One of my favorite quotes...

"Every one wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing."

Yesterday I talked about setting arbitrary goals like "I want to lose 40lbs."

We referenced that once you get to that number you'll always ask "what's next?"

What we want to try to change about our mindset is that there is an end goal.

It's kind of scary to digest for some, but there is no end in fitness. 

And if you can master that mindset I can all but guarantee success. 


It no longer becomes something on your to-do list, something that HAS to to be done. 

It's something that you GET to do. 

Shifting the mindset from..

I have to do this 


I get to do this

That is where the magic is made. 

Like I mentioned yesterday, it's fine to have goals. 

We all should have them. 

However, it's realizing that the achievement of those goals is just one brick laid on the path..

And the path never ends. 

It's a difficult mindset to achieve, and one word that I always try to think about is..


It's similar to our motto of 1% better, it's a Japanese word meaning continual improvement. 

The goal is to find stuff you enjoy doing so much that you just want to always get better at it, it's not a dreaded to-do list item.

By the way, this is true for your career as well :)

So, as I wrap...

We always talk about how exercise is 80% mental and 20% physical. 

Anybody can do squats and push-ups...

But what keeps you coming back?

The desire to get 1% better. 

The mindset that fitness is a journey of continual improvement, and sure there are milestones along the way, but it's not something that you ever check off your list as done. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: If you need help getting your journey started again just reply and let me know what you're struggling with the most.