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Deprivation Equals Appreciation

Want To Achieve Your Goals And Forge Your Path Forward? Then You Must Understand That Deprivation Equals Appreciation

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In our day to day lives we don't appreciate things that're in abundance.

We wouldn't last long without water, but we've got an unlimited supply of water at the blink of an eye, touch the faucet in your kitchen sink or bathroom and voila.

When you're in the outback amidst an enduring hike that's not the case.

That same water becomes scarce.

You're deprived of it, you learn to appreciate and ration it. 

This exact same mentality is the reason why the underdog ends up with their hand raised victoriously.

They're on the cusp of success and hungry as ever.

When you're on the come up you've got nothing, you're willing to give everything to get it.

Being The Favourite, Being Told You're The Best And You're In The #1 Spot Is Dangerous...


There's dangerous expectations because they're expected to win, they're expected to retain what they previously earned.

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We think we're safe, we think we're comfortable.

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But in the blink of an eye we can lose it.

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Eddie the 'Underground King' Alvarez, the current UFC lightweight champion of the world rose up from nothing - growing up in Kensington, one of the toughest and roughest spots in Philadelphia where very few people make it.

There were no expectations.

He was hungry.

He dethroned the champion, who was a heavy favourite.

The fans, the media, they overlooked Eddie - already discussing Rafael Dos Anjos' next title defence (as it was assumed that Eddie would get cleaned up quickly).

Once again, dangerous expectations.

Watch the video above on Eddie Alvarez discussing deprivation and appreciation.


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  • We don't appreciate things we've got in abundance
  • When we're deprived we learn to appreciate
  • Being the top dog is a dangerous place to be as we often get lazy
  • Remain hungry, deprive yourself of luxury
  • "When we succeed we party, when we fail we ponder"


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Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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