Hereâ€™s Real-life Lesson #10,716 that Iâ€™ve taught football players for 40 years and college law enforcement students for 2 decades – never fear the competition.
The competition looks tough, sounds tough, acts tough but the competition is governed by the 10-90 Rule – sound like fun until it has to get done.
Over 90% will never stick it out fully. Over 90% will never invest the reps, not physically, not intellectually, to win big. Over 90% donâ€™t have the heart for it when all hell breaks loose. Over 90% will invest more time on screens that on their dreams. Over 90% will press more keyboards than weights.
Over 90% will get hammered at the bar than lift the bar. Over 90% will break rather than break limits. Over 90% let Limited Beliefs strangle their potential. Over 90% are afraid of the level of work truly needed to win big on any field, in any field. Over 90% run from adversity instead of fighting through it. Over 90% will not get up when theyâ€™ve been knocked down. Over 90% are scared to death of leaving their safe place. Over 90% are terrified of leaving their comfort zone. Over 90% fear any level of discomfort working out, during practice, and when the game is truly on the line.
Over 90% lose their fight when someone fights back. Over 90% will take days off when overtime is needed. Over 90% will invest more energy into excuses than solutions. Over 90% will justify off-days – dual meaning. Being off their game and taking another day off just to fit in.
Over 90% will never, ever fully commit to anything, anyone, any team, and go all-in, no matter what, no matter the pain, no matter the hurt, no matter the struggle, no matter the sacrifice.
Over 90% never have been taught the work ethic to Win Big and never will. Over 90% will never, ever invest all their heart and soul for their team. Over 90% will never bleed for anyone. Over 90% will never spill their guts for the success of someone else on their team. Over 90% will never, ever, ever, ever push past their limits. Over 90% will never, ever cross the threshold that separates average, mediocrity from the highest level of true championship performance. Over 90% will never give up their next meal. Over 90% will never give up their next party. Over 90% will never give up their next hang-over. But, over 90% will just give up when the worst hell breaks loose.
Thatâ€™s why the competition is never to be feared or focused on. Focus 100% on being a 10%er. Fully immerse yourself on being a 10%er and you will never have anything to fear and will never fear anyone. Fear is the product of knowing you didnâ€™t do enough. Fear is the outcome of not knowing enough. Do enough and learn enough and you will never fear and worry enough.
First set tonight at 6:30 inÂ #TheBasementÂ of X Fitness. Every team Iâ€™ve ever coached has been taught to out-lift, outwork all the competition. When your mind tells you that youâ€™ve had enough, think of the 10%ers who are doing more. Think of having to face a 10%er who isnâ€™t afraid of you or afraid of pain or afraid of overtime. Thinking of having to fight a 10%er will make you a 1.4%er, an unstoppable, unbeatable force of nature and nurture. While the rest are posting selfies and scrolling, be different. Donâ€™t fall in the trap of PMS – Post-Modern Softness that celebrates and reward half-ass, mediocrity, and outright incompetence.
Blessings + all good things