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  • Monday Motivation: 10.26.15

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    Passion. Purpose. Progress.

    Collection of original graphics & motivational quotes to fire you up this week!

  • Monday Morning Motivation: 10.19.15

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    Fighter's Manifesto, Pink Strong

    Weekly collection of motivational quotes & graphics to fire you up this week!

  • Monday Morning Motivation: 10.05.15

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    Compete Every Day's original collection of Monday Motivation graphics & quotes to start your week on the right foot. On fire.

  • Motivational Quotes for Success This October

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    This is it, the stretch run to finish 2015 with strong momentum that will carry you into 2016. Today is your day, compete for it with these fiery motivational quotes from leaders & world-changers.
  • You Are the Common Denominator

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    I recently took a Lyft ride to the airport. My driver was friendly and talkative. I’d hardly gotten my seat belt on before he started telling me about his life. Over the course of a 15-minute drive, albeit in a cheery way, he complained about his job, his previous job, his lack of financial security, his difficulty finding a non-crazy woman, unfriendly people, and to top it off, his mother. All with a smile on his face and while explaining several times that he was a “nice guy.”

    I believe him. He did seem like a nice guy. A nice guy who was confused as to the root of his problems.

    Most of us have an area in our life where we feel stuck. It’s like we keep falling into the same issues time after time, even when scenarios change. Maybe you seem to always pick the wrong friends or lovers or the wrong jobs. Although it seems like these scenarios keep popping up unrelated to one another, there is one constant throughout them all. You.

  • 15 Quotes to Motivate You Toward Success in September

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    There are four months left in 2015 to make this your best year yet. No matter how your journey has been the last 8 months, these last four can be yours. Compete for them. Use these motivational quotes to help.
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.31.15

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    Our best collection of fitness, business, sports, & life motivational quotes & images for you.
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.24.15

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    Our weekly collection of the best motivational quotes & images.
  • Strike the Balance

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    There are two kinds of physical injuries. There is the obvious snap that occurs when something seriously goes wrong, and then there’s the gradually developed, day-after-day injury that worsens over time until it’s bad enough that you are forced to do something about it. The latter is way more common.

    I recently went to a specialist about a shoulder injury. I was explaining my pain and what I thought was causing it. At one point I started to mention how weird it was that “all of a sudden” this injury showed up. He interrupted me. It didn’t just all of a sudden appear, he said. It was long in the making and now it’s bad enough that it is insisting on attention.

  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.17.15

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    The best in motivational quotes & images created to fuel your journey this week.
  • Be Your Own Motivation

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    Be Your Own Motivation

    Staying motivated can be a tricky battle at times.  Life can be an emotional rollercoaster of highs & lows as we face obstacles and challenges. We take our eyes off of the end prize & start to sink in the waves of life's ocean. We lose the fire we started our journey with, and even worse, we sometimes forget why we set out on this journey in the first place. That is why the fire we need must come from within. To remain motivated, we must focus on two things:

  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.10.15

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    Monday Motivation

    The best Compete motivational quotes & images to help power you through the week ahead.

  • Lindsay Marshall

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    Lindsey Marshall
    "I compete because seeing the results of your efforts is beautiful. I compete because the harder the challenge, the greater reward I reap. I compete because I can. I compete everyday."
    Lindsay Marshall (@LindsleyM), Navy Reservist & Professional Athlete with the GRID's New York Rhinos, #WhyICompete
  • Lemons or Sugar?

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    Yep, life’s tough. Everyone says it. Everyone knows it. Everyone has experienced it on some degree. I see no issue admitting this truth. But it’s all about perspective. If we can all agree that life has its ups and downs, then great. The problem comes when we start deciding our downs are more important or detrimental than everyone else’s. It’s this familiar “why me?” line of thinking that is so dangerous.

    I recently took a trip to Amsterdam. My sister and I flew standby all the way there and all the way back. The trip took about 50 hours total over six flights and lots of time spent in airports. It was grueling. Twenty hours into our return trip, we missed our connecting flight by less than ten minutes and wound up having to stay an extra night away from home. The “why me?” sentiment was strong in my emotions.

