“Be the Hero of your own movie.  If your life was a movie, and it started now:  forget whatever financial disasters you’ve had, personal failures, and relationship failures.  What would the hero of your life’s movie do right now?  Do that!  Do those things”.  -Joe Rogan
“Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” Frank Outlaw
“YOU are the most important shaper of your life. We have many influences that can shape us, but WE must take responsibility for shaping ourselves so we can shape the world we want” -Keith Craft
“Everybody is a genius.  But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing it is stupid” -Albert Einstein
Believe it or not, we become a product of our thinking. Most people never question the way they think.  Thoughts come and go through their mind and they take that as truth.  There is a part of the brain called the subconscious.  I do not want to get too technical here, but this part of the brain is very susceptible to outside influences and does not have a filter. It takes everything you hear and see as true.  Your subconscious develops as we become aware of other people’s  beliefs and perceptions when we grow up. These beliefs and perceptions become ingrained in us as we grow up, for better or worse.
The most important belief you will ever create is how you see yourself. Words and thoughts have power. Whatever names you call yourself will have power over you. We have many names to call each other: loser, winner, lover, fighter, warrior, superstar coach, failure, success. I can go on forever.  Most people take on the names other people give them as they grow up. Those who get bullied feel like a loser and take on that persona. Those who are talented athletes take on a superstar persona. Finally, those who receive love, encouragement, and praise become winners as they grow up.
However, These “labels” are rarely ever rooted in the truth. Any negative name given to someone should never be their reality. I have felt almost all different personas- nerd, loser, failure, winner, warrior. I’ve had my own ups and downs. I was bullied in school and was thought of as a nobody.  I’ve been rejected and felt like no one wants anything to do with me.  However, I have had glimpses of success: sports and business related.  Once I realized that how I see myself affects how other people perceive me to be, I focused on changing my own belief of the person I want to become.  And that is a winner and a warrior.  I want to see myself as these because life is a tough and long journey.  I want to be able to fight AND win any challenge that comes my way.  I may falter, fail, or lose. But, that will never change the way I see myself.  In the end, I want to say that I fought and won life’s toughest battles.  Ultimately, it’s your choice.  What kind of person do you want to be?  As always, eat, move, and improve!
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