Don’t shy away from hard things

When you hit a wall with progress, it’s easy to quit.  Here’s what I focus on when I’m working toward a goal and I experience frustration, disappointment or fatigue: I remind myself to be patient, and I ask: Do I need more time? We incorrectly assume...

Get BETTER results in the gym

Most people show up to the gym without a plan, and that’s a mistake. A good program will have your specific goals in mind. Every rep, every set and every exercise should bring you one step closer to your goal(s). How do you make sure you’re on the right...

How to get MOTIVATED

How to get “motivated” Set a goal that is slightly outside of your comfort zone.  You should feel intimidated by your goal. If it’s too easy, you won’t work as hard for it. Stop trying to feel comfortable all the time. Change is not easy and it doesn’t usually feel...

Endure

When I was a kid, I hated running. I was aways the last to finish the one mile timed test in gym class. As a kind of protest against this stupid evaluation of my physical fitness, I walked the entire mile. I avoided any sport that made me run. I just didn’t get...

Self-sabotage is keeping you from getting results

It’s far too easy to get caught up in the collective chaos that has infiltrated not only our society, but the world as a whole right now.  While certain things are in our control, many things are beyond it. Yet, we insist on obsessing about the unknown, scrambling to...

Establishing Personal Values

If you’re planning to set New Year’s Resolutions for 2021, I encourage you to take it a step further and establish personal values as well.  Values lay out a clear path for you to follow.  They come in handy when you’re wandering through life, disoriented,...