I had worked up just enough energy and motivation to drag myself to the gym.
Having poisoned my body with drugs and alcohol for years, I figured that working out would at least make my body stronger.
While struggling to perform a pull-up, I was struck with the sudden realization that “thinking positively” was just like performing a pull up.
If you lacked the physical strength to perform a pull-up, you won’t be able to perform a pull-up until you have strengthened your body sufficiently.
That might seem like a very obvious statement…
But just as it requires physical strength to perform a pull-up, it requires mental strength to stay positive and focused on the task at hand.
The reason why I couldn’t transform my life was simply because I lacked mental strength.
Most people would find it obvious that if you wanted a strong body, you would need to train your body.
But what most people don’t realize is that the same is true for the mind…
If you want a strong mind, you need to strengthen your mind.
The truth is, most people simply lack the mental strength to think positively and stay focused when confronted with adversity.
And that is the BIGGEST reason why most people fail to create the life they want.
But it’s not their fault either…
Most people have at least some understanding of physical exercise…
But when it comes to mental training, there is very little that is known about it.