“You Are Not Lost In Life – You Are Just Early In The Process”
I just saw this video from Gary Vaynerchuk and it hit me straight in the gut.
The answer to “I feel overwhelmed & I don’t know what to do” from a young guy (LIKE ME) spoke directly to me.
Gary’s Answer: You gotta try stuff. The biggest reason you don’t know what you wanna do is because you haven’t tasted enough things & the biggest reason you are not tasting enough things is you are worried about finding it too fast”
We are all guilty of this and I certainly am fighting with this fear of what if I fail & what should I do?
The key is to take shots, be PATIENT, learn and move forward.
Since high school, I have always wanted to be an athlete & teach fitness to others & I have to some extent done that. That’s why I started my blog, YouTube channel & became a personal trainer.
It’s scary to put this info out there since I know I am always judged but my gut is telling me to do it.
When it comes to my own fitness goals & workouts I have so many options in front of me.
I have tried:
- Learning Advanced Calisthenics Skills
- Going for high reps on bodyweight exercises (like 20 pull ups)
These different training styles & modalities that I have tried and have shaped the way I train but
I wanna get stronger, build muscle, get ripped, learn how to do a handstand on gymnastic rings & deadlift 600 pounds.
Like all of you, I wanna do it all but I have to pick a discipline & get better at it instead of trying to be a jack of all trades & a master of none.
My gut is currently telling me to be a better calisthenics athlete: master the basics & learn the muscle up, handstand, lever & pistol.
Training for these skills is not as easy as do 4 sets of 12 reps. You gotta obsess, be patient & practice the skill daily.
Most importantly you have to let go of your mental fear & overcoming the biggest obstacle in your life: YOURSELF
You are the one limiting yourself from not being able to get these skills done.
Yes we need to learn progressions to these exercises
Yes we need to get stronger in certain positions
Yes we need to learn to breathe when creating tension while on a handstand
All these attributes are necessary to build up your physical strength, balance & control.
But the ultimate battle is to free yourself from fear.
To stop worrying about being scared & failing from a handstand.
To stop thinking you can’t do a hard exercise like a muscle up or handstand when you haven’t even physically tried it.
To stop caging your mind into thinking that you are weak, skinny, fat, heavy, tired, genetically ungifted or [insert other lame excuse you’ve told yourself]
Try a new exercise without much thought & let the fear move to the side.
Don’t be afraid of failure. Be afraid of not knowing whether you can or can’t.
To end this just TRY & gather learning experiences.
Watch Gary’s video & remember that anything you wanna achieve will happen as long as you keep trying and are patient.
That “overwhelmed + lost feeling” of not knowing what to do will little by little start to get clearer & you’ll have greater direction on what you want to do vs just “thinking of what if”
Attack Life, Your Goals & Your Fears,
– Luis Carrillo
Attack Life and Get Stronger!
– Luis Carrillo