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Willpower it is something that I have noticed has been gaining a lot of attention recently. It is something that we all are aware of. It is a simple concept. Could it really be the key to a more successful life? This isn’t really something a person can be told but will have to believe on their own.


Here are a couple of places I started to better understand this human strength:

Boston Globe Article

Willpower by Roy Baumeister

Mind Game by David Casstevens


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein


“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

“you can only go as high as you reach”


“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland


“If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.”


“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot


“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca


“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” -Albert Einstein.


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle


“The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives.”


“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.” ~ H. Jackson Brown

“Either suffer the pain of discipline today, or the pain of regret tomorrow”

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself


“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want” ~ Richard Koch


“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis


Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong”


“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

See more at Pick The Brain

Groupon is something I have been using and preaching for some time now to others. It was not until reading this TechCrunch article today that I truly realized the magnitude of this awesome little idea. In short:

1. Commerce (like everything else) is going towards a social platform

2. You will have deals that are listed in a feed that are relevant to only you

3. How you buy online will be changed

4. Google (pending board meeting) will be expanding into yet another market

5. Expect this idea to blow up in a city near you very soon

Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1/5 of a second is all it takes for our body to experience a biological phenomenon called love. This new research shows that is precisely how long it takes for our brain to elicit a chemical reaction that we recognize as love. So as cheesy as those chick flick dramas are, they actually might be closer to reality than we think.

Read more at Lemondrop

What does the modern man look like? According to this great survey almost 40% of men have more than seven pairs of shoes. Also, 91% of guys believe in marriage but if the soon-to-be wife gets fat, half of the men polled in this survey said they would have no problem dumping her. Ask Men doesn’t miss a topic; covering everything from cars to sex.

Read more at Ask Men

According to a study done by Cornell University, cocky individuals actually help spur creativity in teams. Despite brushing many people the wrong way, an employee with a narcissistic attitude “creates competition and provokes controversy.” The confidence and energy they provide has its benefits and problems.

Read more at Futurity

Next time you are curious how well you would fare in a physically demanding career such as a firefighter or Navy Seal check out this website. It outlines the minimum (not average) physical requirements for different law enforcement agencies and military branches. Do you measure up?

Read more at Mark’s Daily Apple

If you are into fitness and are looking for a short workout program to lean you out between your traditional workout this is your thing. This 10-exercise circuit program will blast your cardio while giving you a full body workout. I wouldn’t try this if you are inexperienced with the lifts or are out of shape; this workout isn’t a joke.

See more at Men’s Health