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What is a Motivated Mindset?

What is a Motivated Mindset?

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This is an excerpt from my Book “Motivated Mindset“. 

Don’t let your lack of motivation hold you back from achieving success!

Find your motivation and change your life forever!

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A Motivated Mindset is one of strength, discipline, courage, positive thinking, confidence, and never-ending hunger for success; all backed by the motivation from within you.

Motivation is the life-force and reasoning behind everything we do. Our actions, our choices, our jobs, our free time, our beliefs, our thoughts, and our dreams are all fueled by the things that motivate us.

Without motivation, we have no reason to do anything.

Even the most basic motivation can drive you to do the impossible. For instance: survival.

Survival can motivate you to get up to drink some water or lead you to fight for your life against an attacking Grizzly Bear. Either way, you are doing it to survive. 

To create a Motivated Mindset, that will drive you to success no matter what challenges lay ahead, you must find the one thing that motivates you to push forward each and every day, no matter how hard things get.

You must search deep within yourself with an honest eye, and discover your purpose. Find the reason you were put on this earth and what you are meant to do.

No one is placed here to be average. Average is a choice you make when you hold yourself back from what you were meant to become. So stop holding yourself back and find what you were born to do!

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How To Create a Motivated Mindset


To succeed you will need to be strong.

  • Strong enough to fight off the self-doubt, and strong enough to do what is difficult. You are stronger than anything standing in your way, and the only thing that can hold you back is YOU.


To succeed you will have to be disciplined.

  • Your self-discipline will guide you to do what you must in order to succeed, even when you don’t feel like it. The Journey will take time, so your motivation must be strong enough to keep you on the path.


To succeed you will need courage.

  • Be courageous enough to move beyond your fears, and get out of your comfort zone. You will have to rise above your fear of failure and know that success is just on the other side. You will have to face your fears and use your success over them as further motivation to succeed. Don’t allow fear to hold you down!


To succeed you will have to stay positive.

  • Even when times are tough, stay positive and find a way to succeed. Emotions do not solve problems, only your efforts can. If you say you can’t do something, then you are right, but if you stay on task, you will always have a chance. And in life, that is all we need…one chance.


To succeed you will need confidence.

  • You will have to be confident in yourself and believe that you can succeed. Failure may occur, but that is never the end. Be so confident in yourself that there’s no room for self-doubt. Doubt will only hold you back, confidence will only push you forward.

Your motivation will guide your mind through all of these pieces to create a powerful Motivated Mindset that can’t be broken. A mindset that fights for success and never strays from the path along your Journey to Greatness!

So now, it’s time to find what motivates you…

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Find Your Motivation

Find Your Motivation

In this World, that has been struck by negativity and a lack of motivation, I bring you some Words Of Wisdom we can all use, to make the World a better place.

Words to help bring love into the world, and motivate you to make your life, and the lives of those around you better, while creating the mindset you need to succeed.

Success does not come easy, but we can all use some motivation, wisdom, and a little love to get there!

My Motivation

I am Ryan J. Mathias, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been on a mission to Change The World.

From a young age, it has always been my dream to make a difference in the world.

With such a big dream, I always had my own motivation. I was never a big fan of superheroes, and I never looked to anyone else for motivation. I didn’t want to be like someone else to make a difference.

Instead, I always had an inner motivation that lead me to push myself and do my best at everything I did. 

I have always been very self-motivated, and I enjoy sharing my motivation with others.

Whether I was competing in martial arts tournaments, winning multiple Grand Champion and World Championship Titles from the age of 15, or vigorously training every day to make my body stronger, or creating my own business (MathiasMethod.com), I have always seemed to find motivation in everything around me.

Along with my quest for greatness, I have experienced many things. I have worked with many people, from as young as 2 to adults as seasoned as 84, and everyone in between, on a daily basis. Many with varying abilities and disabilities; including Autism, Downs Syndrome, ADHD, and even Blindness.

This has led me to always find new ways to motivate each of these individuals.

I  want to motivate others because I know that I cannot Change The World alone. I want you to achieve your dreams too, and I am here to help motivate you to do that!

I also want to help others make their lives better, in order to make the whole world a better place to live.

How You Can Find Your Motivation

That is why I wrote my book, Motivated Mindset. To help you find your motivation to make changes in your life so that together we may all help to change the world!

From my thoughts and experiences, I have learned a lot about motivation and creating the desire to change the world. One very important thing I know is, it takes a certain Motivated Mindset to succeed, and we are all motivated differently to obtain it.

Some individuals are easily motivated, while the rest of us need to look deeper inside ourselves to spark that drive to succeed. In the end, we can all be successful!

