What's On The Other Side?

The book I'm currently reading right now is called "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferriss.

It's basically dozens, if not hundreds, of interviews with billionaires, CEO's, celebrities, and more.

Really cool stuff, I'd highly recommend it.

However, I noticed after reading the interviews there's one commonality amongst everyone.

One of the questions Tim asked everyone was...

"If you could put something on a billboard for everyone to see, what would it say?"

Now, you'd think you would get 100 different answers, but what was interesting, was every individual pretty much said the same thing. 

Stop worrying, it's going to be okay. 

I found that very interesting. 

They could have said anything, but over 90% of them basically said something to do with fear, it all working out, and to stop worrying. 

To quote Jamie Foxx from the book...

"What's on the other side of fear?"


This obviously can be a much larger lesson in life about getting outside of your comfort zone, not stressing about the things that don't matter, or anything of that nature, but let's keep it focused on the fitness journey. 

You see, I don't think we're in the fitness business. 

We're in the customer-service, fear elimination, empowering the heck out of you, change your life business. 

We just happen to use a gym as our tool to make that happen. 

Fear is what's holding us all back. 

Fear that we're going to look stupid....

Fear that we're not going to know what to do...

Fear that we're going to hurt ourselves...

We spend so much time worrying about this journey, stressing about what's to come or how to start, that we never actually even start.  

But think back to all the big decisions you made in your life. 

Going into it you probably had a whole lot of fear, but how did it turn out?

What was on the other side?

All good, right?

It turned out ok. 

When you think of fear don't think of Forget Everything And Run.

Instead, think of Face Everything And Rise.

Anything that is going to change your life is going to have some fear going into it. 

But just remember the Jamie Foxx quote...

What's on the other side?


I'll be back tomorrow to finish up the week. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: The team at Spurling decided to help you with the fear of walking into a gym and filmed a short clip to the Three's Company song, Come Knock on Our Door. You'll be sure to get a good laugh. Watch it here.