Awesomeness is not easily obtained, but a good start would be to bear the Eo3 Logo on your chest and do amazing things, while wearing said logo. After you have accomplished that you can now move on to the 11 ways to become awesome.
Whether in fitness, or in life, here are 11 ways to achieve awesomeness. It is my belief that you cannot be a better human strictly through fitness, so today we talk about life a little bit. Balance is the key to life…and fitnes
1.) Set The “Big Three” – Core Values
First, we start with a little introspection. A good place for you to start would be a great article at The Art of Manliness called “Define Your Core Values”, that is part of the series 30 Days to be a Better Man.
The article says try to get a list of five, but you really only need three core values. Pick three core values that determine who you are. These core values will guide you in all future decisions in your life. So long as you guide your life by your core values you should end up where you want to be, which is in a complete state of awesomeness.
2.) Never compare your inside to someone else’s outside
A few years ago I worked for a very successful Real Estate Entrepreneur who would say that exact thing to people all the time.
Never compare your inside, to someone else’s outside.
Basically, never look at someone who is really successful, smart and fit and think, “Man, if I could just be like them.” or the “Wow, they are so much better than me.” Because the fact of the matter is, you have no idea what is going through their head.
You don’t know how insecure they might actually be, how stressed their family life is, or anything else about them. So if you compare your inner thoughts to their outer persona – you will always feel like crap. They will seem like a superhero, and you will feel mediocre.
3.) Enjoy Every Step of Your Quest
Life and fitness is a quest, and or journey. There is no culminating event at the end of each stage in life, or fitness, and there is no designated time for you to stop working to enjoy the view.
What you have going on today and tomorrow is your quest. Don’t always think, “If I could just achieve this one thing I will be happy,” keep after you goals but realize what you have and what you are doing.
Take time each day to realize what position you are in and what you have accomplished and enjoy what you are doing.
4.) Set The “Daily Three”
This one comes straight from Tim Ferris in the book, The Four Hour Work Week (great read if you haven’t already).
Basically he says there really shouldn’t be more than three big, important things you need to do each day. Sure, life is full of little tasks that are repetitive in nature and you must do daily, but we are talking about accomplishment.
Everyday after you wake up, or the night before, make a list of three big things you want to accomplish for that day. You will find that you put more time and effort into each of these tasks and that they will be accomplished to the best of your ability, as opposed to a list of ten.
5.) Never Settle!
The idea of “Things could be worse” or overall complacency is a terrible mindset for fitness and for life.
In fitness, if you are just a little overweight or a little weaker than you want to be, but you think well I could be even fatter or weaker…so I’m doing pretty well.
Don’t do this in fitness or in your life. Things can always be better. It is just a matter of your willpower and determination that will get you there. Never settle!
6.) Challenge/Scare yourself frequently
In fitness, you should do this on a weekly basis. Take yourself to that point where you are actually a little afraid of what will happen if you were to keep pushing yourself. The more you go to that place, the harder it will be to get there. Meaning you are getting in incredible shape.
In life, it is always easier to make a decision based off of security and comfort. Don’t be afraid to take that risk every once in awhile and do something you truly want to.
7.) Never Follow the crowd
Following the crowd is an epidemic. An epidemic that can lead to unhappiness and depression. I am not talking about the surface-level “follow the crowd”.
I am talking about the big picture follow the crowd, in which you let the thoughts and opinions of other people determine your steps…in YOUR life.
I can’t tell you how many people I know who want to be doctors and lawyers, not for passion of medicine or law, but because of how prestigious the title is.
I call this the Dr. Lawyer syndrome.
Following your passion and being happy, even if that is being a garbage man, in more respectable than the person who wants you to think they are cool by practicing a profession they hate.
8.) Be proactive – In everything
The bare minimum is the bar that most people set for themselves.
I have trained 100’s of military officers in physical fitness, and when we would prepare for any sort of physical fitness test or assessment the question I would get asked most often was, “What’s the minimum I need to pass.”
It didn’t matter if they could do more or push themselves harder, some people only want to do what will get them by, the rest is excess.
If you become extremely proactive in fitness and in your daily life you will start to realize that other people notice that type of thing, and it will go a long way.
9.) Help (at least) one other person along the way
Don’t be selfish on your quest to awesomeness!
If you have ever looked at my list on the page “My Revolution” you will see that one of my End of Three Fitness goals is “Change someone’s life”.
That is something I am always striving for. I want to help at least one person change their life. That is why when I receive emails I am as helpful as I possibly can be. You never know when something small will turn into something huge.
If you are well on your way to awesomeness, help someone else along the way. You won’t regret it!
Good luck in your quest to awesomeness!