Persistence + Focused Effort = Success

I thought I would share a Monday Motivation post… …What you see in these pictures apply in fitness, health, business, or any other goal. The pictures show three recent dates but those who know me would tell you this work started way back in 2016.

From 2016 up to recently this year, when I mentioned that I worked out, the person who didn’t know me would think I was lying. In fairness to them, I didn’t exactly represent the results of the hours I was putting in so why should they believe me. I constantly reminded myself I was doing this for myself 1st and my family 2nd not for others to believe that I was working.

I honestly faced road block after road block, obstacle after obstacle, injury after injury, and many months in a row without losing a single pound on several different occasions. I stayed at it and I stuck to the plan…

How does that apply to business or your other goals? Its simple, most failure is not the result of the inability to complete an impossible task. Rather, it’s the result of the inability to continue when things don’t go as planned, or the lack of willingness to continue when it takes more time than expected.

In business it’s the decision to make call 213 after you’ve heard “No” 212 times. In health it’s sticking to the healthy eating habits when you’ve been eating right for six months and your blood work is still not in the best range. In fitness it’s sticking to the workout routine when the six pack doesn’t come in three months. In any goal you have its continuing to push forward when your initial efforts don’t end with the intended result.

Life is teaching me that almost anything is obtainable with persistance and focused effort.

Persistence and Focused Effort have served me well in fitness, health, and business so I thought I would pass the word…

Do The Work!!

If you truly want something you must be prepared and willing to consistently show up and Do The Work!

Then, do the work again. Then when you are tired, do the work again, Then when you are just about to give up, do the work again. Then when you feel like you have nothing left, do the work again!

Too many expect instant success and are not physically or mentally repaired when the rest doesn’t immediately show up.

Your

Success is on the other side of you consistantly showing up and doing the work!

My Three P’s to Success!

Hello to whoever is currently reading this!!

Let’s get to it! I sat down to write a few encouraging words because I had a young guy approach me in the gym today. He has been coming to the gym for a little over a year and we are often in there at the same time. Today he walked up to me and was like man, how do you do it? I asked what he meant. He explained that he has been watching me come to the gym for over a year and I kill it every single day. He admitted that he remembered seeing me a year ago in the gym and didn’t have bad wishes for me but at the same time really didn’t expect to see me in the gym a year later. He added it was not like I wasn’t killing it back then, but he felt like I was just getting started and it would some how slow down or come to a complete stop. He asked again, how do you do it?

I said three words. PERSEVERE * PERSIST * PROCEED
I added that every now and then I need a little more help and I would add in a little quote from Young Jeezy, “Trust Ya Process”.

NOTE:  Definitions of these words. (Courtesy of https://www.merriam-webster.com)

  1. PERSEVERE “To persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counter-influences, opposition, or discouragement.”
  2. PERSIST “To remain unchanged or fixed in a specified character, condition, or position.”
  3. PROCEED “To continue after a pause or interruption.”

He looked a little surprised but didn’t ask what PERSEVERE * PERSIST * PROCEED meant but I shared more details anyway. I explained that from the beginning of this journey I understood it was just that, a journey. Mindset is everything!

If I had of started this journey this trying to get fit over night the discouragement of not reacting my goals would have eventually taken its toll on me and I would have likely quit. From the beginning, my game plan was to simply proceed. No matter the obstacles and setbacks persist and persevere. Believe me, there were so many obstacles and setbacks.

Those obstacles and setbacks included a lower back injury, shoulder injuries, multiple knee issues/injuries, sleeping less than 3 hours a night, work/life not permitting me to hit the gym the way I planned it, and many more. I just kept going, understanding that results won’t come over night and they won’t come if I stop. In that same sense, I understood results would not show over night, but they would show if I proceeded.

I’m really doing nothing special. These health improvements you’ re seeing are the results of nearly two years of Preserving, being Persistence, and Proceeding. I am no where near my goal, but I find joy in seeing how far I have come.

If I can add one thing that may help someone else, it would be to understand that the goal you are working towards is a journey. Success takes time. Don’t set your happiness only in the end result. That can make for a lot of misery as there will be times when the path will get tough and seem unbearable. Find ways to enjoy the journey (the process itself) and you are more likely to make it to the final destination.

As often as necessary whisper three words to yourself. PERSEVERE * PERSIST * PROCEED Better yet, scream them to the roof tops! Next; Do Just That!

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BOXING: Best Kept Secret

I’ve always said one thing that makes Professional Boxing so amazing special is it’s a major sport that gives chances to people other sports would never give a chance.

I love that it gives people who would not have a shot in the NBA, NFL, MBL, NHL, or any on their minor leagues a chance to Fighters, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, and Promoters.

Because of this, the sport is filled with amazing “rags to riches”, “something from nothing”, “turned their life around”, and “against all odds” type stories.

However, the sport is sprinkled with it’s fair share of “false hope”, “not a chance”, “taken advantage of”, and “never should have been in there” news clips.

For these two reasons;

– I LOVE that Professional Boxing will allow pretty much any one to be a Fighters, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, or Promoters.

– I HATE that Professional Boxing will allow pretty much any one to be a Fighters, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, or Promoters.

The fact that a people’s life is truly on the line each time they step in there is what makes me have to point out the unfortunate true of the sport I love being littered with unqualified participants at all levels.

Day 1 -Purpose of Blog

Hi!!! Thanks for stopping by.  I’m HT3Stacks.  Today the is first day of my blog.  I have no clue of what I am doing, LOL!  I am a person with a lot of experience in a few topics I am passionate about.  These topics are pretty much in my daily thoughts and daily conversations with those around me.  So much so, that my wife and kids, family, and friends suggested I start a blog to share my thoughts to a wider audience.  To be honest, these thoughts are normal to me so I have never really looked at them as nuggets to pass on.  Soon enough we will see if you agree with me or the people who put me up to this!

I am a person who believes in the power of positive thinking.  With that in mind, in my blog I will share my journey/thoughts/experiences in the areas of working towards better health (The Overweight Bodybuilding Boxer, LOL!), an entrepreneur (Learning Business By Trial and Error) growing two companies (Occupational Safety Consultant and Professional Boxing Trainer and Manager), and life (Ups, Downs, and In Between)  in general.

I hope my sharing will be the motivation or inspiration someone will occasionally need to push forward through whatever obstacle that may be causing them to stand still.

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