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My two hands.

When I was 14yrs old we were evicted from our tiny one bedroom apartment in Hawaii 'cause we couldn't afford the $180 per week rent. Came home with my mom that day to find a pad lock on our door with the eviction notice. My mom stood there in front of the door crying because we had no place to go, but out.

It was a real all time shitty low, BUT the silver lining blessing was at 14yrs that moment changed my life. I made a promise to myself that from that day forward I was going to do all I could to make sure we never got evicted again. And I was going to do that with my own two hands.

In my 14yr old punk mind, hitting the gym hard and building your body equaled success. And success equaled never getting evicted again. So that's exactly what I did.. and have never stopped since.

These days, I know me and my family are a long way away from those hard times, but I'll always work daily as if that eviction notice is waitin' for me around the corner. If you're going thru your own hard times - I read your comments so I know many of you out there are - there's a lot of frustrating shit we can't control - so we gotta focus on the one thing we can always control - putting in the work with our own two hands. Stay strong, because change and success is always possible. Always.

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An inspirational quote by The Rock posted on his Instagram after an obviously intense workout at the gym.

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