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Going to Failure

Going to failure is a term often heard in the weight room, runners call it hitting the wall but what ever you call it, it is the key to success.  In the gym going to failure brings great results but real success comes when you can bring that attitude into the real world.  Most times success is the result of going to failure many times.  In life you don’t have the luxury of a spotter when you fail. Your attitude toward failure is your spotter!

Unleash the power of goals

Goals are the road map to your future.   Walking through life with no goals is like driving across country with no road map.  You will get somewhere, but it may not be where you wanted to go.  Set your path with goals and see your dreams come true.

Don’t just enter the gym blindly.  Know what you are going to do before you get there and know what you want to achieve.  Have attainable, measureable goals that are attached to a date and you will super charge your fitness plan!

If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals. –Lou Holtz

The 90% Rule

What ultimately differentiates highly successful people from the rest of the pack? From what I see, the one common denominator of all successful people is a lifestyle designed around empowering habits. The most successful people in any field, be it athletes, lawyers, politicians, physicians, business leaders, musicians, parents, pastors, or sales people—those who are the best at what they do—all have successful habits.

Up to 90 percent of your everyday behavior is based on habit. Nearly all of what you do each day, every day, is simply habit. The difference between those who are healthy, fit and successful and everyone else is not more intelligence, talent, or harder work; its not genetics or luck, it is rather that they have a lifestyle designed to help them succeed.

“Motivation is what gets you fired up and moving, but your daily habits are what catapult you to success long after the motivation is gone!”  John Rowley

So be prepared to fail, in fact embrace it because it means you are actually trying something.  Remember what Theodore Roosevelt said.  “He who makes no mistakes makes no progress.”   Welcome the failures because they lead to the successes.  Now go to failure in all areas of your life so you will have great success in and out of the gym.  Set goals that will catapult you to the best, “you” you can be! And make a habit of paying attention to your habits.  90% of what you do it habit, which makes them automatic.  Replace a few disempowering habits a year with a few empowering habits and watch your body and your life transform right before your eyes!



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