Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Mindset, the one variable that dictates everything in your life. You will not succeed in business or fitness if you don't have the proper mindset. I seriously cannot even fully explain how important this is. Your mindset is what either makes or breaks you. Why do you think there are so many people out there who don't seem very intelligent or very talented but are succeeding in major ways? It all begins with mindset, those people are not there because they got lucky, some might be but 99% of people who have done something extraordinary have done so because of their mindset. The will and determination to not give up when things get tough is what defines your true character. Are you willing to fight for your dreams?
When diving into mindset the most important aspect in my opinion is to know your WHY. Why do you do what you do? If there is no purpose behind your actions then you won't feel bad about giving up, but when you have a strong WHY you will never throw in the towel because your purpose is stronger than any limitations or roadblocks that might stand in your way. Understanding your WHY will always drive you and keep you motivated. I speak from experience here too. After I got in shape I began to slack off, the same happened in business, I made some money and got comfortable. It wasn't until I connected my daily activities of business and fitness to my WHY. When I think of not working out I remember my WHY, when I think of not making those calls to potential clients, I remember my WHY, every morning when I wake up, I remember my WHY. Once I began living my life with purpose I never looked back and I simply don't allow myself to give anything less than my best because my WHY is so strong and I don't do what I do for myself, I do it for the people around me, my family, my friends, and also those who doubted me in the past.
We live in a world where unfortunately not everyone is nice. People will tell you that your dreams and goals are unrealistic and that you'll never accomplish what you are working toward. There are times when you might start to think that they are right, that's when your WHY comes into play. As long as you understand your vision and your WHY is strong no one will ever knock you off your path. People never understood me, many still don't understand me and that's just how I like it. When people think you're crazy or don't understand you all it means is that you're thinking on a higher level. Imagine the Wright brothers coming to you before the airplane existed and they told you that they were going to create a tube of metal with wings like a bird and it was going to fly people around in the sky, you would think they were crazy or maybe even on drugs. Fast forward to the present day and we now have airplanes that transport 800 people around the globe all day long. For the longest time people believed that it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes until Roger Banister accomplished it. Since then there have been thousands of people who have done it, it was only impossible until someone did it. Ask yourself the question "why not me?"
I still listen to motivational videos and stories because it keeps me motivated and constantly reminds me of my WHY. Dr. Eric Thomas was the first motivational speaker that I listened to way back in my chubby middle school days. He was the man who inspired me to understand my WHY and that was the first step in developing myself into who I am today. The impact the he had on me was incredible and I hope to create that same impact on you! Whether you're an athlete, a businessman, doctor, artist, etc. understanding your purpose will put your mind at peace and create a life of happiness. I cannot even begin to explain how level-headed I am and how happy and at peace I am with myself. I work so hard every day to be the best that I can be and it's now become a lifestyle. Understanding your WHY, pushing yourself to be dominant, and never giving up will result in some amazing self-fulfillment that can't even be described in words. Let me help you find your WHY and build that life that you've always dreamed about!