After 15 years of coaching experience, training courses, continuing education, and many other levels of professional and personal development the one single variable that matters most when it comes to building on one’s fitness, strength, and performance is our state of mind. The mental side of life is what carries us. It’s the catalyst and the sustainability of a given behavior. Mental toughness is in short supply these days, but it’s not something that is completely extinct.
All too many times I have athletes and fitness junkies that come to me looking to peak their physical performance. I frequently have people looking to lose weight, to burn fat, to get stronger, and to propel their athletic performance to a whole new level. Even though they approach me for my expertise there is a single trait that connects all the most successful ones that I can never teach or show them, nor can anyone else!