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Quote #14 – Good things come to those who work their asses off

Have you ever wanted something badly? If yes, what did you do to make it happen?

They say good things come to those who wait, but that’s not necessarily true because if you really want something you can’t wait for it to happen. Also, what’s the fun of waiting when you know it’s possible to get it yourself at your own pace? Instead of waiting, work your ass off and don’t give up until you have what you want!

Since it’s a new year, this can be one of your resolutions! So what are you waiting for? Make it happen!

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Why stop dreaming when you wake up?

There is a saying that goes: ”The only way to make your dreams come true is to wake up”.

We at the Upwalk are all about inspiration and motivation, so our response to that saying is: “Why stop dreaming when you wake up”? Keep dreaming and follow your dreams whether you are awake or asleep.

A friend of mine gave me a good advice about whenever I have to make a big decision. My friend told me to always think about it this way: ”What is the worst thing that could happen if I do this? If the worst case scenario is something you don’t think you could live with, than don’t do it. If you can, than go ahead”. So next time you’re in doubt when making a big decision or if you should follow your dreams, think about it this way, I can assure you it will help. It does for me!

The journey to your dream won’t be easy but as long as you keep your eyes fixed on that distant horizon, you’ll get there. Sooner or later!

New week – new possibilies

It’s a new week. Nevertheless a new month! So why not take this moment to make things a little bit better? It is never too late to start over and there is always place for enhancement!

Here are 3 ways you could make your week better than your last one:

  • Lucky no.3 – we all have thousands of things on our to-do lists which often slips down to our soon-do list, and then suddently the week is over and nothing is done. Pick three things off your list and make them the focus of this week. Whether it’s applying for that vacant job, cleaning out your wardrobe or finalizing your budget for 2013 – three things and it will make it so must easier to tick them off the list one by one.
  • Small happy moments – everything is much easier when there are fun moments among the less fun ones. Make sure that at least once a day you treat yourself with something you really enjoy. It can be something really small, but that small thing will get you through next day’s challenge.
  • New inspiration Sometimes we intend to get stuck. This week, try to find one new thing that can be your new inspiration source. It can be a new book, following someone new on Twitter, a new outfit, or just watching someone from a distance. That way we remind ourselves to be openminded and letting new things into our lives.

Try this and let us know how you do. Have a great week everyone!

Which step have you reached today?

Short and simple, climb and reach the upwalk!

I Am Bruce Lee

At the Upwalk we talk about how to reach our goals, how we get motivated to move forward, things we do to become successful and the paths we choose to get where we want. In Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon, and so today, in celebration of this year The Upwalk is happy to present a well-known person that put every single part of his body into becoming the greatest he could be and who has set the path for so many others.

Bruce Lee was a master of his art and became that master because he also mastered discipline and determination. When watching the documentary I Am Bruce Lee it is hard not to get inspired and motivated to find the glow within oneself to become that ultimate person one can be.

We’ll leave you with a quote and links to his life documentary for you to interpret your own inspiration from the Dragon Warrior, Bruce Lee.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s daughter, Linda Lee Cadwell, talks about the I Am Bruce Lee production here:

Watch the official trailer here:

Quote #5 – Never too late, never too old…

When in need of an energy boost, any kind of physical activity is all thumbs-up. Today, after a 2-months hiatus from Bikram Yoga I was back in the hot room! By the end of the class my body was drained by exhaustion while my mind was in the calmest mode in a long time! Four hours later I feel energized and ready to finish up this week with the flag on top!

Getting back into good, lost habits is not always easy if you are low on energy and in lack of motivation. Here is your push, a perfect quote to get us back on track, from Mr. Bikram himself.

 “Never too late, never too old, never too bad, never too sick…to start from the scratch once again.”

– Bikram Choudhury

All dreams can’t come true

We often talk and think about our dreams.

“As long as you have your dreams…” people say.

Some people would claim that dreams make you happy, smart and creative. That dreams make us look forward, that it is our hope to become something better, or maybe just something different from what we are today.

I have dreams too. But I do not live to dream them, my reason for dreaming is to live them! It can probably be true that dreams can make you happy, smart and creative, but if you are living your dream, and have accomplished your dreams, wouldn’t that make you even more happier, smarter and creative? And give you even more traction force to become greater, blissful and imaginative!

Many times we can be too focused on letting dreams remain just dreams and not actually making them real, making them a part of our lives.

When you google “I have a dream” you get 1 040 000 000 search results. And when googling “I have accomplished my dreams” it only gives you 10 500 000 hits.

Can it be that letting dreams remain dreams makes us feel safer? As long as we have our dreams there is always something better to look forward to? Or have we just forgotten that the reason for dreaming is not to dream but to actually live it?

Are we scared that once we are living our dreams we will stop dreaming and have something to look forward to?

All dreams can’t come true. Might sound negative and cynical but that’s what I believe. But I also believe that every attempt or failure of reaching a dream becomes experience that will lead us to and make it possible to reach our next dream.

So yes… “As long as you have your dreams…” You should live to make them come true, and give every attempt you can to make them real and existent. And if you fail, you always have your next.

Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch, who was dying of pancreatic cancer, stepped up and delivered a TedTalk about ”Really achieving your childhood dreams” that was energetic, moving and inspirational. If you haven’t seen it already  – take the time to watch it!


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Hurray it’s MONDAY!!

Did you wake up this morning looking like this…

or like this…

My guess is that the majority of us at least felt like the second one, myself included! But why? Why should Mondays be so much worse than any other day? Why not make Mondays just as good as Fridays and Saturdays?

From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, whether hearing the rain pattering on your windows or glimpsing the sun rays permeating your blinds, you have a choice. A choice to make the day a good one or a bad one.

All this nagging about Mondays have been disturbing me for a really long time now, and I do it too! Last time was probably six hours ago! What’s worse is that this grumbling, whining and pestering over Mondays rubs off. Poor those people around us who actually woke up with a smile on their face.

I say STOP!

Next week and all the other coming Mondays from now on I will assume to rub off on positivity to generate creativity, effectivity that hopefully ends up in good results! I will wake up thinking HURRAY it’s MONDAY!

Who is with me?