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How To Handle Family And Friends Who Think Your Training Is Crazy

There is one thing to understand above all else when you ask yourself how you can handle family and friends who think your training is crazy.

The one thing to know is that; most people, whether they are family, friends or first time acquaintances will think that anything you do that is several levels above them or far from their norm is crazy.

Here are just a few examples:

  1. If you’re vegan people think you’re nuts and tell you that you’re going to die of a deficiency and then ask where do you get your protein?
  2. If you consciously decide not to have children many people will look at you like you have blasphemed their God. They will look at you in shock and near horror .
  3. Tell people that you’ve decided to sell all your possessions and travel the world for the rest of your life or until you tire of it. Then watch as they tell you the 501 reasons why that simply isn’t realistic and that you need to get your head out of the clouds and keep your precious job.

We’re sure you get the point, which is; when you tell people you’re going to do something, anything, that strays to far from their belief of what is realistic for them they will tell you you’re crazy.

Is Insane Fitness Really Insane?

When you take anything to that next level it becomes insane to people who think of that as being extreme.

But, is it really extreme.

The thing that’s going to define all of this for you is this next point.

You’re not crazy at all, you just think differently.

To the average investor Warren Buffet is an insane investor. But, we’ll bet that Warren doesn’t see himself as insane. In fact he might very well view average investors as the insane ones who work all day to buy their luxuries while he works to grow his investments and allows their income to buy his luxuries instead.

That happens to be one of the keys to becoming wealthy. You see your incomes as 1st and 2nd levels. Your income from your job, business or career is the first level, investment income is the 2nd level. You want to get to the point where you invest all of your 1st level income and live off your 2nd level income exclusively.

As another example:

Michael Jordon came an hour or two early to practice every day and was the last one to leave at night. Even his team mates thought he was crazy, but it’s one of the main factors that made him arguably the greatest basketball player of all time.

The above examples are a couple of people who have become the best at what they do.

People around them think they are crazy. There are stories of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father reprimanding and even punishing him for lifting weights because no one else was doing it.

But you see, it’s the freaks who accomplish great things, normal people stay in the middle and are happy with that.

Based on the fact that you’re reading this we will presume you’re not normal.

So, How Do You Handle Family And Friends Who Think Your Training Is Crazy

There are 3 ways to deal with them.

  1. You can separate yourself from them and not speak to them or disown them, which will leave you rather lonely looking exclusively for like minded people to hang out with.

This is not practical for most people. However, it may be necessary if you want to become the best in the world at something. The reason being is that; it’s pretty tough to be the world’s best at something if you’re surrounded by negativity and nay Sayers.

  1. You can explain it to them and ask that they support you which will happen with some people and not with others. This is the route most take and they find it like the people in their lives to be a mixed bag of results.
  2. Or, you can be super proactive and revel in the fact they think you’re nuts which completely takes away any power that their negativity could possibly have on you.

When a friend or family member says something like: Your training is insane, you’re a nut job and you’re going to kill yourself. You can reply with Thank you! I’m really glad to hear you say that. Thank you for motivating me to go even harder on my next training session. In fact I’m going to dedicate it to you.

You can say things like: Yes, I could die doing what I love, which would be better than dying from falling in your home such as falling in the shower or down the stairs which claims over 13,000 lives each year1.

You could ask them to give up showering and driving since far more people die each year from those two activities than your style of training.

Tell them that you’re glad they think you’re nuts, it means you must be doing something right.

When you deal with it in this manner you take away any power they have and turn it into a positive force that drives you.

Revel in the fact that you’re different, fall in love with the fact that you’re a freak. It’s ok. Normal is boring and you’re not boring.

In The End

In reality you’re never going to change them so why even attempt to do so. Let them be who they are and just head them off at the pass, take away the power of their words by loving them and using them as fuel to stoke your already massive fire.

 

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What Does It Mean To Train for Insane Fitness?

To answer this question we will first have to define training to insane fitness according to who?

Are you training insanely when viewed by Tour De France riders, Ultra Runners or just people who use their gym membership whenever they feel like it?

If you have a Tour De France rider say you’re insane then that’s a mind blowing accomplishment that will likely go into the Guinness Book Of World Records.

If someone training moderately hard at your gym says you’re absolutely off your rocker insane then you’re going to fit right in here.

To belong here means that you’re not normal, you love to excel, to go farther or lift more than regular people. You’re wired differently and everyone around you knows it.

When you envision your training you don’t just hope you can go out and have an ok or average training session, you want to crush it.

Since you’re still reading this, we know that we’ve just described you and you’ve just found your new source for insane fitness information.

Insane Is A Mindset

Think about it.

We all have (unless you’re disabled) two legs and two arms. But the real difference is what we have between our ears.

Successful people just think differently.

A few great examples in various areas of sports and life are:

“I made my first investment at the age of 11. Up until then I was wasting my life” ~ Warren Buffet.

“Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down” ~ Lance Armstrong

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them” ~ Bruce Lee

 

“To be #1 you must do what #2 won’t” ~ Patrick Shelley

 

It’s Good To Be Different

 

The French say ‘Vive La Difference’. This is actually a great motto because every person you look up to, that society reveres is different than the masses. If they weren’t, no one would even notice them.

 

Only the people like you who are different will have what it takes to go further and do more than all the others.

 

The guy or gal that finished number 1 did what everyone behind them wouldn’t do.

 

They started doing it in training. But, to do it in training they had to first do something differently in their mind. They had to think differently than everyone else because it all starts between your ears.

There is an old saying that we don’t know the origin of, or we’d give credit to that person, which goes like this: “If you continue to think what you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got” ~ Unknown.

 

If you want something to happen differently than its happened in your past, even as recently as earlier today, then you must first change your mind. If you don’t, it won’t.

 

The best way to change your mind is to just decide. Decide to think positively, decide to not think negative thoughts. Decide that you’re going to achieve a new personal best record in a set time frame, decide to start consuming more positive material (content, such as books, websites or videos) on a daily basis.

 

Whatever it is, just decide that this is what you’re going to do. And in so much as you remain true to your decision, so shall be the breadth and depth of your success.

 

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How To Mentally Prepare For Your Insane Fitness Training

Insane fitness training takes a lot more mental focus than anything the average person will ever experience.

Most people that go out for a run, go to the gym, go for a bike ride or do a cross fit session don’t really have to think about it that much. They’re not going to be pushing themselves to the upper limits of their genetic potential and they don’t even want to try.

But, that’s where you’re different.

You want to see what you’re made of, you want to achieve a personal best record every time you train. You’re looking to be the very best version of yourself you can possibly be. You’re ready to do what others won’t, to go beyond where their fear makes them stop.

You don’t just want to be fit, you want to be insanely fit. We know, we get it. We know it’s just as much a part of you as breathing, because we’re the same way.

To get ready for such a monumental training effort takes a certain mental focus that goes way beyond what most people will ever experience even once, and you do it all the time.

You know that if you’re properly prepared mentally that your body can and will do it. You also know that if you’re not where you need to be with your mind that your body won’t cooperate.

There is an old saying that goes: “It’s mind over matter, and if you don’t mind, it don’t matter”.

We will talk about the unique special power that quotes have below. They are more powerful than you might think.

Below are the things that work really well to put you in the mental state of a true champion. One that is prepared to endure anything.

Put them into practice and watch how they work in both your training and your life.

Amazing Mental Preparation Techniques That Work.

You can do these things every day to become a more mentally fit version of yourself. Or, you can do them just prior to training to put you into that mental focus place that can help propel your training to a higher level.

  1. Meditation: Start your mental session with 5 to 7 minutes of meditation. Do your utmost to clear your mind of all thoughts. You must even clear it of the thought that you’re not supposed to be thinking anything.

At first if you can achieve 30 seconds with no thoughts whatsoever you’re doing great. Do as many 30 second pieces as you can in 5-7 minutes and as time goes by you’ll get better and better at it.

  1. Visualization: Next, visualize yourself performing your training to perfection. See yourself breaking your personal best records. Do this for 2 minutes.

Really believe you’re doing it, see yourself doing it and repeat that vision over and over for 2 minutes.

  1. Quotes: Before you do your mental training session getting ready for your insane fitness training amass as many quotes as you can find that you really like.

These should ideally be quotes that motivate and inspire you. They should not be the quotes that just inspire other people, but choose the ones that inspire you!

Keep going until you have a list of at least 30. They can be plain text or words along with an image. You can Google motivational quotes to find tons of them.

Each time after your meditation and visualization read 3 quotes 3 times each. This will only take about a minute or two, but is very powerful.

Did you know that motivational quotes are searched for up to 10 million times in Google alone each month.

There is a very good reason for that, they help people, they know it helps and they come back for more.

Pick 3 different quotes each day until you’ve read them all, then start over or add more quotes.

  1. Say Thank You!

I want you to take a very short test right now.

I want you to clear your mind, then think of something or someone you truly feel thankful for having in your life. Then, while holding that in your mind, with a big smile on your face I want you to say thank you 10 times out loud and truly mean it.

Do that right now and you’ll see that it completely changes your mindset. It’s nearly impossible to be negative after saying thank you 10 times while holding something you’re thankful for in your mind.

If you want to have it apply directly to your training then say something that you feel to be 100% true that’s along the lines of: Thank you for giving me such an amazing body that can endure what I’m about to accomplish!

Say that sentence or one that feels right to you ten times out loud while feeling it, smiling and meaning it.

Do that and watch how it affects your mental attitude for the good.

Do These Things Before Training or do them every day of your life. If you’re doing them daily then adapt your thank you statements to what you’re thankful for in life and what you’re thankful for before training.

The impact they will have on your training and your life are amazing.