  • Mexican Power Bowl

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. I was inspired to make my own version of the Maudie's Power Bowl after trying it a few weeks ago. It has become my new favorite dish because it's super easy, tasty, and nutritious. Guaranteed to fuel/refuel a long day or workout!
  • Paulina Menard

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    Paulina Menard
    "Competing is about challenging your mindset to discover a version of yourself you didn't envision to be possible. In every aspect of life, competing takes me beyond my previous limits. In my line of work, I care for sick infants who are fighting for their lives. Competing gives me the confidence to make tough decisions in the midst of chaos."
    Paulina Menard, #WhyICompete
  • The Answer is Always Coffee & Squats

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    The Answer is Coffee & Squats

    Having a bad day? The answer is always coffee & squats. Having a good day? The answer is always coffee & squats. If the answer isn't coffee & squats, you're asking the wrong question. Who ever said competing meant taking life so seriously? Keep your head high, keep moving forward, and remember: the answer is always coffee and squats.

  • Keir Simon

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    Keir Simon

    "Life has afforded me opportunities that I've been extremely fortunate to have been given. Those opportunities didn't come without sacrifice. Whether it was a solider giving their life to defend our freedom, those who endured unspeakable hardship to fight for equal rights for all, or my mom who did everything necessary to raise me by herself.

    I compete to take advantage of those opportunities and to do what I can to provide them for my family and others."

    Keir Simon, #WhyICompete

  • Mallory Ming

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    Mallory Ming
    “I strive to raise the standards that society sets, and push past the stereotypes. I want to bring a physique that stands out from the rest and presents a whole new definition of what a competitor is suppose to look like. Not only by my physical stature, but by the way I carry myself through my actions both in and out of the spotlight. I don’t want to ever lift simply to build my own strength; I want to strengthen others by lifting them up, so that together we may build an army that stands as one body in an industry that is fixated on one’s self.”
    Mallory Ming fought into the fitness world when she made the decision to finally get healthy. She started what she thought was simply a healthy diet and workout routine, but what she got as a new lifestyle. Her passion is built around authentic relationships – with strangers, friends, family, and with Christ. It grows with each rep pumped out and each challenge met. As a National Level NPC Bikini Competitor, Graphic Designer, and friend, Mal knows what it takes to be passionate in all areas of life. #WhyICompete
  • Ward Skinner

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    "Because there comes a time when instead of your children's lives revolving around you, you are trying to find ways to participate in theirs - CrossFit provides a nice bridge."...
  • Age is Just a Number - Not a Limit

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    Age is a Number - Not a Limit

    13. 41. 65. Too often we allow our age to be an excuse for why we can't reach certain goals. It is a number - not a limitation. ‪#‎Compete‬ accordingly. Just look at these examples:

  • 10 Quotes to Inspire You To Compete for Your Best Life This Month

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    Quotes to inspire you to success this July

    July 2015. This is your month. Seize it. We've collected 10 of the best inspirational quotes to help you Compete for your best life this month.

  • Six People Just Like You Who Refused to Give Up

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    Too often we fall into the trap of "my situation is unique." We believe the lie that we are the only ones facing these odds, feeling rejection this consistently, and that no one else can know what it's like to lose like I do. Wrong.

    Don't believe the lie. Some of the world's most successful people have encountered what seemed like insurmountable odds, only to continue pressing forward until they reached victory. And did they ever reach success.

  • The Stepping Stones that Lead to Success

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    I sold books door-to-door.Yep. Needless to say, it was a rough job. Not only was I selling ancient encyclopedias over a decade after online research became the norm, but I was also knocking on people’s home doors to do it. Sometimes I knocked, a person answered and they actually spoke to me. And on very rare occasions, they’d get out their checkbook and make a purchase.

    Somewhere inside the whirling emotions of failure, it became clear that failure vs. success is a numbers game.

  • 10 Motivational Quotes to Help You Compete in Life

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    Compete Every Day was created to provide necessary fuel to overcome life's challenges. We've compiled a list of some of the best - and our favorite - motivational quotes to help you Compete in life this weekend.
  • Tips for Preparing for Your First Competition

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    Teresa Trojanowski

    We are presented weekly with the opportunity to Compete in our chosen sport. Marathons, triathlons, CrossFit competitions, NPGL auditions, powerlifting/Olympic meets, Spartan Races, & more cover our calendar. Many of us choose a local event, circle the date, and begin training toward that first competition.

    We can lift/run/work as much as we want, but still feel ill-prepared for the unknown of what "gameday" will hold. I did some research and put together a list of the best tips & tricks to help you perform at your best when your competition arrives.

  • Break Free From Your Own Worst Enemy

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    When I attended my first session of yoga teacher training a couple of years ago, I was annoyed with how much self exploration was involved. I wanted to teach yoga, not write an autobiography about all the things that went wrong in my past that have lead to my inevitably imperfect present self. Does it really matter that when I was nine I would tell my parents I had practiced a full 30 minutes of piano when I had really only rushed through a few scales 5 minutes before they walked in the door? Or that my (amazing) little sister and I didn’t have a relationship until I was almost 16? We have a great relationship now. This isn’t helping me learn sanskrit.

