041811 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.

Nietzsche was an original. He OWNed his life. He made his OWN way. Had his OWN ideas and thoughts. Didn’t ask or beg anyone else to put life together or figure it out for him. He did it like others who truly come to OWN their life do. They use each day to learn for themselves. They believe of themselves that they are capable and that to live a life of ignorance is not really living life at all.

It’s not that people you admire for their success and their way of going about life never have doubts, fears and uncertainties. Hell, they are mortal human beings just like you and they often hold shit opinions of themselves. Their secret, if you want to call it one (it is not!), is that they never quit. They refuse to cower before the judgments, the attitudes, the struggles, the walls. They see themselves just as worthy as any other human being who lives or has ever lived. Their allegiance is to their life. It is their time on this planet. They never stray far from that place inside of themselves where they hold the belief that nothing is impossible for them to do.

You were born a FORCE — ONE to be reckoned with.

It is NEVER too late to reset your thoughts and actions on a course for OWNing yourself. NEVER.

 


 

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Always Believe,

Warrior

 

041311 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

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Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.

If you won’t quit — you won’t fail. A lot of you guys out there write me and tell me about all the difficulties and problems you face in your life (and your family’s), and that to go by the news it doesn’t seem like things aren’t going to get any better for a while.

You tell me this stuff like I have some secret and should turn you on to it.

I don’t.

I also don’t have your solution.

But I can tell you this, as long as you sit and whine and complain, things are not going to get better, they are only going to get worse. Whatever you have before you to do to cure your ills, you should do it fucking right now — whatever it takes. Whatever price you have to pay. Whatever you have to give up. Whatever sacrifice it will take.

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose the ventures before us.

– William Shakespeare, Julias Ceasar

Even if you fail at everything else, don’t fail at being a man and doing what it is that a man must do.

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041211 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.

People go to their graves without doing the things in their life they dreamed of. I know, nobody wants to hear about it. I do find it sadly funny, though, that every time I get to know someone well enough to end up in a discussion with them about their life, they sure as hell can’t do anything but talk about it. Talk about the fact that they are not doing in their lives and with their lives what they would really like to do, i.e, they ain’t doing their dreams. I think that sucks.

A whole life is a long time to go depriving your dreams. That’s one hell of a nasty payback to impose on the very things that have worked tirelessly to brighten your outlook on life when you found yourself down in the dumps and fluttered your heart when you believed no one else in the world cared.

You know what? It’s time to quit sucking. It’s time to give your dreams the journey they deserve.

That tiny voice inside of you that you hear? It is the truth trying to get your attention. When the rest of world is drowning it out, turn and tell it to shut the fuck up.

Let me tell you something.

Your soul won’t let you have it both ways. Either it lives a worthy life — or one of waste.

Don’t be one of the Soulwasters.

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040711 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

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Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.

All these classic guys were prognosticators, in their own way. They theorized and predicted things in their time that we are seeing and realizing now. And, in a startling way, they were damn good at it.

I’m not down with Freud’s cigar fascinations nor plenty of his other psychobabble, but man, he would have had more than just a few spectacular field days psychoanalyzing the man-child we now have for President.

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040511 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

If you’ve been coming around for awhile, you know I’m a long-time admirer and reader of The Great Books of The Western World.  As part of the self-motivating library of Weapons I’ve created (story here), I’ve often created Weapons by simply writing out great passages of text (in longhand) that inspire me.

I use the same quality art paper and also add my Warrior logo or a small doodle of a book or something else. I also scribble these in a commonplace book I keep, a journal for quotes, thoughts and ideas, interesting knowledge — a record, of sorts, of living an “examined life.”

Anyway, found some of these while digging through that big stack of Weapons I’ve talked about. So, thought I would add Weapons that are part of what I will be calling: Weapons of The Great Book Series.

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Always Believe,

Warrior

032911 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

 

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Always Believe,

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031111 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

You believe in yourself and you do the work, you will NOT fail.

The histories of human beings who did just this are endless and can be found out if you will just look.

Study them. Be inspired by them. Emulate them.

One day, become one of them.


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030711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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030211 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

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022811 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

This is a 6×9 Weapon — NOT the 11×15 Original Ink Piece posted on Feb 26. Still an Original Ink Piece, yes, but not 11×15.

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022511 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

ORIGINAL 11×15 Dip Pen and Ink Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

“Intensity Enslaves the Impossible”

Piece comes with two COA’s, one handwritten, one printed.

Signed in Gold Metallic.

Weapon of Warrior Wisdom Art piece is on a 11×15 piece of 400 Series Strathmore cold press Watercolor paper and drawn/colored with Archival Inks that won’t fade. It is framed in a nice quality white wooden frame with glass — desktop size. It is Numbered and Dated and autographed on the back of the black mat paper.

