If you're anything like me, waking up when it's dark outside can be a struggle....But guess what: The work still must be done. So instead of waking up in the morning, dreading the challenges and reminiscing on sleep and comfort, let's establish the pattern of waking up with ENERGY. #MentalReps
Hearing this message from a Mike Rashid video a few years ago changed the way I lift. It's the idea of TELLING yourself something's easy, instead of doing what most do... which is convincing yourself how hard it is. Train yourself to LOVE it when it's heavy, to embrace the pain. You can learn to love it, and make it easy. #MentalReps
Problems, challenges, obstacles....all the things that the average can't stand, and wish weren't true. But us...we love that s**t. Let's go. #MentalReps
It's simple, but effective. Tell yourself that you CAN do it. Whatever your goal is, you can do it. It's possible. Lead with that... observe the massive shift in your energy and results. #MentalReps
Sometimes you have to throw a middle finger to everyone else, and create your own rules. And you can't tell yourself once, it wont work. You have to repeat with intensity and power. Let's go. #MentalReps
Let everyone quit, and tell themselves they need rest and breaks. You and I....we'll keep going. Enjoy GYMR's newest series. #MentalReps
If you don't visualize the game before you step out on the field, expect to take that L... Use this pre-game track to warm you up for the battle ahead.
Let everyone else be soft and crumble under pressure...not us. Let's be real gangstas..."Gangstas don't complain", like Kevin Gates said. Let's go.
Leaders...it's time to begin to trust your intuition, and live with the reality of your mistakes. The people you lead don't need you to ask more questions, they need you to show some confidence and make decisions. You'll f**k up, yes...but it's through your mistakes that you'll learn. You can't watch film forever, you're going to have to get into the game and play.
The problems you think are so difficult to solve are actually a lot more easier than you think. Attack your problems quickly and with certainty.
Life can be a little harsh and unforgiving at times, and during these times, we tend to feel helpless. But you don't need more sympathy; you need clarity. You have a lot more control than you think. Create a new goal, clarify your mission and create a plan. And work the plan. You'll get where you need to go. You have power. You have control.
If you approach your work with lethargic energy and have trouble getting focused, you're not reminding yourself of the BIG picture...
Being overwhelmed is not a bad thing...your problem is not that you feel it; it's that you stop, slow up, and tap out. Overwhelm is like that burn in your chest when running on the treadmill....it's good for you. Keep going.
Why are you always looking for compliments? Half the sh*t you hear is not true, and is meant to flatter you or distract you. Let's have a clear eye, and remember that we are not sh*t. That's right... You ain't sh*t. And thats ok. None of us are. Let's get joy from learning, growth and evolution. All of this is facilitated by consistent exposure to reality. Too many compliments clog up your system and cloud your vision.
The type of learning you need shouldn't leave you feeling refreshed.... you need a punch to the gut. Learning should be painful, and cause you to refine your beliefs, expose you to reality, and challenge you. All of these things are painful.
It's the 4th quarter, and you're behind. You still have an entire quarter left, so don't forfeit the game... go all out.
Batman has no superpowers and frequently gets his ass beat. But Batman is fearless, persistent and built like iron. This is what we need to aspire to be, instead of imagining you're going to be like Superman.... Life will frequently treat you like Bane did Batman, but we have to be resilient, and keep fighting. No matter what.
Most people lower their goals and expectations once they "fail". This is foolish. The goal is not your problem, you are. So step ya game up, and watch your confidence soar.
Most people walk around with a warped idea of who they are...they are what their mom and dad said they are...what church said...what teachers said...and now you're a walking contradiction, full of ideas from everyone, except yourself. You need to now DECIDE who you are going to be, and get to work creating that reality. Thats what they don't tell you...you're a builder, you're a creator. You can be whoever you want.
When life whoops your ass a few times, you'll want to go crying to mommy and daddy looking for sympathy. You'll want to call friends and family, to get their tears for sympathy...This will taste good, but will provide you NO nutritional value. It does nothing for you. You must force yourself to be alone, to be calm, to refuse sympathy in times of crisis. Instead, train yourself to be practical, to be rational, and to solve problems. This is what will lead to the feeling of growth and evolution. This feeling tastes good.
It's tempting to go after the "breakthrough". It's tempting to swing for the fences. I'm not saying don't...You just have to be patient, and learn to take the singles. Take those 3-4 yard gains, and know that your breakthrough is on its way. Be patient.
Excuses will kill your progress. You can no longer be the person who refuses to take responsibility, because you're too busy reliving the pressure. Take on the pressure. Admit to your faults, see reality clearly, and you will grow faster. No more sabotaging yourself.
This is a throwback for my day one listeners, and a message to the hungry athletes/entrepreneurs out there.
Get Ya Mind Right!
Stop asking for help, ask for more courage and backbone. The tendency is to complain about what you don't have, how helpless you are and how alone you are when things aren’t going your way..this is the way of the child. Let's grow up, and take action in the direction of what we want instead of being a slave to circumstances.
You thought you would set a goal and feel like Superman? That's not how it works. If you set your goals right, they should make you feel like a 3 year old in a haunted house... You should be scared. This is your queue to build more mental muscle, and overcome your fears. That is the sole purpose of your goals. No need to be surprised by your fear. Embrace it, face it, and conquer it.