Real real

Supporting another persons success will never f*€k yours up.

Your real friends want to see you win.

Not everyone understand this.

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It might take 30 days to create a habit, but that habit could change your life for the next 30 years.

It might take 1 hour to complete a workout, but it will keep you in a good mood for the next 12 hours.

It might take you 30 minutes to complete a morning routine, but it will build momentum for the rest of the day.

It might take you 5 hours to read a book, but you’ll keep the knowledge forever.

It might take you 3 months to learn a new skill, but that skill could make you millions.

Long-term thinking really is the key.

Impressed

Do not be impressed by:

  1. Money
  2. Job titles
  3. Appearances
  4. Experience
  5. Affiliations
  6. Imitations
  7. Big words

Be impressed by:

  1. Kindness
  2. Truth worthiness
  3. Unselfish generosity
  4. Humility
  5. Good manners
  6. Self-awareness
  7. Integrity
  8. Reliability
  9. Benevolence

6 things mentally strong people do

  1. They move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. They embrace change. They welcome challenges.
  3. They stay happy. They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control.
  4. They are kind, fair and unafraid to speak up.
  5. They are willing to take calculated risks.
  6. They celebrate other people’s success. They don’t resent that success.

Reminders

  • The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
  • Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
  • Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.
  • Rivers knows this: There is no hurry. We shall get there.
  • We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

8 harsh truths about life I wish I knew earlier

  1. Everyone you love is going to die.
  2. We give our lives meaning. If you feel like life is meaningless, that’s your fault.
  3. The perfect partner doesn’t exist. Concentrate on finding someone who has a lot of qualities you like and the same values and build a fantastic relationship.
  4. Life is a game. Find the games you want to play, learn the rules, and find ways to be successful at the games you selected.
  5. Everything ends. Youth, love, life, all end, and that’s what makes them valuable.
  6. Be romantic about the little things.
  7. Be a realist about the big things. Life isn’t a movie, you need to have a plan, have an artist’s ambition, but an engineer’s mindset.
  8. Figure out a way or don’t complain.

35 Very Short Ways to Burn More Calories (And Fat) Every Single Day

  1. Walk while conversing with someone — be it in person or on the phone. Distracted by the talking, you’ll clock a lot of steps.
  2. Eat more protein — not only will you feel more satiated, but protein’s high thermic effect (TEF) will elevate your metabolism as well.
  3. Install a pullup bar in your room’s doorway — and bang out a rep or two every time you pass in or out.
  4. Drink more coffeemultiple studies have shown caffeine’s efficacy as a metabolism booster.
  5. Take the stairs instead of the elevator — if it’s too many levels, get out of the elevator a floor or two earlier.
  6. Chug down more waternot only will it spike your metabolism but also improve your digestion and skin health.
  7. Eat spicier foods — the capsaicin will slightly elevate your metabolism.
  8. Get a standing desk — I’m standing at mine as I write this. This also counters the negative effects of sitting.
  9. Bang out a few squats every time you visit the washroom — it will also help maintain your functional fitness.
  10. Get up, stretch, and walk around now and then — especially if you work a desk job.
  11. Walk or cycle instead of driving for any nearby errands — you’ll also save fuel (and money).
  12. Deliberately park your car farther away — the nearby parking spots are crowded, anyway.
  13. Take your dog for a run. If you don’t have one, befriend the street mongrel.
  14. Grow a plant or two in your backyard. All that squatting and bending while tending to plants burns more calories.
  15. Go window shopping — and buy nothing. Lost in consumers’ wonderland, you’ll clock in a ton of steps.
  16. Drop and do a few pushups right beside your desk — the beauty of pushups is they’re easy enough for most to get at least a few reps. And a single set is challenging enough to get your heart racing.
  17. Get off the subway or bus a stop earlier — and walk the rest. Do this on your way back to savor the setting evening sun.
  18. Go grocery shopping — and buy healthy whole foods. Similar to window shopping, you’ll walk a lot.
  19. Take post-meal strolls—the plus point is better digestion.
  20. Clean your room before sitting down to work—this exercise will improve your mood and boost your productivity as well.
  21. Volunteer for events — be it at your locality’s cleanup, a pet camp, or a local park fundraiser. You’ll also exercise your altruistic muscles.
  22. Quicken your walking pace — not only will your heart rate go up but you’ll save more time.
  23. Shun escalators — and choose the stairs. If you’re a tourist, this will be almost magical.
  24. Wash your car yourself — by skipping one carwash session, you’ll also save money.
  25. When you sit, make sure your butt is plush against the seat — good sitting posture + more calories burnt.
  26. Track your steps — you can’t improve what you don’t track. The best part is your smartphone can double down as a pedometer.
  27. Goof around — laughing not only lightens your soul and kills stress but a good bout burns a generous number of calories as well.
  28. Fidget — drum your fingers, rap your knuckles, shake your legs, get a fidget spinner. If you’re anxious like me, this will help ease the anxiety.
  29. Sleep at least 7 hours every night — nothing hampers fat loss as much as sleep deprivation does.
  30. Chew gum, especially the spearmint flavor — the fresh breath and sharper jawline will thank you later.
  31. Walk while snacking on small portable meals — like a can of chilled chocolate milk or a 6-inch sub.
  32. Experiment with teas — along with green tea, ones like chamomile and Oolong can boost your metabolism.
  33. Load up on fibrous foods—not only do they burn more energy to be digested, but also optimize nutrient absorption.
  34. Swing your arms while walking — this also improves your walking posture and boosts your mood.
  35. Pop a weighing scale in the bathroom — being aware of your weight leads to better subconscious eating and physical activity decisions.

Nobody cares

  • What you almost did
  • What you want to do
  • What you say you’ll do
  • What you could have done
  • What you think you can do
  • What you did a long time ago

What matters

  • What you’re actually doing, right now