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Category: Motivation

January 3, 2013

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The Slow Progression

by Daren
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About one year ago, I wrote this summary of my recomposition. I began 2012 with a 1000-lb total (360 Squat, 420 Dead Lift, 220 Bench Press). In 2012, I overcame an injury (dislocated and broken finger), grew to about 185-190 lbs (~15-16% BF), & now have a 1105-lb total (375 S, 500 D, 230 B). I […]

February 15, 2012

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Love

by Daren
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I wanted to post this on Valentine’s Day, but I was away on a ski trip. So it’s a day late. I think you’ll find this message applies to the other 364 days of the year just as well. What is love? It is not an action or an emotion.  It is not lust.  It […]

January 30, 2012

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Expectations

by Daren
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If you strive to meet everyone else’s expectations, aren’t you short-changing yourself?

January 30, 2012

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Normal

by Daren
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Resist temptation to be normal

January 7, 2012

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Be your best self

by Daren
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Be a first-rate version of yourself; not a second-rate version of someone else.

January 1, 2012

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2012 Goals

Applied fitness My first two goals are things I should have done years ago when I first started my current job.  I train astronauts how to do space walks.  Part of that training involves donning the space suit and training underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab – an enormous indoor pool with a full-size mockup […]

January 1, 2012

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Community

by Daren
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The NBC comedy Community is a spoof on community college.  It’s a great, even if fictitious, example of how we humans are a social creature.  We are so diverse, yet the majority of us find comfort and support from others.  It’s why we gather around the water cooler, post on Facebook, tweet, and hit happy hour.  Whether […]

December 31, 2011

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Patience

by Daren
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When is the last time you stopped to reflect on patience?  Think about how much is centered on instant gratification these days.  Entrepreneurs and capitalists are finding more and more ways to give us what we want sooner.  As a consequence, we are conditioning ourselves to expect results without putting in the work.  How about […]

December 29, 2011

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Discover yourself

by Daren
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Don’t wait for someone to discover you. Discover yourself. Borrowed & modified from Quora topic on life-changing quotes.


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