Daily Soul: Anthony M.
The secret to shoring up your strength? Keep your mind in the game. ANTHONY MCCLAIN shares a quote that keeps him motivated to make things happen!
"You have to be strong to get strong!"
This quote is something I've come up with as a personal mantra about any and everything in life. Everyone has a story, and I have certainly been through some difficult times in my life, but at the end of the day, life is all about choices. TOO MANY of us talk about change and all the things we plan on doing to become better versions of ourselves but SO FEW actually take the necessary action to get there.
I decided to make genuine efforts to truly work toward the things I want to improve about myself. In doing so, I have come up short a number of times but I don't let it discourage me. On the road to self-improvement there are bound to be speed bumps and it could be more difficult than we imagined, but you can either keep moving forward or give up on yourself. Strength isn't created in the gym, but in the mind. Strong choices produce strong people.
I reiterate this quote in my mind for all types of choices I make — may they be big or small. For something as simple as not pressing snooze on my alarm (every morning!) or mustering the energy to teach 14 soul classes a week as well as do a full-time internship for school this past summer. (I'm studying Physical Therapy at Columbia University.) When you want something bad enough, you're willing to do anything to get it! And if working hard is the only way to get it, then get it done.
It's all about making changes, not excuses!
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