I was wanting to make a post to update all of you, my subscribers, if anyone still checks in on my blog once in a while. I wanted to be spontaneous and original, and I wanted to express myself as genuinely as possible.
I feel that this is a successful attempt at that. The title for this post, Dropping Excuses and Succeeding, happened to be a blog that I almost wrote WAYYY back in April. That’s right around the time that I quit blogging because I was working so much. I worked so many hours that, while I had a chance to write, I really just didn’t want to do that.
I put myself first the past 9 months. This website was a duty to me, a hobby, and a job. When I got a new job in March, my priorities changed. I had to pay off debts, work really hard, and figure out what to do with myself!
However, the Christian Boyles that went to work at this job was not, by any means, the Christian Boyles that worked at his previous job. Over the past few months, I’ve been told numerous times by people with much higher positions than myself that I’m very analytical. This has been a good thing for me, and their statement was a reminder of all the days I sat by myself thinking and when I wrote posts for Maxed Out Muscles.
More than anything, this website has been a place of growth for me. Having time with myself and sharing my thoughts with others, while learning better attitudes and attributes have brought me to the conclusion that I needed this site.
Since the last time I wrote I’ve went from being an inspector(temp-employee at that) to a team leader, and as of this week I have been promoted to the title of production supervisor. That brings me to the moral of the story, the whole point in writing this post, and the reason I’m here today:
It makes sense that I was moved to begin writing a post in April titled “Dropping Excuses and Succeeding” because that’s exactly what I did, and what I will continue to do in my life. It’s what I, the writer, would urge you, the reader, to do with your own life. It’s not impossible, and the success may not even be difficult, but you’re the first person you have to win over.
You’re the first person you have to win over. You’re the first person you have to convince that you’re good enough. You’ve got to take pride in yourself, affirm yourself daily as someone who will succeed, and go out and show the world what you are worth!
Along the way, people will notice and you will gain mentors. At that point, it’s important to remember that you can’t always be a talker because it’s time to listen. You listen to your mentors, push hard, and hold your head high. You can achieve anything.
I’m so glad I was making this post 7 months ago, and I’m elated that I can finish it from a place of experience. I’m finally not telling you these things out of simple faith, which is important, but from actually walking the walk and going through it!
This is pretty cool! My Crohn’s is very tame compared to what it used to be, but I’d love to know about any events related to IBD. I think running a 5k for IBD awareness would be awesome!
Originally posted 2015-11-02 21:11:30.
Yesterday, we talked about how discipline is so much more important than motivation. While motivation is great to get you started on something, discipline is what carries you through the good times and the bad times.
Discipline is getting things done even when you don’t want to, because you know you need to. So I suppose a rational thought is to say if you’re passionate about something, choose to discipline yourself in your pursuit of that passion.
Honestly, sometimes I don’t even want to work out and sometimes I don’t want to write posts. However, day after day I still work out and write my posts. This is because I’m disciplining myself. Above is a picture of me in a shirt I bought from brosciencelife and I honestly love the way my physique is shaping out.
..and I love the way this website is turning out.
..and in the end, I have a lot of reasons to thank for all this success but the most important is discipline. If I quit, I wouldn’t have received any results. I probably would have fallen into a vicious pattern of complacency.
Which leads me to believe something,
Life runs off momentum.
So don’t be complacent. Don’t slow down! Have a fire in you that won’t die and keep pushing forward.
You know that you’re worth something and that you can do great things. Go out and get what you’re worth.
Originally posted 2015-10-31 21:02:32.