Showing posts from May, 2018

Achieving your goals!

"Sparring against a twice ISKA Kickboxing World Champion"! "Sparring against European and Irish Kickboxing Champions"! "Five hundred press-ups and sit-ups a day"! "Fitting in five hours training a day when working full time"! I never thought for one second the above would become achievable..especially at 50 years old! My below story became my obsession. I set myself a goal. A Black Belt in a Martial Art or nothing! I envisioned the day I earned the highest belt achievable in Martial Arts and made this my goal. I took my eye off the ball towards the end..but I got back on track. We all have goals and dreams and we can all take our eye off the ball (hey, we're human) but only you, can get back on track! So why am I publishing it. I was contacted through a friend to submit my journey to a local online media outlet. 'It may help others' I was told. Decide for yourself.  Here is my story. A number of years ago, after passing my 40th birt…

Setting the bar....and why we fail !


We all do it. We all set personal targets...and we fail. Why? Because we are human beings and it's built into us to achieve. What we do though is set targets or goals and expect immediate results. If we don't see change in one week what do we do? We 'throw our dummy out of the pram'! and give in...wrong approach guys.

If you are twenty stone (only using this as an example), and decide, "That's it. I'm going to hit my target weight of twelve stone" work hard, hitting the road, gym, diet etc. and a week later you jump on the scales, no change...You look in the mirror, no're not hearing the "OMG, you look amazing. What are you doing" compliments, what do most people do? They give up. They withdraw into themselves. They make the excuses "Well I did try"...Bullsh*t!! Excuses Excuses!!
So, who does this Jimmy think he is to give this advice? What does he know? Well, i've been there. I se…