Welcome to episode one of Workout Diaries.
The deadlift is one of the most effective exercises anyone can do. However, it’s one of the most easiest to get injured. But if you get it right, it’s fun, it’s exhilarating, and it’s effective. You’re building muscle, strength, and burning a shitload of calories. But in this video, what I want to talk about, the theme of this video in particular, is probably the most important thing you can do when it comes to losing weight. When it comes to building muscle. Building a business and your family life. Whatever area of life. The first thing that you need to start with is your goal. People don’t know how to set goals, especially in this day and age, where you can find pretty much everything you need online. Like Tony Robbins says, “It’s not a lack of resources that we have. It’s a lack of resourcefulness.” You need to empower yourself. You can do whatever you want. Search it on Google.
I was a personal trainer for about five years, and I can tell you one of the many reasons people don’t achieve their goal is because they don’t know how to set goals. They don’t even know that they need to set a goal. They didn’t even know how to set a goal. So for me, I got to deadlifting 210 kilos twice. That’s my personal best. Now, over the last few months, when it comes down to because of lockdown, I lost a lot of strength. I’m not going to blame lockdown or COVID for me losing strength. I take responsibility for my own actions and so should you. Because if you don’t, then you’re preventing any kind of growth from that experience. And that’s where most people fall back is because they don’t know how to learn from their experiences. But in this video, we’re going to talk about goals. So if you’re looking to lose weight, if you’re looking to gain muscle strength, if you’re looking to build a business, the key to achieving your goal is first of all, ready? Have a goal.
Set a goal on a regular basis. That’s one of the next things that people lack is consistency. You need to set consistent goals. Not only do they need to be specific, they need to be consistent. How often do you set goals? Ask yourself. When was the last time you set a goal? It all comes back to your goal. First of all, what the hell do you want? What do you want? If your goal is to lose weight, you’re not going to fucking lose weight. You’re not going to lose weight like that. Because if you lose just a tiny bit, a hundred grams, technically you’ve achieved your goal. And that’s why most people fail when it comes to setting goals, because they don’t know how to set goals in the first place. So you need to be specific. You need to be consistent. You want to learn how to set goals, Google how to set goals.
You’ll come across something called the Smart Way of Goals. But once you get that right, you actually have to be self-aware of being able to set those goals specifically like that. And then comes a problem, the issue of consistency. You need to be consistent. There’s no way around it. There’s no, we live in a day and age where people want instant results. There is no such thing as instant results. And overnight success takes 10 years to make that overnight success. My personal best was 210. I lifted it twice at 85 kilos. That’s not my goal anymore. I’m not saying it to brag or whatever. There’s always going to be someone stronger. There’s always going to be someone better. But the key is to be the best that you can be. So making that a habit, making that your goal, changes everything. It changes who you are. It changes your life.
So learn how to set goals. And you know what’s going to happen along the way? You’re going to fail. You’re going to fail. One of the other problems that people have, they fail and they don’t know how to fail properly. So they fail and then they give up. The second you fail you need to ask yourself, what can you learn from, that the next time something like this happens you have more resources to be able to achieve your goal. The fact is 99% of people will not achieve what they want to achieve. You know why? Because they’re not willing to do what I just told you. My question to you is, are you? Are you willing to do that? Because just by willing to do whatever it takes, you’re already in the top 5% of people. You need to be willing to do whatever it takes.
Set specific goals. Be specific with your goal. Be consistent. And learn how to fail. Because you’re going to come up to failures. You’re going to come up to challenges. You’re going to come up with obstacles. If it’s not you something else is going to go wrong. And that’s okay. That’s all part of the journey. That’s what you have to understand. So my particular goal right now, look, I’ve lost strength. I’m down to, I started off at 140 kilos. Next set, 130, next set 120 now. But you know what I’ve learned in training more than 15 years? It’s that when you lose strength, it’s disappointing because there’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. But over the last 15 years, I’ve got to that point multiple times, and the thing that has changed for me is the amount of time that I stay disappointed versus just get back on track.
Get back on track. And the sooner I do that, the sooner I get to my goal. And so I’m asking you, what’s your specific goal? Write it in the comments below. Let me know what you got out of this video. Subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already. And this is episode one of the Workout Diaries. And I hope you enjoyed it.