Achieving the Mindset to Succeed!
The real “success secret” doesn’t lie in the information in this program, it lies with your desire and willingnress to stick to the plan and be consistent! One of my mentors, Charles Poliquin once taught me the “myth of discipline”. In the end it always boils down to what you love and how bad you want something. You either want to lose your belly fat, or you want this cake? Which gets you most excited? Let’s be real, life is going to get in the way, but how you react to that and how you reinforce your goal is always in your hands.
Goal achievement never works if you “should, have to, or need to”. The first step in ensuring results is you must “WANT to”.
I have a few rules that will ensure results over the 12 weeks: prioritize yourself, consistency is key, sleep is essential not a luxury, make gaining muscle a top priority, plan ahead, manage stress to the best of your abilities.
I have over 30,000 hours of training general population. I have observed and been involved with all types of behaviors and I want to let you in on a little secret to success. The individuals that focus on behaviors instead of their Identity/purpose, always burn out, leading to short term success and long term failure.
When setting your goals for the program I suggest asking yourself, who do I have to become in order to achieve these goals and what is my purpose? Once these are established you will notice how easy it is to stay compliant to the necessary behaviors associated with your goals. The ultimate goal is to make your behaviors come automatic by simply living up to your identity and purpose.
“Identity & Purpose” – I am a lean, healthy, fit, parent/husband and boss
What does a person like this do in order to live up to that identity?
“Behaviors” – I am a healthy person that chooses healthy foods that build and nourish my body, I workout four times every week, I grocery shop once per week, I food prep twice per week, I ensure I get at least 6-7 hours of sleep tonight, etc..
“Goals”– I achieved 15 pounds of weight loss, I gained 5 pounds of lean muscle, I can now do 10 chin ups, I can now squat my body weight, etc..
If you can harness your drive, focus and determination then anything is possible. Please know that the things you tell yourself will always be your greatest stressor for failure, or best ally for success.