Do you ever feel like this?
Like there is a lean person trapped inside of “fat prison”?
Ever heard the expression “pimpin ain’t easy”? Well neither is being fat.
But today I have good news! So if you have 5, 10, 20, or even 100 pounds to lose don’t even worry. Underneath the nacho slamming, beer pounding, burger joint dominating physique you may be sporting at the moment, there is a lean guy or girl inside somewhere just waiting to escape!
I believe that each and every one of us has a world class physique underneath whatever extra layers we happen to be carrying. Sure, we all have various genetic limitations but with the right tweaks, those can be overcome.
Some “experts” may argue against this, but most of these so-called gurus make their living keeping good people like you confused, scared, and fat. This causes you to have to come back to them and spend money for MORE supplements, MORE e-books, MORE personal training, and MORE useless advice.
Unlocking your dream body is just like achieving success in anything else. Your success is only limited by your desire to achieve excellence.
The problem is that most of us want comfort more than we desire excellence. We have no problem spending money on quick fixes, but get cold feet when it is time to put in work.
When it comes to fitness, most of us know that it is hard to reach your goals without a commitment, so it would seem logical that everyone would be eager to make one right? Wrong. Making a commitment may seem like a good idea at first, but in the end, most people realize that making a serious commitment is difficult because it means a risk must be taken.
Here’s why: by making a serious commitment and giving a 100% effort day in and day out, you will feel like you are on top of the world if you do in fact reach your goals, but most people never fully commit because they fear that failing after making a serious commitment with kill their self-esteem. So they only give a 50 or 60 percent effort and make a partial commitment. This keeps them feeling safe…so even if they don’t reach their goals they can still protect their self esteem because they only risk partial disappointment.
Many people spend their entire lives in the gym “training” without ever making a commitment to a solid goal or to themselves.
We have all been there, we settle for less and accept being “average” just to save face. Then rationalize the entire situation with a lame ass excuse. Sure, a partial commitment seems to eliminate risk and most of us can probably unlock 70 to 80 percent of our potential without ever making a serious commitment…so why even fully commit?
The reason is simple. Because the last 20 to 30 percent, that last piece of effort that brings complete success is entirely dependent on your commitment level.
Buying more supplements, more e-books, more personal training, and doing MORE cardio isn’t commitment, and if you want to cut the crap and finally get serious, here are a few of my favorite tricks that can help you on the path to fitness success. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll eventually claim your own six pack abs.
1. Have a burning desire. Just about every person you’ll meet in the gym will tell you that they want to have a better body. Why else would they be there right? But what most gym goers don’t understand is that to unleash a world class physique, you need to have the desire to do that.
Not just simple desire, but a burning desire. A burning desire cannot be bought or made, it must come from within. If you don’t have it…you just don’t have it.
Burning desire is the difference between okay and super, between good and great, between just another day at the office and an epic day that will be remembered throughout history.
If you train with a burning desire to improve you will be able to endure any hardship or setback that you may encounter along the way and not get discouraged.
2. Always go to dinner with the best putters. If you want to “win in the gym” it is very important that you surround yourself with other “winners in the gym”. Hang around those people who are going to the top and who will be good mentors and role models for you during your quest. These are always the best people to be with when times get tough. They will understand what you are going through and help you.
The higher you climb up the mountain of success, the steeper, the colder, the more windy, and the scarier it becomes. Nobody can make it to the top of the mountain without good people around them for support and guidance. You will experience much more success when you build strong relationships with others who challenge you to reach your peak potential.
3. Set specific goals. Working towards a better body doesn’t require just setting goals, you need to set the right goals. If you set unrealistic goals, few if any will be reached. When people frequently fail to reach their goals they usually lose their enthusiasm, lose their confidence, and forget about their true objective.
On the flip side of that, if you set goals that are super easy to reach you’ll probably reach all of them. The downside to this is that you remain unchallenged and never really reach your true potential anyways. What you should do is set up realistic goals that allow you to make the maximum use of your diet, training, and genetics while still allowing you the satisfaction of reaching 60 or 70 percent of your set goals.
The key is to find a midpoint between unrealistic and realistic goals and make that your target.
What I like to do is set three goals for an objective: a long term goal that is the ultimate objective (the thing I think about every day to keep my desire burning strong), and intermediate goal that is 6 months to a year away (to stay on the right track to achieving the main goal), and short term goals that will give me small victories and minor defeats (which will keep me learning as I go as well as boost my confidence and keep me focused on the ultimate objective).
4. Keep the dream alive. One of the most common reasons for failure in the gym is the thinking that something is too unrealistic, too hard, or simply impossible. So what if you have had a few kids.
So what if you are 60 years old. So what if you have “sucky genetics”. So what! The main difference between someone with a cover model’s physique and your average six pack Joe is simply the power and focus from the strength of the dream.
Dreams provide purpose and direction. The dream starts with a commitment, which leads to goals and objectives, which leads to action, which leads to the satisfaction of accomplishment. If you make a solid commitment, you will have the necessary desire to overcome that adversity and keep pushing on.
5. Have a strong work ethic. Most people have no idea what it takes to become successful. This is the reason so many people never reach their potential and remain average for their entire lives.
It will take much more than talent or genetics for you to truly become great and you must have a strong love for the gym if you want to make the sacrifice and devote the time needed to achieve your goals.
Passion for training combined with a strong work ethic is far more important than talent or genetics, trust me. There is no quick fix, and you have no control over what type of genetics you were born with, but the key is to make the most of what you have by working hard daily.
Until next time…stay lean,
Founder – http://The6PackSecret.com
PS – Be sure to check back tomorrow for PART 2 of this post where I will cover the last 5 tricks so be sure to check back then because you won’t want to miss it. I’ve saved the best part for last.
See you tomorrow knuckleheads!