The year of 2016 was the best year of my life so far. I opened my eyes in 2016. I took action in 2016. I didn’t stop in 2016 of what I set out to do at the start of 2016. I set my first steps in 2016.
I learned that every dream is accomplishable as long as you walk the walk.
2016 Was not a year of ‘starting and stopping’ for me like the years before. In 2016 I was moving forward continously. I crawled through 2016 like a tortoise. I felt uplift in everything did in 2016. I became stronger in 2016.
I got my eczema under control. I ran a marathon. I learned a new language.
I finished 30 days of discipline in 2016.
After crawling forward it is time to start walking forward like Johnny Walker.
I will take more from 2017 than I took out of 2016.
Here are my 21 salutes that made 2016 such a great year for me.
Print them out and hang them above your bed, in your kitchen, or in your toilet. Hang them somewhere you can see them everyday.
No matter how old you are, no matter how broke you are, no matter how sick your are. You can always get yourself moving upwards.
“Will beats Skill.”
“A strong body is a strong mind.”
“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
“Without risk, there will be no prize.”
“Without battle, there will be no victor.”
“Without friction, there will be no shining.”
“Without the bitter, the sweet ain’t as sweet.”
“When you don’t respect yourself, no one will.”
“There truly ain’t no other way but the hard way.”
“Slow and steady, always wins from fast and heavy.”
“Becoming a winner is not fun, being a winner is fun.”
“Indecision is worse than taking imperfect decisions.”
“If you act like an animal, you will be treated like an animal.”
“Remember, you’re always in the shit. Only the depth varies.”
“Accept the pain of discipline, or accept the pain of regret.”
“A little bit of building everyday will build you a skyscraper in no time.”
“Objects that are at rest tend to stay at rest, objects that are in motion tend to stay in motion.”
“Losers believe success is determined by luck, winners believe success is determined by cause and effect.”
“With every skill you learn there are always three steps. First you crawl, then you walk, and finally you run.”