Championship Choices

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In today’s world there is no secret to success when it comes to your health and fitness. If anything we can run into the problem of information overload! The internet, TV, books, eBooks, magazines and having a fitness gym on every street corner can provide us with more information than we would ever need. There is no question that any intelligent person can find out exactly how to get themselves in the best shape possible.

So why don’t they? Why is it that America is getting FATTER, unhealthier and continuing to go in the wrong direction day by day year by year?

It is the choices we make.

We all start out in life the exact same: naked, scared, and ignorant. Where we are today is a collection of all the choices we have made leading up to now. Choices are the root of every result we have created for ourselves.

So how can we make better choices?

You don’t just all of a sudden begin to make better choices. It begins with what you are feeding your brain on a daily basis. If it is not moving you in the direction of your goals, what can you do about it?

Believe it or not you can train your brain in a similar way you train your body. By implementing these mental training tools below you can begin to train your brain and ultimately your body to achieve any result you want out of your lives.

Hire a Coach: Everyone needs a mentor.
“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.” – Tom Landry

Isn’t it interesting that the top performers in any field have the best coaches? Why is that? A coach is there to lead and teach you how to be successful. Having people who push you to excel is critical, regardless of how successful you are. Great coaches will give you the advantage of the shortcuts they’ve discovered with their experience over the years. Their hard-earned wisdom can help you accelerate your growth.

It is easy to make choices from an emotional level. When we let our emotions decide we usually choose to go with how we are feeling ‘in the moment’ and take the path of least resistance.

When given the choice between going to the gym and watching a movie with your friends, we’ll choose the movie. Stretch before you go to work out that tightest in your low back or surf the web? Mindless surfing here we come!

A coach is important because they can motivate, teach and hold you accountable to make the choices to get you to your goals. A coach has your best interest at heart. They bring an objective approach to helping you achieve your goals and push you to achieve more than you thought you could. Making choices on an emotional level can lead to us making a wrong decision because we allow our past history or self-doubt to come into the process. A coach can keep you on course and help you do things you are supposed to do when you don’t want to do it.

Friends/Associations: It’s more important than you think!
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain.

Have you ever noticed that fit people hang around with other fit people? Millionaires hang around with other millionaires? Your friends and associations are a powerful force in the choices you make. We will naturally adapt to our associations (good or bad).


The people we spend our time with determine what our conversations dominate our attention, and what observations, attitudes and opinions we repetitively are introduced to. Eventually, we start to eat what they eat, read what they read, watch what they watch, treat people how they treat them and think like they think. All the while you might not even be conscious of it.

If you are really committed to changing yourself for the greater good you will need to reappraise and reprioritze the people you surround yourself with. A technique I learned from Jim Rohn is you can evaluate and orgainze your friends into three categories: disassocations, limited associations and expanded assoications. 

Disassociations are the people you might need to break away from completely. This will probably be a difficult step for you but it’s critical. You have to decide if keeping this relationship is more important then improving your quality of life. Next, is Limited Associations. These are the types of people you can either spend 3 days, 3 hours or 3 minutes with. You know who I’m talking about! Remember you will get a deposit of the dominant attitudes, actions and behaviors of the people you spend your time with. This a matter of deciding how much you can afford to be influenced by this person. Lastly is Expanded Associations. Based on the last two types of friends this one seems obvious. You WANT to be around this people! Find those who represent where you want to go. Do what they do. Join the organizations, businesses and health clubs where these people are and make friends with them. Create your circle of influence by purposefully selecting those with whom you surround yourself. 

Pre-Plan your Day: Plan to fail or fail to plan??
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now” – Alan Lakein

All of our lives moves at a very fast pace. I have read we can have up to 61,000 thoughts everyday! Everyone has goals, priorities, relationships, work, etc. that we want to accomplish everyday. But do we get them all accomplished? Because our lives move at such a fast pace it can be easy to get distracted throughout the day. When something doesn’t go our way or according to plan how do we usually react? How can we fit everything in and move forward with our goals?

Have a Plan for everyday and Pre-Plan your day the night before. 

We currently have built in routines that are moving us closer to our goals and further away from them. When we drastically increase our ability to get things done by mapping out a plan for our day in advance. A lot of our problems with making the right or the wrong decisions is the amount of energy it takes to decide. When we create our plan in advance it frees us up and allows us to use all of our energy on completing the tasks. 

Ed Mylett 90 day: 8:30 min mark
when you are going to be 
when you are to the gym
your attitude throughout the day

your mind will begin to see that day in advance

Our mind and emotions gravitate to what we know and we only know our past experiences have provided us. Our future is unknown and unfamiliar. When we embark on changing ourselves for the greater good our current self is going to naturally what to gravitate back to our history of choices. We must out-think our old self’s to create our future self with pre-planning. Up to this point in our lives we have made repetitive choices and turned them into automatic habits. What do you do every day without thinking about it? Brushing your teeth, going to work, what we eat for breakfast (or not), tying your shoes, etc… To make a serious change we need to not only tell ourselves what to do in advance but constantly remind ourselves what to do. Otherwise we will fall back into our old habits as soon as we forget or get distracted. When we write a plan in advance we can tell ourselves exactly what we must accomplish in order to get closer to our goals each day. Once we begin to get distracted it is as simple as going back to our day’s plan to stay on track.

Education: What are you feeding your head with??
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” –William Butler Yeats

Education leads to empowerment, empowerment leads to confidence and confidence leads to making the proper choices more consistently. 

All of our actions start initally with our thoughts. Thoughts are formed by what we are constantly feeding our head. If you read trashy magazines, watch ‘bad’ news everynight you are constantly feeding your head with negative ideas which will affect the thoughts going on in your head. 

**look at DHardy’s book for more**

Knowledge is power and as we continue to learn it will give us more of an opportunity to apply it. Increasing our knowledge does a couple of things. First, it is constantly making us aware of more of the right things we can be doing. Also, it is arming us with the tools to improve ourselves. The more we educate ourselves the more we will want to improve. It becomes an addicting feeling especially as it moves us closer and closer to our goals.

Knowledge is the primary source of value in our world today and your ability to expand your mind and devote yourself to lifelong learning is the key to breaking any success barriers that may be in front of you.

Permanent results happen as you continue to grow and improve yourself on the inside. I hope you begin to implement these tools into your life to improve yourself and achieve any goal you wish to accomplish.