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Shit, Suck, Good, Great

I recently attended a power lifting seminar at the Elite FTS compound in London, Ohio.  While power lifting may not be something I ever compete in or attempt to master, these monster-sized men put on an amazingly educational eight hours of lecture on weight training for even the non-power lifter, bio-mechanics, nutrition, strength training for young athletes, restorative exercises, and much more.  All the while emphasizing the importance of how to cuss, how to be a man, how to cuss better than all men, how to teach all humans to be the ultimate man while cussing at them profusely.  It was a great weekend.

One of the most valuable lessons I took away with me came up during the business Q and A portion with owner, Dave Tate on our last day at the compound.  Dave has worked his way up the ranks in business, in power lifting, and in life by following two simple and extremely important rules;  Have integrity, and be yourself.  He’ll be the first one to admit that he did not have an easy go at any of it right from the start and to this very day.  He made a ton of mistakes, worked his ass off in the process, and now hosts these seminars to teach aspiring athletes and business owners everything he has learned (with all proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation… yep… pretty cool guy).  He made a special point to break down this “climb” from nothing to something, from weak to strong, or in his terms, “from shit to great”.  He explained, “Its easy to go from shit to suck and from suck to good.  The challenge lies in going from good to great”.

You have a poor diet, and gain a ton of weight, you realize you’ve “gone to shit” so you stop eating Twinkies and lose fifty pounds.  Now you just suck.  You hit the gym, you lose more weight, you get strong, your cardiovascular health improves.  Now you’re good.  What makes good turn great?  You get stronger?  You lose more weight?  Often times we become complacent in our state of “good”.  We score 90% and we’re good with that.  When did 100% become an option?  Maybe it won’t be in the form of breaking records at the gym or watching that number on the scale drop.  Maybe our “great” will be teaching people to see “great” as their new standard… as their only end-point.  Dave explained that the true difference between someone who is a success at ANYTHING versus someone who is not is their mission to be great… their nonacceptance of good… their strive for 100%… and their inability to accept anything less.  Going from shit to good happens in leaps and bounds.  Going from good to great is often just running one millisecond faster than your competitor, lifting one rep more than your max, taking one extra minute to motivate your clients.  Its almost nothing, and yet it becomes everything in the end.  Be great.  Period.

Yours in health, happiness, total shit, greatness, and the journey between the two,

-Verity Somers

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