Why 2021 Will Be Your Best Year One Way Or The Other

It’s certain, this year will change EVERYTHING for You.

Whether you made up excuses in the past, or things didn’t go the way you wanted to, this year, for better or worse will act as a catalyst for your life to be shaken in a positive way, or to completely fall apart.

I say this because the world is under tremendous changes that we didn’t see for centuries, so everything is bound to move (spiritually, physically. and on other planes) Even if you take no action whatsoever you will be inevitably swayed by the action going around you, and I don’t want to say this to discourage you, but to frame you in a control mindset.

Instead of letting this turbulent era take you unprepared, I urge you with all my might to take your life by the reins.

Take WHATEVER action needed for you to rise up and fight against change, and eventually ruin because from this point onward, depending just on yourself it’s going to be a necessity, a must.

I want this year for you to be the year in which you feel good about yourself and your life, to make significant changes that’ll lead you to a bright future that holds no uncertainty for yourself, I want you to become strong. Now more than ever please don’t give in, don’t give up and trust in yourself and in what you can do even if you have no reason to do so after all that’s happened.

Live by holding your beliefs and values close to your heart without being affected by judgment or the hatred of others. I wish you a year of life-changing events and beautiful blessings and opportunities.

This is not only a heartfelt message for you all out there, struggling and fighting, it’s also a reminder for myself.

Talk to you soon, and keep your head up.

-V

A Short Fitness Motivation Story: My Experience.

So, months ago I’ve injured my shoulder and arm, nothing TOO serious, mind you …

BUT still, it was annoying to the point I couldn’t train like I wanted to, and exercises were painful. What did I do? I kept on working out…

So I’ve thought: “Well, this is going to stay with me for a while, how do I approach this? I sure as hell don’t wanna lose my progress.”

I then decided to undertake a LESS demanding workout routine, consisted of a mix of rehab exercises (stretch, mobility ecc..)

WHILE keeping the strength part challenging (maintenance) with the focus on not worsening my injury.

Can you see what i’m trying to say?

I formulated a plan in order for me to not have excuses and be complacent, an actionable plan, based off my situation.

I didn’t think “Oh well, now I can’t train anymore” – that would’ve been an easy, poor EXCUSE.

I could’ve just given up and stay on the sofa all day, eating chips & watching Netflix…

But i didn’t.

Remember:

Your mind WILL do everything to avoid doing hard things, will YOU let it win this battle?

Only you know what is best for Yourself: The reason of holiday depression

As we’re approaching the holidays, a lot of people might go into the “holiday depression” mode. I know this because in the past i experienced it, too. The feeling of not feeling enough, thoughts along these lines: “Oh great, another year is ending and i still haven’t accomplished a fucking thing. Why am i even alive?” I get it, i really do.

I can’t give you a quick fix for this, because in order to be able to feel enough, you have to BE enough. And that doesn’t come automatically like some people want you to believe, it’s the hard cold truth, but it is what it is. And the only way you can ever hope to be enough is to put in the work, in whatever area of your life that is in desperate need of it. There is no way around it.

But that doesn’t mean that any kind of work will do the trick, you have to do the work that YOU think can help you. I’m saying this because maybe, like myself, you come from a very big family where things were forced on you so that you wouldn’t “bring shame” and things like that. And even though they might hammer those things on you without (or with) a bad intention, since that’s how it worked for them they think it’ll work for you, too. They genuinely want to help.

Unfortunately you are not them, and even though going your own way might bring temporary discord and discomfort among you-i can promise that everything will feel so much better afterwards. But you have to find the will to stand up for yourself.

ATTENTION though:

Ultimately, even if that’s the case, you cannot shift the blame on others. So if you really hate your situation and hate this gnawing feeling of being useless weighing on your chest, you have to take responsibility for it and stop avoiding working on yourself, because that is the real issue. And feeling bad about this will not help you in any way, feeling sad during these times will only hinder you, the only thing to do is to accept what your current situation is, and-with a smile- PRESS ONWARD.

CAN YOU RELY ON MOTIVATION TO SUCCEED?

