As a 45 year old man, in 2007, I was dissatisfied with my life. As I looked at the former paratrooper in the mirror, I knew that I had to make changes. The voice within was so powerful, that I started to seek ways for a true change of lifestyle. And as they say…
If there is a will, there is a way!
With my willpower I was lucky to get rid of my excess weight and anti–hypertension drugs which I had been continually (perennially) swallowing for more than six years. As I´m writing, in spring 2009, I´ve done physical training for two years, given seven…
Blood donations and run a half marathon. Now in 2011, when editing and translating the English version, the physical training has continued and number of blood donations has risen. I´m about to run my first full marathon in Athens, Greece. Read my journey at Markku Tauriainen´s Blog.
Willpower is everything, if you want to succeed and grow as a person ― overcome the challenges, set and achieve goals. Then man can write in stone proving his work ethic and the importance of willpower.
Olympic winners ― Willpower´s big Finnish names are: Paavo Nurmi, 1920–1928, Lasse Viren, 1972–1976, Juha Mieto, 1976–1984, Seppo Räty 1988–1992, Janne Ahonen 2002-2006. Veikka Gustafsson, is the world´s greatest mountaineer. There are others… yours in your country:
”Level your mind with them ― be one of them!”
Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973). Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional. Paavo Nurmi photo: “The Flying Finn” Paris 1924