The Motivation Archive

Callum

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Quite a few threads & posts reflecting lack of motivation etc.

I thought it'd be a sweet idea to sticky a motivation thread where people can post the best videos, poems, songs, stories, experiences and just basically support one another.

Most of us want the green beret, but by "Failing to prepare, you're preparing to fail..."

P.s - If it's a slack idea, just delete it admins!
 

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I need motivation to eat healthy *text deleted* sounds mad i know but yeah my dad would come into the house with cream cakes im like no im not having one then he puts it in the fridge i walk into the kitchen, i walk past the fridge and try not to eat it i always do though *text deleted* does anyone know where im coming from ??

This will turn out to be a nice thread by the way...
 

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I need motivation to eat healthy *text deleted* sounds mad i know but yeah my dad would come into the house with cream cakes im like no im not having one then he puts it in the fridge i walk into the kitchen, i walk past the fridge and try not to eat it i always do though *text deleted* does anyone know where im coming from ??

This will turn out to be a nice thread by the way...

Cook your own food, it gives you a sense of well being.....and its healthier
 

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Another one i like.

Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend
Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that's fine
But don't say you're English, that's way out of line.

The French and the Germans may call themselves such
May Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don't say you're English ever again.

At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
In Brussels its Scrapped, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told
They must not teach children about England of old.

Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
The pupils do not learn about them anymore
How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

We are not Europeans, how can we be?
Europe is miles away over the sea
We're the English from England, let's all be proud
Stand up and be counted- Shout it out loud.

Let's tell our Government and Brussels too
We're proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack
Let the world know - we want OUR ENGLAND BACK !!

From a Proud Englishman/ Woman
 

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I like this one.....*coughs*...

Bang bang your dead,
Shoot the Taliban in the head
 

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Stacka u got some serious talent there.
 

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Haha, the fact that this is probably the last chance for me to make something decent of myself is a big enough motivation for me.
 

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It was the winter of 1306, and Robert Bruce, newly crowned king of Scotland, sat shivering and hungry in a tiny hut on an Irish island. King Edward I of England, who had decided that he could rule Scotland very well himself, had beaten Bruce and his men in six battles and finally driven them out of their own country.

“If there ever was a time to give up, this is it,” thought Bruce bitterly as he gnawed on a turnip he’d managed to find that day. His men had been scattered in the latest battle, and his only companion was a small spider, busily at work on her web in a corner of the hut.

He watched as she struggled to attach one of her strands to a wooden rafter. Again and again, a blustery wind would sneak through the cracks of the hut and shake the thread loose. Again and again, she would begin the task of attaching it once more.

“You’ve also tried six times and failed, my friend,” Bruce told her. “If there ever was a time to give up, this is it.”

But she seemed not to hear. Patiently, a seventh time, she spun a thread, drew it to the rafter, and this time . . . it held!

“My most humble apologies,” said Bruce. “It seems that I was mistaken. If there ever was a time to make one more try, this is it!”

In the spring of that year, Robert Bruce returned to Scotland and began the task of gathering his men. Finally, in 1314, he led his forces against the English at Bannockburn. The Scots were badly outnumbered, but because of their strong determination and cunning strategy, they were able to drive out the English and free their land from foreign rule.
 

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In the version I heard the spider called Bruce a pessimistic *text deleted**text deleted* and told him to *text deleted**text deleted* off.

Haha, nice extract though, whats it from?
 

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In the version I heard the spider called Bruce a pessimistic *text deleted**text deleted* and told him to *text deleted**text deleted* off.

Haha, nice extract though, whats it from?

Don't know....ste preece was talking about it in another thread on here
 

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I recall reading a letter by a surviver of the 'Charge of the Light Brigade'. I'll have to paraphrase as I can't find a copy anywhere on the net.

'My horse was shot from under me and I'd been shot in the chest and thigh. A Russian lance pierced my hand and I believe he might have done for me if I hadn't managed to twist aside.
And then along came Jack and said "Jump on mate".

I did so and noticed the back of his head had been shot away and when I told him of this he made light of it. - So light was it that he died the next day.

I can write of this but could not speak it, lest I should play the woman.'


Hard or what?
 

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Read Flashman. That should motivate you.

Pysch up music always helps. There's a military channel in the USA which I frequently watch, quite a few programmes about USMC as well as British things. Like Andy McNabb's 'Tour Of Duty' which is about Brit units being engaged during ops in Iraq or Afghanistan. Everyone says "yeah I was nearly shot or blown up. But there were the best 6 months of my life".

At school when I went for a run, occasionally we would have jets flying right over us or chinnoks flying pretty low nearby. It was pretty cool, and I always got that tingle down my spine... gave me extra energy.
 

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THE GREEN BERET MEN
Author: Rod Spinks
former Royal Marine 1957/68.
A word in the house, a stroke of a pen
The country disbanded a fine body of men
With fighting finesse and fitness supreme
The creme de la creme wore berets of Green.

Their training was tough, it had to be so
How to fight with a knife and kill with one blow
Salerno, Vaagso, Dieppe and St Nazaire
With impossible odds the Commando's were there.

Their raids so successful that once Hitler said
"If captured no prisoners I want these men dead"
To late he discovered his men were not keen
To battle with these Marines who wore berets of Green.

On D-Day at Sword beach they were there to the fore
As they jumped from the landing craft and made for the shore
Their contempt for the Nazi's was very plain to see
For they wore not steel helmets but berets of Green.

When it was all over and the fighting no more
The first that was disbanded was the Green beret Corp's
Who went back to their Shires, their Towns and their Glens
A real fine body of gentle self disciplined men.

As the years roll on by they still meet it is said
To talk, toast the Queen and remember their dead
Whose memorial stands at the foot of the Ben
Where they fought for the right to be Green beret men.

For our freedom of movement our freedom of speech
To those who come after , this gospel I preach
A word in the house a stroke of the pen these cannot wipe out
The debt to those brave Green beret men.

PER MARE PER TERRAM.

THE BERETS OF GREEN
Author: Rod Spinks
former Royal Marine 1957/68.
All is not lost those Berets of Green
Are worn to this day by each Royal Marine
The tradition is carried with a great deal of pride
And told in the barracks are the stories worldwide.

There are tales of the jungle
Fighting the Communists Red
Of Radfan and Dhala
Where the sun sears your head.

Of Cyprus and Suez, Hong Kong and Korea
The Palastine blockade of wars far and near
From the tropics to the Artic the Green Berets are found
Ensuring the flank of Norway is sound.

Commachio Coy defends the oil rigs
In Northern Ireland the Green Berets do their gigs
The Falklands conflict we will never forget
The blood that was shed on Mount Harriet.

Green Berets alongside with those wearing Red
Proved to the Argies the Lion is not dead
All over Iraq the Green berets fight for the cause
For the Iraqie people,Peace and no more wars.

The legend lives on and will grow and grow
And Britains adversaries the Green Berets will fear
As history proves that the Green Beret men
In the heat of the battle
Can never say "when".

PER MARE PER TERRAM.

These are motivating. . .
 

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Cook your own food, it gives you a sense of well being.....and its healthier
I take it no one knows where im coming from then it must be me being a fat b*text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* *text deleted*, thankz 4 da advice mate i do cook sumtyms but on the other hand sometyms i jus cor be arsed *text deleted*
 

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i know what u mean mate *text deleted* sometimes bad food just calls out to me!! train hard, eat what u like! *text deleted*
 

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My diet isn't the best but it isn't the worse. Usually get a bit hungry and so will have a few biscuits here and there, usually have ice cream after supper as well.

Just need to eat more fresh fruit. As long as you don't over indulge should be fine.
 
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