Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn’t matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever.
You want science and studies? Fuck you, I’ve got scars and blood and vomit.
This is a call to arms for some of you. It is for me too. Stop all the things that make you a pussy and steal your energy. Get your life back.” – Jim Wendler
Whatever happened to the people on this planet?
It seems like these days fewer and fewer of us have the desire and willpower to go out and achieve something worthy in our lives, be it something related to our own financial status, health or social relationships.
We settle for mediocrity in every aspect, taking what we can get out of life and not what we truly WANT.
I’m constantly baffled by the lack of passion so many of us show in our lives…
Lack of passion to rise to the top.
Lack of passion to take what we deserve.
Lack of passion to lead the life we aspire.
The majority of people walk through life in a state which is probably best described as a sort of a walking daze. We know we are alive but we are not FEELING alive.
There is no true joy, just temporary relief when a burden is lifted off our shoulders.
Just think about this… If you have a typical 9-5 job, how do you feel on any given Friday afternoon?
Probably pretty good, right? I mean, weekend is just around the corner and you get to do whatever you want.
Fast forward to Sunday evening and you realize you didn’t really get anything done.
If you are like the majority of people, you probably had to clean your apartment, do some grocery shopping and ended up watching reality TV slugging on the couch while eating pizza and burgers… or maybe you were boozing off and spent the entire weekend suffering from a brutal hangover, wishing you’d be able to live to see the next day.
Meanwhile, the driven were doing sprints in the morning sun or setting PR’s at the gym.
You wake up Monday morning feeling old and tired, smash the alarm clock and curse the fact that you’re expected to start another dreaded work week. For a moment there you notice the insanity of all this and mumble under breath “No more of this crap, I’m done!” and swear to yourself that you’ll start looking for other options immediately.
Come Monday afternoon you’re back in the rat race and that temporary moment of enlightenment just hours ago seems like a distant memory.
It sounds crazy when put this way, but in reality, most of us do spend our lives like this week after week, month after month and year after year. It is very hard to break out of this predictable life full of meaningless routines, because we are slaves of our habits. No wonder people are burning out all the time!
Deep down we KNOW that we are not truly content with our lives and sometimes we even play with the thought of leaving it all behind, starting a new chapter doing what we REALLY like to do.
Usually those thoughts pass by pretty quickly, maybe because we think that we don’t have the self-confidence and necessary skills to achieve greatness or we let others tell us to be realistic and that we should just stick to what we are doing right now.
After all, our current job ensures that we can get our bills paid!
The same thing applies to our social relationships. We don’t really have the core belief that we deserve only the best the world has to offer. For many, it’s better to be with somebody, anybody, than being alone because we can’t bear the thought of being alone.
Being alone feels horrible.
Instead of finding a partner who is upbeat, fun and truly enriches our lives, we focus on meeting someone who will like us. So when we find a person who likes us and seems “ok”, no matter whether he or she possesses the qualities we want to see in another person or whether the relationship has a good chance of working, we settle for that.
We live in a society where people are getting fatter and fatter day by day.
Your average “man” can’t do a SINGLE chin up!
We are both physically and mentally weak. We let others dictate to us what we can achieve and what our place in this world is.
Justifications and backward rationalizations nullify action.
Excuses are a dime a dozen.
It’s way easier to be a fat fuck than a lean beast when you’ve got “big bones” or “bad genes”.
When somebody asks me how to lose “this” – pointing to their flabby belly – I always tell them that they need to get their diet in check if they ever wish to see improvements. At this point, all of them agree.
When I tell them it means eating more veggies & fruits and cutting out all processed foods, such as fries, candy, bagels etc. excuses start flowing in…
“But I just LOVE chocolate!”, “I have a sweet tooth“ or “I always eat cake when I watch The Simpsons, it’s part of my weekly routine”.
Find another shoulder to cry on. I don’t give a shit.
Even if everything is laid out for them, meaning all they gotta do is find three fucking hours every week for training and keep a mindful eye on what they put in their system, there is always someone who blurts: “There’s no way I can follow this plan, I have a busy life”.
Drop dead dickhead.
I had a certain “friend” – for whom I devised a training and nutrition program which was certain to turn him into a lean mofo – tell me he had had so much on his plate recently that he had been too occupied to follow it but that he would soon get back on track. Six months have passed ever since and he’s yet to make any significant gains because he’s too busy coming up with bullshit cover-up stories instead of taking action.
It’s always “I should” or “I will” with these guys… but never “I am doing”.
Excuses and pity come free of charge. Respect needs to be earned.
Guess what, we all got shit to do and deadlines to meet! I don’t know a single person who can afford to just lie around idly all day long. If you’ve got rich parents, own a cash cow like Google or something along those lines, then yeah, you probably could.
The point is, everyone has something to do with their lives.
How come the driven still manage to find the time to hit the gym frequently, eat healthy and get adequate rest, while others keep on complaining that they’re allegedly too busy to be doing these things?
Things won’t just magically “click” for you, you have to plan your life if you ever want to succeed in any undertaking.
The world needs more hustlers!
People, who set their aims higher than others and are willing to take risks in order to achieve their goals.
To clear any possible misunderstandings, this does NOT mean to be reckless or try to get to the top by pulling down and taking advantage of others.
When push comes to shove are you one of the 98% who say “Fuck this, it’s too hard” and go back to your seemingly comfortable little life?
Or are you one of the few persistent who know that temporary defeat is a part of the game?
When faced with adversity, do you revise your plan accordingly and put all your effort into succeeding or do you hide under the blankets and wish things will turn out alright in the end?
Are you one of the few dedicated who embrace the thought of expanding your comfort zone, plowing through the initial fear and inner resistance you are sure to encounter when doing things that are new and challenging?
Do you have the willpower to rise back up after having taken a hammering or do you limp back to the comfort of your cave to lick your wounds? Do you look forward to an increased heartbeat, a rush of adrenaline and feeling ALIVE while going through all of this?
Find a way to get focused. Somehow, some way. Most people have no focus and thus no control over their lives.
Channel all your energy and effort into the few things that actually make a difference in your life.
You know what those difference makers are.
Don’t be another multitasking, confused, out of control, getting nowhere fast member of society. There’s too many of those already.
“This is a call to arms for some of you. It is for me too. Stop all the things that make you a pussy and steal your energy. Get your life back.”
Every single Monday morning you get to make a decision.
What will YOU do with your life?
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