While i think that motivation is indeed valuable when it comes to succeeding in your endeavors , i think it’s an overrated force to rely on constantly since it fluctuates A LOT, it’s feeble. Sometimes you just have to soldier through…but let me give you some advice on what you can use instead.

Let’s begin.

1)THE WILL TO DO GOOD
Kindness and selflessness it’s something you can use to achieve your goals, people blindly follows someone who practice these things…because they’re inspiring and are a positive force overall. With these qualities you will build an incredible and faithful FOLLOWING – that can help you eventually to achieve whatever you want, remember… there is power in numbers. but even more power in quality numbers.

2)THE NEED TO CHANGE
Sometimes the most basic impulse or need it’s what does the trick. In this case, the urgency emerging from you really wanting to change yourself is the key. Saying: “STOP! I’ll get this over with” and remaining truthful and accountable to yourself or others on the words you’ve spoken might be what you need.

These are all good and useful mindsets to approach success with…but…

What about…

3) HATRED & RAGE
That’s right. What? you’re offended? what? you think nothing good can come out of these two emotions?

Well you’re fucking wrong.

While i agree on the fact that these emotions are negative and can be an overwhelming destructive force, you need to understand that are STILL, just emotions, And as such they can be harnessed, controlled and used as a fuel, converting them in an instead overwhelming and in my opinion unparalleled constructive power.

Think about it.

What if when your girlfriend cheated on you, instead of using all that hate and sadness to blame her and yourself while drinking your soul out you used them to get in shape, take the next daring step in your career or whatever? Feel those powerful emotions and use them to your own gain, they’re ENERGY, you can redirect them – it’s up to you to convert these raw emotions into something good, you’re the pipe through which eventually these will pass from, so why wouldn’t you be able to control the output of it?

TRY IT, the next time you’ll be overtaken by these feelings and you will be unstoppable.

But be careful, this 3rd method it’s not easy to pull off (while still completely doable) because it could backfire and consume you as these emotions, as i’ve already stated, are very strong – so it’s ultimately up to you to decide if you can do it. If unsure, go for the first two- are safer and they might take longer, but they’re worth the effort.

Let me know what’s your take on this.

Take care,

-V

STOP PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK WITH YOUR AGE.

Many thinks that with age comes stillness, stalemates, difficulties and another myriad of things which will prevent them to attain success, but this is not how this works! So don’t discount yourself as “done”, and keep on reading.

First off: If you have the mindset which is described above, you’re WRONG, and that’s because age it is not a determining factor when it comes to success- you’re simply putting shackles on yourself without even trying and doing the work needed to succeed. It simply means that you are content to keep things this way, after all, success it’s not for everybody. DON’T USE AGE AS AN EXCUSE.

Take famous AND successful people as an example, a lot of them didn’t succeed in their efforts early in life, the other way around instead!

  • Samuel Jackson
Jackson was 46 before he found success (and in recovery from addiction to cocaine and heroin)
  • Ray Kroc
Founder of McDonald’s – had passed his 50’s before buying his first McDonald’s and creating a worldwide phenomenon
  • Charles Darwin
He was 50 years old before he published “On the Origin of the Species” in 1859

And these Men are just a FEW examples.

But did you know that instead, succeeding when you’re young has actually quite a few drawbacks?
Such as:

  • You could get TOO comfortable with what you have achieved and as result you’d end up not innovating.
  • You don’t have enough experience – and might misuse\misinterpreted whatever tools or situation you have at that precise moment and as a consequence bring your demise.
  • You could get blinded by success -and let your ego poison your mind, a very common error among young people.

Of course, these situations are a bit generic and could be applied to older people as well, but they do occur more early in life. And as such, a well trained eye that has recognized how to pick up opportunities could come in handy.

In the end, success is what you make of it, if you’ve always taken next to no action when it comes to your desires and ambitions it’s clear as a thousand suns exploding in front of your nose that you WON’T cut it IF you stay put.

But HOW can poor you do it :((?

STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND TAKE THE PLUNGE.
I think this quote sums it all up.

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. “

-William A. Ward

Take care,

-V