Tag Archive: inspiration

Small, determined steps. Consistently.

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Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.

Four Leadership Traits.

The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there… Continue reading

Get Motivated Here.

“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into… Continue reading

Boxing their own worst enemy (via Reuters)

This article nicely juxtaposes two of my interests, training and photography. It’s not important to have the latest/greatest in training equipment, or even the environment. If you have the motivation, that is enough.… Continue reading

Lance Armstrong Nike Advert

Inspired.

Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.

The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do

Bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes. When… Continue reading

How bad do you want it?

Film Short – HBO’s “I Still Have a Soul”

The spec promo commercial centers on a homeless man who is looking to better himself, raising money every which way he can in order to pay for training as a boxer at a… Continue reading

Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday

Full speech I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re… Continue reading

The Heart of a Champion

Oscar Pistorius overcame a double amputation to compete and win the 400m event at the S. African Championships. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mount Everest, remarked: “It’s too easy to credit… Continue reading

Why we do, what we do – Tony Robbins

How David Beats Goliath

You’ve guessed it; through more effort, and harder work. This is an excellent article by the renowned Malcolm Gladwell, on how underdogs win through unusual tactics, higher levels of fitness and above all,… Continue reading

Training Music – Intro, The XX

Finding Motivation

“If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be… Continue reading

What motivates you?

A great video on what inspires people to work, and how the standard work-reward cycle breaks down at a certain point. (via Global MindShift)

Hard work is the difference, whatever the discipline.

On Michael Schumacher, 7-time Formula 1 World Champion: Everyone who gets close to him – and they are a precious few – marvel at his dedication to fitness, to his union with his… Continue reading

Tony Robbins on the story of Rocky

Very inspirational talk by Tony Robbins on how Sylvester Stallone had Rocky made.