted manner – and the results follow in an equally half hearted manner as well.
There truly IS no such thing as something for nothing, my friend – and the next time you’re sweating it out on a hill to ‘Eat More – Weigh Less‘, REMEMBER this – along with your goal – and remember what I just told you.
Stop trying to get “freebies” – and complain about prices etc. Look for VALUE – and QUALITY – and once you get that, LEARN – and then just DO the thing.
Remember that in life – and in FITNESS too – there is NO such thing as something for nothing.
You get what you put into it – and I’ll end on that note for now.
I’ll be back later!
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