    What’s the point again?

  • What I've Learned From This Journey.

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    Original Compete Every Day shoot

    It was four years ago today that the very first Compete Every Day shirt was sold & shipped. It's still overwhelming how wild this roller-coaster ride has been the past four years. I've first-hand witnessed victories & failures, all while trying to make some type of positive dent in this world. I've cried while feeling like I've failed with no way to come back, and I've danced like a fool when our team has come together to surpass my wildest expectations. It's been an adventure like no other. 

    Thank you for competing in your life. It's been a great four years, but we are by no means done yet. As I look back on what's been done by our current & former teammates, and look ahead to what we are striving for, I've learned these eight things that I truly believe apply to business, sport, & life.

  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Soft Serve "Ice Cream"

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. Looking for a cold summer treat that won't interfere with your health and fitness goals? This recipe is great, easy, and very versatile. All you need is a few frozen bananas and the variations are up to your imagination. Adding a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder not only disguises the banana flavor, but also creates a protein-packed after dinner, post workout, or afternoon snack.
  • Why I Haven't Given Up

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    Have you ever been so exhausted, so physically or mentally drained so thoroughly done with a task or job that you are just ready for its end? Even if it means that the project doesn’t reach its full potential. Or that you don’t finish the race. Or that you never get that promotion you’ve been waiting for. You are just done. Done now.

    I have. This sentiment generally occurs after you’ve racked up a few failures. You’ve faced issues and dealt with them. You’ve experienced those taunting false successes. And you’ve persisted. For months. Or years. And now you’re tired.

    I apologize for the dreary lead-up, but it is at this point, my friends, where it all begins.

  • The Power (and Drama) of Self-Talk

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    As a female I’ve done my share of loveless, self-criticism. I’ve stared at the parts of my body that I’ve deemed undesirable. With the help of a mirror, I’ve sent all of my negative thoughts inward showing no mercy. And guess what? Those parts of my body have always been my problem areas no matter how much fat I lose or muscle I tone up. But then if I fast forward a couple of years from any given self-critical moment, for example when I browse through old pictures on Facebook, I realize, “wow, I looked pretty good back then.” Even though “back then” all I saw were flaws and areas for improvement, just like I do today. So what does this cycle illustrate?
  • Simple Salmon with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. This salmon recipe is super simple and delicious. The bacon wrapped asparagus is always a crowd pleaser cause... BACON!
  • The Best Fail Over 50% of the Time

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    Did you know that some of the best athletes in the world became successfully while still failing more than 50% of the time? Ty Cobb, Hall of Fame baseball player, leads Major League Baseball history with a career average of .367 batting average. Cobb was out (a failure in baseball) more than 60% of the time he went to bat. Michael Jordan, THE greatest basketball player of all-time (Yes, I will argue you), has a lifetime NBA shooting percentage of .497. Air Jordan missed more shots in his career (12,345 misses) than he made (12,192).
  • I Get High When I Wear Compete Every Day

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    Christine Reppa, Team Compete

    Some words friends might use to describe me are laid-back, yogi, easy-going, or chill. Words friends might not use to describe me are aggressive, competitive, or intense. So when I started working at Compete Every Day (CED) over a year ago, some of the messaging was a little too in-your-face for my taste. Despite a slight personal disconnect, I saw how passionately people connected with the commitment to compete for your life. Jake, CED’s founder, was undeniably driven to spread his message to the world.

    There were sparks around CED. I didn’t quite understand it.

  • Make the End Goal Your Daily Target

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    There is a great scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where Yoda is training young Luke Skywalker on a remote island. Most remember this scene for its famous “Do or do not, there is no try” quote (For the record, I love that line).

    This one particular scene shows Luke balancing on one hand while trying to move a set of rocks with the Force. When Luke notices his ship starting to sink in the nearby swamp, he not only drops all of the rocks, but falls, taking the Jedi Master down with him. Luke has limitless untapped potential in the Force, and his early days learning to harness the power were painful at times. Yet, it wasn’t his ability that held him back. It was his lack of focus.

