The Brick Wall
Everyone hits a wall, a barrier, or gets caught up in their excuses. My brother in law Jose hit a huge wall when he started his personal training business. He was one month in, and he hurt his back training. He could hardly walk for a few days, and couldn’t train like he wanted to.
Jose knew exactly what I’m about to tell you – its a sign. It’s a good sign. If success left clues they would be in the form of huge walls. You know you’re getting close to the light at the end of the tunnel when you encounter a huge hurdle. Jose thought it was the world testing him, and he made sure it didn’t stop him.
Success leaves clues in the form of new problems
I’ve hit walls myself – many times. Mine come in the form of a funk. This “funk” as I call it just makes me lazy. I find myself waking up from eating $18 worth of candy from CVS while watching some TV show by myself. It lasts sometimes for hours as I waste the day away. I feel like complete shit after having wasted so much time in front of the TV. Not to mention all the crap I decided to shove down my throat.
Tony Robbins does the best job of explaining exactly what the Funk is in his video.
Habits for Success
I’ve watched this video countless amounts of times. Tony Robbins is spot on when explaining what the funk really is. Click on the wall at the top of the screen for how I break through my funk or click here if your lazy. Getting out of your funk its a multi-step process.
My first step when approaching the funk. I try to think about exactly why I’m doing what I’m doing. I say to myself “Why are you working so hard” or “what is your obligation”. I’m working hard because I want to have earn the perfect family/work balance. I would get up early before my day job to work on my other job. The reason being is that I wanted to be able to show off those fancy things to my friends and family. Read more “The Brick Wall”