Ok, so now i’ve got your attention with the completely unrelated ‘hot girl’ pic…
I just saw a Tweet earlier today (not of the hot girl), and it got me thinking, which is sometimes a dangerous thing… but it got me thinking all the same. Sometimes I come accross people who just don’t believe in their self worth. I’ve been guilty in the past of the same folly. For many years I was the guy who always doubted I had what it took to succeed at anything. Many times back in the day when I was trying to make a living out of singing (for anyone that doesn’t know, i’m a classically trainer tenor, believe it or not!) I would get doors shut in my face and I would just give up.
That’s the one!
It would be fair to say that over the years ive made a shit-load of mistakes, but i’ve learned from them, and i’ve always tried to make myself better as a result of making them. I guess the two points are inextricably linked; having a lack of confidence and making mistakes, but what i’m trying to say is that they shouldn’t hold you back from being who or what you want to be. We are all incredibly versatile and adaptable, and at the end of the day, we can do whatever the hell we set our minds to. It’s not some mumbo jumbo psychobable BS, it’s the honest truth.
1. You are incredible!
You’d be amazed what you can do with a little self belief, a good support system and a sunny outlook on life! You are incredible! Have a little faith! F**k the ney sayers, doubters and haters. They don’t know what you can achieve. They don’t want to believe what you can achieve because deep down they don’t have damn guts to make it in anything. But you, you do, so start believing in your own ability, get your nose to the grindstone and watch those doors open!
2. You can create your own happiness.
I guess this carries on nicely from number 1. It’s absolutely true as well. If you believe in number 1, you will have the potential right there to start out creating a happier you. If your job sucks, or you think you might lose your job, quit! If it doesn’t make you happy, why the f**k do it? Sure the money and security are great but I know i’d rather be scraping to get by and happy than loaded and miserable. The money and success will come when you have the freedom to do what you love!
* Note: It would be wise to make sure you have a plan in place before you go quitting your jobs! This is only my opinion and should be taken as such.
3. Mistakes are good. Learn from them.
As I mentioned earlier, if you never make a mistake, how the hell are you going to learn anything! There’s a great quote by Samuel Becket that i’d like to share with you to that affect:
It’s ok to fail at things, just make damn sure you learn from them and move on!
4. Don’t be afraid to defy convention.
The last point is a poignant way to sign off I think. It’s something that we at Strength & Performance have always believed in passionately, which is why we set up our gym in the first place. If all the big chain gyms are doing the same thing and failing over and over again to make any significant changes to the way we all approach our Health and Wellness, we have to do something different. We’ve never been afraid to question the norm and we still do it to this day.
If I apply the theory in a training context for a sec; Since we opening for business back in 2010, we have been fortunate enough to train a number of talented figure athletes using our unconventional training methods. All of these athletes have gone on to win various national and in some cases international awards.
One of the obvious factors for me which certainly contributed greatly in their success was that they were all doing completely different things from that of a typical ‘bodybuilder’. I always say to our clients, would they rather be one of the hundreds of competitors doing the same kind of routine, or would they raher be the ones forging a different path and stickin two fingers up at the norm? This is just an example from our experiences at our gym.
I’m sure you can all find an example of a time when you were presented with a dilema or a choice, and maybe you wish you had plucked up the courage to make a radical change and change your destiny, but you didn’t?
Maybe some day soon something else will crop up. How are you going to handle it?
It’s your call.
It’s your life.
Do what you will.
But i guarantee you this..
If you love what you do, and you do what you love..
And just have a little self belief.
You’ll be just fine.
You can be whoever you want to be.
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