Day #187: Change Your Limitations

The hardest limitations you will face is you and you will always be your biggest competition. Why? Because you are your biggest critic.

Once again I am here to remind you of just how important today is (regardless of the day when reading this). This is important not only for your mindset but also for the expectation and tone you set for the next days to come.

Regardless, I can not empathize with you enough of how important it is to get up, get out there and give it all you’ve got. You will be so amazed by how capable you really are and once you realize this and experience it for yourself you will think, why did it take you this long to see you’re so much greater than you thought. All you need to do is be willing to get out there and push that little harder.

We doubt our limitations simply because we never give it a go. 

Don’t get me wrong. Today or even tomorrow you might get out there and fail. But you get out there the next day and fail a little closer to where you want to be. Then you get out there again the following day and you do that until you don’t fail anymore and until you make it to the level you have been aiming for. Then you start again. Sometimes it will be quick. Sometimes you’ll shoot right up… sometimes it may take multiple attempts before you even get close to making it to the next level.

The point is. The more you get out there and give it a shot, with the intention to get to where you are trying to succeed, you are more likely to get there sooner than later.

Don’t be overwhelmed, consumed and hindered by the voice that tells’s you that you’re not good enough, strong enough, fast enough or whatever it may be. You can overcome that voice by simply choosing to prove it wrong. It might take a couple of proving points or attempts, but you will prove it wrong, and soon enough you will be good enough, you will be strong enough and you will be fast enough.

So will you pick yourself up today and get out there to conquer the week? Or will you sit around, lay around and choose to let another day slip by.

This one is on you.

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P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

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Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #186: Mindset Strong

Life is determined ultimately by you and your mindset. Yes, there are factors, variables and things we cannot control, but how we decide to react is on you.

What separates us from the pain of discipline or the pain of regret is our mindsets. Basically a fixed vs. growth mindset.

Ultimately: 

A fixed mindset: Minimal effort and when things get tough, it is time to give up

A growth mindset: Extra effort and when things get tough, it is time to step it up and push forward

You must always remember:

Intelligence is not static. Maybe you have certain traits, talents, and skills that have always come more easily than others, but you can always learn more and continue to grow in whichever direction you please.

We can always become more intelligent, rather than appearing more intelligent.

  • EMBRACE CHALLENGES
  • PERSIST THROUGH OBSTACLES
  • PUT THE EFFORT IN
  • ACCEPT CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
  • BE INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS 

There you have it, the  5 Mindsets of the Mentally Strong. The question I have for you is; what will you do about it?

Fixed or Growth?

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

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Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #185: Just Character

When we strip away everything, down to the bare minimum of who and what we are. We are left with character. A character can be defined as:

  • the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
  • strength and originality in a person’s nature
  • person’s good reputation

The question you need to answer is which one above definition defines you. Then you need to redefine each element of what signifies the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. What signifies strength and originality in a person’s nature or a person’s good reputation. 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I am always challenging myself to up my game. To stop kidding myself and to redefine what it is I am chasing. I did this not just as an individual but to all the things I own and control or that I have influence over. If we redefine the character or the brand we are trying to represent ourselves, our businesses or our online alias’. Whatever it may be… if we redefine it with the idea to have a pure raw character transparent and exposed. We will enable people to see us or whatever it may be for what it really is.

As without character, we really are nothing.

Which one is it that you will be when there is nothing left but the raw version of you?

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

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Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #184: Imagine Your Growth

If every day you do 1 little thing which scared you, imagine your growth over a period of 6 months or even a year. It would be exponential! It all starts with the something small, but even if that one small thing seems impossible at the time, you are still conquering your fear.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. – Winnie the pooh

Setting yourself a daily quota to do something will enable you to more likely stay dedicated. Examples:

  • “Do 20 math exercises a day”
  • “Read a textbook chapter a day”
  • “Write 500 words a day”

Or if it was something that scared you:

  • Talking to one new person each day
  • Asking for a discount whenever you make a purchase 
  • Telling someone new each day that they look beautiful

Make this a priority for each day for 365 days. Or even for the next 6 months.  Then you need to just evaluate what this can do for you. Remember to make sure you pick something realistic.

