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Hello my wonderful people,

How are we all doing on this beautiful day. I hope everyone is doing well and making stuff happen. I wanted to do a Motivation Monday today, but I promised to do a QOTW and felt in the mood to write one. I’ve found quotes to be rather useful to help us get through our day to day grind. They work as powerful mood up lifters when we can sometimes be feeling down. I find myself reading quotes a few times a day and meditating on the messages that they bring.

Today I wanted to share a quote with you that resonates with me on all levels. So without further ado, I bring to you today’s quote of the week:

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Now, as humans, we all have what it takes to make our dreams a reality – EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US!

But we have been faced with many limitations since birth. Limitations can come in many different forms:

  1. Our Thought Process On Life
  2. The Self Image We Hold For Ourselves
  3. Statements which don’t hold true i.e – “We Can’t, It’s Not Possible,You Don’t have what it takes, It’s Going To Take To Long” and things around that nature

So before we venture on our journey to success, we first have to believe in ourselves 100% of the time. Using affirmations can help greatly:

Affirmations

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Use the affirmations above and affirmations such as:

I Am Powerful

I Am Strong

I have 100% Confidence

Affirmations used daily can help you to stay focused, on track with goals and can help to bring about personal awareness (tuning into your deeper self) You can even do a Google search on affirmations and the results page will bring back loads of goodies that you can print out and carry around with you (or stick on your walls around your house)

Now, let me ask you individually through the screen…

Do you have the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential?

Whatever it is that you want from life, you have to want it badly enough to go and get it – Because believe me, it’s not going to get up and just come strolling along to you.

You see, we all have what it takes to be winners – But are you putting in the work to be a winner?

Do you have the desire to succeed? A lot of people say they want success, but if they really wanted it they would go out and chase it. Some of you like the idea of success but don’t believe it can be ascertained, so you just dream about it all day long and live in fantasy land…

This all changes today!

Today is the day that you start unlocking your full potential. And I’m happy that I can help you to do so. But trust me on this one, you have to be willing to put in the ground work first.

Adopting a winners mind set doesn’t just happen over night. It takes at least 33 consecutive days before your subconscious mind adjust to the re-programming.

Unlocking Your Full Potential

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OK, before we move on – Let me ask you another question:

What does it even mean for  you to unlock your full potential?

The beauty of life is that we are all individuals and will all inevitably answer that question differently.

To me, unlocking my full potential meant a number of things:

  1. Writing – A few years ago I never knew that I was good at writing until I created this website and found I had natural writing abilities. Unlocking my potential within the realms of writing meant for me that I was to explore and write about different topics. This was one of the ways I could see for me to grow as a writer.
  2. Music – My hidden secret is that I am a Musician in my spare time. I am a deep music lover and took the plunge to learn how to create music back in 2011. Like writing, I am naturally good at it and have been learning how to make House music on the weekends. I know that to get better I have to keep practising. And by practising I will always be that one step closer to reaching my full potential within the realms of music.
  3. Bodybuilding – For those of you who have been following my journey, you would have seen that I use to be the chubby boy with no abs. But I knew that with the right nutrition and the right training that I could excel and reach close to my bodies full potential.

The beautiful thing with the body though is that we can reach a state of what we call perfection and still always work at perfecting. It’s a never ending game and the same could be said with striving for success in life. Do we ever stop?

Back to you though, your potential and the question above… 

What does it mean for you to unlock your full potential?

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I’ll help you to get the ball rolling:

  1. What are you good at?
  2. What do you do in your spare time?
  3. What do you enjoy doing?
  4. What would you like to improve?

The above questions can help you to look at your life in a broader light and bring about new energy in terms of your thinking. Once you have some fresh perspective, set some new goals to help get you going on your journey to personal excellence. You don’t have to wait for a New Year or for Monday morning to get started. There is no better time than NOW to get going!

If you are reading this right now YOU ARE A WINNER and never let anyone tell you other wise!

