You Need a Positive Mental Attitude to Achieve Your Workout Program By Doberman Dan
(The following is reprinted from my book, "How A Genetically Average Joe Can
Gain 25 Pounds Of Muscle In 8 Weeks")
Zig Ziglar, one of the top experts in the country on attitude and motivation said,
"Your attitude determines your altitude." Your attitude will determine your level of
success, not only in this program, but in every area of your life. Although an
exhaustive study of this topic is beyond the scope of this book, later in this chapter
I will recommend a few books that have been instrumental in helping thousands of
people understand the role of attitude in the quest for success.
The most important thing you need to do right now is believe that this program will
bring the gains you desire, and commit to faithfully following the program for eight
weeks. Nowadays it seems to be necessary to explain the word "commitment". In
the age of a 60% divorce rate, kids quitting school at a record rate, and a nation
that says "when the going gets tough...quit", it becomes quite obvious that most
Americans do not understand or practice commitment in any aspect of their lives.
That is pathetic...and that attitude will destroy ANY possible chance of success in
anything ever occurring in your life.
One of my favorite teachers always used parables to get his message across, so I
would like to use a little illustration to help you understand what "commitment"
means. Think of your breakfast...or at least the breakfast recommended in the
sample diet. Eggs and bacon, right? Now think about what was involved in that
breakfast. The chicken was involved in your breakfast...but the pig was
COMMITTED!!! Commitment means that you don't quit because things start getting
tough. You don't rack the weight half way through your set of squats because it
hurts a little and it's hard. You don't blow off a workout because you want to watch
T.V. (T.V. stands for "The Vacuum" because it sucks out your brain. All the truly
successful people I know watch very little or no T.V.) You don't quit drinking your
gallon of milk a day because you're tired of it or you don't want to carry your gallon
thermos to work or school. You don't quit this program after two weeks because
you're not Mr. Universe yet. Stick with it for the whole eight weeks. Only an eight
week commitment to achieve your strength and size goals! What have you got to
lose? Chances are you've been in a rut and not growing for years. Change now
and follow this program or you will probably be stuck in this no-growth rut forever!
Don't quit something when it gets tough and painful. If you keep pushing and
staying consistent, your successful break-through is usually just around the
corner. If you quit too soon you will rob yourself of the success that is within
inches of your grasp. Those who have the guts to keep going through the
disappointments, trials, pain, and set backs always achieve the big successes in
life. It is a guaranteed law of the universe.
Those who quit when the going gets tough never accomplish anything. If you are a
quitter, then welcome to "Weenie Land". You'll have a lot of company there, and
everybody will have plenty of excuses to justify their miserable lives. You can
expect to wallow in mediocrity, at best, for the rest of your life.
If you have been a quitter in the past, choose to change that right now. You have
the capacity to change. You were engineered for success, designed for
accomplishment, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. Study the books that I recommend and start to understand the power that you have available. Start to
understand how your mind works and start putting in positive information every
day to counteract all the negative seeds that have been planted in your mind over
the years. You can really achieve any goal that you set your mind to. Napoleon Hill
in the classic success book Think And Grow Rich said, "Whatever the mind of man
can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Write your goals down with a date that you want to achieve them. A goal without a
date attached is just a wish. Believe that you can accomplish whatever you commit
to, every day begin to visualize the outcome you desire, and develop a day by day,
or week by week plan to attain those goals.
I have included a page with a daily schedule on it. Feel free to make copies of it
and use it to help
plan your days. I have also included a copy of a training log that says, "THINK BIG".
Make as many copies of this as you like and record your exercises, weights, sets,
and reps done at every workout. (Editor's note: This refers to the printed version of
the book or the WinBook version. These forms are not included in this E-mail
newsletter.) This will not only log your progress but will keep you from slacking off.
If you look back over three weeks of training logs and find out that you have been
doing the same weight and reps in your exercises, then you know it is time to start
pushing yourself. I really started making consistent progress when I started keeping
a training log.
I know that this program will provide the results that you have been hoping for, if you
really follow it faithfully. I wish you all the best and all the muscle and success that
you are willing to work for!
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