All we have to do is find your motivation, and create a powerful mindset behind it so there will be nothing that can break your will to succeed!

In Motivated Mindset, I share with you some of the wisdom I have learned along my journey, and I hope to inspire you to start changing your world along the way.

Let the words guide you along your own Success Journey to find that one thing that truly motivates YOU!

I hope it helps and if you enjoy it, please leave a review on Amazon for me!

If you’re ready to start changing your life, then open your mind and allow the motivation to start flowing in! Are you ready?

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Focus: Accomplishing Goals

Focus To Accomplish Your Goal

“Focus is where your attention is placed.”

Are you focused on the past? Are you focused on the future? Or are you focused on making today, this moment, the best moment it can be?

A very wise man, and a good friend of mine, Ray Razzano has always taught me to be in the “NOW”. To be in the moment. To see what is going on NOW and not worry about anything else. You cannot change yesterday. You cannot solidify tomorrow. You can only change what you are doing NOW.

To be focused you must be able to let everything else go, at that moment. It does not matter who you were, what you did yesterday, or what you will be or will do tomorrow. The only thing that matters is what you do NOW to create your legacy

Where you focus is where you will grow. By focusing on too many things at once you will see little to no change in any one area.

Often times, a broad focus is more detrimental than good. The same goes for strength training or building your body.

There are three common goals that people pursue in training;

  • building strength,
  • increasing muscle tone or
  • improving fitness.

Though these goals can all build upon each other, by focusing on all 3 you cannot have the greatest effect in any one area.

To increase your strength to its highest level, you must let your endurance and muscle tone fade. Increasing muscle tone is harmful to your strength and building muscle is detrimental to your endurance. By building a great amount of endurance, you will lose maximal strength and decrease muscle size.

However, focusing your efforts on one specific area, or goal you can see continued progress and reach your goal faster.

Set your sights on one goal and stick with it until it is accomplished.

It is important to have a plan to reach any goal.

Louie Simmons, a world-renowned powerlifter, coach, and owner of Westside Barbell, once quoted a powerful saying,

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

To make a plan for any goal you need to answer three questions; why, how and what. 

  1. Why? – Why do you want to reach this goal? Why do you want change? Why are you pursuing this? Why do you need this? If you do not know why you are setting a goal then you will not stick with it. You must have a purpose for a goal to be meaningful. This question can only be answered by you. No one can tell you “why” except you.
  2. How?How are you going to accomplish your goal? How is this possible? How can you make it work? You must know how to accomplish a goal before starting your pursuit. This may require further education, guidance or advice from others that know more about it than you. Take a personal training client for example. If the client knew how to make their goals happen then they would do it themselves. Most personal training clients do not know how to reach their goals, which is why they seek the guidance of those with greater knowledge than themselves. To learn “how” to accomplish your goal, find guidance from those with experience in accomplishing the same, or a similar, goal.
  3. What? – What do you need to do to accomplish this goal? What does it take to reach and surpass your own expectations? What do you need to do this year, month, week, and day to stay on track? What do you need to do NOW to accomplish your goal? When you know what you have to do, then all that is left is, to do it. You cannot just sit around and expect life to come to you. If you want something then go get it. The time is NOW!

After you have a plan of why you are pursuing your goal, how to reach it and what you have to do; what is left is using your focus to achieve it.

Focus on doing whatever it takes to reach your goal.

Use your focus daily and be committed to your goal. No excuses, just hard work. By doing little things every day, they will add up to great progress.

Your goals may take days, months, or even years but if you stay focused you can accomplish them. The greater the goal, the more focus that is required.

While you are acting on what you have to do to accomplish your goal don’t let yourself get distracted. Distractions stall progress.

You must learn to maintain your focus and let it grow into a powerful strength

There are many ways to grow your focus, including strength training. You cannot build enough strength to lift 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 or more pounds without increasing focus. It takes hard work to gain strength and a lot of patience. Not everything will come easy. You will be tested many times, but those that prevail will do so with greater focus.

Just look around. How many people do you know that are strong enough to lift 500 or more pounds and are not focused? They may not have focused on the same areas as others but they have the ability to focus on any task they are given.

Those with increasing strength know dedication, hard work, and focus, as that is the “how” in accomplishing their strength goals. 

Another powerful tool to increase your focus is to just relax and let everything else go.

It does not matter where you are or what you are doing. Just be in the moment, and let everything else around you fade away. Do not think of your success or failures. Do not think of the noise or other bothers around you. Be relaxed and do not think of anything. Be in that moment.

