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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Are You Being Challenged?

Let me ask you a question. Are you living up to your true potential right now? If so, pass this article on to someone else. If not, take a seat. If you are not living up to all of YOUR own expectations, then it is time to kick things into high gear. It is time to challenge yourself. New Years may be just around the corner, but tomorrow waits for no one!

The first thing I want all of you reading this to do is to throw away all of your excuses. I don't want to hear them and neither should you. They are just standing in the way of you and your potential. How do I know? I used to make excuses and procrastinate. Not anymore. Now I take action...... and so can you.

Next, choose an area of your life that is not up to par or that is incomplete, such as your education or your woodworking skills.....then map out three goals and commit to them. Map out your 6month goal, your 1 year goal and your long term goal. Then, find out how to get yourself enrolled in a program within the week(even if the program itself does not start for 90 days). I did this with school and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I had been away from the books for 10 years and never would have stepped foot back in the classroom if this same advice had not been given to me.....or if I had failed to listen to it.

So what are you going to do? Are you going to live out your days leaving imprints of your rectum on people's couch cushions or are you going to get you butt off the love seat and do something worth your time and energy? Are you going to stare at late night infomercials wishing you had six pack abs or will you get a gym membership and learn the science behind physical training and muscular adaptation? Will you education end at age 17 or will you choose learn something new each and every year of your life? What will you do?

In the end, life is not about how many trophies you have compared to the next guy. Its not about how much money you and your spouse have in comparison to Mr and Mrs Jones. It's about self satisfaction. It's about personal fulfillment. It's about living up to your true potential. It's about challenging yourself.....and succeeding. Take care everyone!

See you next time!!!


  1. Adam,

    You have such great insight coupled with a direct, informative writing style and sprinkled with humor. No, I'm not just complimenting you to avoid dealing with what you are saying. I truly wanted to compliment you. I would like to go back to school but sometimes life can be complicated a.k.a. family responsibilities plus a lack of money. I've been unemployed for a while and need to find work to help with the finances. Maybe it's an excuse, and I could find a way to do it like you said. However, finding the way is the tough part.

  2. Hey Lauren,
    After reading your profile here on Blogger, I'd say you have accomplished some pretty impressive things(such as getting your writing published in magazines, etc). That being said, I would also like to thank you both as an accomplished writer and as a reader for your kind words and your compliments. I decided to give you(and any other readers out there) a little help coming up with extra money for school if you/they are serious. Here is the website whenever the time is right: I hope this helps. Thanks again for your contribution!

  3. P.S. copy and paste the URL above into your browser if it does not already show up as a link.

  4. Adam if you're not already a public motivational speaker you should be. All of your posts are inspirational and straight to the point. We need more bloggers like you out there.

  5. Hey Alex,
    Thank you! Bloggers like myself need more readers like you! lol As for being a motivational is something that I am considering more and more as time goes on. As soon as I know that I can positively impact every person that I come in contact with, then I know it will be time to make the leap! For now.....I'll be right here! Take care and thank you again for your post!