Where to StartBeing The 'BEST YOU'

Where to Start To Be Your Best

The starting line.

how to be your best

Ever since I switched to my new Instagram (@colbylivesfit – hmu if you haven’t!) I have been getting tons of DM’s regarding where to start.  Today, I want to speak to that with you lovely souls!

These questions are almost always regarding something along the lines of being the absolute best we can be.  Sometimes it goes further into ‘being the best we can be at ___’, but often it stops at simply …

being the best we can be, in general.

And, not only do I love that question, but I understand the trickiness of where to start.  I will admit, I am not a professional at this, I am still working everyday to master this– however, that is the beauty, there is always something we can be working on.

If you read this and are interested further, check out my 21 Day Challenge!

Here are my tips to work on your mindset and begin accomplishing the ‘BEST YOU’ that is possible:

My goal with this is to give you a bunch of mini one-liners and have you to spend a few minutes thinking about how each one applies to your life.  You’ll see that these are all extremely applicable to whatever you are striving for.

  • Seconds spent not conscious, are seconds lost.  Strive to live the best you can in every second, whether that be in the gym, doing work, etc.
  • The moments spent working on yourself when nobody is watching are the moments that will create you.  Live every second like 1000 people are watching.  If you are doing a sprint workout, sprint like you are at the Olympic Games, if you are meditating, don’t half ass it with your phone next to you, do what you would if you were being evaluated.
  • Sit down and write.  Whether it be every night, or once a week, spend time to catch up with yourself as you would a friend.  Reevaluate and readjust.
  • Know what you want to be. If you don’t know the end goal, how can you form the path?
  • Everything is a choice.  And, you have to learn to make some tough ones.
  • Instead of making excuses, make plans to not let it happen again.
  • Work like hell.
  • Ignore the haters.
  • Be a savage in every way you can.
  • Identify your weaknesses and work to re-label them.

Now, go back and one by one think about each of these.  I will go first!

I have not posted about this on here, so SURPRISE, but I have the goal of making it to the CrossFit Regionals within 2 years, here is how I think about the above..

  • Seconds spent not conscious, are seconds lost.  Strive to live the best you can in every second, whether that be in the gym, doing work, etc. – I fight everyday when I am in the gym to make the most of each minute, and I fight everyday to control every other aspect of training that I can outside the gym (sleep, nutrition, recovery).
  • The moments spent working on yourself when nobody is watching are the moments that will create you.  Live every second like 1000 people are watching.  If you are doing a sprint workout, sprint like you are at the Olympic Games, if you are meditating, don’t half ass it with your phone next to you, do what you would if you were being evaluated.  – I strive to put in the exact same work on tough workouts when nobody is watching that I would if I was competing.
  • Sit down and write.  Whether it be every night, or once a week, spend time to catch up with yourself as you would a friend.  Reevaluate and readjust.  – Every weekend I sit down, plan my training for the week and meal plan.   I focus on what worked, what didn’t and what I need to improve on. 
  • Know what you want to be. If you don’t know the end goal, how can you form the path? – CrossFit Regionals 2k19 baby
  • Everything is a choice.  And, you have to learn to make some tough ones. – Do I want to train at 6am everyday? No. Do I because I have to in order to get everything done? Yes.
  • Instead of making excuses, make plans to not let it happen again. – I think I have a 1000 examples of this.
  • Work like hell. – Check
  • Ignore the haters. – Check check
  • Be a savage in every way you can. – Check
  • Identify your weaknesses and work to re-label them. – I suck at pull ups and wall balls. Guess what I do every day?

be the best you can be

Alright you beaut, now its your turn!

I want to reiterate that you can apply this technique to any thing you want, not just athletics.  Spend some time really thinking through this.  Grab a pen and paper, and get to work!

 

Want more ?? -> 21 Day Challenge!

 

colby triolo

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