One Concession May as Well Be Ten

concession“With every concession, another piece of us dies.”

Naysayer – Architects

 

One of the character virtues I advocate here on Aggressive Evolution is the strength of having the discipline to follow through with your convictions, the strength to continue down a path you’ve committed to regardless of the momentary pleasure you’re to experience by surrendering to immediate gratification.

I was recently listening to an episode of the Tai Lopez podcast where he was discussing Warren Buffet’s philosophy on success.

Buffet said that one of the most important aspects to success is never sacrificing momentum in your chosen field, to treat your momentum as if it were worth $10 million because when you let your momentum break, it becomes exponentially harder and harder to pick it back up and continue pushing forward.

Instantly I related to this, as with both my personal dieting and training I’ve noticed my level of willpower required to continue moving forward decrease as my momentum builds, to the point where today it would now take me more willpower to break my habits of dieting and hitting the gym six days a week than to keep it going.

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Failure is the Default

Smashup“Don’t stress, we’ll all get there in the end. Just relax, it’ll all be okay.”

 

This is a phrase often spouted by losers who don’t want to have to deal with the fact that until they get their act together and start taking action towards their goals, they aren’t going to achieve shit and they’ll forever live a life of mediocrity.

Most people tend to view their ideal lives in the future as some pleasant fantasy to look forward to and their vision will all magically fall into place one day, despite living through each day putting off the actions that need to be done in order to create the life that they want for themselves.

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Love the Grind

Dead lift positionLife is the grind, you need to learn to love the grind.
For if you hate the grind, you hate life.

 

You’ve most-likely heard it before, the social narrative that goes like this:

“Spend the majority of your time quietly suffering through drudgery, and you’ll be rewarded with brief windows in which you are allowed to “live life” (indulge in as much immediately gratifying consumerism as possible).”

For the mediocrities, it’s considered “weird” to enjoy any activity that benefits your life (the grind), and normal to quietly suffer in order to live out brief moments of titillation and escapism.

It’s socially acceptable to complain about working out, about dieting, about putting in work to become better.

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Swear Allegiance To Pain

pain“I swear allegiance to pain, I draw fuel from the fire inside me”

Allegiance to Pain, Prison

 

Want to build a body that emanates awesomeness?

Want to know how to progress in the gym at such a rate that the mediocrities decide you must be on steroids? (A high quality problem).

This simple mindset I’m about to describe is what allows me make consistent and noteworthy progress in the gym week in, week out with a grin on my face and a never-faltering hunger in my post-set, bloodshot eyes.

It’s simple, but antonymous to the way 99% of gym-goers train, heck, antonymous to the way 99% of the population live their entire lives.

You see, my “secret”, the reason why I and a few others make progress so easily and rapidly, is stated simply in the title of this post.

 

I Swear Allegiance to Pain.

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Stop Dieting Like a Dumbass, Why You’re Not Losing Fat – Part 2

In part one of this series, I discussed some of the common yet easily avoidable mistakes I see a lot of people making when it comes to dieting and their endeavors to get/remain lean.

In this second installment, I’m going to lay down another three damaging errors that self-proclaimed “fitness freaks” commit regularly which are such a simple Google search away from being fixed I don’t really understand how they occur in the volume they do.

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