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The title to this piece may seem to fly in the face of street sense and even hard-thought wisdom, but allow me to elaborate.

For now, let’s set aside the “Master Your Mind” part of the equation.

Many guys, including those whom I consider to be among my most respected and well-loved friends, readily grasp that getting the girl cannot be had without stepping up. That is to say, they understand you can’t have something for nothing.  You want the princess?  Go become the prince.


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So I had a conversation with a good friend last night.  I shared that I had been going to the gym consistently for the past 2 months.  He asked me how I got myself to do that.  I thought about my reward system of coffee and manga, about how I wanted to remain attractive to my girlfriend, about my health and longevity.  But really, I told him, I think it’s because I tell myself that if I just show up at the gym, I consider that a success.  Inevitably, I get in a good workout anyway, but that’s not what I tell myself in the morning when I’m tired and hating life.

He then shared that he had done his trampoline workout 112 days in a row.

“Today was your one hundred and twelfth day?!” I asked.

“Yup, 112 days,” he said.

“How did you do that?

“Same as you.  I just tell myself all I have to do is crawl out of bed and onto the trampoline.  Then just stand up.  Of course, I’ll start bouncing a few times and then I’ll go for longer.”

So there you go, dear reader.  Like your work–creative or otherwise–all you have to do, no matter how lousy you feel, is just show up.

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As many of you know, I’ve been devoting most of my free time to the book. It has been a tremendous undertaking, not so much in physical as in mental effort. I have literally had to hijack my mind each day to get even 1 minute of writing done.


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Viriato, warrior

The man had a dream. At one time, he even believed in his dream. He took action towards realizing this dream and with each step he took, he could smell the sweet aroma of victory filling his nostrils. But something happened, something that would forever change the course of his life.


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music speakers

“Reach for the stars. And if you don’t grab them, at least you’re on top of the world.”

Go after your dreams. What’s the worst that could happen?

Rejection? Ridicule? You don’t get what you want? Does it really matter?


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