How’s your New Year going?
Are you making any headway on your resolutions?
Did you make a resoution this year?
2 years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to lift 300 pounds on the deadlift in the gym.
Seems like quite a lofty resolution, yes?
But, it wasn’t really too difficult.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I’m not saying 300 pounds isn’t heavy.
At least it was for me at that time.
But, I also didn’t start from zero. By the time I made by resolution, I was already at about 280 pounds… and my lifts were increasing nicely. Workouts were hard and draining, but I didn’t feel defeated afterwards.
So… Hitting 300 was going to be challenging, but not impossible.
Kinda sounds like I cheated, doesn’t it?
Here’s the thing: it’s pretty rare for someone who succeeds in their goals to not have a plan that will get them there.
The REAL goal wasn’t to lift 300 pounds. The REAL goal was to put 5 lbs on the bar every time I went into the gym and just lift. Just get in there and pick the weight up off the floor.
If I didn’t get in the gym and lift, I didn’t make my goal. If I did get in the gym and lift, goal completed.
The actual weight was inconsequential.
By the time I was ready to lift 300 pounds, I spaced out and accidentally put too much weight on the bar.
I didn’t realize it until after I was finished.
It felt a little too heavy… an then I saw something I hadn’t noticed… I put 315 lbs on the bar instead of 300.
Now most people have a hard time making these types of goals because they get fixated on the “big picture” and what will happen if they don’t realize some lofty goal.
But really… most of the time… all you have to do is show up and you’ve already conquered the biggest hurdle.
Speaking of which, the same exact mindset is applicable to building a sizable savings.
I posted up a couple of new videos that demonstrate (but don’t fully explain) the power of just “showing up” and doing the work.
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