Why motivation is BS? ❌⛔️🛑 . Once we've made the decision, ⚡️or as we begin to make the decision, our 🧠basal ganglia 🧠 kicks in. . The basal ganglia 🧠 is where your habit patterns are stored. ⏩▶️⏪ . This is also the portion of our brain 🧠designed to protect us. 👉🏻☝🏻👈🏻 . Designed to keep us safe. 🆘❌🆘 . Unfortunately, this is the same part of the brain 🧠 that kicks in when you need motivation. 🆒🆙🆕 . Why? . Well, let’s play with this for a moment. ✴️✴️✴️ . We typically do not need ‘motivation’ to go buy a new car. 🚙🚗🚐 . That is safe, that is protecting the brain👉🏻🧠👈🏻. . But, what about the things we do not want to do? ✋🏻✍🏻✋🏻 . ….and in comes the brain…🧠🧠🧠 . Again… . There to protect you. ▶️🧠◀️ . Is there a way to interrupt these thought patterns?♨️💯💢 . Is there a way to ‘hack’ your brain?✅🧠✅ . Well, I am glad you asked 😀😃😄
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Me and my homie @jordan_marhanka cruisin’ at the Indy ride last week. Cool to see a hard working boy like @thomasrevard lap up. We’ve got a rainy rectangle crit tomorrow near Cincinnati, then it is on to nationals in Maryland. There is a ton of stuff happening for me in the next month. If I don’t screw it all up then life will be pretty good for me in the near future. So there lies the challenge. Stay focused. Make good decisions. Be an adult. Do the whole new year, new me thing. There are a couple big races in Pennsylvania in August I am committed to, but beyond that I reckon that might be a wrap for me. I know there is more big stuff to attend, but it remains to be seen whether it will be worth it for me to go or not. So right now I am operating as if I have 3 more chances to win this year, which is both hugely motivating and oddly intense for me. The season was swinging away super fast until I got banged up. Now I am just enjoying life and the races since that is the only way I am going to be able to do anything special the rest of the year. Fortunately I have had special people around me this month to keep my head on straight and my legs spinning fast. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend. Intelligentsia is happening. I don’t care about those races, but I do care about the people racing. Ya’ll better do some winning. While all of you are sitting around navigating the internet on your phone, take a trip to the @fasturdays website. I’d offer a true analysis of his writing here, but there isn’t enough room on Insta for that. All you need to know is Steve writes relevant and moving stories about bicycle racing in America. More importantly, he represents idiosyncrasy in the realm of sports journalism regardless of the current wholesale preferences for dramatic clickbait titles. He writes the stuff we all actually need to be reading. He recently posted a journal about the Harlem Skyscraper Crit in NYC. There are more before that and more will come after. He also hosts an enthusiastic podcast. Getcha sum. I’ll be back tomorrow with a race report after I do the rain warrior thing in Cinci.
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I'm proud of my hard work and all that I've achieved so far. Being at the very bottom to be the man I am today have been a hell of a ride. . . Working hard won't always lead to the exact things we desire. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, that thought me that hard work always pays. #happyfriday
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Love having this young man @kriswilkes_ and his trainer and Indianapolis Firefighter @btpt_indy at AR. Two class acts. I will enjoy watching both of these careers take off. #uclabasketball #IFD #dowork #danceoff
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I Just Wanted To Take A Moment Today And Express My Grattitude For Lifes Abundance. Thank You For Challenging Me To Be A Stronger And Wiser Individual. You Always Know How To Reveal The Right Things At The Right Time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼💪🏼💪🏼👏🔥🔥 #zen #PWF #sunset #self #positive #zenliving #neverquit #life #exhilarated #happiness #befree #limitless #nevergiveup #philosophy #lifestyle #dowork #mylife #str#strength #ins#instapic  #ins#instamoment #livingmybestlife #instafit #flexfriday #instadaily #motivationalquotes #strength #hustle #onlinecoach #instapic #results #instamoment #entrepreneurship
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