Find a selection of champion athletes and coaches. Ask each one this question: How much of your success is mental.
You’ll have a tough time finding anyone who will say less than 80%. Most will say 90%. Or more.
Take any group of millyunair entrepreneurs and ask them the same question: How much of your business success is mental.
If you find anyone who says less than 90%, he’s lying.
Why. Because all success is mental.
Sure, some people are genetically more predisposed to do certain things well, but if this same person takes his skills for granted and does not enhance them with practice, he will be surpassed by someone with less talent who has a great willingness to practice hard and focus.
Now we come to the subject of fitness. I don’t care whether it’s increased strength, speed, flexibility, power, endurance – or simply dropping excess flabola – the same question applies.
How much of strength, endurance, power, flexibility or weight loss is MENTAL.
The answer is the same: 90% or more.
Now, you may argue that it’s all about taking action. That it’s all about doing the right things.
Damn right it is. But WHO are the people who DO the right things with the right mental attitude.
The whiners or the DOERS.
Who are the people who ACT with enthusiasm.
You’ll find they are the people who have goals, who have plans to fulfill those goals, who have patience, persistence, guts, determination, desire and so on.
These qualities are mental skills transferred to the physical.
All champions, all winners – are the people who know that success is first and foremost a mental process.
Here’s a simple example: Let me ask, what time do you get out of bed each day.
Now, when you get out of bed, are you tired or enthusiastic.
Do you hit the snooze button a few times before getting up.
Do you stroll to the shower with your eyes barely open or do you move with excitement for the new day that has dawned.
As you answer all of the above, think about the mental picture you have in mind for each. Why. Because I guarantee you that the way you get out of bed is in direct accord with the mental picture you have of yourself waking up each day. All the way down to the TIME you choose to get up.
Think about this.
Picture yourself looking in the mirror at the end of your workout, celebrating another mental/physical victory.
I dare you to form this mental picture before bed and NOT have it come true. I dare you.
When you do as I advise, you will know what it means to … Get Tough.
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