6 Things A Norwegian Fable Teaches Us About Healthy Perseverance Part 2
4. Ideas, goals and dreams have a shelf life.The man in the fable took years traveling the different roads, forgetting that his fiancée waswaiting for him to arrive to get married. After years passed, she stopped waiting and ended up marrying another. Author, John L. Mason said, "Ideas have a shelf life; that's why we must act before the expiration date." Getting started onany new project is exciting because it's new. Persevering through the months ahead require holding on to the why of doing it and involving all of your senses to envision the victory now. Imagine how you will feel one year from now whenyou return for your annual physical and the receptionist does a double take when you sign in at the desk. Hear the accolades from your primary physician as he reviews your chart and compliments you on the progress you've made. Do you carry your head a little higher? Do you stand a little taller? Of course you do! "To everything there is a time and season underthe sun." Seize your time today. Know what you want and stay focused on it.
5. The achievement of your goal affects other people.The man in the fable did not consider the feelingsor the impact his delay would have on his fiancée. Because he did not take her dreams and desire for their relationship into account while on his journey,he missed the opportunity to receive the joy of seeingher smiling face after hours and days of anticipationof the life they had planned together. Your successwill affect those in your sphere of influence. Peopleare watching you. More importantly, people wantyou to succeed. You become their example of whatis possible and their encouragement to take similarsteps too! Know what you want and stay focused on it.
6. The results of your efforts will produce joy ordisappointment. The man in the fable realized how much he lost by not persevering to attain his goal.It left him alone, poor and friendless. What joy are you delaying by not persevering with your goal?What dream are you deferring by taking another route? Count the cost. Is the price worth surrenderingwhat you carry in your heart? Author, H. Besser, in his book, "Perseverance: How To Develop It" writes,"Those who cannot persevere along one single line that will guide them to one particular goal are alllike this man." Know what you want and stay focused on it.
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A Japanese study found that if you exercise at night you will be less tired the next day. Apparently it increases testosterone levels.
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Over the past 15 years or so, we have been told that a healthy lifestyle is important. Scientists recommend we should be accumulating on average 60 minutes of exercises a day in order to maintain healthy levels.
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For many people out there trying to become more energised and active they are terrified of committing to daily activity. It is so engrained in their minds that they might over train that they literally shy away from daily physical training and instead follow the herd and train two or three times per week.
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You know I have always wondered how people of yesteryear, likeEugene sandow, John Grimek, Steve reeves, Jack Lalanne, Joe Louis, Charle Atlas, and many others that i could mention couldpossibly get into such fantastic shape without all these gadgets, gizmos, and late night exercise machines being touted all over your favorite TV stations.I mean let's look at what is happening here! You have got Ab dolly, Ab rocker, Ab lounge, Abwheel, Ab-this-Ab-that, andI am not saying that they may not give some results but let'sface it if any one of these was a "cure all" why do they have to keep coming out with more??????? And why do people keep buying the latest and greatest thing? Well i will tell you?SALES AND MARKETING! These infomercials have it down to ascience.
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My name is Greg Ryan. I am a fitness expert, professional bodybuilder personal trainer to movie stars, and former employee of Kathy Smith.