The only way to win is a culmination of several factors, that we will examine today through this post:
- Love for the Game
- Burn Your Ships
As I am sure a majority of you guys have heard already, the most successful men of our time have been the men who became truly obsessed with their mission… Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Obama, and Conor McGregor. These men found their industry, passsion, and art and threw all of their chips down on them. I feel like today, especially with Millenials, it’s easy to put your eggs in different baskets. Security and stability are becoming increasingly words that existed in the past. However, focusing on one mission, like these men, although a helluva lot riskier, proved to pay out in the end.
When it comes to lifting, you cannot become the man you wanted to be if you “workout when you want to.” You MUST commit to the process. COMMIT to a specific weight, goal, or image. This is the only way for you to reach your goal effectively. When you think about this process from the moment you wake up, to the moment prior to falling asleep, your brain will be thinking about it all night… which will help manifest your mission into reality. When you think of fear, “what if’s” or other unhelpful thinking process, this hinders your process towards greatness.
Love for the Game
If you dread going into the gym on a consistent basis, something is wrong. If you aren’t falling in love with the process of lifting heavier, and heavier weight and feeling that pain in your targeted muscles, then maybe this isn’t for you…. OR you must have a massive mindset switch. All of the men mentioned above, loved their game. Jobs was not only obsessed with clean designs, he was in love with it…. that is why he treated his employees like shit because he wanted it to be perfect. McGregor loves the fight. He loved being the underdog, and he loves being on top. And Branson loved creating creative/innovative businesses that focused on the customer.
For all of these industries, these mens’ success had love for the game underlying it. As Jobs said in his commencement speech at Standford, “You must find, what you love to do. If you do not love it, keep looking.” For the people who do not love what they do, will always lose to those who are PASSIONATE about what they do, because those men work on a different level than the rest. Love lifting. Love breaking down your muscles and looking in the mirror the next week to see your new self. Love those mornings when it’s cold, and you promised yourself you’d workout before work at 5am, and the pain of getting up, and BREAKING THROUGH that wall. Because that will give you confidence in other areas of your life as a man as well.
Burn Your Ships
“In the year 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in the New World with six hundred men and, upon arrival, made history by destroying his ships. This sent a clear message to his men: There is no turning back.”Center for Sales Strategy
When there is even a simple, tiny, individual thought of “hey, I can actually turn back… I don’t need to finish this workout.” You already failed.
As a true man, you only have your commitments, and your word. If you cannot keep your word to yourself, how the fuck do you think you will be able to with your friends, girl, or family? You won’t. Everything in life, everything, starts with you, sir.
If you tell yourself you are going to the gym. Do it. When you enter the gym, focus on every single lift. Do not even pay any attention to a thought that may say “let’s quit.” Listen, I’m not saying you won’t have these thoughts… we are human… all I am saying is don’t even pay attention to it, and eventually they will cease to bubble up.
Burn your ships, men. Now, I’m not saying burn your car if you drive to the gym… but that would be kind of badass.
The only way to win, men, is to be obssesed/committed to a higher purpose/mission, love every second of the struggle/game, and burn your mother fucking ships.
Until next time… Fry your Muscles, and Fry your Life.