There is a war going on for your mind.
In one hand there is hope, prosperity, strength, health and success.
In the other hand there is despair, poverty, weakness, malady and failure.
All of these are choices. We choose the beaten path, or we choose the path less traveled. Every second, every minute, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly we choose. "It's too hard. I can't. He's better, stronger and smarter than I am. I'm too tired, it's too cold or too hot." It's not that you can't. It's that you won't.
We believe that we must train our bodies, but what about our minds? The mind is the most powerful tool that we as humans have. It can overcome any adversity, push through any pain, and achieve the greatest accomplishments, if only we let it.
How often do you train your mind? Do you read? Do you think? Do you plan?
Training the mind is not an easy undertaking... quite the opposite. It is one of the most challenging things anyone can do. It takes an iron will and the process can last a lifetime.
We must recognize when our ego speaks to us, telling us to stop, to slow down and give up. Here is the important part: Don't judge the voice. Acknowledge it, see it for what it is, and then say: "Fuck You" and push past it.
Nothing can stand in my way except for my mind.