Thursday, May 31, 2012

Massive Amounts Of Pain Launches A Career

If you've ever struggled and wanted to quit, this is a MUST LISTEN!! We're not defined by our success, but rather by the pain we endure ... and still never quit!

This is a true story ... and one close to me!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You Can't Go Over Or Around Success ...

The majority want it to come easily, without the pain that HAS to exist. 
Accept the grind. Live the grind. Love the grind.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Give Thanks

Be ambitious. Work hard. Sacrifice. Succeed.
 None of the above would be possible without our military heroes doing the same for us!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Always On You

You didn't get sunburn because of the sun. You got burned because you didn't put sunscreen on!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How Winners Are Made

There's no such thing as "overnight success."
Are you willing to do whatever it takes ... for as long as it takes?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Of Course It's Difficult ...

Don't tell me how tough it is, tell me what you're going to do about it! Accept the struggle as you accept getting wet when you jump in a pool.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fear Is An Illusion

Dare to risk. Do more than you think is possible. Laugh at pain.
Fear is an illusion!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Definition Of Special ...

It's difficult. It sometimes sucks all the hope and desire out of you. Often, it's tiring beyond words. And more than anything, it's always worth it in the end.

The majority believe that 1% Success is only attainable for the special - the very talented. The people who have achieved this type of success know that talent is a small part of the equation, and special is the countless hours they put towards their goals.

Everyone deserves and has the potential to become 1%, unfortunately, most just won't do what it takes to see that fact become truth in their own lives. The ability to keep punching through the pain, knowing that this struggle will eventually lead to greatness is special. The discipline to wake up every morning earlier than the competition, simply to allow more hours of dedication is special. Unwavering self belief in the face of overwhelming odds is special.

Becoming 1% isn't a technique ... it's a committed decision to believe without evidence, and never EVER stop until the goal has been attained.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Blast Of Separation

OMGoodness, I'm amped about this weekend. I feel so good about the opportunity to separate! Let me ask you a couple quick questions ...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Endure The Pain

The person willing to endure the most amount of pain will always separate from the pack. Pain is inevitable, necessary, and mandatory to reach next levels. It's not whether or not you feel the pain, it's how many times to laugh at it that will dictate your future.

The most successful people have learned, not only to endure pain, but to actually expect and accept it as an important part of the process. It's not something that plays a role temporarily, it'll always be part of your growth. Pain and struggle is the one component to 1% success that keep the majority from attaining their goals. Not being able to conquer it doesn't always come from lack of toughness, but often, a lack of acceptance and understanding that it has to be a major part of the picture.

Every time you bust through a painful experience, you become much stronger and more capable of enduring the next round that will eventually show. The more often you repeat this powerful cycle, the more prepared you become, ultimately creating an unstoppable fighter, able to reach any goal that's set.

Taking it to even a higher level, the 1% Success Stories are made up of people who actually invite pain into their daily routines ... knowing when they conquer it, growth and improvement will be the automatic result. Think about that - asking for struggle to show it's face! That type of mindset is unbeatable and will never lose in the long run - it's fearless, incapable of seeing failure. Imagine yourself living this type of life; playing this type of golf, poker, or running this way on the track.

If you're willing to endure more pain than the person next to you, winning will be your only option!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Success Is A State Of Mind

Make the decision that you WILL have it and endure the pain ... 1% Success is yours!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I'm reluctant to put too many words to this picture, as it speaks a thousand all by itself. These hands represent pain, struggle, passion, discipline, and a sacrifice only 1% can relate to. This person is obviously willing to do whatever it takes to reach a higher level, even if it means tearing up her hands to do it.

This picture represents early morning practice, afternoon workouts, and late night immersion towards a goal most wouldn't attempt to reach. It tells a story of hour upon hour of frustration, knowing that success can only be born from this temporary self doubt. When the blisters turn into calluses, the doubt will turn into a belief, more powerful than words can describe.

When you look at these hands, what's your first reaction? Do you wince or feel excitement, fantasizing about sacrificing the same for your goals? The answer will determine your future!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Your Confidence Dictates, Not Their Fear

Never, EVER tell someone he can't do it! Success is in the trying -- the daily grind of figuring it out for himself. The argument is always, "He should know how unrealistic his goal is..." Realistic is defined on an individual basis, and means something different for everyone. The majority would cower at my specific long term goals, telling me I'm out of mind for wanting to accomplish so much. For them, maybe it IS unrealistic in their world, but for me ... that word doesn't exist.

When they tell you it's too difficult, remember all they're doing is reflecting their own fear and jealousy upon you. Their insecurities should never dictate your decisions. Your passion and discipline to accomplish should be defined in the mirror ... YOUR mirror!

What do you see, long term? How emotionally connected are you to that picture? How often do you spend making that visual more and more detailed? It's your dream. Live it. Daily.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One Cheerio In Front Of The Next

Very often, we can lose sight of the long term picture in the midst of the daily work needed to attain that picture. One day. One step.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Decisions Create Opportunities

When you make the decision to step away from your comfort zones and choose 1% over mediocrity, amazing opportunities will instantly appear. There's something about a passionate, committed decision that brings change in our normal routine. Risk it. Make it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pain - Temporary, Inevitable, Mandatory

I posted this super quick snippet on my FB page, but wanted to also share it with you here.

Pain: A negative word for most. An extremely powerful word for the 1% Elite. The majority view pain as a setback or failure; a roadblock that makes them feel destined for mediocrity. The 1%, conversely, have written their success stories based on this pain. They've learned to not only accept struggle as part of the process, but also invite it as a crucial ingredient to the puzzle.

Nerve endings that scream on a daily basis have defined the paths of many men and women committed to excellence. "No pain, no gain" is a cliche and doesn't mean much in the minds of most, but in the lives of the highly successful, is the headline that glows in neon wherever they travel.

The mistake the majority make is believing that the struggle they face is permanent, whereas the ones who keep punching understand pain is temporary, inevitable, and mandatory. Succeeding in the face of such pain is simply a mindset - a decision that's made early on that guarantees success, no matter what it takes ... period!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Your Circle Dictates Everything

I can't overemphasize the importance of surrounding yourself with people who think, believe as strongly, and expect greatness as passionately as you do. Who you spend quality time with is who you'll eventually become. Attach yourself to like minds with similar, lofty goals.

If you decide to separate from the pack, there will come a time where you'll need to cut ties from friends who want you to "be realistic." Separation from the majority includes anyone who settles for less on a regular basis, doesn't mind mediocrity, and won't risk stepping out of comfort zones.

The environment you create will determine the opportunities you're afforded.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

He Said I'm A Punk

Sometimes, the best thing that can happen to you is getting "called-out" by someone much more successful. This, I think, happened to me recently. I wanted to share it ...