I say keep it smaller to enable consistency. Growth doesn’t need to be BIG. Small counts too. 

My question to you is… what are you going to do about pushing, challenging and training yourself to further stretch and grow? Put it this way… As I have blogged before if you increment by 1 each day for 365 days. By the end of the year, you have done 66,795 push-ups in a year. Now that seems quite intense. But how about pushing yourself just to the end of the year.

Think of it like investing your dollars. The more you put in over time the more it grows in the long run.

We are 2 days into the second half of the year. What will you do to push yourself?

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

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  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #183: Half-Way There

It is official. We have past half-way. Which makes today the first day of the rest of your life. Well, each day is that day, but going into each day with this attitude can kick-start you into an active mindset.

I SAY START TODAY!

So today you have 5 months and 29 days.

  • 15,724,800 seconds
  • 262,080 minutes
  • 4368 hours
  • 182 days
  • 26 weeks

Yesterday we touched on some of the smaller details, which alone seem like nothing, but together through consistency, they stand out and actually make quite the impact on your life.

I gave some examples yesterday of what you can apply daily, however, with this being the half-way mark I have some more small changes you can make that can completely transform your life…

Daily:

  • Read 10 pages of a good book (15 minutes)
  • Listen to 30 minutes of an instructional CD
  • Eat 125 calories less each day than you normally eat
  • Drink two bottles of water a day
  • Walk 2,000 steps a day, roughly 1.6 km
  • Make date night with your significant other a priority

Now for no reason at all, let’s ask ourselves where would we be in 27 months… (6 months)

  • Read 47 books (7 books)
  • Listened to 465 hours of audio on success and improvement (69 hours)
  • Saved 117,500 calories = lost 15.2 kgs. (17,407 calories, 2.25 kgs)
  • Drank 3,720 gallons of water (551 gallons)
  • Walked 1448 km’s = an additional 13.6 kgs lost (170 km’s, 2 kgs)
  • Had 124 dates with your partners = a better relationship (at least 18 dates)

Now, these may seem like a lot or not a lot at all, but these are only examples. Imagine if you add your finances, your actual time spent in the gym and other areas of your life. These things start to add up quickly over time, and in the short term things might not seem like they are progressing, but the routine of consistency will IMPACT you more so in the long term.

I want to leave you with this thought the next time you think success isn’t within reach: consider implementing these small steps, they will leave you living the life of your dreams.

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.” William James.

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P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

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  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #182: There Is No Cheat

There is no cheat to live. No easy way, no shortcut or nothing to skip a few years. The only thing there is is you and the other billions of people.

What about an advantage?

Well, you are the advantage.

No one else is you. Therefore you will be unique and can be unique in all that you do.

‘ But, But, But I don’t have what it takes…’

What does it take? Why does it take something to be something? You are something. You are you. What more could there be?

You need to define what you will be and how you will be it.

Let me ask you some questions… have a read and see what applies and see what doesn’t. Reevaluate them, redefine them. Apply them or make them yours. Do what you got to do.

