When it comes to entrepreneurship, a lot of the influential in the space take lessons from our past and apply them in the present.
Think of the following quotes:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu
"Rome wasn't built in a day"
"The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones" - Confucius
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee
These quotes set the tone for this post: how entrepreneurs build habits that transform their lives. These habits build impact.
When you're unmotivated or feel overwhelmed by everything going on... an entrepreneur will tell you to take a tiny step forward.
That small step compounds overtime.
We tend to get disheartened when we can't give it our all in a day.
Sometimes, we just aren't motivated.
As habits are built by taking small steps, it is recommended that you start small and work your way up.
Entrepreneurs know that taking a small step towards your goal is better than nothing.
If you can only perform 70% of that 100% today, give 100% of that 70%.
"You are the average of the five people you spend time with."
You've heard this quote a lot if you've been in the space. This one is true to habit: habits can be influenced by your environment.
If you're around people not looking to grow, you're going to be indirectly influenced by them.
Spend time with like-minded individuals, whether it is meetups, podcasts, mentor groups, and more.
With social media, it's so easy to be disheartened by the business professionals or the athletes that have made it big.
Most of these individuals, just like you, had to work for it.
I believe you have a bigger opportunity today to expand and grow with social media. This is coming from an individual who has a long way to go.
Creating content through storytelling and documenting has allowed me to build physical and mental reps in my business.
Just like fitness, every rep eventually gets better. You add more weight. Muscles grow. Progress stalls. The journey consistently repeats.
All of this comes from trial & error, and consistent practice.
Successful entrepreneurs are aware of this: consistency builds success overtime. You might not see it, but it's there.
To summarize, here are a few thoughts to recognize:
Motivation is the charge. Discipline is the battery.
This is something we believe in. Discipline is built by the doing; motivation is built from internal and external thoughts.
We hope this brings you a charge to your battery.
Thanks for reading Reforged Legion!
One of the most difficult things to implement is a diet or exercise regiment. According to one study, more than 50% of people will drop out of their exercise program within 6 months. Most of the time, this is a result of our exercise program not meeting expectations. Our hesitations typically come from ourselves - and it's never always one reason.
There are typically multiple reasons as to why we drop out of our exercise and nutrition regiments.
In this post, we are going to go over the five barriers that hold most of us back from fitness.
Let's dive in!
We all witness the initial water weight loss that comes from dieting... it's so cool to drop 5-10lbs in one week when we start.
And then, it slows down... it even stops.
Some people get disheartened from this and believe that it's in their genetics... that the diet didn't work... that no matter what they do, it's useless.
I've been there.
I've tried Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic, and low-carb diets way before they were cool. To be honest, most of these methods were never sustainable for me in the long-term: I would eventually always stop them. Being that I grew up with a family whose meals were Mediterranean-styled, fruits, vegetables, and complex carbs were always a part of my life.
Sometimes, having trouble eliminating food groups in diets is not because of willpower or discipline... it's because of adherence. To us, adherence is the most important thing in a diet, as it eventually breeds discipline and consistency.
It was not until I incorporated Flexible Dieting that my entire lifestyle changed for the better.
In this post, we will explore the Flexible Dieting system in its entirety. It's a system I have used through quite a few successful fat loss and muscle gain phases since 2013.