  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp and Avocado Lime Sauce

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete...
  • Your Success Comes Down to This One Thing

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    The Compete Team in San Antonio, 2014

    Every blog article & social media post you see in regards to success all claim to have the "one magic formula" to transform you from tired goal-setter to successful goal-crusher. Each one subscribes to a different methodology. It's quite easy to read through article after article, and yet walk away still thoroughly confused on what will get you from point A (the "now") to point B ("victory). We each come from a different background and set of circumstances, and almost all of us have a different goal. Many of you are focused on your sports' goals. You want to lift "x" amount of weight. Reach "x" level of competition. And win at your sport's highest level.

  • Risk Everything. Diminish the Fear Holding You Back. Compete.

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    Life requires courage of anyone willing to step onto its field. Google “courage” and your internet browser will be flooded with quotes that reinforce the simple message that to do anything in this life worth doing, you must have courage. Goals & dreams don’t simply happen. This isn’t the Texas Lottery where success just appears overnight. That isn’t the real world for 99.9% of us.

    We must earn victory.

  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Green Citrus Smoothie

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we'll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete...
  • Guest Blog: Life is a Run

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    We are Teal and Beth and we have been friends since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2010 that we started to run together. It really was quit random how this all turned out and it kind of just goes to show you that you can find a running buddy anywhere and something that we totally advocate. Teal was in grad school one day and a girl in her class just said, "I want to run a half marathon." Teal immediately said, "well I will do that with you" and so it began
  • Karen Pierce: Heart of a Champion

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    Each month, Compete Every Day will interview inspirational athletes, entrepreneurs, leaders, & competitors. Each of these individuals will vary in their backgrounds & professions but share the same traits of competing for their life. This week's interview features former CrossFit Games competitor Karen Pierce, of CrossFit Jaakahru & LivingAmped.com

    Last year, Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer & life was thrown into a whirlwind. Karen blogged about her experience with cancer, CrossFit training, and her focus on rebuilding her body in 2015.

  • 15 Quotes to Inspire You to Compete in 2015

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    2015 will be your best year yet - if you Compete for it. We decided to collect our best motivational & inspirational quotes to help you start the new year off stronger than ever. And remember, 2015 won't change anything unless you do.
  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Protein Pancakes

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    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we'll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. Our first week features our CEO's favorite breakfast snack - protein pancakes!
  • 21 Day Challenge

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    Competitors, A new year is upon us. 2014, however it unfolded, now lives only in memories. It’s time to drop the past and move into the now. Maybe you’ve already...
  • The CED Winter Line is Here

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    Winter is here. The cold weather has swept the US and with it, freezing temperatures and the need for more than shirts + tanks in training. With that in mind, Compete Every Day is proud to reveal the next chapter in the CED Lifestyle Line
  • Check Your Ego and Stay the Course

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    Stop what you are doing right now and write those three words on your forehead – or at least somewhere you can see them. Ego is just another form of fear that can stop us dead in our tracks. When it’s all we can think about, when it’s what we seek to protect most, when it’s what drives us to compete for something– whether we like it or not, it can kill us softly. It may not be noticeable at first. And it can often be mistaken as confidence. But having confidence to do something and knowing you could possibly fail, yet doing it anyway – that’s “checking your ego at the door”.
  • Grind

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    I couldn't help but reflect on the journey midway through an hour-plus long grueling workout. "Salt" as its known to our CrossFit Strong family, is a brutally long workout featuring 8,000m of running, 155 kettllebell swings, and 155 ring dips. I wasn't even halfway through the workout, running (if you could call it that at my pace) back into the gym when those all-to-familiar sounds crept in.

    You could quit now, you know? There's a TON of work left. No one would blame you if you made an excuse and mailed it in.

  • What Story is Your Life Telling Others?

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    Every word we speak to another. Every action we take, deliberate or otherwise. Everything single action we take tells the world what we believe about ourselves, others, and the world at large.

    What type of story is your life telling others about you? Too often we acknowledge lifestyles with our mouths. We say we hustle hard. We can't stop talking about "goal A" or "goal B" we plan to accomplish. We believe "x" to be true. Yet our actions dictate a different story, one much louder than our mouths could ever tell.

  • Breaking the Bad Day Cycle

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    We've all been there at some point in our athletic careers; you walk up to the barbell, or the pitching mound, or the free throw line and for some reason, today, it's just not clicking. And you try to tell yourself, 'Hey! Everyone has an off day. Every day isn't going to be a PR day.' But saying that doesn't make it any less frustrating or disappointing.

    Even worse, sometimes that bad day carries over into the next day, and before you know it, you're having a bad week. At this point, you're hating life but you don't know how to break this bad day cycle. So what do you?

  • Motivation for Life

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