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022311 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

To commemorate President’s Day, one of Thomas Jefferson. He penned the most famous and greatest words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Freedom is a tricky thing. It takes guts to stomach the responsibility of it. A lot of people don’t have the appetite for it. Freedom puts you way out there on the limb of life — all on your OWN…Do or Die. Warriors thrive on it.

One of my customary Warrior Wisdom Weapons.

And my buddy, Jack. Jack is a great name. Jack Lalanne lived a great life. If there was ever any human being who fulfilled his destiny, he DAMN sure did. He was brutally honest and true to himself. Clips from his TV show, which ran 34 years, are equally classic as he was. A TV personality today would be thrown off the air for saying the Pro-American and Pro-Self-Responsibility things he did. The 1984 Playboy interview he did at the age of 76 is an absolute must read:

I believe in vigorous, violent, daily, systematic exercise to the point of muscle failure. I’m usually up each day at 3:30 A.M. I hit the gym at four A.M. I’m out at 6:30 A.M. I do it seven days a week and have ever since I can remember. Sometimes I hit the gym without having gotten any sleep, like when I’ve done a lecture or a seminar. My top priority in life is my workout. Regardless of what happens, I hit that gym. Even when I was in the hospital twice with serious knee operations: Right after I came out of anesthesia, there was a chin bar over my head and dumbbells. I worked out immediately.

It’s very easy to rationalize, however, and say, “What the hell. I didn’t get enough sleep” or “I’m too busy” or “I’ve got this little ache or pain.” That’s all bullcrap. You do it. It’s tough. It’s hard. I’d rather take a beating sometimes than get in that gym every morning. Anyone who gets up that early and says he likes it is a goddamned liar. The only good thing about it is that when I’m finished, I look at myself in the mirror and say, “Jack, you’ve done it again!” I’ve won another battle over myself, and that’s what it’s all about: conquering me. If I didn’t do it, I’d be lying to myself. If I lie to me, I lie to you and wreck everything that Jack La Lanne stands for. If I’m not an example of my philosophy, it sure isn’t going to turn anyone else on. That’s why Jesus made such a big impact. He practiced what he preached. He also did miracles to call attention to his philosophies. That’s why I do incredible things on my birthdays.

I LOVE THIS THAT HE SAID ABOUT HUSBANDS AND WIVES LETTING THEMSELVES GET OUT OF SHAPE:

We’re sensuous creatures. Sex is the greatest driving force on this planet. Christ, why are we living if we can’t have a little fun?

Sex is giving, and the more you give, the better lover you are. But if you don’t have it to give, well, that’s why physical fitness is so great. What group of people are the sexiest of all these days? Athletes! They’ve got the health, the energy; they can give of themselves. And if you love sex, you’ve got to have something to give. Look, if you’re sick, are you thinking of sex? That’s what I try to tell the guys. Some have three or four extra inches on their waistline, yet they like to be proud of themselves in the sack. I say, “Look, for every two inches you take off up there, it makes your business down there look an inch longer. Isn’t everything relative? If you have a six-inch tool and a 50-inch waistline, the thing doesn’t look very big, does it?” That’s my incentive.It’s simple: You’ve got to appeal to the pride in people. When a woman is flabby and soft, she’s unattractive. When you married a beautiful girl and all of a sudden you start seeing her tits down to here and her breath stinks and she’s not clean anymore and has no pride in herself, you can’t love her. You may bullshit yourself, but you can’t. Energy makes people beautiful. That’s what charisma is. You don’t want to be close to someone who is dead and crapped out all the time, who’s bitching that it’s a lousy fucking world and “Christ, my ulcers are killing me.” Maybe 50 or 60 percent of all divorces are predicated on someone’s being physically unfit. Who wants to live with negativism? Love goes out the window.

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021011 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.


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020111 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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012711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

It is easy to be misunderstood. It can sometimes really suck when you are. Skin takes time to thicken. And the discipline it takes to develop and then live your life by a Fuck What Others Think attitude is no cakewalk. Most of those who admire and respect you for it keep it to themselves for fear of wrecking their conventional, never-rock-the-boat, missionary-position-only lives.

Your jaw would hit the floor if I revealed the identity of the corporate and mainstream bigwigs and hotshots who write me in secrecy, privately cheering Warriorman on, sweating and panting at the thought of just once having the balls to tell the ones they work with, and even the ones they have to live with, that they don’t give a fuck what they think.