You can do this for 10 seconds, one minute or as long as you need to be able to better focus on the moment. No matter how busy our lives get we always have a minute available to re-focus.

When you come back to action, let all the noise of life stay faded away as you focus on accomplishing the task in front of you. Leave the distraction far away while you are in the moment to create change.

Focus on the NOW and make this moment the greatest it can be. Have no fear. Do not let emotion take over. Let there be nothing in your mind other than focus.

Focus is the ability to stay on track. The ability to continue towards one goal at a time until you surpass it.

Goals are not achieved by mistake. It takes focus to accomplish any goal that is worth writing down.

As a final tip, I encourage you to write down your goals and always keep them in mind. Make a list of life goals. Then list long term or yearly goals. Finally, a list of short-term or weekly and daily goals.

These can be of any subject; financial, life, educational, strength, or health, and fitness.

No matter your goals, do not put them off. Make a plan for each goal and start working towards them. Find “why” you want to accomplish these goals. Find “how” you will accomplish them. Find “what” you need to do today to get started and do it.

Make your life what you want it to be. Take action and bring about the change you want.

It does not matter where you start. What matters is finishing.

Set your goals, hone your focus and go get what is yours! When problems arise, welcome them as they make you stronger and use your focus to leap over them!

No matter what, keep moving forward. Push to the end and never give up!

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How To Be Successful Every Day!

How To Be Successful Everyday

Creating Your Own Success


Do you set goals? Are you working towards your goals? Have you created your own success?


Do you know how to reach success?

“If you stop after reaching success, then you have failed.”

Success can be small or large, but should never be overlooked.

Success is obtained after reaching a goal or taking steps towards a larger goal.

The first step in creating your own success is finding what you want to achieve in life.

What are your goals? What does success look like to you? What are your dreams?

Whether they are big or small, achieving your own success is your purpose in life. You were put on this earth to be more than average and obtain success in your own way. Now you just have to work towards it.

After creating your goals, the first step in creating your own success is believing you can do it. You MUST believe in yourself in order to have any chance of success.

If you want to change the world, then you must believe you can change the world! You have to believe even when it is difficult. No matter how hard it may be to obtain, you have to believe it is attainable.

If you do not have a belief in yourself, then you have no chance.

Life is not going to just hand itself over to you and give you all you dreamed of. You have to go out and take it. Take what is yours!

This is your purpose in life so no one and nothing can take that away from you. Believe and you can achieve!

Though belief in yourself is the most important piece of success, alone it is not enough to reach your goals. You need a plan.

If you do not have a plan, you plan to fail. Your plan does not have to be perfect, extremely detailed or even fully complete. Your plan may be just to reach one small goal at a time on your way to a larger goal, and then re-adjusted from there.

Plans should never be set in stone because things are always changing. Life changes, challenges come up, even goals change.

We must always be able to adjust and keep moving forward. Make a plan, follow it as long as you can, and adjust as needed to keep progressing.

The final step in creating your own success is action.

You must take action if you are ever going to achieve your goals.

No one ever achieved anything by staying still. You may be pushed back over and over again, but as long as you push harder forward you will reach your success.

From your plan take steps towards your goal every day. Even small steps will take you to the top of the mountain.

Do at least one thing every day towards your goals and nothing can stop you from achievement.

Be determined and stand tall. Even when it gets hard, and you don’t feel like it, do something that moves you towards your goal. Take action today, tomorrow, and every day until you surpass everything you ever dreamed of!

Make progress every day and be proud of your small accomplishments for they lead to great success.

If you are looking to create your own success in life, ask yourself these 3 questions; Why, How, and What? From your answers, you will find your purpose.

Belief in yourself is the Why in your goal. Your plan is the, How you are going to achieve it. Taking action is your What you are going to do to get there.

These are the pieces of your life puzzle.

Go now and create your own success, but remember, success lasts for only a moment. After succeeding, it’s time to look for what is next so you always are pushing for more.

Now I ask…Why, How, and What are you going to do next?

Keep getting stronger my friends!

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Strength to Change the World

Strength to Change the World

Having the strength to change the world is having the strength to do anything. It is the strength to pursue any desire, blow through any challenge and accomplish any goal. It is the strength to push forward no matter the challenges. It is the strength to build up others and lead the world into a better place than you first found it. It is exactly what it says it is…the strength to change the world.

The only person that can tell you whether you have that strength or not is YOU. If you have to question whether or not you have it, then you do not have it, yet.

How To Change The World

To gain the strength to change the world and give it to others there are 6 things that you need.

