Often the secret of an amazing body transformation is not in the ‘how-to’. It’s in the ‘why-to’.
Although the ‘how-to’ is vitally important. A powerful ‘why-to’ will carry you past all the obstacles that life throws in your way on a daily basis.
So, if you’re serious about getting the body of your dreams then you need to dig deep and find a reason for doing it that’s bigger than your ego. That will be your insurance policy for reaching your goals.
By now, if you’ve been reading any of the articles on this site, you’ve probably gotten the message about how great the Adonis lifestyle can make you look. That is, if you get the system and actually use it.
You’ve seen the dozens of men from the ages of 18 to 60 who have had amazing transformations with jaw dropping results. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ve heard their inspiring podcast stories of how they often overcame huge obstacles to finally arrive at the body of their dreams.
Just seeing the transformations of these ordinary men into Greek gods was enough to make many of us immediately order the program and then head to the gym. That, and the no BS approach of John Barban are what made me take action.
But I’m here to say: “Just wanting to look incredible is not a big enough reason to take you all the way to your goal”.
The desire to have a killer body is a strong emotional motivator. Who doesn’t want to have a body that is the envy of all their friends plus a powerful magnate to the opposite sex? That’s a no-brainer.
But most likely you will encounter traps and obstacles along your journey to a better body. And if you don’t have a bigger motivation than just looking good with your shirt off, you’re gonna fall off the wagon faster than a cowboy in a greased saddle.
So today we’re going to talk about how you can discover your deepest motivational force, while developing a strategy to get around any obstacle that gets in your way.
The ‘Do It For Them’ Exercise
OK, get out paper and a pen, or open a new word document. No whining.
Just do it.
Next, make a list of all the people who would directly benefit from you getting stronger and healthier and happier.
Think about it for a while. This could be one of the most important things you do. So, turn off the music or anything else that’s making noise, and take some long deep breaths to quiet your mind chatter.
Step 1. The List
Think about the people that are closest to you. Write all their names down on your list. Put their names in a column on the left side of the page.
Take your time. The more complete your list is, the more reasons you’ll have to reach your goals.
Include people who may not even be in your life yet: your future spouse, future children or grand-children, even in-laws if you’re feeling generous.
Step 2. The Benefits
Then, to the right of each name, list all the ways that person will benefit from you being the happiest, healthiest, strongest, long living-est version of yourself.
This is where you need to dig the deepest. Imagine the difference you would make to the quality of their lives. Think about all the big and small things you could do for them, and all the ways you would inspire them to be the best they can be.
Step 3. Show Me the Money
So, what is all this worth?
Assuming that regular exercise adds several years to your life, how much is an additional 7-10 years of life worth to you and your loved ones.¨?
I’m serious. Put a dollar value to all those benefits you are giving your family and friends. Benefits like more hugs, more smiles, more support, inspiration and guidance. A strong shoulder to lean on, and a strong hand to lift them up.
If it’s worth doing it has value. And if it has value you can measure it in dollars, pesos, euros, or rupees.
So, make a column on the right hand side of the page with the monetary value of the benefits your transformation would give to each person. And then add them up with a total at the bottom.
That total is your estimate of how much your transformation is worth to those that are closest and dearest to your heart.
Step 4. The Excuse Buster
Now you have a powerful document that can propel you past any obstacle that gets in your way or any excuse your mind might dream up.
But in order to work, you must review this list periodically so you’ll remember your true priorities. I recommend reading your list at least once every couple weeks or more often depending on what kind of challenges are going on in your life.
This will re-focus your mind on the bigger picture of why you are getting into great shape and the value you are creating to others when you do that.
It will also inspire you to get creative when obstacles pop up.
Step 5. Use the Adonis Forum
OK, you’ve made your list. You’ve uncovered your deepest, most potent reasons for attaining and maintaining your ideal body.
What more can you do to insure your success?
Two words: social support.
Hang out with hundreds of others who have the same goals, the same challenges and the same victories as you. Transformations have literally been made and saved because of advice and support given on the Adonis forum.
I have benefited greatly from it personally, and I haven’t found a friendlier, more respectful fitness community on the internet.
There is power in shared purpose, knowledge and experience.
- In order to get the body of your dreams, you’re going to need a bigger reason than just looking good naked, even though this is a pretty good one, it’s still not enough for most people to stick to the plan and actually achieve their goals
- Finding your ‘why-to’ is the secret that will propel you past all obstacles and excuses
- The ‘Do It For Them Exercise’. Make a complete list of all the people that would benefit from your transformation
- Next to their names, list all the ways that person will benefit from a happier, healthier, stronger you
- Show Me the Money: put a monetary value to each of those benefits and total it up
- Review this document every two weeks or more often to keep your priorities straight
- Make use of the social support in the Adonis forum to insure your continued success
- And remember that failing to plan is planning to fail