What's going on BHW it's MONDAY! Most people dread Mondays simply because it's the beginning of a new work week. Many feel that their weekends are never long enough and hate going back to work. They have to deal with their bosses, co-workers, and the annoying girl that just won't stop leaving you notes ever since last years Christmas party. I'm writing this to get in your face and tell you to get off your ass and do something with your life! "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Stop being so damn miserable, ?Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.? Everything is your perception of what it is, and that is 100% in YOUR control, NOT anyone elses. Something I wrote a while back: "Success, along with happiness and many others, are simply just a shift in mindset. They say "Success is uncommon, therefore not to be enjoyed by the common man". And this will hold true unless we don't shift our perception of success. I... believe it is actually very common, in fact each and everyone of us have been successful numerous times, every single day of our lives, even though we fail to sometimes acknowledge it. Why live our lives ignoring this phenomenal feeling? This feeling of successful being. Whether it is a small, big, short or long term achievement. Even whether or not it was the desired outcome. We are successful. How can we not be if we are forever in a constant state of gain? Life is meant to be lived in abundance. Open your eyes and BE successful. One achievement at a time, never settle, strive to be great, and inspire others to be great! THIS is what life is about." -James Vi So what's the point of all this? The point is to stimulate those weak bones of yours and get you going. It's Monday! A new week. A new opportunity to start fresh and make positive changes in your life. An opportunity to be productive. Every Monday you have the opportunity to basically "make shit happen" and start moving in the direction that you truly want to be in. If you're not getting the message by now, you're just not getting it. Get the F*&% out of here, because this place is NOT for you. We're here to be driven and drive others, to succeed and help others succeed, be motivated and help motivate others. We live in order to INSPIRE life. If this is not you, and you've defeated yourself, that is fine. In order to be winners, there must be losers. At the end of the day, it's YOUR decision! I'll leave you guys with a little something of my collection: ?Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroysit.? ?Man?s proper stature is not one of mediocrity, failure, frustration, or defeat, but one of achievement, strength, andnobility. In short, man can and ought to be a hero.? ? MikeMentzer "There are no shortcuts in life. Pain must be felt. The alternative is much worse. It's what makes us special, what makes us beautiful, what makes us worthy. But that pain is accompaniedby something else: hope. With your pain, there is hope. Somewherebetween agony and optimism and prayer. So you're human, you'realive. And that is what we have." "Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them" - Marden "I will conquer what has not been conquered. Defeat will not be in my creed. I will believe what others have doubted. I will always endeavor the prestige, honor, and respect of my team. I have trained my mind, and my body will follow." -Coach Flowers "I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not asheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a LION and Irefuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. Theslaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist untilI succeed. I will!" ?If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can?t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, andthen be tough enough to follow through.? Rosalyn Carter ?The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person?s determination.? Tommy Lasorda "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher & Writer If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got. "We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life." "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment" "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." "For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. " Why Do I Succeed? I succeed because I am willing to do things you are not. I will fight against the odds. I will sacrifice. I am not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. I feel those emotions--drink them in and then swallow them away to the blackness of hell. I am motivated by accomplishment, not pride. Pride consumes the weak--kills their heart from within. If I fail--I will get up. If I am beaten--I will return. I will never stop getting better. I will never give up -- ever. That is why I succeed. "I will not accept ANYTHING I have not worked for. I will not accept any limitations or boundaries others may try and hold me to. I LEAD a path others struggle to follow." ?Don?t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.? ? Mark Victor Hansen -If you allow other people to influence your life, you allow them to live your life for you; therefore your life is no longer yours but theirs. Now if you'll excuse me, I have shit to do.