It All Starts in the Mind

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You can have anything you want. It all starts with your mind.

Exercise is the most clear cut example of how we can use our minds to manifest the reality of our choosing. Once you put that mental focus into action and start a consistent workout routine, your body starts to change right before your eyes.

If you have the mental focus to be in tune with your body, and you practice using that body, you can actually effect physical change in yourself. How cool is that? Really think about it.

The amazing thing is, everything else in life is pretty much the same way. Anything that you give your full mental focus to can be yours. That doesn’t mean it’s going to come easy, but if you want it badly enough, and you take the necessary steps towards that path, things that may have seemed impossible can become possible!

There were many challenges I once deemed out of my reach, but have since overcome; muscle-ups, human flags and one arm chin-ups were all exercises that once intimidated me. When I doubted my ability to perform these feats, I shut myself off from my potential. Once I realized that, however, I began to adjust my beliefs and start taking action to manifest my dreams. With practice and discipline I have since trained my body to do those feats and many others. And you can too!

Want a better body? It’s yours for the taking.

18 thoughts on “It All Starts in the Mind

  • By Matt -

    nice one.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Thanks, Matt. Now go do some push-ups!

  • By jeffdf -

    I'm not gonna comment cuz you'll make me do pushups 😉

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    I'm going to make you do push-ups the next time I see you anyway! 🙂

  • By jeffdf -

    I just did 20 of them anyways. Didn't want to be a spoilsport!

  • By John Danforth -

    Excellent! The mind is a powerful thing.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    You know it, John!

  • By Jose Perez -

    Preach brother PREACH!!!!

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Right on, Jose!

  • By Fitz -

    Al, we are on the exact same page at the exact same time. I posted about this same topic yesterday at Strength Running! I like where your head is at!

    The impossible isn't as impossible as we think…

    – Fitz.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Exactly, Fitz – it's only impossible until someone does it!

  • By Jack -

    Another great post. Mental toughness or mental disipline is everthing and very under valued in terms of training. Most people teach mental toughnes through stupid affirmations. Best way to get stronger with the mind is through hard work and accomplishing adveristies. Like you, learning how to do a MU was something I thought I never would be able to do, but now that I can, I noticed I strut more with confidence. Working on the ring muscle ups now. Your last post is going to help me!


  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Getting your first pull-up, muscle-up, one-arm chin-up, etc. is an incredibly satisfying feeling. Congrats! Just don't let that confidence turn into cockiness – find a new challenge that humbles you and reminds you that you're always a beginner is some sense.

    • By David -

      Great comment as this is a good reminder for me!

      • By Al Kavadlo -

        Thanks, David!

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