If anyone of these things is missing, then you cannot change anything. There are many ways in which you can gain these 6 characteristics, one of which is through training your body to become stronger. Through training, you can find passion and purpose for something. Building your strength will build your self-confidence. If you can focus on training your body to become better then you can put that same focus on accomplishing your life goals.

By dedicating yourself to training weekly, you will learn to apply self-discipline to all areas of your life. By bettering yourself you will help to encourage others to better themselves, and as your training matures, so too will your character.

As time goes on, the world is continuously changing in many ways. Some of those ways are good while others are bad. So you can accept the road that life gives you or you can make your own path for others to follow.

Rather than life running you over, you can take life for a ride and make the change you want to see. Make the happiness you want. You can be whatever you want to be. You can be a world leader. You can be a difference maker. You can be a world changer.

If you accept the challenge, here are the 6 things you will need:

Purposeful Passion

You must have a purpose as to why you want to change. It is the reason behind what you want to accomplish. Without a purpose, there is no reason for a change. You should not have to display your purpose on your chest for others, but rather know it for yourself. Always keep your purpose in mind. This purpose must be your passion. If you are not passionate about something then you are not doing it for yourself. This may sound selfish but you do not help others for them. You help others for yourself. You have a passion for it. You do not just “want” to help others; you “need” to help others. Your passion is the same. It is something that you have to do for yourself. You have an inner calling that will not let you do otherwise. Your passion is your self-motivation for the things you do. Keep your passion close and always remember your purpose.


You must first believe in yourself before anyone else will believe in you. You must have confidence in your mind everywhere you go. You must believe you can change the world. If you do not believe you can change the world, then you are right; you cannot change anything. Of course, we must remain humble on our journey but believing in yourself will help inspire others to believe in you and them. Believe that you are strong. Believe that you have what it takes. Believe you can fight through the challenges. Believe in your passions. Keep your head up and believe you can change the world. No matter what, believe in yourself.


It takes a lot of FOCUS to change the world. It takes a lot of focus to change anything. You must be able to focus your entire life on the goals you have and block out anything holding you back. Focus your life on the change you want to make. While doing this, rather than shut out everyone and everything else, bring them all together. Integrate your goals with your family, career and other activities. Let everyone and everything join in your focus to lessen the impact and bring invaluable resources for change. Allow your many resources to help you break through challenges and encourage you on your journey for change. Let your focus stay narrow on your target, but allow everything as a whole to help you.

Consistent Dedication

To change the world you must be consistent and stay dedicated. Great change requires dedication every day. It takes a lot of patience and hard work to make a change. Be consistently focused and dedicated to your cause. Do something every day that will bring you one step closer to your goal. Even small steps will add up to a mile. Choose to do at least one thing every day that will make a difference.


You cannot change the world by yourself. We all need help. With your passionate purpose, self-confidence, focus, and consistent dedication find others that believe in what you believe. Help them and they will help you. Come together to make a change. Build your strength and lead others to find theirs. Help others to change the world with you. Find strength in numbers and include everyone.


Do you have to be strong enough to lift enormous amounts of weight to change the world? No. Strength to change the world has nothing to do with your physical abilities. You must have the strength of character to change the world. The strength to take life’s punches and get back up every time you are knocked down. The strength to stand up for what you believe in. The strength to keep pushing forward even while others attempt to hold you back. You must be strong enough to accept the challenges you are presented. You must have the strength to take responsibility for your mistakes and look to yourself on how to fix them. Keep the strength to persevere through the long and hard times. You must be able to hold your character through the good and bad. You must be strong enough to hold the weight of the world and raise it. You must be strong enough to change the world no matter what stands in your way.

If you remember your purpose, belief in yourself, are focused on your goal, maintain consistent dedication, help others to help your cause and hold your strength of character then you can change the world.

You have the strength to do anything.

You can lead this world into a better place. You can take on any challenge. No one is going to do it for you, though.

If you accept the challenge, then start today. Right now!

No matter your current position in life, you can change it. Better yourself every day to better others. Find who you are and what you stand for. Find what you believe in and hold to it.

Life is not going to just come to you. You have to go take it on!

Still, you will likely make many mistakes and be pushed around but always remember your strength. You are strong enough to change the world so nothing can stop you!

You may not do it the right way, but at least you did it your way and that should be good enough.

So now I challenge you to start your journey, right now. I challenge you to make a change!

Just remember, you cannot change the world without motivating others to change around you. You cannot motivate others to change unless you change yourself. You cannot change yourself without first believing in yourself.

I believe you can do it, but it doesn’t matter what I believe. You have to believe in yourself.

If you need direction or help email your questions and concerns to ryan@mathiasmethod.com

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