It’s been great catching up with you all and I’ll be back sooner than you know with some more of that good stuff 😉

Take it easy folks 😀

Much Love

David Richards 

Source:  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/confucius119275.html#0W2bAziuYGd0YjYT.99

Quotes by: Confucius/David Richards

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What’s up my beautiful people,

How are we all doing on this fine day. I hope everyone is doing well, enjoying life and achieving their goals.

I’ve been well for those asking thank you 🙂

I’m back in the gym 5 days a week now, 100% clean eating (well a little treat on weekends LOL) and I’m half way into my ebook – I’m doing one for free and releasing a self published version – So I’ve been a busy bunny guys.

I aim to blog at least twice a week now (I’m scared to make any promises LOL) but I want to help you guys as much as I can whilst living a balanced social life.

But without further ado, let’s get straight to business…

Goals and Motivation

I believe that life has added value when we have goals to work towards, wouldn’t you agree?

It gives us motivation and drive to focus our energy on something that is likely to bring us success in the future, and I’m sure we all want to be successful in life.

Staying motivated isn’t easy though, and I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where we’ve lacked motivation in some way, shape or form – But there are many tools to help us stay on track and today I will share some with you.

Before we get to the juicy stuff though – Let me ask you all a question or 2…

1) What does Success mean to you?

2) Do you believe that you have what it takes to go and make success a reality for you?

Meditate on that for a moment…

As humans, we sometimes grow up facing face self doubt and this can affect how we view ourselves on a daily basis. Believe it or not, self doubt can be the determining factor as to whether we obtain success or not and I’ll tell you why…

If you don’t believe in yourself, who is going to believe in you? Who is going to keep you going when times get tough eh?

And if you start doubting your character, its also easy to find excuses to give up when times get rough.

Self doubt will have that little voice in your head telling you that you can’t do it or even worst, put you in a state of procrastination saying:

 “I’ll Do It Another Time” – Poison to be avoided at all cost!

Also, if you don’t see yourself in a positive light, it’s hard for others to do so as well. Subconsciously without realising, the state of self doubt will have you carrying yourself in a certain manner that is easily noticeable by others around you.

For example, your body language, the way in which you speak and how you carry yourself in general are all critical factors that determine whether someone views you as confident or not.

(I will write a post soon about how to boost Confidence in day to day life)

But as today is all about Motivation, below I will share a tip to help you stay Motivated and on track with your goals.

Visualisation

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I’ve spoke about Visualisation before, but it is a vital part of the process where goal setting and staying motivated is concerned. I usually sit with my clients and get them to visualise what it is that they want from life. Without visualising where you want to be, how can you know where you want to go. Think on that for a moment…

Visualise very clearly and vividly what career you want for yourself. Visualise your dream partner. Visualise your dream car. Visualise the amount of money you want to make. Keep dreaming and dream big my people. If any of you have watched the DVD the Secret or know anything about Law of Attraction, you will know how important visualisations are. They bring about a wonderful feeling in the present moment of now. One thing the DVD didn’t really mention though is that:

Law of Attraction + Action = Success

You see, you can’t just dream big and take no action…You have to go out there and make stuff happen…Ya Dig!

Write Down Your Goals

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I don’t mess around when it come’s to goal setting. I have my goals written down in a small book that I carry around with me. It’s a constant reminder why I can’t eat McDonalds when I’m doing a Bodybuilding show or a modelling shoot.

You always want to review your goals daily to help you stay on track and to keep the consistency going.

Bedroom walls, the kitchen, the bathroom i.e are all great places to stick your goals up. Write them down on a piece of paper (post it notes even) and stick them up all around your house. This is how I practice and adopt self motivation…

You see, I’m a guy who loves my food – And I mean LOVE my food LOL – So staying motivated when it comes to getting abs isn’t always the easiest for me. (My earlier followers have seen me out of shape before – I will try and re-upload the pictures to show you how far I’ve come from being tubby to the boy with abs)

That’s it for today though my people, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I’ve enjoyed writing 😀

I’m going to be bringing back the much requested:

“Quote’s Of The Week” – You guy’s showed me a lot of Love for those blog post there, so it’s only right.

If y’all want me to cover any issues, hit me up on my contact page and I’ll see what I can do.

As always – Much Love and Blessings to You All

David Richards

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