I’ve often written to you about how the pictures, words and
feelings you continually run through your mind and body play
a major role in determining your results.
If you ever lack for motivation to accomplish a task, there are
concrete, specific and negative things you do to yourself to
make life harder on yourself.
Yesterday I was in a tea shop – sitting with laptop, when a young
man in my MasterMind group wandered in. As he was ordering his
drink I looked at his face and his body language. Something was
I listened to how he spoke to the lady serving him, how he paid
his bill and how he responded when given the change.
I said nothing.
The man wandered over to my table and I listened to a couple
long sighs. I said nothing.
About a minute later the man began to open up – telling me that
a bomb had just gone off.
Now, don’t know about you – but the word ‘bomb’ is something you
use in a war. But not for this guy. Nope. He receives a telephone
call and the message in the call is … a “bomb.”
He begins to tell me about his problem – doing so as if there is nothing
he can do.
I look at him and say, “My goodness, you have a brain, right? You can
think, right? I’m not talking to an imbecile, am I?”
“No,” he replies, dejectedly. “But I don’t know what to do.”
“Let’s start by pulling out a legal pad. Write your name at the top.
Then date it. Now write an empowering question at the top of the page. And
once you’ve done that, sit there and record everything your mind spits
“Look at you,” I said. “Your face looks like that of a frightened 3-year
“I know it does because I’m scared.”
“Is being scared the right way to use your mind? Tell me right now what
you’re going to accomplish with this situation by sitting around letting
fear control you. YOU must control fear. You’re in charge big fella.
Change what you’re feeling to something that will help you – then get off
your arse and do something. Quit acting like this is the end of the world. It’s
not. It’s just one challenge that you’re facing – and that you CAN conquer, if
you’ll do something.”
The man got the message. A few seconds later his face softened. His bad
posture improved. He left the tea shop and spent the rest of the day
making calls to create the result he wants. I have no doubt he’ll surprise
and amaze himself, if he keeps moving and doesn’t allow the demon of fear to
run his life.
The same situation I have described holds true in fitness.
Here’s proof – this bit coming from a long-time Matt Furey Inner
This morning was a bit of challenge for me… On my walk into the
office, I usually plan what I am going to get done and how I want to go about it,
including my morning round of pushups. Well this morning, my inner voice was
telling me that I deserved a day of rest and I didn’t need to push myself to get my
It sounded so good, I almost fell for it!
Again, before I dropped down for my first set, the little voice was
telling me that I didn’t need to and I would feel better for resting today. Man, that
little sucker can be persuasive!
Well, I dropped down and pumped out my first set of 30 and told that
bastard to shut the hell up! Then I told it, if you’re gonna talk, then start
talking to me in a positive way.
Well, I got my sets in and I feel better for it.
M.F. Right on, Tony. Good work.
This post by Tony is merely one post in a line of droves
that inspire and motivate the others in the MFIC. It IS the place to
be – and the monthly n/l and CD you get from me will keep you in check,
making sure you conquer all the demons that might try to ruin your
At present we are looking at limiting the number of people who can
enroll for an entire year. The amount for the year is far too low compared
to the value being delivered. I’m frequently embarrassed when I think of how
much people are getting for nuthin when they join – especially when I
examine how much people in the MFIC have improved.
As such, I’m going to limit the number of NEW 1-year commitments to
no more than 199 – and as of right now – 78 of them are already taken. Sprint
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One last thing: I realize that some people might be a bit timid about
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legion. Be one of the next in line who can say they are kicking butt and taking names.