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5 Qualities & Attributes which Lead to Success

5 Qualities & Attributes which Lead to Success

Success is in the eye of the beholder. What one views as success, the other may not. What is certain is that it doesn’t come as easy as we may believe. These five qualities will lead you to the pinnacle of success. Just make sure to have those blinders on. You never know when you’ll need them! As you put in effort each day, you will see the fruits of your labour slowly unfolding before your very eyes! I assure you, it is a beautiful sight to behold.

1. Dedication

Without dedication, nothing is possible. You have to be dedicated day in and out to achieve what you term “success.” Relentlessly pursuing what you dream about is dedication. Continuing to do what brings you near your goal is dedication. Dedication has so many forms. When an obstacle arises, you find a way through it, and give your dream one more shot.

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    2. Perseverance

    Perseverance is a lot like dedication; however, when we talk about perseverance we talk about the courage, bravery, and confidence that is needed to overcome each of the given obstacles in your way. Difficult times get the most of us; they drain us of our energy and capacity, as well as our capability to move on. The key in perseverance is always holding your head up high. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t. Instead, make yourself so strong that when you are told this, you show the capability to prove you can do anything. In today’s age, anything is possible.

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      3. Commitment

      Commitment to what you believe in is probably one of the most important factors in determining whether you will be able to attain success. You have to want it more than air, food, or sleep. Committing yourself promises that you really want whatever you are chasing. It is probably the most important factor that will end up determining if you have success or not.

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        4. Resilience

        Holding on to dear life and your goal when the circumstances are not in your favor is termed resilience. It is just as important as the other factors listed here. Pushing through, and trudging, where there is no tomorrow, or no hope, is coined resilience. Resilience empowers you and motivates you. It teaches you to get back up one more time when you feel like no more fuel is left in you. It helps you become a stronger person able to come out of situations with a smile and determination on your face and body!

        There is nothing more tangible than resilience when it comes to your success! Resilience is key to attaining success in any given field. Never ever give up! No matter how you may feel at the present, if you push through and set your mind, you can do anything! The sky is the limit!

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          5. Able To Handle Failures

          Being able to handle failures and continue moving on is a part of life. It also has a lot to do with success. More often than anyone hopes, failure is self sufficient. It teaches you a lot along the way. It comes easier than success, but it teaches more than success does. It tells you to keep pushing yourself, even when you think you have given a hundred percent. It just goes on to show you that sometimes a hundred percent is not the limit, and that nothing is perfect.

          We have to keep on motivating ourselves to move one step ahead because there are an infinite amount of possibilities out for you. Just keep on pushing yourself to do your very best. Each time you think you have done the best job you can do, think again! There is always room for improvement. We are all humans and humans can never be perfect. Just keep on doing better. You always have room to do so!

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            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

            Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

            1. Exercise Daily

            It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

            If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

            Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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            2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

            Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

            One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

            This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

            3. Acknowledge Your Limits

            Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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            Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

            Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

            4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

            Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

            The basic nutritional advice includes:

            • Eat unprocessed foods
            • Eat more veggies
            • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
            • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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            Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

              5. Watch Out for Travel

              Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

              This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

              If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

              6. Start Slow

              Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

              If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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              7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

              Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

              My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

              If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

              I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

              Final Thoughts

              Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

              Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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