For Mindy - thank you for believing in me
There is one single lesson you need to learn before you can call yourself an animal. A bodybuilder. A warrior. This is the toughest lesson for people to learn because if you get it right, it sends you on a path to success and loneliness.... Wanna learn that lesson, keep reading, but if you aren't up for it its ok, not many are.
Xmas is the season of giving. Its a season for caring about others. Its the time of year you put others ahead of yourself. Thats great if you are joe soap - its ****ing bull**** if you are an animal. If you are a bodybuilder this is the worst attitude to have. Listen, I don't preach sunshine and rainbows. I preach the cold hard truth, cause thats the only thing you can truly rely on when you're back's up against the wall.
Here comes the lesson boys and girls, understand that either before work or after a hard day of listening to your boss chew you a new *******, is that you are now the leader and not the follower. You must become your own disciple. **** other people who tell you things that are irrelevant to your goals--don't listen to the bull****. You are there for one thing: To better yourself each and every day. You don't go there to motivate anybody else. I have become successful because I don't take anyone else's **** when training. Don't worry about the dude standing next to you who criticizes your formâ€¦ If it works for you, then it is perfect form. You don't have to listen to nagging and complaining from the girlfriend about why you don't spend more time with her. And you definitely don't want to wait a half hour for your partner to show up late.
This is your time, embrace it and make the most of it; you are the only person in charge right now. Focus and pride yourself on getting the best workout possible, with minimal distractions. Don't bring your cell phone in the gym, waiting for one of your boys to call you to see where you're going that Friday night. Chances are you're not getting laid because you have no game. Don't bull**** for 20 minutes in between sets with the girl next to you because you think she is cute. Chances are she just wants to be friends anyway. Monitor your progress and know that when you step in that 15,000 foot facility called the gym, that you are here to lift weights and not socialize.
Focus on your goal, and proceed to take every step to actualize it. When you see 405 on the bench, you visualize the rep, how easy it feels, and the high that you get from pushing that kind of weight without a problem. You stare at the weights and then stare through them until something finally clicks and all you want to do is lift more than what is already there. This is when you finally realize that you need more of this, the motivation to keep going on and to leave everyone else behind. That is focusâ€¦ That is the attitude without the words.
Vires et Honestas