Basic Movements for Daily Life

What Are YOU Emphasizing?

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
― Carlos Castaneda

I’m pretty sure I’ve written about this before.  But hell, if I did, I’m going to again.

Part of the above quote is hanging in Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake.  A gigantic banner on one of the walls.  In fact, there are several hanging amongst the pictures of competitors surrounding the weights, plates, bells and machines.  Come in and take a look around sometime.  Heck, drop into my kettlebell class, too.  It’ll be fun.

I digress.

I see the above quote each time I’m there.  It resonates.  It comments on every single facet in life.  Work, life, health and fitness.  Name it, it is reflective of some part of  your life.

HappyIf you emphasize how crappy your life is (just read Facebook – apparently a lot of society has a crappy life), guess what?  It’s going to stay crappy (just read Facebook – apparently a lot of society has a crappy life – and they say so in multiple posts each day).  It’s not very often a grumpy person has what we term “a great” or “lucky life.”  They’re always sick, broke, hate their job and life.  Nothing ever goes their way.  I can be a real drag being around these people.  I’ve actually started to eliminate these people from my News Feed.  Who needs all that negativity?

Gotta change the way you think and what you emphasize.  Dump the ‘woe is me‘ attitude.  Does everyone have crappy day once in a while?  Yep.

Same when it comes to your health and well-being.  Dump the ‘I’ll never get healthy’ attitude.  Trust me, one salad and one half hour of session of cardio isn’t gonna get you a six pack.  It takes work.  A lot of work.

However, if you emphasize in your mind and verbalize a healthy lifestyle, guess what?  That’s most likely what you’ll get.  It’s true.

It’s the Law of Attraction.  Put it out there and see what happens.  Surround yourself with the correct people.  Look for a support system.  Change the way you think and things will go your way.  In all aspects of life.

Will it happen overnight?  Nope.  But it will happen.  Look for the small silver linings.  If your goal is drop twenty pounds but such and such a date and you didn’t reach it, adjust the way you think about it.  Did you lose a less amount?  Good.  You dropped more than you would have if you stayed in the couch.

Example, the Kenny Rogers song “The Greatest.”  A young lad is at a baseball diamond by himself.  He has a bat and ball.  Like most kids they toss the ball up and try to hit it.  The boy claims he’s “the greatest when the game is on the line.”  He chucks it up, swings and misses.  Three times.  Strikes out. He chose to make himself happy and says “”I am the greatest, that is understood, But even I didn’t know I could pitch that good!”

It’s all in what you emphasize.

Now turn that frown upside down.


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