One thing that I am digging in Vancouver, BC thus far is that nature is all around me. I step out and BOOM, there’s a lake, BOOM, there’s mountains and BOOM there’s the ocean. IT’S RIGHT THERE! I don’t have to drive to it, its right fucking there in my face. Talk about inspiring! It’s prompting me to chill yet be physically active at the same time. BC is acting like some NATURE-ish detox for me right now (when you party like I do, a clean up has to come sooner or later) – hey – ALL GOOD!
So today I did something I haven’t done in like eons. On my lunch (yes I take a lunch now) I went and sat by the water and read a book. I had ducks, swans and geeses around me and I just read a fucking book and it felt fucking great. That book was THE SECRET POWER WITHIN by CHUCK NORRIS…yeah you heard me… CHUCK NORRIS!
With all them “CHUCK JOKE QUOTES” that are floating around the web, people forget how much this dude has achieved in his life. Karate champion, humanitarian, action star, writer, producer… dude’s done it and them some. RESPECT!
Anyways the book is really talking to me; I’m reading it at the RIGHT time in my life. Am getting lots out of it – so thank you Chuck! Here are a couple of quotes that I dug. BTW: You can get the book HERE
If we don’t change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are heading.
If you really want something, you must go after it yourself, and with all of your dedication. No one is going to give it to you and if you waver or doubt; you’re sure to fail.
This one is my fav:
By living in the present, I am in full contact with myself and my environment; my energy is not dissipated and is always available. In the present there are no regrets, as there must be when thinking of the past, and worrying about the future only dilutes our awareness of the present. There is only now, only this moment. There is nothing else. Nothing.
Choking happens when you let pressure control you rather than controlling the pressure yourself. A normal response to pressure is self defeating, because under pressure the heart speeds up and triggers nervousness. You success begins inside you. If you can’t see it first, no one else ever will.
You can usually see your way around blocks that other people put in your path, but the blocks you create yourself, the ones that come from inside your own thinking, seem rooted in the ground and as wide as the horizon. As indeed they are, for you yourself are standing in the way.
If you’re being less successful than you had hoped or expected, don’t make excuses, instead check the 3 components of a winning attitude: mental toughness, psychological preparedness and physical condition. An uncorrected deficiency in any of these areas will drag the other two down.,
To conquer yourself means to become like something that you admire or respect, for if you seek to live up to your ideals, you will eventually become an extension and embodiment of them.