Below is my Daily Inspiration that I wrote for my clients yesterday morning. I write a Daily Inspiration every single morning for my clients. This just happens to be one of them…
One of my idols growing up was Michael Jordan. He says, “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
If you don’t expect yourself to stay consistent with your diet and exercise then you won’t. If you don’t expect yourself to get that promotion or to land that new client then you won’t.
If you don’t expect things of yourself before you can do them, then you will never, ever, do them.
In my opinion, expecting things of yourself comes from self confidence. And I believe the best way to gain self confidence is to actually do the things you really want to do.
All of those little promises that you make to yourself (and me). When you really make good on your own word, it feels incredible. And you start to really believe in yourself. You start to really trust yourself.
The feeling of having been lied to by yourself (which we all do) is not a good one. You start thinking you’re a fraud. And that your own word means nothing.
You don’t believe yourself anymore. You don’t trust yourself anymore and you don’t take yourself seriously anymore.
Some people will promise anything to other people and never break their word because they want other people to think they are full of integrity.
Some of those people will never keep their own promises though. How about some personal integrity folks?
Here’s a thought:
Imagine if you kept every promise you made to yourself. Imagine how you’d feel and look.
Imagine where’d you’d be.
So that means…
Really working your butt off at the gym. Not just going through the motions. (If you’re going to spend your precious time there then you might as well get the most out of it!)
Stop snacking on those treats (we both know they aren’t good for you) and you’re only fooling yourself.
Waking up a little earlier.
Eating a little healthier.
And countless other promises we all make to ourselves.
You = feeling like a rockstar.
I’ve been writing a Daily Inspiration every morning for my clients since March of 2007. I wake up and whatever comes to mind I write it. My clients love it. Thankfully!
My program is based on 4 key quotes. I’m a big fan of quotes if you haven’t realized. The idea of having a Daily Inspiration was inspired by this quote. (Actually to be honest, I found this quote way after I started writing the Daily Inspirations but it’s precisely the reason why I write a Daily Inspiration!)
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
The other 3 quotes that my program is based on or I should say that go hand in hand with my program follow:
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard P. Feynman, Nobel Prize – winning physicist
“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.” – Tom Seaver
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
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