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How are you doing on the challenges so far?

The first two challenges were:

1. Take some time in absolute quiet

2. Positively reinforce your body image

Hopefully it has started you on the right path. This week's challenge will be one that can have a huge impact in your life.

This week your challenge is to start getting the negative influences out of your life. I wrote an article on this subject that I recommend called Getting rid of crabs.

Let me explain that before your mind goes too far with that concept or you think I am making FSU jokes.

If you put one crab in a bucket, that crab will escape. But if you put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, none of them will escape.

Do you know why?

Because each time one gets to the top, the others will pull him back down.

You have anyone like that in your life?

It's time to get rid of them.

Why are you keeping someone in your life that keeps holding you back? Do you have people in your life that always tell you that you can't do something?

Any time you start a new exercise program, nutrition program, job, etc... that person that says you will fail before you have even started. They are doing you no good.

I have a lot of faults, just ask my poor wife, but one thing I do have going for me is relentless positivity. Having that attitude has carried me through a lot of bad times and allowed me to have an awesome life.

One of the ways I keep a positive attitude is by dropping the dead weight relationships in my life. This is one of my favorite quotes:

  Brian carruthers  

Who are you around the most? Who do you want shaping your life? Think about the 5 people you hang out with the most and think about what they are doing for you.

Your challenge this week is to avoid and get rid of the people, places, and things that are negatively impacting you.

Block that person on Facebook that is always whining, complaining, and dragging drama into your life. Don't let that knucklehead sibling of yours make you feel bad about yourself.

I would like to end by paraphrasing the great orator Sweet Brown:

Sweet Brown