Pushing yourself past your perceived limitations when training builds momentum to take into all other areas of your life.
This means doing that one extra rep, one extra set, one extra exercise when you are already at what you feel is your ‘breaking point’, will help prove that at least half the battle is mental. We build much more than just physical and physiological strength, we build mental grit and attitude. That attitude and character we develop transcends the gym we just left or the stairs we just climbed. We take that attitude and belief we have attained from pushing our mind and bodies into the rest of our lives.
Try this on the next workout you do. When you feel you are ‘done’ and you just can’t do any more, push yourself to do that one extra- it’s short term pain for major long-term reward, in all facets of your life!
Here is a clip from Adam Ali that just oozes perseverance and awe-inspiring internal motivation and drive.
His website www.iwontlose.com is a great source of inspiration to help push yourself that little bit harder en route to greatness
Reaching another level can be difficult, primarily because of how long
the process takes. Becoming an “overnight success” is only possible
after 10+ years of dedication towards your craft. This fact can be
tough to mentally grasp, especially in today’s society of instant
gratification. Very few will commit themselves to the long run, falsely
thinking their goals should immediately appear. Even though creating
long lasting improvement will always take incredible amounts of
patience, there are three things you can do right now that will bring
you instantaneous change.
Develop An Emotional Driving Force
Having goals and taking massive action towards them is important,
but without a strong reason behind those goals, it becomes easy to
give in to the impending struggle. Every highly successful person not
only knows why he’s pursuing his dreams, but is emotionally glued to
the reason from the inside-out. This intense driving force takes a
hopeful attitude, and reverts it to an unstoppable force. Wanting to
succeed is a great start, but deciding that nothing will stop you, no
matter how long it takes or how much pain you have to endure is
what will take you to another plateau. This decision, however, can’t
be cemented into your core belief system until you’ve answered one
important question: “Why am I doing it?” Until you look yourself in
the mirror and answer honestly, the difficulty of the process will
eventually stop your well-intentioned action. Until you dig deep and
emotionally connect to the reasons for withstanding all obstacles that
arise, success will just be a desire. This type of motivation can’t be
stopped – it comes from the heart, and is aimed directly at your
target. What’s your reason?
Raise The Bar
Maximizing success comes from raising your personal expectations.
The majority believe you should keep your expectations low,
reducing the amount of pain you’ll experience if you fail.
Your mind will only take you as far as you ask it to go, so if you ask for the
minimum, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We’re taught to believe limits
exist – this is only true if you decide they exist. If I raise my bar and
miss, I’ll still be at a higher level than the person who keeps his bar
low and attains. If you commit to raising your expectations, you’ll
begin to view your specifics through completely different lenses –
you’ll see possibilities, rather than constraints. When you dedicate
your mindset to reaching a level the majority believe is impossible,
you’ll feel a confidence you didn’t know existed. Create a passion
that’s committed to doing what the masses are unwilling to do … this
will always include elevating your bar on success.
Change Your Vocabulary
Your self-talk will instantly change your path and intensity behind
your growth. Reality is based on how you perceive each moment –
your thoughts and words determine this perception. Eliminate the
words, “hope,” “wish,” and “maybe” from your vocabulary. They’re
weak and noncommittal. Replace them with “I will” and “I am.” This
simple adjustment will dramatically change your mindset, giving you
an immediate feeling of power and confidence. We’re conditioned to
talk in a passive style, because the aggressive approach I
recommend creates risk and vulnerability. When we say, “I will
achieve my goal, guaranteed,” we leave ourselves open to the
possibility of failure. In order to counter this instinctively vulnerable
state, we learn to communicate with ourselves in a more docile, static
fashion: “I hope to achieve my goals” leaves us with the illusion of
moving forward, but produces a fearful mentality. Everything you say
creates an emotion, generating specific action. It’s this action that
secures results. In the end, all results are ultimately based on your
self-talk. Align what you say with the outcome you want.
The 5 BIG uncommon Mistakes you might’ve made last year
You really messed up this year! …………..Bad!
Well of course I don’t know how YOUR year really went but I wanted to share 5 BIG mistakes I have seen people gone through in 2012. As I develop (fancy way of saying aging) I am much more interested in understanding others behavior and motives. I critically observed others (especially my clients) this year and these were the most common mistakes they went through. Some may have not even known they did it. So I am sharing with you MY OBSERVATION and if it applies to you hopefully you can make some adjustments for 2013.
5 BIG Mistakes You did this Year
1. Busy being Busy:
You were far busier than productive. I said it! You were too busy being busy that you didn’t get much done. Did all your work convert to to steps closer to your dreams, helping others or getting you towards financial freedom? If you were burnt out constantly and still didn’t feel any award from your labor you were busy being busy. Being busy means converting your labor, sweat, dedication into VALUE and/or ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
2. You continued to keep the wrong people around you.
You continued to keep the wrong people around you. These people were not in line with your life objectives. You just wanted to fit in by hanging with the cool ones. Show me your 5 closest peers (2 is usually enough) and I will have a solid understanding of who you are! You should’ve cut ties with people that slowed you down but you chose to stick around and this resulted in you not getting further ahead this year.
3. You treated all stress equally
You didn’t learn to control stress. You led it consume your entire brain energy that all the RIGHT things that were going on in your life had no weight or value in your brain. Letting small things that are going wrong completely take all your brain energy. This usually tells others that you do not have the tools to control stress. Next time 1 thing is wrong SCREAM out all the other things that are going RIGHT for you. It will really put everything back into perspective.
4. You didn’t cherish moments.
If you didn’t read my ebook “How to be Laser focused” then you wouldn’t have known the top 5 regrets of the dying. I highly suggest you go get the ebook and be enlighten! Moreover, one of the most biggest mistakes/regrets of the dying is they wished they enjoyed the golden moments, they wished they stayed in touch with good friends. You should’ve allowed the beautiful things into your spirit/heart/soul. Do it next time! it will really give you a sense of fulfillment and purpose. We are going to be on this planet for a short time make sure you enjoy the great moments you create or comes to you.
5. You didn’t visualize
You did not create a mental gym in your mind. A gym in your brain were dreams, goals, and ideas are sparked! You didn’t enter this space and therefore you never practiced. Top athletes and successful people on this earth all adopted this concept. Practicing in your mind can really bring all your concepts/ideas into fruition if your actions also compliments it.
I hope you were enlighten and that you are looking to make some adjustments if any of these mistakes applied to you. I appreciate you. I really do!
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“Losing is not about not winning, its about not trying.”
If you remember in 2012 I went and TOUCHED THE SKY well today I want us to SUPPORT our fellow ‘LASER FOCUSED’ friend – Neil from Germany – Neil is taking part on a contest in Germany. One winner will be launched into SPACE!!!!!!
I’m supporting Niels to reach the stars! I voted for him! I would like for all of us to support him too.
So how can we help Niels to win this contest and support him on his way into space?
1st: Visit Niels profile on website of the Contest : http://bit.ly/Yba9LQ
2nd: Be sure, that the open profile shows “Niels Weithofer”
3rd: Click on VOTES” button. A little form will pop up.
4th: Fill in your e-mail adress into the first field and fill out the 2nd textfield with the two words shown up. (Anti-spam captcha code)
5th: Click the “Votes” button at the bottom of the form and you’re done!
6th: Enjoy the awesome feeling that you helped someone come closer to their dreams!
THAT’S WHAT THIS PAGE IS ALL ABOUT -HELPING PEOPLE REACH THE UNTHINKABLE.