So I absolutely had to do this shirt! This is the embodiment of The Fallible Man, if we were a sports team this would be our mascot without question. No animal could represent what we are trying to accomplish here more than the Phoenix.
“It represents transformation, death, and rebirth in its fire. As a powerful spiritual totem, the phoenix is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal. As both a fire and solar symbol, the phoenix animal guide is symbolic of the sun, which “dies” in setting each night only to be reborn in rising the next morning."
The Phoenix is a symbol of hope and rebirth that goes back to as far as the time of the ancient Egyptians. Most ancient cultures had something very similar in their mythology and while some say it had a set life span and amount of regeneration's other say it is truly immortal. Bursting into flames and being reborn from the ashes.
It accompanies the saying “kill the boy, let the man be born”.
I have seen similar sayings all the way back to the Bible, Eph 4:22-24
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
The idea of letting go of your old ways to make room for the new and better is not a novel concept by any stretch of imagination. I just happened to be inspired by the way they said it in GoT (Game of Thrones, and yes, the ending season sucked).
We are seeking continual growth as Fallible Men, not massive sweeping changes all at once that never works out. Make your bed first thing when you get up if you don’t already and work from there. Start your day with one easy win, and it is amazing how you can snowball that every day. Pick one small thing.
We are being born from the ashes of our old selves into Better Men day by day, not perfect, just better. If you make one thing better every day then you will see real growth and change in your life that becomes monumental growth over time.
Eddie Hall holds the world record deadlift and more simply the world record for picking weight up off the ground. 1,102.31lbs (That can be disputed as Hafthor Bjornsson pulled 1,104.52 recently)
Either way, if you ask either of them they will tell you they did not start there. It took years of incremental work, there is only a little over 2lbs difference between the lifts. When you are talking about that kind of weight 2 lbs might as well be a ton! Incremental growth, pound by pound, rep by rep they put in the effort and are giants among men (both physically and literally for Halfthor)
Make 1 better choice every day, learn 1 small thing, improve in some small way every single day and before long you will rise on new wings from the ashes of the old you.
Be better tomorrow because of what you do today!
You can get this shirt from the link in the picture or for 20.99 plus S&H below