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The Key to Success: Never Fail

The Key to Success: Never Fail

I’m going to be brutally honest here — so honest that I’m actually afraid to type this.

I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.

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My dream, like a lot of people, is to build a business. I have a ton of ideas, great “million-dollar” ideas if you ask me, but I don’t have the first clue of how to bring these ideas into reality.

So I get the frustration so many people feel with dieting because I feel it with business. It’s really hard for me to admit because I am (we are) hard wired to not show weakness; we never let others know that we are struggling. At least in the fitness industry, that’s the way.  Photoshop and stage everything. “Fake it until you make it.”

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SCREW THAT!

But you know what I do know? Diet and training. I know exactly what to do and why they work and what type of sacrifice is required. The certainty that I feel with my diet and training has to translate if I’m going to be successful in anything. I am working on convincing myself that as long as I work hard and learn from my failures, I will get to my destination. I will be successful.

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I’ve already “failed” at a couple businesses, but the real key to success is that I don’t really see them as failures. I can go back and outline very specific things that I did wrong or should have done differently. I learned. They were expensive mistakes, but I learned, and as long as I don’t make them again, I did not fail. I am simply moving closer to my end result.

It’s all mindset. Look at the most successful people in the world, and you will see an overwhelming amount of ownership — ownership of emotions, ownership of outcomes, and ownership of successes and failures.

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Don’t make excuses; excuses are not the path to success. We are living in a very abundant time and there is no excuse to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Mindset: this is the key to success. Know that you can be everything you dream. Know that it is inevitable. Try not to get caught up in negativity and when you do, pull yourself out as quickly as possible.

Be the best version of you that you can imagine. Construct the perfect you, then ask yourself: what would that person do? How would they respond to adversity? Actively try to put yourself in that person’s shoes until you naturally become that person. When that happens, you win.

Featured photo credit: Olga Berrios/Puzzle via flickr.com

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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