Have you ever heard the story of Cliff Young?
Cliff's story is one that I tell time and time again to new clients or people who stop and ask me, "How do I... (lose weight and keep it off, get as big as you, get enough protein, etc)". I get at least one of these on a daily basis and never have I seen the proverbial light bulb go off more times in someones eyes then when I simply tell them the story of Cliff.
So if you want to transform you life, read slowly and enjoy!
It's 1983, Australia is about to have it's first ever Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon and Cliff walks to the starting line. While this may seem like a trivial detail let me first describe Cliff, he's a 61 year old potato farmer dressed in overalls and construction boots at the starting line of one of the most long distances races ever dreamed up.
He stood out so much so that the other competitors tried to talk him out of racing, "Hey, I'm not trying to be rude here but buddy you're not cut out for this kind of race". Cliff in the voice of a gentle farmer said very matter of factly "I've decided I'm going to race, so that's what I'm going to do."
The race starts, POW! They're off and quickly Cliff is in last place so much so that by the end of the first day all the competitors went to bed to get their 5 hours of sleep before continuing the race the next day without seeing him.
But this is where the beautiful part of the story kicks in, to the surprise of everyone, especially the competitors Cliff had past them in the night. He didn't stop, he didn't sleep, he just kept running...
Finally the other competitors and media caught up to him halfway through the second day and angrily told him "you didn't sleep last night, you can't do that cliff". But true to his intention, he said in a his gentle farmer voice "I planned on running non-stop so that's what I'm going to do".
A race that was scheduled for 7 full days was completed in record time by Cliff in 5 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes which was a full two days faster than the previous world record....
Everyone takes something different away from that story but I would like to highlight a few parts of journey that you can apply to your own life.
Everyone told him what he couldn't do, not because it was against the rules of the race or it was unhealthy. It's because it made them feel uncomfortable about the way they were doing things... You're going to get a lot of people along your transformation who are going to get in your way, it's not because of anything you're doing, it's what they aren't doing... NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T DO!
The other competitors knew exactly what Cliff was willing to do to win after the first day, all of them had a choice to do the same thing but they didn't.. Because it was hard. Along your journey there are going to be hard moments but that's where the growth comes from... IF YOU DO WHAT IS EASY YOUR LIFE WILL BE HARD, BUT IF YOU DO WHAT IS HARD YOUR LIFE WILL BE EASY!
Finally Cliff's story so beautifully displays the power of consistent action. Give me someone who has never stepped foot in the gym, so clumsy they can't go a day without tripping over something and completely out of shape but a deep fire inside their guy to do whatever it takes to change. That's the person who will find a way to win! In all my years of training people I've discovered the key to getting massive change is to find someones leverage point. The spot that makes them uncomfortable... I share everything will my clients because I expect the same from them. If you were abused as a kid, bullied, cheated on or have a painful moment in your life that keeps you stuck then you have to break free of it. ONCE YOU FIND OUT YOUR WHY THEN YOU CAN OVERCOME ANY HOW!
Couldn't be happier with my results! I used to spend hours doing cardio now I workout less and get better results!!!
I'm amazed at how fast we've been able to get results, can't thank you enough man!
I promise that in your FREE SESSION you'll level up what you think is possible for you!
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