• The Secret To Success In Faith, Training and Life

    There’s not many times when I dig into areas of life that don’t apply to training and fitness, but tonight I want to do something different. The cool thing about this though is that it ACTUALLY applies to everything. The secret to success in training, nutrition, relationships, life in general.

    As you may know, I was in Costa Mesa California this past weekend for the annual Fitness Business Summit hosted by PtPower.com and Mr. Bedros Keuilian; a genius in the fitness industry. Throughout this whole weekend I sat back and learned amazing things from some of the top fitness pros in the country; 12 countries to be exact.

    Even though every speaker had their own success story to tell, I noticed very quickly that they all shared one thing in common, besides the fact that they all made significant amounts of money in the same industry, doing practically the same things.

    This similarity puzzled me. Not because it was so complex for my brain to understand, which I expected, but because it was so simple that a 5 year old could comprehend it.

    I fell into the trap that so many people do. I made the answers to my questions complex, when the true answer was so tiny that I felt kind of dumb when I realized it.

    As humans, I feel like we all stray away from the simple foundations that made the people before us successful. I mean, when a problem arises, don’t we come up with a million different solutions for them? And what for? It’s not like we NEED all those answers, we just need ONE.

    The brain isn’t wired that way. Maybe we can blame society or the culture that we live in for that, I don’t know. All I know is that answers should be simple, and questions should be relatively the same.

    When I came to the realization, I immediately thought of you. The person who is probably just like me and complicates things to no avail.  I like to think of myself as a simple person, but truth be told I was brought back down to humble-land during the course of 3 days.

    I thought of you because I wanted to help others who fell in the same trap. This is a much bigger picture than just building muscle and getting ripped. YEAH, I said it haha.

    What I really mean is that the “bigger picture” gets left on the backburner. I believe 100% that we have the gifts and blessings to take our bodies to their best potential, but at the end of the day, we are all just humans looking for purpose.

    Back to the story…

    Before I share with you the secret that I learned this last weekend, I have to mention the WEIRD part about all of this. Believe me; my point will become clear in a minute.

    A few hours ago I was relaxing with my beautiful girlfriend and she reminded me that I had missed church this weekend and that we should watch Sunday’s service online.

    Just an FYI, the church we go to is HUGE. It’s called Christ’s Church of the Valley, located in Peoria, AZ.

    So yeah, it’s awesome getting to hear and watch the service when business stuff comes up or I have to miss a Sunday.

    About half way through the video I realized the strangest thing; CCV was teaching the exact same thing that I was learning in California, on the exact same weekend.

    Pretty bizarre to say the least. Now you may not be a person of faith or go to church like I do, but to be honest, for this post it doesn’t matter. The principle I’m going to share with you can change you for the better regardless. Believing that God has control of your life just makes it all that much easier!

    The lesson learned was this:

    All successful people, in business, faith, fitness and life, share the amazing ability to differentiate between responsibilities and priorities.

    Let me elaborate…

    The people who are truly successful in all aspects of their life, PLAN FOR IT. Simply “wishing” it to become true does not work.

    For example in your fitness life, isn’t it true that a prioritized plan must first be in place before your goals are completed?

    I can “wish” for my biceps to be huge mountains all I want, but if I don’t plan to eat correctly, train correctly and get enough sleep, it just won’t happen. The same applies to everything else my friend!

    Let’s use business as an example. This past weekend, these successful fitness business owners had to PLAN everything they did, even down to the hour of the day that they did it!

    Now THAT’S prioritizing.

    Do you ever wonder why some people seem to get SO MUCH done in a single day’s time? Or weeks time?

    It’s because they don’t accept time as an excuse. Think about it, they’re JUST LIKE YOU. They have to sleep like you, and go to school like you, eat like you and even have time for fun, just like you.

    They aren’t super humans. Successful people don’t wake up in the morning and breathe in excellence, they plan to succeed.

    If you’re looking for some complex answer as to why you don’t have what you want in fitness or in life, don’t be like me! Go ahead and think outside the box; think about what else you can prioritize to move forward. Responsibilities are NOT always priorities, but they can become priorities through a matter of choice.

    Sorry if I’m getting all pumped about this stuff, but it excites me!

    Back to the story…

    When I was watching church just a couple hours ago I couldn’t believe that the same principle was mentioned over and over again.

    I mean, could it really be that simple?

    What if we all just took action and structured our priorities from now on. How different would your life look?

    Would you be happier, or more fulfilled? Would you feel excited about the days to come instead of dreadful? Would you see your life as an opportunity to make an impact instead of just merely getting by?

    Priorities my friend. They will always draw a perfect map to where your “life-long treasure” is buried.

    When Pastor Don was talking about prioritizing my life to reflect God’s Will instead of my own, he was absolutely right.

    I’m not here to preach to you but I want you to understand my point. Planning for life will only get you so far, FAITH will carry you the rest of the way.

    You see, without faith in something bigger than yourself, you try to battle through life all by yourself. It isn’t meant to be that way.

    Knowing that God is in control will help to eliminate all doubt and fear about tomorrow.

    So here’s the take away…

    • Create balance in your life in all aspects: Faith, Fitness, Relationships, Business and Fun. Make sure not to leave the “fun” part out. What’s the point of living if you aren’t enjoying the ride?
    • Take time out each night to read, pray or study. Always aim to learn more.
    • Before bed, make a list of the top 5 things that you need to get done the next day. This way, when you wake up, you’ll have a “plan of attack” to GSD! (Get Stuff Done)
    • With your training, KNOW your end goal. Be extremely specific with what you want and be a “Super Ninja” and work your way backwards to attain that result!
    • Be accountable. Find someone who will support all of your efforts, inside and outside of the gym.
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    I went ahead and posted the video right underneath this of Dr. Don Wilson and his sermon about being the “Eye of the Tiger.” Don’t miss it! You’ll be glad that you watched it.

    If you have any questions about the best ways to get organized or anything related, feel free to shoot me an email at Mitch@mindsetfitness.net. Take care my friend.

    Dedicated to your results,

    Mitch Muller

    CPT – MindsetFitness.net

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