Find a selection of champion athletes and
coaches. Ask each one this question: How
much of your success is mental.
You’ll have a tough time finding anyone who
will say less than 80%. Most will say 90%. Or
Take any group of millyunair entrepreneurs
and ask them the same question: How much
of your business success is mental.
If you find anyone who says less than 90%,
Why. Because all success is mental.
Sure, some people are genetically more predisposed
to do certain things well, but if this same person takes
his skills for granted and does not enhance them with
practice, he will be surpassed by someone with less
talent who has a great willingness to practice hard
Now we come to the subject of fitness. I don’t care whether
it’s increased strength, speed, flexibility, power, endurance –
or simply dropping excess flabola – the same question applies.
How much of strength, endurance, power, flexibility or
weight loss is MENTAL.
The answer is the same: 90% or more.
Now, you may argue that it’s all about taking action. That it’s
all about doing the right things.
Damn right it is. But WHO are the people who DO the right
things with the right mental attitude.
The whiners or the DOERS.
Who are the people who ACT with enthusiasm.
You’ll find they are the people who have goals, who have
plans to fulfill those goals, who have patience, persistence,
guts, determination, desire and so on.
These qualities are mental skills transferred to the physical.
All champions, all winners – are the people who know that
success is first and foremost a mental process.
Here’s a simple example: Let me ask, what time do you get
out of bed each day.
Now, when you get out of bed, are you tired or enthusiastic.
Do you hit the snooze button a few times before getting up.
Do you stroll to the shower with your eyes barely open or
do you move with excitement for the new day that has
As you answer all of the above, think about the mental picture
you have in mind for each. Why. Because I guarantee you that
the way you get out of bed is in direct accord with the mental
picture you have of yourself waking up each day. All the way
down to the TIME you choose to get up.
Think about this.
Think about it before you go to bed tonight. Picture yourself
getting up early to do the exercises I have for you in Combat
Conditioning – http://mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html
and Combat Abs – http://mattfurey.com/combat_abs.html
Picture yourself looking in the mirror at the end of your
workout, celebrating another mental/physical victory.
I dare you to form this mental picture before bed and NOT
have it come true. I dare you.
When you do as I advise, you will know what it means to …