Tuesday, February 25, 2014
As a fitness instructor, trainer, and Beachbody coach, I often come across adversity in everyone I meet. We all have something that is driving us away from success. You can call these excuses.
I donít have timeÖ
My family history isÖ
I have no supportÖ
I donít know what to doÖ
I have found that these excuses are the killer of most success. I also realize that not everyone has the never say die attitude and because of this I wanted to share some tips on how I keep this mentality.
Life is not easy. Ask anyone that has success in business or fitness or life. Itís not easy to stay on track, go through the pain, and make discipline a daily activity. Everyone has demons, issues, and things that are happening in their life. Everyone is experiencing some sort of life trial and if they arenít they are about too. We all have our own issues; it is just a matter of how you deal with them.
Developing Your Never Say Die
When I was 16 years old I had the opportunity to work out with a friend that taught me the value of hard work. You see I was never the most talented or smartest or most popular but what I did have was passion Ė a deep desire to always want to accomplish and achieve more. This mentality can be learned I feel and it starts with your reasons for success.
We call this our WHY and many people that I meet donít have a strong WHY. Developing your strong why is what will make or break your ability to accomplish anything set in front of you. Think of your why in these terms:
Letís say you come home from work and your house is on fire. The fire department has the situation under control and none was home. You probably arenít going to go running into that fire to collect your P90X Dvdís. However, letís say you come home and someone you love is in that fire. Chances are those fire fighters arenít going to hold you back from going and saving your loved one.
This needs to be your WHY. Why are you waking up 30 minutes earlier to get your workout in? Why are you making a few more phone calls to make that big sale? Why do you work 2 jobs to get out of debt even though you strongly dislike that job? Youíre never say die attitude starts with something so big that you would DIE before you gave up.
When you find that reason, work every-day on the goal, then you will have success.