How to Get
The next thing you need is a healthy dose of confidence. One way to get that is to start by accomplishing what I call "micro-objectives." For example, decide the over the next two weeks you are going to stick with the high performance training program, the precision nutrition techniques, and the supplementation program the doctor recommends for you, and follow it with total discipline and dedication. This might sound like a very easy thing to do, but for most people, it’s not. We are such "creatures of habit", that we can’t break out of our "routine" for even a few days unless we really focus on it.
After you’ve achieved your first "micro-objective" (sticking with your program for just two weeks with total dedication), you’ll look back on it and think, "that was easy." You’ll be building a better body outside and stronger confidence inside. From there make another "micro-objective" to stick with the program for another two weeks, and so on. The next thing you know, you’ll have stuck with your program for 12 weeks, and you’ll be amazed at the transformation of you body and your mindset.
Unfortunately, you can’t erase a lifetime of poor conditioning and bad habits in a matter of days. It’s going to take some time, but it is possible! Once you start to build confidence and change your mindset, you’ll already be a success. You see, success isn’t necessarily where you are in life, it’s the direction you are going.
that Winner’s Edge
This leads to a critical principle: do not expect instant gratification, and do not be discouraged with the results in the mirror, and the results on the scale when they are small and incremental. That’s the way fitness programs work, and that’s the way self-esteem works: by getting reinforcement from success, feeling good about success, then setting the goal a little bit higher. So the most important thing is to pursue low-goal, short-term success, rather than trying to lose 30lbs in a week.
This is the way you need to approach a new program. "I am going to find a coach or a partner, and we’re going to work at it together. We’re going to look for small, incremental successes, and we’re going to grab onto those, and reinforce each other on those; and gain more energy and more drive from them."
Visions and Ideals
The thoughtless, the ignorant, and the indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of luck, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, "How lucky he is!" Observing another become intellectual, they exclaim, "How highly favored he is!" And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, "How chance aids him at every turn!" They do not see the trials and failures and struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heartaches; they only see the light and the joy, and call it "luck"; they do not see the long arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it "good fortune"; they do not understand the process, but only perceive the result, and call it "chance."
In all human affairs, there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. "Chance" is not part of this equation. Gifts, powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort; they are thoughts completed, objectives accomplished, vision realized.
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart…this you will build your life by, this you will become.[Click here to get started] [Home]