Quite often I get people emailing me saying that they have been going through the program for 3 months and haven’t gotten the results they want. The next thing I ask them is if they committed themselves 100% to both the diet and the workouts, and 100% of the time they say n0. They might say something like “I’ve been eating pretty clean” or “I usually push myself during the workouts,” but to be flat out honest with you all, that’s not going to cut it.
When I was growing up, my parents always taught me that I need to give it my absolutely all with everything that I was doing if I wanted to be successful with it. This doesn’t mean 80% or 90% of my effort, but 100% is going to get me where I want to go. This is the reason I ended up being successful with my college baseball career. I knew that if I wanted to get top honors that I was going to have to work my ass off in order to get there. This meant that I had to put in more effort than most others were, and that’s why I would hit 300 balls off the tee each night, throw into a tire to practice pitching, and get up at 5:30 AM on a Saturday to do a group workout with the top players while the others were sleeping. It’s no coincidence that I achieved my goals in baseball because I put in 100% effort to get there.
When I started P90X, I knew that I had to commit myself 100% to both the diet and the workouts if I wanted to get outstanding results, and that’s exactly what I did without looking back. Was it hard? Hell yeah it was hard, but I was willing to make sacrifices and work hard to accomplish my goals. When people email me that they didn’t get the results they wanted, it’s frustrates the heck out of me because I tell each and every person that I coach when they sign up that they need to put in 100% effort to see outstanding results, and if they don’t get the results they want, I know that they didn’t put the effort into it. 100% means 100%, not 80%. Some of you need to stop for a minute and look in the mirror, because you are the only one in control of where you end up. Melinda wrote a post yesterday about people making excuses and how she is tired of hearing them, and quite frankly, I am too! If you want something bad enough, then you will do whatever it takes to get it, which means stopping the excuses, making sacrifices, and committing 100%.
I’m not writing this post to tear any of you down, but to help you all understand the importance of committing yourself. If you didn’t get the results you want, it’s not because the program didn’t work, it’s because you didn’t put 100% effort and commit entirely to the diet and workouts. Every single one of you have the chance to accomplish what you want in life, whether it’s top physical fitness, a great job, a great relationship, or all 3, but you have to understand that YOU are in control of whether or not you accomplish each of these.
It’s time to commit 100%!
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