You can get stronger and live as a better person by first understanding the famous quote by René Descartes:
‘I think, therefore I am’.
What do you think it means?
Getting clear about this statement may be one of the most important things you ever do. It basically boils down to self belief, but I’m not going to insult your intelligence with an explanation of self belief! However, what I will do is say this;
“Become who you want to be, NOW”
Think of your 5 favourite athletes/film stars/singers/famous people and imagine them BEFORE they reached a high level of success. Do you think David Beckham became an elite footballer when he first signed for a premiership club? Do you think Jonny Wilkinson lived his life with discipline only after becoming a pro?
The reality is that successful people have mainly acted as successful people. So throughout their childhoods, teenage years and their ENTIRE LIVES they have lived AS IF THEY WERE ALREADY SUCCESSFUL!
If you were living as the best version of yourself NOW, what would you do differently?
Would you have a more disciplined approach to your diet?
Would you get more sleep and cut down the alcohol?
Would you skip training because you felt tired?
Would you have structured yearly plans and goals?
If you think imagining you’re living your ideal life sounds crazy, then that’s fine, you don’t have to tell anyone so no one will think you’re crazy (F**k ‘em if they do!), but you must still live as if you are already your ideal self.
Look, even the stars were living their dreams BEFORE they got rich and famous...
‘I always knew I’d be rich’ – 50 Cent
'I’ve always been famous, you just didn’t know it' – Lady Gaga
‘I always knew I was destined for greatness’ – Oprah Winfrey
‘In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar’ – Will Smith
“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” - Warren Buffett (one of the wealthiest humans on the planet).
I’ll say it again; You must live your life as if you are already crushing your goals and living your best life!
When you get your head around this, you’ll become the best person you can possibly be.