Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exercise


The body is a fragile thing. But through exercise it can become an impressive structure. Conditioning the senses, organs and muscles all together, can shape it to withstand what life puts the body through. From personal experience, I believe there is a great variety of results exercise can give you. First of all, it can change your appearance. 

From there, when people feel they look good, they feel good and feel better about themselves. That self esteem carries on outward and can create a very positive surrounding, with friends and family. So overall, its a great benefit. But you also have to take into consideration that there are things that can hurt you. Sometimes too much exercise can do more harm than good, tiring the body and wearing down your natural energy. 

Too much stress or mental unrest can break down even some of the strongest of people. So its good to educate yourself about exercise. Learn what works for you and what does not. That exercise of the mind may lead you to the greatest workout you can possibly have.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thaughs: Self reliance

I value the need for self reliance. Maybe sometimes too much. But in any case, it is such a incredible characteristic to have. Especially in todays modern world. When I was little, it was taught to me that if you want something, you have to work for it. Nothing is handed to you.
Growing up I became the first in my family to have certain things, a tattoo, a computer and a car. I had to work to get them, some harder than others.
Regardless, they werent given to me. I didnt wait for someone to tell me I was going to receive these things. I wanted them. I worked for them. I got them. I focused and didnt rely on anyone else to get this done. Trust is a major issue with alot of people.
But before you can trust others you need to trust yourself. If you dont, you need to work on that. You are in charge of building up your self esteem and self trust, to become self reliant.

Do you want get good grades? Study. Do you want to buy a home? Start with a job. Too shy to approach someone you like? Make a funny face at them. Break the ice. Then talk. No one is going to live your life for you. Rely on yourself to live.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Confidence

With experience comes knowledge. That knowledge will give you great opportunity and the ability to experience more to continue the cycle. 
Yet, how do we know if what we have learned will work? 
You need apply what you have learned in order to do so. If not, you will never develop that confidence in your knowledge. That trust. That reassurance. That certainty of what you know will allow you to continue growing. For example, school. You are taught a lesson. You practice its methods and are tested on it in order to reach a certain level of understanding. From there you can continue to higher levels. Things that I was taught in school remain with me and, in certain situations, I can apply them without worry or uncertainty. 
I am confident in what I have learned and have no worries applying it. In fighting and training, 10 percent is physical and 90 percent is mental. The physical aspect is drilled with great intent. Then when you reach a certain level, the mental aspect will take over. This will create things that may not have been forseen or intended, but seem to occur naturally because of the confidence generated by everything up until that point. 
In essence, the point I am trying to reach is learn to be confident in yourself. Experience. Knowledge. Confidence. Experience. Knowledge. Confidence. The cycle will continue. You can be sure of that. 


Friday, May 25, 2012

Choice

The old saying is life is full of choices. You reap what you sew. The ability to choose what will benefit you or not is a powerful tool. But a hammer can become a danger if misused. 

When you are little, you are taught how to choose wisely from others, parents and school teachers normally. They will teach you to look both ways before you cross the street or not to touch the stove because it is hot. Those are simple choices. They do so because you are too young to make some choices and it is done to be in your best interest. But as you get older , you choose what is in your best interest. You either eat or you do not. For shelter, you can choose to stay in one location or another. You can walk, drive, take a bus or train, or even fly to get somewhere. 
Those are simplified choices, if allowed to be . But we complicate things for various reasons. I think everyone would like to be safe when they drive. But not everyone drives safely. I have seen people talking or texting on phones, doing make up, and even reading books as they drive. 

That is a choice that they have made, but it poses a great risk to themselves and others. The hammer has become dangerous. Choosing what tools to use can be the difference between a carpenters common job or a masterpiece. Your life is a work in progress, choose how you want your masterpiece framed.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thoughts:Priority


I hear older, more experience people talk about others who have their priorities right.
Those who are able to manage their lives well and keep their responsibilities in order.
When I think about it, it seems simple enough.

I believe there is a simple order of living. Take care of the basic necessities before excess. Food, water, shelter, energy and air. They would naturally come before a big color tv or jewelry. Being safe, healthy and productive would seem ideal.
But, priority seems to take a backseat in todays world. Hospitals will not accept patients because they cannot afford care. Cigarrettes have no medical benefit and are proven dangerous, yet are continually sold and promoted.

Thousands and thousands of city homeless remain without homes, while expensive apartment complexes or sports stadiums are built. I dont quite understand how those who risk their lives for the safety and security of people are still some of the lowest paid, while actors, athletes and artists can generate millions for ideas and achievement.

I believe priority is a great category of life to work on in order to live a good life. In the past it was used to live and produce. In the present, sometimes, it seems lost. But, I would like to see it return in the future. What is most important in life can lead you to live.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thoughts:Worry

The world is yours." Famous visual statement from the movie "Scarface".
That is true, to an extent.
Meaning, that it is in your control. It is in your control, but not your full control. So what happens when things are out of your control?
A more common way of dealing with lack of control, in todays era, is worry.
Worry about the possibilities. The "what if's". What if I dont pay my rent on time?
What if I dont receive a call from a loved one?



What if I dont study for an exam? That worry is very dangerous.
It can cause alot of mental and physical disruption.
That simple act can be so powerful, if you allow it to be. "IF" you allow it.
You do not have to have it in your life. There is no benefit.
It causes stress which affects many different parts of your life.
So then why allow it? There is a saying ; "easier said, than done."
That is very true. But, does not mean impossible to change.
If you truly believe in yourself to continue forward for the better of yourself, then its easier done, than said. No wasted time, no additional stress. Now what? Dont worry about it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The forgotten Art of being a man

First of all a little Quiz for you:
1.Which of the following movies is your favourite:
a Brokeback Mountain
b Twilight
c Dirty Harry
d What the fuck is twilight?

When i look around me nowadays,it seems like the gender role has changed...big times.
Women became stronger than ever before,winning world cups and battled for having more rights and being equal to man.
Don't know if i should beat him up or date him???


Man on the other hand,become more and more girlish and weak.Maybe its because many children are raised these days by single mothers,so they are missing a male role model.Maybe its because the media wants to tell us that its wrong for being what and who we are,a man.
We need to dress more feminine for sake of being more fashionable,having a shaved face all the time and watch romantic comedies and cry at the end.
As man we like women who are feminine and caring,most women like man who know what they want,have a sense of responsibility and a strong mind.
So please,no more girly haircuts,no shorts which looks better on your girlfriend and no more crying and whining around.
Instead of taking role models like those Twilight Guys,Justin Beaver or whoever the hell became famous, why don't take a look on old fashioned guys like Sean Conery and James Dean.

I want to close this post with a short clip about one of the last real man,even if he only appears in commercials.Stay thirsty my friend.