What is Best in Life?
Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
As I get older and wiser (much wiser than I was when I was younger) I often go back to this scene from one of my favorite movies, Conan the Barbarian.
As I guy I have a passion to be the best, “to crush my enemies”. Now if you are a women reading this post, I am about to do the unthinkable in the man’s world.
Let something out of the vault.
I remember at speaker at an NSCA event many years ago talking about how you have to treat AND motivate male athletes different than female athletes.
In athletics and team sports here is a truth.
When a team loses, a guy is still happy if they themselves played well. Women are only happy if the team, as a whole, played well.
We got the testosterone.
It makes us do crazy stuff sometimes, like drive like a madman toward a goal or a task. This can be great if your passion is helping others.
For me, this means being a good Dad, being a good friend and always try to help others reach their goals.
But sometimes it isn’t easy. The kids drive you crazy, your friends have their ups and downs and sometimes people don’t want to be helped. You have to be certain and relentless in the wake of all adversity.
Think about Conan pushing the Wheel of Life around for years. Think that was easy? I don’t know if you know this but the story of Conan was real, that sh*t actually happened.
So what is my point? Life isn’t fair, life isn’t easy, life isn’t certain.
The ONLY thing you can be certain of is you only get to do it once. So you dominate, go for your dreams and kick ass.
Never quit, never surrender, just kill it.
Try to let actions speak louder than words, I’ve got two videos I want to show you.
First one is Gary Sansiveri coming back for his second installment of his never give up, train your ass off video series. In a previous post I talked about how Gary has had a ton of medical problems, yet continues to defy the doctors and everyone else because his spirit is too strong.
The second is a personal one for me. It is tackling a big hill after a recent training day. The hill was pretty intimidating and I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But sometimes, you’ve got to man up and HAVE NO REGRETS!
After watching the video, I have something important for you to do.
What To Do Next!
I told all of my fitness blogger friends about the 70+ comments on my previous post and they said I could never do it again! It was a fluke.They are WRONG!
I was p*ssed and I told them you guys are the most loyal supporters on the NET and we could do it again!
So I have a surprise for you.
I want you to comment below about something you are passionate about, something that makes you a better person or something that you want others to say about you.
If this post reaches 100 comments, I will randomly select 5 lucky commenters and give them my renowned 2-Disc Combat Core DVD set for FREE.
Rules: There are ONLY three.
1. You have to be in the first 100 commenters, so be quick! and
2. The post must have at least 100 comments.
3. Only 1 post per person.
Post away and let’s win some DVD’s!
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