Sorting Out the Hidden Message in the Adversity (Part 1)

index 35Mental toughness training requires a lot of reflection time. You must confront your past with the hard questions. At first, it may be too painful, but if you distance yourself and give it some time in between, you can gain a strong perspective and further your mental toughness growth. By revisiting the painful situation, you can break the code that was meant for you to learn.  Continue reading Sorting Out the Hidden Message in the Adversity (Part 1)

Your Challenge Has Arrived (Part 1)

index 20The only absolute in life is that it is full of disappointments and letdowns. You may be very successful with where you are in life, but a potential tragedy that can negatively alter your life is right around the corner. You can eat strictly organic foods and shop only at Whole Foods, but a deadly disease can strike any time. Although this may sound like a negative outlook, it is not. On the contrary, it’s a very positive one because when you are mentally tough you expect the unexpected, but more importantly you know you can handle the darkest of obstacles. Continue reading Your Challenge Has Arrived (Part 1)

When Life is Unfair (a repost)

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(I decided to repost this blog again after watching  a couple of episodes on the nightly world new this week. I usually avoid watching the evening news, but  my wife watches every night. I put on my headphones and listen to music or a podcast instead. Unfortunately for me, my headphones broke so I was force to listen to daily news of depression and despair. Being subjected to the news just put me in a foul and cynical mood.
The news reinforced to me that our world is cruel and a shitty place to be in. It reminded me of this blog and why this training is so crucial to me and hopefully to you all).

I had a recent philosophical debate with a friend about whether or not life is fair. I told him I thought it wasn’t and that anybody that believes that the world is a fair place is a real sucker. My friend was surprised as he considered me to be one of the most optimistic people he knows. What overrides my optimism is the fact that I am a realist. I’ve seen so much awful shit over the years that has happened to decent people that I not only think life isn’t fair, but downright cruel. Continue reading When Life is Unfair (a repost)

What I Did This Week

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This week, I hit new PR’s in my snatch and cleans. My old personal best in the snatch was 121 and I was able to make 130. For my cleans, my old best was 170 and yesterday, I got 176. However, I missed the jerk on all three attempts.

These are not big numbers to brag about. When compared to others my weight, I suck big time. Continue reading What I Did This Week