When you start to compare yourself with someone else instead of being jealous, be grateful. Grateful that they were able to accomplish so much. If they can do something, then you can do something. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but as long as you are moving forward, even if it is only one inch at a time, then you are moving in the right direction.
|Vic Park Hill||2||5|
"Earn it. Be worthy. Don't waste it. Two centuries of warriors look up from their graves in this dark hour, they look up from the rubble of the World Trade Center, and their message is, "Earn it." We can never truly earn what has been purchased at the ultimate price, but we can do our best."
-Lt. Col. Dave Grossman & Loren W. Christensen
A strong, healthy body is the only fit conveyance for a strong, healthy mind. Barring severe handicap or condition, a man’s sole reason for being soft, frail, or obese is because he is lazy and undisciplined. If he is lazy and undisciplined physically, it is because he is lazy and undisciplined mentally, and spiritually.
This life is trial and ordeal:
You will be tested.
This world will try everything in its power to extinguish your flames and leave your ashes cold.
Opposition will rise up against you, and the struggles that you experience may sometimes threaten to overwhelm- the storms so violent and sudden that they will seem without end.
The truth is, there is no end to struggle save death.
While we live, we must commit ourselves to this understanding, and allow it to shape our approach to life as one that always comes from a place of strength.
"I can tell you what path I'm on and what path I strive to stay on. That is the warpath. That's the path I'm on. The warpath. A path of war. Cause to me, warpath means moving toward a battle, a fight, towards war. And that is what I am doing and that is what I've always been doing. Whether it was the actual war against our nations enemies or the war against my own weaknesses. That is what I am doing. Preparing and sharpening my sword and honing my skills and maintaining the unmitigated daily discipline in all things. And the warpath is just that, its a path, its a route, it leads somewhere. And so you ask, 'where does it lead?' And yes, yes it can lead to war and that's fine. In fact, I am waiting and I am ready. Because the warpath is a war against weakness and so it leads to strength. Its a war against ignorance and so it leads to knowledge. Its a war against confusion, and so it delivers understanding. And the path, the warpath, leads to control and leads to ownership of your life. And that to me is the warpath. The path of fire and adversity. The path of blood and of sweat and of suffering. The warpath is the preeminent path of discipline which is why it leads to freedom and beyond that. In the end, the warpath leads to peace."