One step, two step, three.

Today, I want to talk to you about something I believe every human being on the face of this planet from beginning of times to the present day and beyond to the near distant terminator future [1] is/will face. It’s the will to continue after the initial motivation dies. And it will die in that there is no doubt.

When we start something new, we are consumed by excitement, we feel a fire burning inside and it’s so easy to keep going while that fire burns. However, when it burns out and it will, how do you keep going? It’s simple yet so hard. So what is it? It is taking one step at a time.

A lot of us look for quick fixes, it’s why you have so many charlatans out there feeding you the latest herbal tea, tummy tea, juice fixture/mixture diets and God knows what else is out there. No one wants to put the work in and let’s be honest, who does? I can sit here and lie to you and say, oh I love the grind, I love waking up early every morning, going to the gym everyday even when I’m feeling down and tired after a long day’s work to only go and put my body through the pain and intensity required to improve it. I don’t. But I still do it, I obviously have my own incentives but I’ll leave that for another time. I’ll tell you what I do and what I usually advice my clients to do; keep it simple.

Simplicity is the key to success [2]. Do not try to over complicate an already complicated life. I write down my goals and then I force myself not to look to far ahead. I believe you should have a vision and goal setting in place so you have things to look towards, processes to work through that gives you direction but at the end of the day it starts with many first steps of the day.

Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action & the architecture of accomplishment.

I can’t remember exactly where I heard the above quote, but it has stuck with me for many years and has been the basis of everything I’ve worked on. This is probably one of the most important things almost everyone forgets about, doesn’t know or does not give too much importance too. Any skill you acquire, you will soon learn there are some things which you have to master in order to become competent in that skill acquisition and to do so it requires ferocious repetition.

You can be born with a slight advantage, whether it’s higher IQ, strength, speed etc., however, one of the principles of training is detraining; you lose what you don’t train. And this goes for anything in life; we are creatures of comfort so when that initial motivation starts to wear off what you initially started will begin to seem like an insurmountable mountain top hard to reach. Stop looking at top! Look at the road in front, keep your ego in check (NOT restrained) and keep going; one step, two step and then three.

Until the next one, stay strong and conquer my fellow ALL STRENGTH athletes!

[1] Come on y’ALL thinking it too!

[2] Clients love hearing me using cliche axioms.

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