Your mind really is your most powerful tool; your success both inside and outside of the gym depends on focusing the power of your mind. Here Are My Top 15 Tips On Creating And Utilizing Your Own “Mass Machine Mindset”:
Mass Machine Mindset #1: What You’re Doing Right Now is the Most Important Thing in The World
Every single action you take toward your ultimate bodybuilding goal is important, but unless you make each step the most important thing in the world, you’ll never get the results you’re capable of getting. Adopt the mindset that this weight training session is the most important thing in the world while you are doing it. This intense cardio session is the most important thing in the world while you are doing it. This post-workout meal is the most important thing in the world. However, once it’s done—it’s done. If you didn’t do as well as you wanted, it doesn’t matter anymore. If you did do well, it doesn’t matter either. The next workout, the next meal is now the most important thing in the world. Why? It keeps you intensely focused and it keeps you moving forward.
Mass Machine Mindset #2: Be The Best “You” Possible
Strive to be the very best version of you that you possibly can—regardless of your genetic limitations. We all have weaknesses. We all have strengths. However, we’re not powerless against our genetics. We can choose to work with our weaknesses and capitalize on our strengths. Sometimes, simply having a plan that we have confidence in and that we are consistently following towards is all we need to feel great about the challenges we face. On my website you’ll find that this is one of the most common themes.
Mass Machine Mindset #3: There’s ALWAYS More
There’s ALWAYS more that I can do to get better at my bodybuilding and training efforts. I’m never forced to settle for what I know or can do right now. It doesn’t matter what I have or haven’t accomplished in the past, there’s ALWAYS more I can do. To get more out of my performance and genetic potential, I’ll need to better organize, harness and utilize my physical, mental, emotional, and psychological abilities. I’ll also need to maximize resources like time, information, money, and the people around me in ways that help me achieve more.
Mass Machine Mindset #4: Results are What Matter
Results are what matter most. Never forget this. Never get comfortable because you get a lot of tasks checked off your list every day or use strategies that your friends all agree are the “best.” Never confuse activity for accomplishment. There’s a big difference between the two. If you aren’t getting the results you really want, you’re working too hard on the wrong things.
Mass Machine Mindset #5: Learn, Share and Learn Some More
As the saying goes, “To teach is to learn twice.” Openly sharing your bodybuilding experience and knowledge with others is one of the most effective ways to take your own efforts to the next level. You get a better understanding of and perspective on what you’re doing when you break it down to someone else. Walk your talk. There’s no need to force what you believe onto others. If people respect what you do, they’ll seek out your advice. And make sure you have the other person’s best interest in mind. Helping others isn’t about you and your ego. This is the biggest purpose of my Facebook page.
Mass Machine Mindset #6: Use Science, but Don’t Make it Your Religion
Strive to use the latest and most effective scientific research to help you reach your training goals. Just remember that a great physique is your ultimate goal—not the fact that you use science. That’s like a person priding himself on being a business school graduate but losing the sight of the fact he wants to become a successful businessman. A well-educated bodybuilder shouldn’t be satisfied with the knowledge they’ve earned if it isn’t producing results.
Mass Machine Mindset #7: Look for Effectiveness, Not Perfection
A bodybuilding strategy doesn’t need to be optimal in order to be effective. An optimal strategy, without desire and determination, can be just as ineffective as a terrible strategy. Although perfect is great, you don’t always need the perfect strategy if your head and heart are in the right place. You’ll eventually find your way there. If you believe that you’re already using “perfect” strategies and still struggle, then do some soul searching. Be honest with yourself and evaluate your desire and determination.
Mass Machine Mindset #8: Let Yourself Be Motivated by Others
When you see someone who has a physique that’s better than yours, admire it. Use what he’s accomplished as a source of inspiration. Don’t assume he hasn’t done anything extraordinary to get that body, was blessed with perfect genes or is using drugs. Even though his physique may be far beyond what you currently believe is possible for you, you can use him as motivation that can end up proving you sold yourself short.
Mass Machine Mindset #9: Only Associate with People at Your Level or Higher
Make sure the people you spend your time with are just as determined, optimistic, and driven as you are to reach your definition of success. People who are at your level or above think the way you need to think and actually do the things that you must do in order to succeed. It is an undeniable fact that the person who is most certain about who they are and what they are about will control the environment of the people he’s with. Make things easier on yourself and only associate with people at your level or above.
So, why would some at a higher level want to associate with you? Great question. Develop this “Mass Machine Mindset” that I am outlining in this article and you’ll provide them with a great incentive. An outstanding mindset and attitude can compensate for the results that you have earned—yet.
Mass Machine Mindset #10: It’s About Your Results, Dude
Don’t be satisfied just to outwork everyone else. What matters most is your results. You want to outwork AND out-result everyone else at the same time. A lot of hard work without the outstanding results to show for it is, well, just a lot of hard work.
Mass Machine Mindset #11: The Basics Work
Although they’re not always glamorous, the basics work. That’s how they became the basics. New, different, exciting strategies are appealing, but will they help you get the results you want or just overwhelm and confuse you? Until you’ve reached an expert level, you really don’t have the knowledge yet to truly assess these new techniques. You could even end up dumping a solid strategy for one that’s not going to work. It’s like passing up a solid truck that was actually a monster for a shiny new car that turns out to have a puny engine.
Mass Machine Mindset #12: Keep Moving Forward
Are you in a slump? Just remember that “this too shall pass” and keep on keepin’ on. You’ll climb your way back to “Machine-like” progress if you just keep focused on your high standards—even if you aren’t executing them as well as you’d like right now.
Mass Machine Mindset #13: If You Think It—You Must Do It!
Make the commitment to stop questioning that part of you that knows who you really are and what you are really capable of doing. Step up. Man up. Trust your instincts. Do what that real winner inside of you instructs you to do. When you are about to begin a set and your first thought is to pick up the 50-pound dumbbells—then do it! Don’t talk yourself out of it. When you know you really should do at least 8 reps during your next set with the weight you’ve chosen, don’t rationalize and decide that less than 8 reps is acceptable. Like your muscles. This Mass Machine Mindset will get stronger the more you use it.
Mass Machine Mindset #14: Potential is Meaningless
Don’t waste your time asking anyone what your “potential” is to build a great physique. In life, you either do it or you don’t do it. You don’t need anyone else’s approval or validation to go for what you want in life. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has a saying that goes, “Never seek advice from someone who doesn’t have anything to lose.” No one cares about your success more than you. No one has more to lose if you fail than you do. Take charge of your own destiny and don’t let anyone other than you influence your future.
Mass Machine Mindset #15: Create The Largest Gap Humanly Possible
The most successful person is the one who creates the largest gap between where they started and where they are now. The person who starts with very few advantages but works his tail off to produce very good results is far more successful than the person who is extremely gifted and only ends up with very good results. I know they appear to have achieved the same level of success but a “Mass Machine” doesn’t see it that way. Stop comparing your current situation to other people who appear to be more advanced and start focusing on creating the largest gap humanly possible.
Train Hard. Think Big.
Skip La Cour
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