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Episode Info: Let me share a bit more about this guy so you get what I'm saying here… This guy is now 37, weighs 345 lbs and is extremely out of shape, constantly run down, and to make things worse, he’s a single father. His drop off in fitness and his discipline to take care of himself over the past 6 or so years has actually was one of the many things that lead to his divorce. Either way, this guy used to be a monster… He played D1 football in college at a lean and mean 275 lbs. He told me, as a d-end, he was probably around 10% body fat or less back then and he could easily deadlift 500+ lbs, Squat 400+ lbs and move like a freaking receiver. Now, not so much. Now it’s just a chore for this guy to chase after and play with his kids. It’s been mentally “defeating” in his words and I can understand where he's coming from perfectly. To go from being “the man”, playing D1 college football at the highest level to now, having a gut and being extremely out of shape, that has to be tough to deal with. This man has clearly lost that EDGE he used to have and now, he’s been struggling to get it back. And it’s mainly due to him being on the “defensive”. He's been on the defensive now for the past few years. He runs off of motivation and only works out when he feels like it. On the days where he’s not motivated (which happens to be most days), he doesn’t do anything and this causes him to drift back into his bad habits. This same defensive type of mindset has also put him into a “scarcity” type of lifestyle. He’s afraid to fail. He’s sick and tired of losing because nothing he does seems to ever work. And again, I get it… If you’re so stuck and in a pit, it can be hard to think about what it’s like being OUT of the pit. But you can’t sit around thinking about it. You have to TAKE ACTION and get your ass back on the offensive. Most of the dads I talk to who’ve lost their edge are doing the same thing. They live with a SCARCITY mindset that's created from being on the defensive. They don't want to take any risks. They feel they will already lose because when you're on the defensive, you're playing NOT to lose... You're not being the aggressor and taking action. Instead, you're sitting back doing nothing. A lot of times, these same guys are the ones who don't want to invest in themselves in fear of failure and loss. They just don't have the confidence within themselves. Here's what's up... If you're in a similar position, you have to let go of the defensive mindset. You have to get back on the OFFENSIVE. You have to be a relentless action taker. A man who does what he needs to do even when he's not motivated to do anything. Your action will CREATE motivation. Your IN-ACTION will only keep it dead. You gotta be a man who does what he needs to do even if there's a chance he might lose. Because you WILL lose, but you'll succeed because you keep going and you stay on the offensive. Bottom line is this... You can't just sit back ho...
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