Stop over complicating things. Stop making excuses. Success (although not easy) is simple. Here are the 3 steps that will guarantee lead to greater success. No shocker that these are the 3 pillars of Wrestling Mindset:
1. Intensity- Whether you are running, lifting, wrestling, or even stretching your intensity should always be through the roof. This simply means doing whatever you are doing at the highest level possible. Everyone is at a different level, but you should always be pushing to your personal threshold. This means no holding back and certainly no going through the motions.
2. Consistency- I tell everyone that before we start talking about championships we better start talking about consistency. I define consistency as prioritizing your action plan EACH DAY. Dabblers work hard for a short period of time, then stop then start again when they feel like it. Dabblers never reach the pinnacle in their sport or career. Consistency entails training at an intense level day in and day out even when you don’t feel like it. Correction, especially when you don’t feel like it. True masters/elite champions avoid these peaks and valleys. They find ways to workout even when they don’t feel like or don’t have optimal conditions.
3. Constant Improvement- Put simply, you don’t let a day in your life go by where you don’t improve in some way: physically, technically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, nutritionally, and on and on. I learned at a young age from my dad that the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. There is always something you can be doing to get better. When you can’t train any harder find out new ways to train smarter. And when you found the most efficient ways of doing something do them more intensely.
There you have it: Intensity, Consistency & Constant Improvement. Take that philosophy into wrestling, school, business, and your personal relationships and you will become unstoppable and even more importantly a much better you.