Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hone YOUR warrior mindset!

Hey guys!

Hope all is going well for you this summer. Its almost over so go get your time in on the beach while you still can! Ramadan went great for me and I am feeling as invincible as I ever do during the year. Eid Mubarak to all, whether you fasted or not.

We all need motivation. Like working out, motivating yourself is something you have to do regularly in order to keep yourself at a good healthy level. There are certain things that I constantly feed (and re-feed) my mind over and over again to keep my mental focus high. When I first started studying acting professionally my teacher and the foundation of my acting technique, Milton Katselas, gave all his students a book that covered various things about acting and life. One thing in that book that I constantly read is what I'm going to share with you. It may not be one of the literary classics but I had never seen or read it before. Its called The Warrior. Its basically a collection of statements about how a warrior operates in life. Some of my favorite warrior statements are listed below. Take a read...because I'm sure some of it will apply to what you believe or how you WANT to be. **for you ladies out there, please replace "He" with "She" :) If you want a copy of the whole thing, let me know and I will send it to you.

The Warrior (Guerrero)

A Warrior leaps into battle
A Warrior knows but one position to face life: frontally, or some other way he believes will be effective
A Warrior adopts aggressiveness as a stance towards life that rouses, energizes and motivates
A Warrior is not stuck with one way. He is flexible 
A Warrior maintains a flexibility of strategy that comes with razor-sharp evaluation
A Warrior is constantly improving communication skills
A Warrior never holds a grudge
A Warrior knows his days are few, which leads him to an intense experience of life that is unknown to others
A Warrior fully understands celebration
A Warrior knows every act counts
A Warrior knows there is no time for hesitation
A Warrior doesn't try to be right, he just fixes things in his working and personal relationships
A Warrior is definitely the guy who walks through the threshold, if the threshold needs walking through
A Warrior is willing to confront, or not, by his own decision
A Warrior does not know how to spell flinch
A Warrior will only destroy what needs to be destroyed so that something more valuable, more effective can appear
A Warrior masters the techniques of his craft -and his life- through continuous study, discipline and stretching the boundaries
A Warrior is like a pro. He gets things done. NOW
A Warrior doesn't think too much. Thinking leads to doubt, doubt to hesitation, hesitation to inaction, inaction to losing, losing to death

Powerful stuff? Yeah I think so. We are all warriors within guys. Its not about conquering nations and destroying armies. Its about CONQUERING YOURSELF and living life to the fullest while you are here.

Motivational quote of the day..

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals"

Enjoy guys! Let me know what you think and thanks for reading