Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 7)

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(This is part 7 is this series on how to get yourself in attack mode in your life. Getting geared up for the WODs is relatively easy. You find the motivation within yourself and you go into the workout with a never say die attitude. However, the hardships you faced in life are different than a 20 minute WOD. Some challenges takes days, weeks and even years to overcome. In order to stay focused and motivated, you must remind yourself daily of your long term goals.  Drilling yourself self-questions is one of the best ways to keep you on your edge. Today’s blog will continue on this theme and show you more creative ways to get you ready to face and conquer your upcoming skirmishes).When it comes to creating reflective self-questions, there are no rules.  Use your imagination and freedom to find inner motivation and fuel.

Deep down inside, we all know which buttons to push in ourselves. If you are struggling with this self-reflective process, try to be as specific as possible with your questions and responses. If you ask yourself a personal question, don’t be vague with your responses.  The more specific you are with your answers, the more they will stimulate a high emotional reaction out of you. Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 6)

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(This is the sixth part on this very in depth look at how a daily preparation process can get you to live life to its fullest.  In the last part, I talked about how important it is to make this preparation process an ingrained habit for you. Once you do often and see the power of self-confronting questions, it will be part your daily routine. Instead of wasting your time answering useless emails or petty texts, you will be using this precious morning time to get you ready for war. Now instead of ducking for cover, you will be in attack mode. This simple change in your life will make a huge difference in how your purse and overcome the negative situations in your life.)

If this morning prep work all seems like a chore for you to do, you can make some adjustments with your empowering-questioning by making the whole experience more enjoyable. One of the ways I do this is that I teach my clients to look for the positive gains that they have been making.  Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 5)

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(This is part 5 on this series of how to live an aggressive lifestyle. Most of you are a beast in the gym. You lift heavy iron, refuse to take long breaks and constantly get your name at the top of the CrossFit white board at your local box. However, when you reenter the real world, you don’t bring in this same beast mentality with you. You let people push you around at work, make bad food choices and give up way too easily on pursing your life long dreams. Your CrossFit may help you look better without any clothes on, but training has little effect on improving your overall life. This series on learning to be aggressive in your box and out of it will help you bridge the gap from the physical to your overall quality of life.)

By constantly reminding yourself on why you need to be mentally stronger in life, will only help ground you while you get through the grueling process of this lifelong training. Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 4)

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(This is part 4 in in this in-depth look at how to transfer the aggressive mindset from the physical CrossFit training to how you live your life. In part 3, I talked about how most of you are too passive when it comes to confronting your daily obstacles. Instead of taking the first step, you probably either hope somebody will save you or fantasizing about fighting though the challenge. Both methods are ineffective and will do nada to get you out of your mess. You must take the initiative yourself. When it comes down to prevailing over an insurmountable problem, relying on your friends is a big waste of time. You must do it yourself. If you don’t make the effort and take it, somebody will take it away from you. 

Stop waiting for approval from others and listening to yourself is the first step to becoming an aggressive machine.) Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 3)

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(This is part 3 in this series on how to get aggressive and attack your personal adversities.The goal is for you to be relentless in the gym and after you leave the physical training. The flaw with the fitness world is that they train athletes and the common person to be animals in the gym, but once they enter the real word, they return to their passive and weak self. We believe at, it is not enough to be strong just at the gym; you must be powerful in all areas in your life like at your work, in your relationships, love ones and how you pursue your life long dreams. In order to have to do this, you must have an aggressive mindset.)

The main problem I use to have when confronted with a threatening problem is that I would give in way too easily. If I would make any attempt of getting out of the situation and failed immediately, my spirit would be so crushed that I wouldn’t try again. My will was so frail back then. Many times I wanted to fight back, but I was so afraid that my actions would be swatted and rejected by my adversaries. Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 2)

download (26)(In part 1 in this series, I talked about how you must apply the same preparation to attack in your training and to your life. You must start off every day ready to battle the adversities that you have been fighting and be prepared to face new challenges. This is life and not just a CrossFit gym workout. You don’t have breaks or rest periods against the obstacles that life will throw at you. Every day, you must gear yourself up to have the warrior mindset to defend your livelihood and to beat the tar of any stumbling block that attempts to jeopardize your life. When the threat is on, you must make the first move and make a huge dent in the enemies’ armor. You always want to make a mental statement to yourself that you will not be fucked with.

This is the aggressive attitude that must have to defeat your former weak self and those situations that attempt to make your life miserable.) Continue reading

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 1)

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(Today is the first mental toughness life skill that you must achieve to improve your overall quality of living. If you have been doing the WODs in this system for awhile, you know how important it is prepare yourself to become the aggressor when facing a CrossFit WOD. If you think you can just causally go head to head with Fran, Murph or Jackie, you are making a huge mistake. Now you must make the leap and apply the same brashness when up against the real villains and problems in your life. To defeat them, you must bring in the same aggressive mindset that have in the physical aspect of this mental toughness training.)

Strategy #1 Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor

Like how you must prepare yourself to face the WODs, you must gear yourself up to be as aggressive as possible when chasing down the adversity in your personnel life. Many people think of aggression as only physical action. Toughness is not about beating the crap out those who done you wrong. Solving a problem through violence is never the solution. The proper aggressiveness that I am suggesting is a relentless mindset of constant and continuous attack on the adversity. It doesn’t happen automatically and takes some time and practice to know how to fire yourself up to battle. Continue reading

Mental Toughness Training Must Have a Carryover Effect to Your Personal Life

images (67)If the aggressive material and content of this site offends you, hug therapy might be better suited for your lifestyle and not toughness training.

(In the last couple of posts, I wrote an overall teaser of how this training must transfer to how you live your life. This topic of transferring toughness to everything you do outside of the gym will dominate the next couple of months.

Its not enough for me to be a mercenary when I approach the weights and workouts in the gym. I must train my mind and will to view all obstacles and challenges as enemies that must be destroyed. I know this statement may sound overly aggressive and  may put some of you off from my tone. If so, I understand. It’s been nice knowing you and you are probably better suited for kinder and less reactive sorts of training like forgiveness counselling or art therapy.

However, if you are a realist, you know that this world can be cruel to those that are weak.If you are tired of living a life as sap where you let others step all over you, this site is right up your alley. It is your time to get what you deserved and smash all the bullshit in between your future success.

If you are ready to go to work, read on.)

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An Overview on Applying Mental Toughness Training to Your Life (Part 3)

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(Here is the third and final piece on applying mental toughness training to your personal life. Again, this series is an overall summary on how the CrossFit training can have a direct impact on improving all areas of your life. Transferring the fortitude you are developing from the physical training to your personal world will be the primary topic to the months to come.

Being a terror with a six pack in the gym is only part of this training. You want to have the capacity to smash all obstacles that get in the way of your goals in the gym and out of the gym. Sometimes that means you will have to tell the assholes of the world to go fuck themselves. When that time comes, you won’t hesitant to pull the trigger and assert yourself. Putting your foot down and refusing to be pushed around is an indicator that this training is working for you.

Getting what you want thought hard work and taking a stand for what you believe in is what mental toughness training is all about.)

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