Normal people see their workout and job as a chore. They complain about their job, but say they have to do it. They complain about how boring working out is, if they do so at all. A Spartan enjoys his workout. And chooses a job he enjoys. The normal person is to “busy” to play, or if not to busy, he has “grown up” and thinks it to immature. A Spartan sees his workout as play and enjoys it like a child. If a normal person works out, they lift sissy weights or walk on a treadmill watching tv. A Spartan lifts heavy weights, wrestles, runs and sprints, or carries heavy objects. The normal person is reluctant to workout. The Spartan longs for it. The normal person is stressed out day and night. The Spartan makes it a game, a challenge. There are many differences between a normal person and a Spartan. A normal person gets sick every year, is weak, never satisfied, and doesn’t know how to have fun. The Spartan is never sick, very strong, always satisfied, and most certainly knows to have fun. He does this because he makes time to play. When you play you learn to enjoy life. It makes exercising easy and fun. So next time you life weights, don’t be a normal person. Be a Spartan, and have fun. Next time you run, have fun. Make time to play, and your life will begin to improve. Go have fun!
Inspirations may be drawn from anywhere. For me, this next one is drawn from fantasy. He has a history, has fought battles, and saved lives, yet isn’t real. He is an icon in modern culture, especially amongst gamers. That is the trailer for Halo 3, and it features the Chief. Master Chief is famous for being a brave, skilled and faceless hero who speaks few words. This image can be very inspiring. Let me give a brief summary of his back story. At a young age (around 6 years old) a boy known as John was selected by the military for testing of a top secret program called SPARTAN-II. He was replaced by a clone who would later die in an accident, to hid the kidnapping. John was chosen for his physical capabilities (a head taller than other kids and very strong) as well as his mind and luck. He was then assigned the name John-117, and trained by the military until he was 14, when he was given cybernetic implants to increase speed, strength and intelligence. At this age, he had the body of an 18 year old, and after the implants, was able to easily take on several ODSTs (think Navy Seals of today), killing three, in hand to hand combat. When he received his armor, he finally looked like the Master Chief we see today. As a matter of fact, his full face has never been revealed. This adds to the mystery and even awe of the … Continue reading