Why are some people more successful than others with their
I believe the answer is floating in your hands – not in the wind.
Here’s what I mean: Based on everything I have observed
about my own success and the success of my fittest students,
those who do the best are those who “count” the most.
The other day I was walking along the beach. As I was walking
I was counting my steps. I was also counting the length of each
breath. And at time I was also keeping track of certain thoughts.
When I get home I make a record of what I did – and I track it
alongside another “number goal” I have.
I count. I keep score.
Many people don’t want to count or keep score – and that is fine –
yet it does make it much harder to get maximum results.
There is a reason the Shaolin monks are given drills to be repeated
a thousand times a day, everyday. There is a reason we keep track
of days of the week, month and year. It brings order and clarity into
Yet, for some odd reason, when it comes to health and fitness, people
think the same does not apply. It does.
Want to drop some weight? Then observe the scale and/or your percentage
Want to run a marathon later this year? Then observe how far you can run
now – and keep track of how many miles you run per week. Chart out a
program, based upon numbers of miles run, and I guarantee you’ll be
crossing the finish line when the big day to run arrives.
One of my top students is a 55-years young woman. Below is an email she sent
me a couple weeks back.
Hey Matt ~
Hope you’re having a glorious time in China ~ sounds like it.
Just wanted to say THANKS for the recognition in your email the other day.
I just turned 55 and I’ve never felt better in my life! Just for the record,
in addition to the 100,000 plus Hindu Squats, I’ve also done over 10,000
Hindu Pushups this year (will be over 11,000 by December 31) and do a
three-minute bridge each day with lips to the ground. Took me two years
to get nose to the ground so I’m proud of this ~ going for the chin to ground
Goals for next year: 120,000 squats; 12,000 pushups, chin to ground bridge,
plus will add a few Combat Abs to the mix. Can’t let all these youngsters get
the jump on me.
THANK YOU for all the great teaching and coaching ~ you’re the best.
You see what I mean. Susan counts. She keeps score. And because she does
this she is always motivated.
You can do the same.
I realize Susan’s numbers might be intimidating if you’ve been sitting on your
rumpus doing nothing for several months or years. Yet, the journey of 1000
miles begins with a single step.
The journey of 1000 squats or pushups begins with the first one. All you need to
do to get started is decide to do 1 of something.
Beginning is half-done.
It is not what you cannot do right now that matters. It is what you CAN do. And if
all you can do is 1 of something – then make a note and tomorrow see if you can
do 1.5 or 2 of the same thing. Then keep track of that.
If you do this, I guarantee you that before long, you’ll be like Susan, whipping out
pushups and squats, and whatever else, like nothing.
Now, you can secure a major advantage in your fitness quest. You can make things
easier on yourself.
By enlisting my help as your coach.
If you come to my seminar in February, quite simply you will be catapulted to the
next level. You can enroll NOW while some spots remain by going to
get expert guidance month after month by mail – as well as online. You can
enroll by going to http://www.mattfurey.com/furey_inner_circle.html
All for now.
Now get off your duff and start cracking.
Kick butt – take names,