Humans were not created to only wake up and lay in bed. You are here for a purpose. Whether you want to admit it or not, at one point in time, you had a goal, a peak, that you desired so badly that no matter how insurmountable it seemed you kept telling yourself that you would achieve it! Well…what happened? What kept you from staying on offense? How do you know you are straying? How do you fix it?
Often times when you go for a goal, you have the drive, the motivation, some of the knowledge required, and all of your peers support you and believe in you, but then, you hit a road block. You realize the goal is going to take a long time to achieve and that it is going to be very difficult. Then one of two things happen, you quit or you look for a shortcut. What can you do to avoid this?
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”Tony Robbins
There must be discipline. Discipline means putting in the hours, working hard, reading the book … blood, sweat, tears, and frustration. Whatever it takes. Not taking shortcuts is how you become the best YOU. Discipline does not come from others, it comes from one person — and that is you! You can make the choice to change your life and once you do you will never go back.
Start with what you can control. Then take control of it. No one is in charge of your body but you. No one is in charge of your mind but you. No one is in charge of your spirit, your drive, your motivation BUT YOU! Find out what works, decide who you want to be and become that person no matter what gets in your way. Now when something comes your way, and you slip up, do not over worry about it. Just stay on offense. Get out of the habit of self-criticism and start reinforcing your habits with positivism.
We all, as humans, have weaknesses and it is your job to teach yourself how to make those very weaknesses your strengths! If you are someone who tends to get angry a little too often, start using that anger in the gym. Use that anger as a driving force towards your goal. Get mad at the fact you are not where you want to be right now so that you will work as hard as you can to stay on offense and get to that point even sooner.
What stops most from moving forward? Fear. There are many kinds of fear but I am not talking about the fear of snakes, spiders, clowns, etc… I am talking about the fear of failure. The fear that you are not good enough or you don’t know enough. If you want to get where you want to be, you need to beat that fear. No, it is not easy, and that is why you do not try to overcome it all at once. Once you start, the fear will slowly trickle away, you will realize just how good you are, and just how much you are improving. If you think you cannot start because you are not good enough, you are WRONG. Start right now and sharpen your skills along the way because you can never get better if you never start.
Once you finish reading this you need to get off your ass, write down your goals, and RUN after them! Stay on offense and attack every single day. Every day is a brand new day to get after, so get going. Do not wait until next week. Start NOW.