Failing: Why You Should Embrace It

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I hate failing. The term “hate” may be harsh, but It’s how I feel about failing. That is until I discovered the beauty of failing. Think about it: failing has always been linked to a negative connotation. Throughout life we’re told that failing is bad! In some cases—rightfully so, but as I have come to realize in recent years, failing is an integral part of life, and plays a major role in reaching your dreams and goals.

It’s uncomfortable to think about failing, and going through that process. Our society is caught up in instant success, and being “famous” within a short period of time. Like it or not, failing is a part of life and without it; how would we grow as a person? If all we did was succeed all the time, we would never learn about ourselves, and how much we can handle mentally and physically.

Once you start embracing failing in your life, I guarantee you will be better off, and you will learn so much from it. Think of failing as feedback. It lets you know if you’re on the right track, or not. Basically, it’s like having your own GPS system. Now I don’t want to sugarcoat anything. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, it will be a tough process. You may even want to give up at times, but that’s the best part of failing. You will find out what works, and what doesn’t. Once you breakthrough and accomplish your goal, failing will be your ally.

Achieving success is about the journey, not the destination. When you do succeed, you will hardly think about the success you have accomplished. Instead, you will reflect on the challenges you faced along the way, and how you were able to overcome them. The time is now; get started on your journey, and start failing your way to success.

Mind Control: A Quick Reminder Of How To Control Your Thoughts

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The human brain. A beautiful, and perfect design of cells, nerves, neurons, all working harmoniously together. It can work for you, and in the same instance, against you. Today, our world is changing at a rapid pace. New technology being introduced constantly, information spreading at an alarming rate, and a thirst for more knowledge. Whether you think so or not, there is a battle going on in your mind. Every thought you have, every interaction you have with someone, and what you watch and read—factor in on how your mind works.

 

Nowadays, it’s easy to get caught up in mundane things, and let your brain go on autopilot. Without even knowing it, you don’t think for yourself anymore. As a species, we are relying on technology more and more. Instead, we should think more for ourselves and delve deep into our conscious thoughts. Take the time to really examine how you think, and what you think about. Are they your thoughts? chances are: not all of them. Throughout our lives, we have been influenced and persuaded by people, entertainment, and technology. Once you go over your thought process, you will discern which thoughts are your own, and those that are not.

 

Now that you’ve rebooted your mind, it’s crucial that you do not fall into the trap of psychology and persuasion from other people. It will be a process, but over time you will get better. Your mind is just like a muscle: it must constantly be exercised for maximized benefit. The more you train it, the better equipped it will be for you.

 

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”-Henry Ford

 

You, and only you have control of your mind and your thoughts. Challenge yourself each day to forge an impenetrable mind. Our minds are powerful beyond belief, and when used properly, we can get extraordinary results.

 

Your mind is the driving force behind every action and decision you make in life. Fill it with your ideas, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. You will come to find true happiness and meaning in your life.

 

 

The Psychology Of A Champion: Georges St. Pierre

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What makes someone a champion? There are so many answers, and not everybody will agree on what makes someone a champion. However, there is no doubt that everybody will agree that GSP(Georges St. Pierre) is the definition of a champion.

GSP was not born a champion. Growing up, he was often bullied, made fun of, and had very few friends. When he discovered Karate: everything changed. From that point on, GSP, had a burning desire. And that desire was learning. Karate was the first step in GSP’s journey to becoming a champion. GSP earned his first black belt in karate, at just 12 years old.

Fast forward to age 19. This is the pivotal age where GSP commits his life to excellence in the octagon. Seeking out coaches and mentors, GSP was like a sponge: soaking up as much knowledge as he possibly could. In training and in the octagon, he failed; a lot. But with each training and sparring session, he improved. With his relentless hard work ethic, GSP quickly became a well rounded MMA (mixed martial artist) fighter. Everything GSP does is very calculated. From his diet, training regimen, coaches, mentors, etc. He leaves no stone unturned, and it shows in everything that he does in-and outside the octagon.

Becoming a champion at UFC 65, GSP was on a path to greatness. That greatness was stopped shortly, after losing the belt to Matt Serra, at UFC 69. They would both meet again in UFC 83, and GSP once again, captured the title, and has not lost a fight to date.

So now that you know a little bit about GSP, the question will undoubtedly come up: what makes him (GSP) a champion? A thirst for knowledge, for starters. GSP explains how he looks at his life. He calls it “having a white belt mentality.” A white belt is where you start off in any martial art. It’s a stepping stone: learning phase, if you will. In having a white belt mentality, GSP learns from anybody. If he feels it will help him in any way, he will apply it to his skill set.

What can we learn from one of the best in the MMA world? To adopt the white belt mentality, and constantly learn from others. If you start implementing this in your life, you will look at everything differently. New ideas might arise, or you might get inspired by learning from someone else.

Learn more at: gspofficial.com

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