What Does it Mean to Live the SPARTAN Life?

What do I mean to live a SPARTAN Life? In simple terms it means to be self educated and self motivated. I understand most would not understand my intent behind those simple words so, let me break down this phrase down to you.


Education. I assume that everyone should know why an education is important, to better understand the world around us of course. I like to talk about self education on a deeper level. What is important to you and why? This will be different for every person and at different times in our lives. "They" say our brains or thinking patterns change every seven years. Now I don’t know who they are or even if "they" really exist but I see some truth to this statement. Why would you want to be the same person with the same thoughts 20-10 or even 5 years ago? As humans its in our nature to find better ways of completing tasks so we can evolve and grow. So find something you love or want to learn because its important to you and read about it, study it, watch YouTube video's on it. Do whatever it takes and get self educated!! 


Motivation. My wife once showed me this quote by Zig Ziglar he said "People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing-that’s why its recommended daily." Man, no truer words have never been spoken. I know that not everyday your going to wake up with motivation. You can choose to fake it till you make it.  If you have a goal or a plan that fake it will come easier. Every morning when you wake up, I want you to have three things you want to accomplish for the day, write them down. Then before you go to bed that night look at your list and see if you really did accomplish it. Also, before you go to sleep write down three things you are thankful for. Keep this up for a month and see how you feel…better, worse? If I had to guess I would say you feel much better about yourself and life. Basically, become self motivated!!


Until next time thank you for taking the time out and reading.


Shane Cross