Hey, everybody, it is Motivational Monday!
We all have goals.
We all have dreams.
We all want to be successful.
Some folks will reach their goals and some folks will not.
Sometimes even the folks with less talent end up reaching their goals instead of the folks who have the incredible natural talent. Why?
What happens when you are very hungry?
You become consumed by the thought of satisfying that hunger. Until you are able to eat and satisfy your hunger you cannot think about anything else with a clear state of mind.
What if you applied that concept to you attaining success? Where would you be right now?
There are 2 principles that relate directly to staying hungry and becoming successful:
1) How Hungry Are You?
The first principle is the most important. You have to look in the mirror and ask yourself. How hungry am I?
When you are just kind-of hungry you do not have the same desire to eat. You are content.
However, when you are very hungry your desire to eat is overwhelming.
You are not content. You could even become hangry!
You might say you want to build a respectable physique.
You might say you want to enhance your career.
You might say you want to increase your education.
But how hungry are you?
Until your hunger for your goal matches the hunger you have when you have not eaten, you will not attain maximum success.
Early in my training career, I was not hungry.
I would show up at the gym whenever I wanted to. I would come in, clown around and leave. This led to zero results.
After going nowhere fast for a whole year, the hunger for success started to burn in my soul. I began to commit myself to being a better fitness professional.
I was no longer kind-of hungry. I was very hungry to establish myself in the industry.
The moment you become content is the moment your progress will stop. My belly cannot be full. A wise man once said, “Do not let your wins go to your head, or let your losses go to your heart.”
2) Your Success Is Directly Connected To Your Hunger
How can a professional sports team win back-to-back championships?
How can a boxer be knocked out and become champion again?
How you get back into great shape after a long layoff?
Is it talent? NO.
Is it luck? NO.
It is their HUNGER.
In any profession when you reach the pinnacle it is human nature to get comfortable and lose focus.
The wolf at the top of the hill has attained success and can eat whenever he wants to. He is comfortable.
However, there is a wolf coming up the hill who is hungry.
He knows that if he does not eat then he will starve. He will die.
He has to be willing to sacrifice sleep and shelter in order to prevent this outcome. The only thing driving him is his hunger. His existence is on the line.
You having success is all determined by how hungry you are.
Building a great body does not come easy.
Building a loving relationship does not come easy.
Building a long-lasting career does not come easy.
But if you are hungry for your goals and hungry for success then it will not matter whether you are a genetic freak or an average Joe. You will be able to be successful because you will be unrelenting in going after them.
The great Jerry Rice was not a physical specimen like a Randy Moss or a Megatron but Rice is regarded as the greatest wide receiver and football player of all time. Why?
Rice did not care if he won the MVP. He did not care if he led the league in receiving yards or touchdowns. He never got content with his accolades.
He cared about unleashing his inner greatness and continuing to come back each season better than the last. This is why he trained so hard in the offseason. This is why he played at such a high level for the duration of his career.
When your hunger for success is insatiable, you will begin to make major progress.
Kind-of hungry only brings kind-of results. And those lackluster results will bring major frustration.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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