When you are in your 20s you don't see the slight differences among people. You're just living it up. You're moving forward.
Then, you hit your 30s and you're charging forward in your own life, so you just put your head down and work. You assume everyone is on a similar path of pushing for growth, success and strength.
Maybe you have a family now, maybe not. Maybe a career? Maybe not? Maybe just a "job" that "pays the bills".
Then your mid and late 30s come and you see how people begin to slip.
- They lose their mental and physical edge, if they ever developed this in the first place.
- You see men engaging in gossip the way you see on "Reality TV".
- You hear people telling you how "crazy" you are because you do "normal" things like Squats and Deadlifts. "Just chill out" they tell you. "Stop working so hard."
You realize that it actually is an "Us vs Them" kind of world.
You have no right to judge others, but here is the view point from some random dude, slightly ranting, slightly venting, slightly hoping it gets someone off their ass.
You take a look around. You see a world where you feel out of place for charging forward, working hard, lifting heavy and setting goals in Life and Lifting.
Well, that IS my normal. Sometimes, you connect with others just like you. If you're lucky!
If you're reading this, hard work, intensity and passion is likely your normal as well.
There is NOTHING wrong with being ALPHA.
#STRONGLife Tip of the day. / It is amazing how many people fear standing up for something. They cower & then complain behind closed doors. - None of this helps you. - Stand for something or fall for anything. - #Sheepdog #Alpha #UndergroundStrengthCoach #UndergroundStrengthGym #STRONGLife #LiveTheCode365
- Nothing Wrong with wanting more from your life and actually doing something about it.
- Nothing wrong with speaking your mind and standing up for what you believe in.
This fear of speaking our mind because some sensitive people will get offended by words is spiraling out of control.
Why should it be weird that you want to WIN? It's a GOOD thing. Don't conform to society who wants you to cower and blend into the crowd because someone is gonna get their feelings hurt.
A lot of what I say and do might be frowned upon by many, but, on the flip side, MANY people contact me and thank me for speaking my mind and also being their voice.
You see, others can't voice their opinions because they will get fired from their work.
Like this recent video, where I point blank tell High School Coaches to stop threatening athletes that they can't train anywhere except the high school weight room.
I give props to the Coaches out there who develop relations with Strength Coaches and look to help their athletes by making their team better. Success is never built by a 1 man army.
I love seeing kids succeed but I get disappointed when an athletes leaves and then returns to The Underground Strength Gym weaker.......
I used to let it slide. Now I tell parents, tell the Coach you're investing in your child and you have him training with an expert. They fear speaking up to the Coach. It's a shame. I guess I will be the Sheepdog to stand up for those who fear to do so themselves.
In turn, we have parents who don't stand up for their kids. We never get time back. It is the only thing in life we can never win back.
Stand UP for what you Believe in. Adults fear speaking up for their own children. That is NOT a good thing.
Stand for Something or Fall for Anything.
We've got Coaches out there who say they're way is the only way or the best way to train. In turn, they create a following of Coaches who won't think for themselves because now they only bow to their "master".
There are MANY ways to get Stronger, Faster, Tougher......
Yes, there is right and wrong but only 1 way? Not by a long shot. There are many ways, better ways and those various methods that work best right now will change as you change.
Don't get caught up being surrounded by "Yes People".
Surround yourself with people who inspire you, educate you and push you and in turn, you give back the same.
What do ALL of these tips have in common?
Simple, you must always train for life. Go beyond the barbell.
If all you do is get uncomfortable in training yet in life you never get uncomfortable, that is NOT living The STRONG Life.
No Gossip. No slipping into weakness. No conforming to those who constantly blame others and carry a laundry list of excuses with them.
Remember, This is just my view points. Who am I to even tell you what and how to do it?
Just trying to make the world a STRONGER Place.
Don't Conform. ALPHA UP. Stand for something or fall for anything.
Live The Code 365,