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Mindset: The Difference Between Success and Failure


I have been in this business for a long time.

Since 2006 I have worked with athletes and different kinds of people from all walks of life.

Over the years most of my clients have made tremendous progress in their training and lifestyle.

But there are also those who have not.

As a coach, I take full responsibility for those who haven’t made the progress they had originally set out to. Maybe there is something I could have done differently to help them succeed.

However the one difference between those who have seen great success and those who have not may be different than you think.

Some may guess age, injuries or something along those lines.

But none of that is true. In fact, I have had great success with clients and athletes that were both older and dealing with an injury.

The one thing, the only thing holding people back from achieving their goals is their MINDSET.

I don’t care what obstacles there are to overcome, if you have the right mindset you will make tremendous progress in any realm of your life. If you don’t, well then it doesn’t matter if you’re training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, your results will suffer.

Mindset is one of the major factors in one fighter beating another, or one team collectively defeating another.

Your mindset can make all of the difference in any aspect of your life.

And unfortunately, most people do not have the right mindset for success.

Most people like to blame outside circumstances for their problems. They like to complain about things going on in the world that are out of their control. Or they will talk bad about people out of envy instead of being happy for someone else’s success.

Whether in training, sport or life the wrong mindset will set you up for failure and/or unhappiness and lack of fulfillment.

It is those who look at unfortunate circumstances as a challenge, and accept that challenge head on who see the most success. Because it doesn’t matter to them what anyone else is doing or the obstacles they need to overcome. What matters to them is the decisions they make and the actions they take.

They don’t get mad and piss and moan. They TAKE ACTION. And rather than have life happen to them they take life by the balls!

Worrying and complaining isn’t going to do anyone any good. It’s only going to create more stress and toxicity so avoid doing it and be sure to avoid the people who do it too.

Most of this negativity comes from self-doubt and insecurity. People don’t believe in themselves, so they try to knock others down for achieving the things that they feel they can’t.

They are too afraid to take chances so they will shit on others who have the guts to do what they want.

If you ever catch yourself criticizing someone else’s success, take a second and actually think about why you’re not happy for this person. Why would you rather shit on them than support them?

When you begin to peel back the layers of the onion you start to realize it’s because of your own lack of belief in yourself. If you fail to recognize that then it will be very difficult to ever truly live a fulfilled life.

The mindset of those who crush their goals and see success in all facets of their life are those who support other people.

Those who are nice to others and hope to see their success.

Successful people have an iron will. A never-say-die mentality which propels them to crushing their goals. They don’t hate on others, or ever make excuses as to why they can’t do something.

Successful people don’t have time to shit on others! They are too busy putting in the work it takes to achieve their dreams.

They simply dig down deep, get their hands dirty and work their fucking ass off.

All of the people I have been fortunate enough to work with and help get to the next level are those who are willing to roll the dice and take risks.

They may risk criticism from their peers for choosing a salad over a burger. Or maybe they take financial risks in a business endeavor. Or perhaps they risk being judged for making a decision that isn’t “the norm”.

People who achieve success understand that taking risks is necessary.

Fear is accepted for what it is. It’s important to understand fear and that it’s normal for any human being to feel it. You need to feel it, and do what the fuck you need to do anyway.

Go all in!

And most of whom I have worked with treat their training the same way that they treat their careers, relationships, hobbies and parenting.

There is no grey area. It’s either black or it’s white and they decide to give it their absolute best.

There is no missing training days or cheating on your diet for some BS reason.

When you decide to focus on the things you can control and give it your very best, you will achieve more success in fitness, business or whatever else.

You just have to fix your mind and do the work!

Trust yourself, trust the process, go all in and take fucking chances.

This is the one lifetime that we know is certain. Don’t live it with fear, anger and jealousy. Live it relentlessly and pursue your dreams while helping everyone around you do the same.

Shift your thinking and change your life!

I know that if I can do it you sure as hell can too.

Thanks for reading, guys.

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