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Frey Freyday- Hunger

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)-

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.-Les Brown-

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.-Mother Teresa

Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes.-Curtis Jackson

Leaders use the emotions of hunger and drive to compel them to where they want to go. Very simply, they defy the odds—by defying their fears, limitations, and even conventional wisdom at times as well as the cultural hypnosis that leads them to accept struggle, scarcity, hopelessness and loss as unavoidable. Willing to do everything necessary to achieve their vision, leaders have set a higher standard for what they want from their lives. They have decided to step up—to take immediate action to turn their dreams into reality-Tony Robbins

I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.-Amitabh Bachchan

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.-George Eliot

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.- Maria Mitchell

WORD TO LIVE BY:

Hunger – [huhng-ger] – (n.) a strong or compelling desire or craving: (v.) to have a strong desire.

I am speaking of the hunger in our hearts; the hunger to do better, to improve something, to improve yourself, to work harder and smarter, to help others, to keep going, to keep working.

Often when we’re young and broke we have a hunger to do better. Sometimes when we have some kind of success or money come along, we lose that hunger. We need to keep the hunger alive, keep working and making constant, incremental improvements – even if it is not for our own benefit – perhaps it is to help others or contribute.

Hunger, not desperation, is not based in fear. It is the desire for something better and the commitment to take action until one reaches a result. The journey provides great experiences, knowledge and education. The result provides satisfaction, accomplishment and growth. Essentially if we don’t have hunger we’re not growing. If we’re not growing, are we then dying?

Hunger can be for knowledge, creativity, money, business growth, helping others, expanding and improving relationships, and much more. This type of hunger keeps successful people going and growing even after they have ‘reached success’ in our society. Hunger is defined and generated by you and you alone.-

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,

sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

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Remember to put the glass down.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.

(Courtesy of Jimmy Harmon)

Article from Facebook page “Mindful Schools”

Frey Freyday- React/Respond

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)-

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.-Wayne Dyer

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.-Dalai Lama

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.-Epictetus

People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.-Nelson Mandela

What if you believed or responded to situations that there were no ‘bad’ experiences? Isn’t it true that no matter what you go through in life….EVERY experience provides for something of value if you look for it? – Tony Robbins

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.-George Bernard Shaw

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.-Stephen Covey

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.-Wade Boggs

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.-Charles R. Swindoll

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.-Mia Hamm

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Response – [ri-spons] – an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.

Reaction – [ree-ak-shuh n] – action in response to some influence, event, etc.:

 

How we respond is everything.

      I’ve seen two men from the same deadly, gruesome battle in Vietnam describe and react differently. Both were from the same group. Both saw many people around them die. Both were shot. Both endured the same things, yet they responded, reacted, described and thought about the battles differently.

     One thought that people were inherently evil or violent and that the battle scarred him forever. He saw the deaths as losses and still felt wounded decades later. The other man saw that life was a precious gift, that he had a second chance, that he cherished the friendships and memories of those men that perished, and the same for those people that have been in his life since. Consequently their lives since then have been much different too.

     Likewise, we all react to small daily situations and big life decisions in our own way. We can change our ways. When you face a challenge, hit a wall, or experience failure, what do you do next? What do you believe about it? What questions do you ask? Is it time to just give up? Or do you keep going? Do you believe that the experience was an education or just a waste of time?

     How do you react to loved ones and co-workers? Do you think of their point of view? Are you selfish? Are you aware of yourself, others, and situations?

     How do you respond? We all face challenges big and small. What you do next is what really counts.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,

sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

3 Tips for Building Courage and Resilience, From a Navy SEAL

3 Tips for Building Courage and Resilience, From a Navy SEALBy Lewis Howes, Yahoo.com June 5, 2015

You can become unstoppable by building your resilience. 

Eric Greitens’ list of accolades is long: he’s a Navy SEAL, PhD-holder, Rhodes scholar, and an author, to name just a few. And his newest book, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, is all about this key characteristic that gets us through the hard stuff.

Eric is no stranger to this, as he recounts in our conversation about Navy SEAL training, his travels around the world photographing war-torn areas, and working with veterans with PTSD.

He gave me some insight on what it takes to be resilient and how to overcome fears both in the moment and long-term: Know how to take responsibility for what you can control, even in the face of fear.

Here are Eric’s tips on becoming resilient and building your courage so that nothing can stop you:

1. Let go of excuses. The enemy of resilience and excellence is excuses. Excuses start for a good reason: They’re like armor — they shield people from pain. The problem is that you build up so much armor that you can’t run or swim or hug your kids. Excuses protect you, but you can’t live a full life with them because you will always be holding back.

2. Learn to control your breathing. Breathing is one of only two functions in the body that are both voluntary and involuntary. (The other is blinking.) Controlling your breath can completely alter the way you react to fear and stress. You can even induce fear by breathing a certain way (though I’m not sure why you would want to!). But if you can learn to pay attention to your breathing when you’re afraid, you can start to re-take control of your body. Taking slow inhales and exhales can give you the access to reevaluate your situation. It doesn’t mean the fear goes away, but it gives you enough control to figure out what to do next.

Related: Is Fear Ruling Your Life? 4 Things To Stop Saying To Yourself NOW

3. Write it down. Take the time to write down your fears: in business, in your personal life, in general. Eric knows of a former heavyweight world champion who was afraid to confront his gardener about overcharging for services. This is a classic example of how we can be super strong in some areas but let our fears control us in areas where we are weak. Writing down your fear gives you the opportunity to look at it from an analytical standpoint and figure out where that fear comes from and what to do when it rears its head in real life.

We all have uneven courage. The idea is not to take the fear away, but to identify what that fear really is so that you can attack and break it down in a healthy way. When you can look at your fears from the outside, you can create a plan of attack when they happen on the inside. Once you begin to see it in front of you, you can start to take control.

For my full conversation with Eric, listen below:

For more on Eric, click here.

ABOUT LEWIS HOWES: Lewis is a pro-athlete turned lifestyle entrepreneur who hosts the top-ranked podcast The School of Greatness. He interviews the best and brightest minds in health, entrepreneurship, relationships and lifestyle. Follow Lewis on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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