So, yeah, the loneliness and ostracization that comes along with firing both barrels and often being misunderstood can suck, sometimes. But let me tell you, it can suck a hell of a lot worse, and be far more damaging to your life, if you misunderstand yourself and never grasp who, what and why you truly are. Sacrificing the real you to live a life built on lies is one hell of a price to pay just to make sure you make nice and don’t offend others with the truth.

Nineteen years ago this month I opened a gym. (I’m reminded of it because I just returned from bringing a bunch of that equipment home and outfitting a WARRIOR gym in a great old barn next to my studio.) During the remodeling way back then, I created the now familiar quote, “You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all,” and had it painted on a wall in 15″ letters across the top of a Warrior Logo that had a wingspan of 6 ft by 6 ft. Just off the lower right wingtip, I wrote, Always Believe, Warrior, another 20-year-running signature trademark of mine.

This Show no mercy… quote has been often misunderstood. I want you to understand it. It’s important that you do. Not for my benefit, for yours.

“Your greatness,” this greatness of yours that has the power to silence others, is NOT something you build or create or manufacture externally, outside of yourself. This is not what this quote ever meant. I was never saying, using the quote, that MY Greatness is my Ultimate Warrior career in sport entertainment — and THAT is what silences others. This kind of greatness is shit compared to the kind that really matters.

What I want you to realize, what you absolutely must realize to make the MOST of your life, is that the power to silence the envious and jealous, the naysayers and critics who judge you as less worthy, less valuable and less great than you truly are doesn’t come from building anything in the hope they will see it as greatness and finally shut up with their judgments. The ONLY greatness that has the power to silence them is the greatness you were born with and exist within you right now. You already possess the greatness that gives you the power.

You engage it by believing in it and the God-gifted obligation you have to stay true to it.

The only voice that matters is yours, the one within.

Pay heed to YOUR GREATNESS. Hear IT. Lean on IT. Depend on IT. Love IT.

And fuck the voices of everyone else.

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012411 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.

I’m Old School. No secret about this. No, smart-asses, I did not say OLD or Old-Fashion — I said OLD SCHOOL. As in, I like what works, not what complicates and confuses.

I took up weight training back in the 70′s. This was back when coaches thought it would ruin an athlete’s speed, skill and coordination. In my freshman year at Indiana State University they offered a weightlifting PE class. It was taught by Mr. Jones, a guy in his early 70′s, who all the other coaches thought was nuts. Athletes on scholarships couldn’t be seen even talking to the guy without risking the chance they would lose their meal tickets.

To look at him, you wouldn’t think he knew anything about getting in shape or training with weights. Of course, this was way back before nutrition was wed to science and many of the Midwest teachers spent more time on tractors running their farms than inside a classroom. Plenty of good country, homestyle cooking and eating goes along with being raised on a farm, and this guy was too much a man of his own to be interested in impressing anyone with his appearance. He was a farmer and didn’t mind looking the part. But boy, was he strong — like a fricking ox!

Old School “weightlifting” was what he taught and I am glad I had the good fortune to learn it. It still holds my interest and serves me well after over 40 years of weightlifting/bodybuilding/physical fitness. (Simple idea: to get stronger and bigger grab something heavy and lift and move the crap out of it until it becomes easier then find something heavier and repeat as necessary.)

I even have an extensive collection of magazines and articles of interest I acquired way back then. Digging back into them for gold nuggets of knowledge is always inspiring. And the added benefit is, it is not only knowledge about how to have success with weight training but how to have success at life; notably, how to be a man and fulfill your potential as a human being. Translation: Don’t be a pussy.

Arthur Saxon was one of the all-time classic strongmen. His life story and writings have inspired me to create several Weapons of Warrior Wisdom over the years.

Here’s one:

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012311 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

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012111 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom

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011911 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

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011711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello, warriors.

Happy White Guilt Day.

Political Correctness isn’t a thing I tolerate in my life so it is that I don’t admire or respect God-like heroes built up from the lies and falsehoods inherent to it.

I like my heroes real and hardcore. Frederick Douglass was both.

Frederick Douglass had a dream, too. It didn’t have anything to do with making life for White people in the United States a racial nightmare.

It’s a beautiful thing to see the classless Obama Family continue this twisted tradition.

Around here, at the Warrior Ranch, we are blind to the color of one’s skin but see and judge very well those who’s courage is yellow and character contaminated.

For God’s sake, people, please think for yourselves.

Do for yourselves.

You beggars — lawfully empowered, you do nothing but use the power to continue enslaving yourselves.

Fucking idiots with wasted lives. You deserve what you will NEVER get.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

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Bidding on these Weapons of Warrior Wisdom Art pieces will run till midnight, Weds, Jan 19.

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Your Founding Father of Life Intensity,

Always Believe,

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