Sep 22, 2022
How is your week going so far?
Are you attacking your goals or are you dealing
with the same old issues?
Are you feeling like you are on track or
I am finding more often than not, that most people are
cycling through the same problems.
…and this problems are almost entirely struggles
with the mind.
Sure there are challenges and obstacles in life, but
most of them involve our mind or perspective.
So…I want to focus this week on Hacks for the
Mind…because I feel like the DAILY battle with your mind is the
BATTLE you must win if you are going to live your best life.
Recently, I've had to deal with some super challenging
situations and I’ve found myself looking to my mentors and lessons
learned for advice, counsel and answers. So, I’d like to
share some of those with you…
Let me do the leg work and offer you some great
perspective, ideas, tips and tricks that work for battling with
So…when I’m starting to struggle a
bit there are certain mentors I
go straight to based on what I know helps me
cope and get on top of the situations in my life…David Goggins
is right on top of the list so lets start with him
David Goggins is well know for his ability to push
past the normal limits of his body and the average
David says that most people live in 40% of their best
life. In other words most people quit at 40%.
They quit their relationships, their
businesses, their fitness goals, and everything else they
He says its like a car with
The car can certainly go faster…and it you are my
car, it definitely likes to go fast…lol
But, the governor from the factory slows the car
down. No matter how much you try it wont go above a certain
This is what our brains are doing to us when we start
to encounter difficulty in our lives.
Our brains are designed to keep us safe, comfortable,
out of difficult situations, so it sends us signals that make
us want to quit and slow down or walk away from a
The problem is that usually our minds quit at about
40% of our potential says Goggins.
I find this really crazy because our minds
really are our greatest tool…but also our greatest
And to make it worse, our minds know all of our dang
weaknesses and have the language that it knows will make us slow
down, doubt our abilities, create fear and basically make us
Your mind knows you better than anyone
or anything in your life….But guess
Believe it or not…YOU CONTROL YOUR MIND…You are the
driver of this incredible tool.
You are not your mind. You are the driver of
your mind. The key is to NOT let go of the steering wheel.
Thats what most of us do. We let our minds do what they
want and shut us down.
And when you let go of the wheel and let your mind
wander enough times, you form the habits of giving up, being
lazy, “settling for less”, and ultimately a mediocre life…at
40%…you start to coast through life.
How many of you feel like you might be just “going
through the motions right now?”…waiting for a break in the
storm…waiting for something to change…waiting for
answers?…Well you are the answer. You have the answers inside
So, why does this happen? Why do we settle and
give up on our relationships, business, and
all types of things in life?
Basically, its because we crave comfort and many
times don’t see solutions to fix the problems so we quit.
But, this is when we need to look to give ourselves the
most hope. Because you do have the answers. they
just lie on the other side of quitting…on teh other side of the 40%
See the key is to do what prosperity Principle # 3
says and ACT IN SPITE OF YOUR MOOD.
None of us wants to get up and go to the
None of us want to set feelings and ego aside and work
through challenging relationships
Noe of us want to get to work building our
business after a long day at the J O B
But the truth is its only at the 40% level that David
Goggins says we can truly create new habits and find real
solutions. It's at that point that the brain learns
You see your best life lies inside the pain…past the
40% mark. Your solutions will only come to you WHEN you
are “experiencing” the difficulties. The brain (your
mind) is very resourceful, but it is also very tricky. It
knows your weaknesses. It steers you toward comfort.
Go back to bed. Start Monday instead of today.
Give up and find a better opportunity,
relationship, business, or gameplan.
When you tell yourself you are going to quit at that
40% level…your brain shuts down. It wants to shut down.
Its wants the easy way out. But don't let it control
you. You control your mind...
This is when you need to tell yourself that “I am
never going to give up”.
Tell yourself that you have no choice but to succeed
and your brain will go to work finding a solution to what you are
dealing with. It will look for the answers and help you be
Eric Thomas says…when you want to succeed as much as
you want to breath…that’s when you will be
Stop worrying about finding solutions to the problem
and start focusing on never giving up.
This is going to be a daily battle with your mind.
You can develop habits, but just accept the fact that you
will be battling your mind throughout your life…make it a
challenge. make it a game.
And this is where it will become a productive…become
You see we have been searching most of our lives for
happiness and fulfillment in the wrong place. We spend our
lives wanting happiness, but looking for it in places of
comfort and easy paths. I know I have...
David Goggins continually emphasizes that you won't
find toughness, resilence and fulfillment in a comfortable
environment. This is why he challenges himself every single
day. He looks forward to being
uncomfortable because that
is where you will find your greatness and the
greatest rewards in life…in the difficulties. Learn
to love to challenge yourself.
Science has shown us that you get small dopamine
hits even with small accomplishments.
-overcoming a challenge
-losing a few pounds
-not giving up on that business or
You don’t need to get to the end goal to actually
experience the fulfilling emotions…the dopamine hit that you and
your brain desire…
Victory lies inside the smallest of steps…the smallest
You will truly experience your best life and emotions
by simply choosing to place yourself inside the battle. Place
yourself inside DISCOMFORT. Let yourself get past the
40% mark where most people quit, cause that is where your
There are many ways you can help yourself get to this
point and beyond:
-visualize what lies inside or beyond the
-learn to disconnect from external needs for
fulfillment…they are all inside you
-know that the most fulfillment truly comes form
the emotions you experience in the little moments of
victory…THIS IS WHY WE SAY ITS THE “LITTLE THINGS IN
-visualize with clear and specific EMOTIONS…try
-learn and discover what motivates you (music,
pictures, objects, emotions)
-find a person or thing that drives you
with something to prove
-use past failures to DRIVE yourself
Just remember “one more rep”…thats a perfect
example of being at the 40% mark and pushing through to your
Also, you have to realize that you do not have to have
a trainer, coach, or specific tools. You have all the tools
inside you right now. Your mind creates most problems and has
the power and tools to overcome those
I’ve spend most of my life searching for fulfillment,
happiness and joy in the rewards and successes. What I’ve
learned is that ultimately we are all just seeking the emotions
that various accomplishments or things will give us.
The secret is that we can experience those same
emotions right now. In the moment. In overcoming small
challenges…not just end goals…you’ve already experienced happiness
in your life…visualization and small wins will
bring those same emotions back into your life right
Learn to live beyond the 40%
Learn to live in the gaps most people
Learn to never quit on your relationships, business,
fitness goals and desires
Learn to value the daily battle with your
See it as an exercise in uncovering your
Look forward to the battle because it will bring
you the happiness and fulfillment you desire.
Find ways to challenge yourself daily so that you can
ultimately live the life you are capable of living…Push past the
Your Brain will find the tools to solve your
Yes, Your Thoughts Create Your Life…Yes, You are the
One Who Steers the
Start Today to Challenge Yourself to become the
Best Version of Yourself. Learn to love LIVING inside
And as David Goggins Says….STAY