In the Summer of of 2014 i decided to take on a big challenge of becoming a natural pro bodybuilder. Some may not know this but in my first ever bodybuilding show in Montreal i ended up coming in last place. Not to brag but I’ve always enjoyed competiting through sports and have been used to winning. Stepping on the stage to do a bodybuilding show was a huge deal for me. Definitely something outside my comfort zone. Imagine the thought of walking out on stage in front of a crowd only wearing underwear. Scary thought isn’t it!.
After the show i had serious doubts about ever stepping on stage again. I didn’t want to experience such defeat ever again. I had let a few months go by before i had regained confidence about giving it another try. In life some of us take failures and set backs as a bad thing. The truth is, its ok to fail and we all will have set backs in life. ” The key is what action do we take after experiencing life challenges.” Ive decided that i will always try to see the benefits of any sort of setback or failure in my life.
How The Power Of Visualization Helped Me To Transform
Everything thing that has manifested in my life has came from my in power to visualize my future. In the image below notice in the comment section i declared that i will be looking forward to becoming a natural pro bodybuilder in November 2014. If you look above that statement you can see the date the day it was mentioned July 11,2014.
I took all the necessary steps forward to do my best and i ended up turning Pro in November 2014. “If you don’t make a conscious effort to visualize who you are and what you want in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape you and your life” Quote taken from one of my favourite Authors Stephen Covey who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. is known as perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time. He hit 714 home runs, and for almost four decades, he held the major league lifetime home run record. Legend has it that during the 1932 World Series, he actually pointed to a spot on the outfield wall and then hit a home run directly over that spot. He was known as “The Babe,” “The Bambino,” and “The Sultan of Swat.” In fact, Yankee Stadium is still known today as “The House That Ruth Built.” He was a legend even during his own lifetime.
One thing that many people don’t know about Babe Ruth is that before he ever held the record for the most home runs, he held the record for being struck out! That’s right–the Great Bambino knew well the walk back to the dugout, which means you can add “Strikeout King” to his list of nicknames. In fact, Ruth struck out 1,330 times–more than any other player in his era.
You would think that at some point in his career, while he was the “Strikeout King,” that he would have been a bit embarrassed or discouraged. I doubt if anyone would have blamed him if he had decided to just skip the next game. But he didn’t. And, you might think that since he was constantly striking out that he would have started doing things a bit differently. Perhaps he would have changed his batting stance or decided not to swing so hard, but he didn’t.
You see, even before Babe Ruth became the lifetime home run leader, he saw himself as successful baseball player. He continually visualized his future success. Babe didn’t allow his past mistakes and failures to affect his confidence. Instead, he saw himself on a mission–to hit more home runs than anyone else. He was not going to allow the fear of failure to get in the way of his destiny. He knew those home runs were inside of him, just waiting to burst forth.
So I ask you today: what do you do when you –strike out– in life? Do you just give up and throw in the towel, or do you stand strong, knowing you’re one swing closer to that home run?
Fear of failure robs so many people of their confidence and causes them to sit in the dugout of life. But just like “The Babe,” you have to realize that there are seeds of greatness inside of you just waiting to burst forth. Don’t let your past mistakes or failures steal your destiny. Realize that you are also on a mission, and that no matter where you’ve tossed your bat, you can pick it up, get back in the game, and keep on swinging because sooner or later you will knock that ball right out of the park.
Continually visualize your future success,
Fitness Coach Mike,