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    I think we’ve all been in situations that completely drain you  emotionally, physically, and mentally. It could be from school, death, divorce, money  woes, or significant other stress. What I’ve always done is make sure lifting  remains a huge part of my life, even if just for the soul-soothing regularity of  being somewhere and doing something that I can control.

    One important lesson that I’ve learned is when things get out of hand in  life, keep the things that you can control, controlled. This keeps you from  going insane.

    The other thing that I’ve always done, especially during hectic times, is to always prioritize the main lifts and little/nothing else. So during the football season,  I’d just make sure to squat, bench, and clean. I’d be exhausted but  I’d pick one lift a day, set a goal, and reach it.

    This is something that I still do when life starts to run me ragged, and it allows me to completely focus on what’s important. The fact that I know going in that it will only demand SOME of my time is half the motivation.  Looking at some of the  workout programs people send me, complete with 9 exercises per day, I’d never    enter the weight room from the sheer amount of anticipated boredom. I want to lift  heavy, not fart around.  Lift with purpose – lift with a challenge looming to train for.  Training for nothing is NOTHING.  It’s admirable that one would spend all that time in one area, one activity with no fucking reason.  Is it art to do something like that?  Do you get a gov’t grant?

    So it comes down to this, when the world is handing you a huge pile of shit, keep the things that you enjoy in your life and keep the motivation high by not overwhelming yourself. Reach goals each workout and move on. This success will help  your attitude and keep you from falling too hard; let these things anchor you and keep you from drowning.  Just please don’t martyr yourself – being a victim, worshiping/admiring victims is how you breed weakness.  A life spent on your knees assures that your face will be stuffed with dicks and asses.  Get up and get the real view.
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  • November16th

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    This may seem to common sense but I’m struggling with finding like minded individuals in the weight lifting world. I am definitely a person who needs a gut check from time to time. I didn’t grow up in the area I live in, so my friend circle is limited. And that circle isn’t into the same goals. Any help would be appreciated.


    You can post something on social media and see if there are any people that would train with you. However, and this is just me talking from my perspective and how I am: I would use this as a challenge to yourself. See who you can be – forge a new you. Replace the silly “motivation” for some discipline – motivation is a buzzword by people that don’t understand what it takes, day in/day out to succeed. I think it’s time you adopt the attitude that I like to call being a Personal Leader. A Personal Leader is someone that takes responsibility for every area of his life and doesn’t need someone to hold his hand. Yes, we all need support and you must look for help when needed, HOWEVER, at the end of the day, everything is on YOU. So you need to develop yourself into being the leader you need – if that means waking up early, you do it. If that means you have to take extra time for work/job to prepare, then you make it happen. If that means you have to make certain sacrifices that many other don’t have to, then do it.

    People need to understand that to be a leader doesn’t mean you have the physical and emotional presence to lead others. It may be as simple as you not being a follower. And if any time in this world we need people to not be blind followers to ignorant leaders, it is now. The thing is this: it’s rare to find anyone in the world with the same goals as you. So while it may be nice to find that someone, waiting around for someone to help guide you will result in a waste of a life. This life is all you got – you’ll be dead before you know it. Take what you have a squeeze all the life you can out if it. Be your own hero. Lead yourself to greatness. And greatness is not measured in medals, money or public opinion – it is measured in happiness and freedom. And when you strip all the crap away, the noise and bullshit of a fucked up, commercialized world that makes you constantly bow and suck at it’s sick, diseased teat – you will have found freedom and happiness. This is turning into something more than you probably asked but I HATE when people waste their one life. Your “gut” check is here and now – mold yourself with your own hands.