So you want to drop some pounds, get healthier, eat better and improve yourself through and through. You want to work out on a regular basis, study some martial arts, go hiking, biking or skiing.
I applaud you for having these desires. At the same time let me forewarn you – many people will try to
interfere with you achieving your objectives. And so, in order to succeed you don’t just need to be mentally tough. You also need a shield of psychic protection around you as you pursue your goals; a shield that wards off those who want to disturb your mind or derail you on your path.
You may not realize it right now – but many people don’t want you to succeed because if you make it – they’ll look bad. You proved that within the same 24 hours of each day – you were able to do more than work, watch tee-vee, eat, complain and go to bed tired.
People love to congratulate a winner – after he wins. But on the way to victory – don’t expect or feel that
you need everyone’s support. You’re not going to get it – and if you need it to succeed – you will never make it.
Sometimes you must stand alone and defy the ideas others have about what you should and should not do.
When I was in high school I made a decision to become a champion athlete. I realized in order for this to happen I would need to train every single day – and not just once.
I realized two or three training sessions per day held the keys to greatness.
As I embarked upon my path – very few people supported me. At times I felt like I was all alone. But I didn’t care. I trained to achieve a goal – not to win friends.
When I returned from the state finals my senior year – it was amazing how many people who never supported me came out of the concrete – wanting to be my buddy.
There’s an old saying: “Be who you are and see who stays around.”
It’s another way of saying, “Be true to yourself.”
If you are true to yourself and what you believe – then the world outside of you will change to conform to what you think about and pursue.
So banish the thought that you must eat a certain way to be liked. Banish the notion that you can’t work out because people might think you odd. Get rid of the idea that others might think you foolish for training in martial arts or some other form of combat.
Go after what it is you want. And never stop moving toward the things that truly matter to you.
One thing is certain, although you may feel all alone at times, you don’t have to be. You can surround yourself with a group of success oriented fitness people – like those I have in the Matt Furey Inner Circle. And with the support of these like-minded folks, you’ll get where you want to go much faster
than ever before.
Ultimately you will still stand alone and make the decision to succeed or fail. But having a crew to help you out – an invisible crew even, is a great idea.
See what I mean here.
P.S. Still in the mountains in China – and found a hook-up for the Internet. Finally. Having a great time. Thanks for all the kind words sent my way.