Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Your Standards Determine Your Attitude

I was listening to a 2 year old podcast with Dr. Ken Leistner (if you don't know, you better ask somebody...Dr. Ken is an iron game legend who was written alot of great material over the years), and the interviewer brought up his 407x23 squat video from back in April of 2000. At the time of the famed 23 rep squat workout, Dr. Ken was 53 years old and weighed about 160lb - and according to every nerd and geek on the internet, there was NO WAY that squatting 407lb for 23 reps was possible under those circumstances. But Dr. Ken didn't understand what all the fuss was about - to him, this was something he's done hundreds of times before with even MORE weight (he used to weigh 230lb. at 5'6"), and has seen countless other individuals squat 400-500 or more pounds for 20-30 reps in his old gym in Long Island. You see, his standards and his training partners standards were so high, that to them this feat was no big deal - just another day in the office sort of speak.

The problem is that most people are so comfortable where they currently are, either in fitness, business, or relationships, that they can't stand to see other people succeed and do things deemed "impossible". They're comfortable and want to stay that way. You and me - we're different. I wan't more and i'm hungry to get it, and its absolutely VITAL to your success that you have this same mindset. Only until you really try do you see whats actually possible - belive that!

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