  • If you don’t know who you are, then find it. Once found, be that person and be it well.
  • Do what you want to do. Work your passion. If you’re not waking up happy ready for work, or ready to face what it is you’re doing. Maybe you’re not doing what you enjoy…
  • Are you doing anything which makes you and people around you happy?
  • Your smile can light up a whole town. So smile wherever you go.
  • Show love, be love and embrace love.
  • If happiness was a currency, how rich do you think you are?
  • Remember people aren’t against you, they’re for themselves.
  • Every morning you start with 86,400 seconds. How are you spending them? How are you going to spend them?
  • If you could clone yourself, which of your characteristics wouldn’t you want to be cloned?
  • Don’t let fear stop you: use it as a learning tool to show you what you need to do in order to succeed.
  • If you viewed things from another person’s point of view, what new information would that perspective give you?
  • Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you. People usually reject expensive things because they can’t afford them.
  • Live life king size!
  • A key tip to success is to ‘stay ahead and stay active!
  • Budget and diet at the same time! Together they become great motivators. Make both short and long terms goals!!
  • The only person that can really motivate you is you. Find your goal. Ask yourself how much you want it. Then do it!
  • Mornings give you the opportunity to set a positive tone for the day. You set the tone for a happier and more productive day.
  • Want to lose weight? What’s stopping you? Can’t get to the gym? No motivation? Start a routine & a diet. See the results. Now repeat. Go!
  • Don’t work harder, work deeper. Work hard then play hard!
  • Always remember: You are the only person responsible for your success.
  • Positivity fuels productivity! Stay happy, smile boldly and supply synergy to the ones around. Be a booster!
  • Productivity is a key performance indicator in a personal and professional life. Find efficient and proficient ways to quicken your tasks.

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

  1. Make sure you are following us on Facebook
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  3. Make sure you invite/share the content with your friends and family
  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #181: Today Over Yesterday & Tomorrow

If you’re stuck on yesterday… today or tomorrow is always going to be distant. Because what is done is done. You may be able to fix it, but there is no changing it. If you want the change, then you need to take action. And the best way to take action and control of yesterday is by making the right decisions today in preparation for tomorrow.

Three simple rules in life:

  1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
  2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
  3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

“BE MISERABLE. OR MOTIVATE YOURSELF. WHATEVER HAS TO BE DONE, IT’S ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE.” – WAYNE DYER

Goals are what we reach for. Standards are where we stand.
How much easier would it be to touch the sky if you were standing on skyscraper then the sidewalk?
I recommend you raise your standards to the level of the individuals you look up to (ironic). As an example you can ask yourself some questions, in reflection to the people who have inspired you:

  1. How did Steve Jobs spend his time?
  2. What type of environment did Steve surround himself around every day?
  3. What type of attitude did he have?
  4. How did Steve spend his money?

This helps your mind, relate, understand and formulate an answer for you.

Once you answer those questions. You’ll have a picture of your future self. Who YOU will be. But remember YOU ARE NOT the person who inspired you. You should be someone who is of individuality and who inspires on their own.

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P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

  1. Make sure you are following us on Facebook
  2. Make sure you are following us on Instagram
  3. Make sure you invite/share the content with your friends and family
  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #180: A Positive Approach

You should constantly be striving to see the positive in every aspect of your life and it all starts with a bright and optimistic morning. 

So what do you need to do to train yourself to be positive every day? Well here are 3 steps to becoming more positive today.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

Step One: Believe a Positive Attitude is a Choice

The hardest of them all is to actually make the choice to have a positive attitude. As life is going to throw some things your way, and for sure they ain’t all going to be the best.  But with the right attitude, you can make the best of everything.

Step Two: Rid Your Life of Negativity

If you want to live a positive, joyful life, you cannot be surrounded by negative people who don’t encourage your happiness. Sacrifices will need to be made.  It can hurt to distance yourself from people—even when you know they aren’t good for you or your current lifestyle. Also, check out the negative behaviors

Step Three: Look For the Positive in Life

In every person, in every situation, there is something good. Most of the time it’s not obvious. We have to look. And sometimes we have to look hard. Everything—good and bad—is a learning experience so, at the very least, you can learn from bad experiences. You will usually find something good, something genuinely positive, about every person or situation.

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia 


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

  1. Make sure you are following us on Facebook
  2. Make sure you are following us on Instagram
  3. Make sure you invite/share the content with your friends and family
  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #179: Don’t Be Discouraged

We search high and low for answers, for the right people, and for the right motivation. We become discouraged when we see things “happening” for others, but not ourselves… What if I told you there was someone who could get you to where you want to go?

They would help you succeed,  they would not make you feel discouraged and they would give you daily motivation and of course, they would inspire and encourage your own self-control.

Interested?

