A Tribute to Greg Plitt

“You must believe in yourself enough to be the person now that others will remember you for later.” – Greg Plitt

The fitness world was struck by tragedy this weekend when Greg Plitt passed away unexpectedly following a horrific train accident. Greg Plitt was loved by the people who knew him and admired by the rest. He was frequently quoted on this site and has inspired greatness across the globe through his actions and motivational words.

He will be missed but his legend will go on. Below is a tribute video and a selection of his finest motivational quotes. May he rest in peace and may his family fare well through this difficult time.

“When the winds of life don’t hit your sails, you grab the oars of life and you start pushing.” – Greg Plitt
“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass guys, it’s about learning to dance in the fucking rain” – Greg Plitt
“The real tragedy in life isn’t someone who hasn’t achieved their goal, it’s the person that never had a a goal to begin with.” – Greg Plitt
“If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt
“Comfort zones are deadly zones because you lose your true potential of what you can be, you start going with the status quo.” – Greg Plitt
“The pain of this workout is temporary but if you quit in this process; that pain will last forever.” – Greg Plitt
“Life’s as good as you make it, today we made it good.” – Greg Plitt
“Our desire is the warmth in our life, it’s not a blanket.” – Greg Plitt
“The pain of this workout is temporary but if you quit in this process; that pain will last forever.” – Greg Plitt

 

Monday Motivation

This is a little funny and motivating video to get you started on what’s bound to become a wonderful week.

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Enjoy my friends!

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Live YOUR Dream

Take 6 minutes to invest in yourself right now; turn up your volume and be prepared to get some motivation running through your eager veins!

“You can live YOUR dream!” – Les Brown

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Thank God It’s Monday!

TGIF – or Thank God It’s Friday – is an all too common expression. Living for the weekend would seem like the most irrational way of life for anyone who cared to think about it. Yet it’s what most of us do. We do things that we don’t like, and that often times don’t even serve us, for 5-6 out of 7 days a week. And then for 1-2 days we blow off some steam and do stuff that doesn’t necessarily serve us but allows us to escape the rest of our misery. This is put in its simplest and most melodramatic terms but if you just sit and think about it isn’t this the way you live? If it is, let’s change it!

BE THANKFUL! You’re alive, you’re free to choose what you want to do. Is your body in your way; it’s remarkably easy to change. Are your finances in your way; you’d be amazed at how cheaply you can get by if you let go of your old habits of luxury. Are people in your way; get rid of them (not in a hit-man kind of way). Just get moving and seize the day! Continue reading

Limiting Beliefs – Your Own Self Sabotage

“You’re grades will fall when you get to high school”. Those were the words my beloved grand father repeatedly said to me the summer before I started. My response: “No they won’t”, and they didn’t – in fact they improved. This is a perfect example of the power of beliefs, both limiting- and empowering beliefs.Limiting Beliefs

All people have limiting beliefs and I don’t think we can rid ourselves of them all (this in itself is a limiting belief!) but at least we can work to abolish the ones that serve us the least. I have seen limiting beliefs in play many times, and you probably have too if you think about it. The most obvious place is in the gym: here people’s ability to achieve certain goals are often determined by their beliefs. I used to believe that my genetics had sentenced me to a non-athletic body but upon changing that belief (by seeing inspirational transformations and learning about bodybuilding) I was able to change my behaviour and achieve my goal.

“Make sure your own worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

It can take some time to realise how big an impact limiting beliefs actually have on us but once you realise it you will be very careful about the words you choose to use and the thoughts you allow yourself to think. I very rarely use the phrase “I can’t” – it is the most dis-empowering phrase in any language. You may think that I’m unrealistic in my beliefs, but honestly what is the point of being realistic if it is going to keep you from your goals?

The video below tells the story of a man who was told by doctors –  the representatives of science, the people who are trusted more than god or any other power – that he would never be able Continue reading

Natural Healing – The Effect of Your Thoughts

Last weekend I watched a movie that changed the way I thought and acted. I had recently found myself to be in a bit of a rut – I was sick, unmotivated and feeling lethargic. Now this was all despite having a great job, great friends and a whole year to do whatever I wanted. One could wonder why I was feeling down. I certainly did!

Now there a many aspects to this problem – most of which we have covered on this blog (the importance of goals, motivation etc.) – but this movie showed me that the reason I was feeling sick could be due to my thoughts. What I learned was that my thoughts directly affect my physiology. Now this sounds very “out there” and you may be thinking that I should go back to my hippie circle of love, and you may be right, but the fact of the matter is that once I changed my thinking I started feeling better. The headache wasn’t as bad, the other people in traffic seemed less incompetent, and Continue reading

Do Ordinary Things Better

The best do ordinary things better than everyone else!

“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on you craft.”

That’s what Will Smith said in an interview discussing his movie Hancock. The movie is about a trashy super hero. It shows how even the most talented, in this case a super hero – I mean what greater talent than super strength and the ability to fly? – can throw their life away without skill i.e. practise. Will Smith later goes on to say Continue reading