Draw inspiration from others
Actually, whilst it can be usefIMAGINE YOUR THOUGHTS- It Gives peace in your “Heart”…Fight for your thoughtsul to draw inspiration from extraordinary individuals, research shows we draw more inspiration from reading, seeing, or thinking about a type of person rather than a one-off ‘outlier’. We become cleverer (in tests) if we see photos of ‘clever-looking people’ rather than, say, a picture of a ‘one-off genius’ like Einstein.
So consider that:
Roman legions completed more than one-and-a-half marathons a day carrying more than half their body weight in equipment.
Athens employed 30,000 rowers who could all exceed the achievements of modern oarsmen.
Ancient Australian aboriginals threw hardwood spears 110 meters or more (the current world javelin record is 98.48m) (3).
Most people in history have had to survive without healthcare, social security, or modern medicine.
Most people in history have had to educate themselves if they wanted to improve.
Don’t think; just act
Thinking is vital and much of human folly happens because we don’t think. We can think ourselves out of problems, around situations, into solutions – but also out of doing what we should. “I can’t go on” is a thought that may be useful or it may be self-deception. If you have to keep on, then start to ignore these kinds of thoughts. When times are tough, sometimes we need to just keep on without thinking until the ‘nose down to the grindstone’ times have passed.
Strengthen your will by exercising it
I have a lazy friend. Don’t get me wrong; he’s a lovely guy, but he’s so unaccustomed to work or exertion that if you ask him to do anything, it’s a major deal. It’s much harder for him to do anything than most people. He’s healthy and fit enough, but he’s not used to working – and it shows.
Recent research showed that willpower, like a muscle, gets stronger the more you use it. So remember that even when it feels tough, it will get easier. The more you exercise your will and determination, the more naturally motivated you will begin to feel.
Think about what you really want
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
~ George Bernhard Shaw