Take a look in the mirror. That person is you.

The only person they will get you from A to B is yourself.
The only person that will that can truly motivate you is you.
The only person that can give you self-control is you.

Not sure how? Ask yourself: “How determined am I to see this through?”

If you are determined. Then you will make it happen!

There will be highs and lows and yes at times you will feel discouraged, but the key is to just go for it. 

So what will you do? Where will you go? How will you do it?

It all begins with YOU!

Let no one discourage your ambitious attitude, you don’t need a fan club to achieve your goals, be your own motivation – Unknown

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P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

  1. Make sure you are following us on Facebook
  2. Make sure you are following us on Instagram
  3. Make sure you invite/share the content with your friends and family
  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?

Day #178: Staying Committed

When it comes to keeping active and healthy, exercise is obviously an important key. Staying committed is more important. For some, this requires some hard motivation and a push to get out there, while for others, they cannot get out there quick enough. Like any habit, goal, and journey, it takes the time to see the results and to see how far you have progressed. Depending on contributing factors, the time will vary and so will the intensity of the progress.

There are many ways to stay committed, to stay motivated, to see it through to the finish line and this is for any good habit, goal or routine. However, the real key may be as simple as  ‘keep on keeping on’. As long as you’re doing, then you are progressing.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans. – Peter Drucker

See below on some ways you can keep on keeping on:

Find some passion while you do it

When you’re actually working on your goal, find a way to do it that you enjoy doing. Let’s say you’re trying to lose 10kg and you have never exercised or had a routine to keep you honest. This is the perfect chance to do a workout that you find fun. You could swim, box, run, walk, go intense or slow it down with yoga… There are so many options, there will always be one for you. This is the same for other goals. 

Educate yourself

Knowledge is power, people. Just don’t try to impart your wisdom on those who didn’t ask for it. If you’re going to be doing and trying new things to get this goal over the line, you may as well educate yourself. As once you succeed, I can assure you, you will have others looking to you for the secrets of success and when you have the knowledge to share, this can benefit you quite well!

Apply it to your life

What’s that? Don’t you have time to focus on your goal? Well firstly, that’s a joke as for where are your priorities? However, I can understand we all have busy lives and the best way to ensure you are doing something for your goals each day, is to embed your efforts, within your daily do. Trying to hit those 10,000 steps each day? How about skip the subway and walk? Want to read a book a week? Read while you commute. These are some simple and very basic examples, but that’s all it needs to be. Think of it like killing two birds with one stone.

Own it and take charge

The key to sticking to your goals is owning them and taking charge of your plans. There will be sacrifice and make it clear that when you are working on your goal, this is your time. If people ask if you are busy, YES YOU ARE BUSY. You have something on. Your goal working time! I’m sure some people will find it silly, or say you can do that anytime. Well, that’s not true. You have dedicated this time as this is the time you can do it. So be strong, stand tall when it comes to staying on top of goal progress. As it only takes a couple of times skipping your usual goal working session and you will be backsliding… and all that PROGRESS will start to decompose. It is your choice. Own it!

Photo Credit: Instagram: @_clfurlong_ | Location: Melbourne, Australia 


P365 VISUALS will be daily “inspiration” presented by a featured photo with a daily quote / or inspiring words to keep you motivated from a visual perspective. Sounds inspiring right!!

The purpose of this is to once again bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Encouragement to you daily. There will be additional content and small blogs to go with the pictures, however, the focus will be the visuals. The key focus is to provide small yet packing impacts through a visual source and give an opportunity to you the community to have your pictures featured and shared with the rest of the community.

So how can you get involved?

  1. Make sure you are following us on Facebook
  2. Make sure you are following us on Instagram
  3. Make sure you invite/share the content with your friends and family
  4. Submit your photos… If you would like to have your pictures featured, please send to contact.p365@gmail.com

Like 2016, 2017 brings new horizons and new opportunities. How we react and take action on these opportunities will ultimately redefine how 2017 will be. What will you do?