- "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
- Jim Rohn
- "That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember."
- Thomas Fuller
- "The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."
- Samuel Johnson
- "The first and the best victory is to conquer self."
- "The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince."
Who knew that such simple words put together can impact a person so much? It really is incredible. If you read the words carefully and think about them, it can make a big difference. I know it does for me. I like all of these quotes. The first one is so true. I don't have any other body to live in if I mess this one up. I have to take care of it and keep it healthy and moving. I don't want to be stuck in an unshapely and unhealthy body for the rest of my life.
Thomas Fuller's quote is great too. The sweating, suffering, and hard times we encounter on a journey for whatever thing is usually worth all that. Good things in life don't come easy. You can't expect to coast along in your journey and still end up with great success. Life doesn't work that way. You have to put forth an effort and sweat equity.
In the next quote, Johnson is saying that what might start out as 1 or 2 times sneaking down to the fridge for a midnight snack, can easily turn into an addiction. Don't let your occasional bad behaviors turn into habits. They are hard to break. Instead, start a healthy habit. Sneak in some vegetables into your meal every now and then. That could become a habit as well.
In Plato's quote, he is saying that the first thing anyone needs to do, regardless of the situation, is to conquer yourself. It's true. The minds that we have are so powerful and full of different thoughts and ideas. Sometimes our bodies want to do one thing and the brain is making us do something else. When we can figure out how to override the brain's decision, we have conquered ourselves. That's basically what the next quote is saying as well. The mind can be a great thing when used properly. If not, you won't have a chance at success ever. It's all in the mind. Willpower is key.