If you want to accomplish anything of significance in life then you’re going to need to forget about balance.
Balance is bullshit.
Although it’s what most fitness gurus talk about these days.
They say that balance is “the key” to better fitness results, lifestyle, etc.
So, they’re saying that if you want abs, eat clean 50% of the time and dog shit the other 50%.
Want to start a business? Work on it 50% of your workday and spend the other 50% on milfhunter.com. It’s about balance, right?!
If you want to be great at anything, then you gotta be fuckin’ relentless. Forget balance.
I’ll be the first to tell you that you need to enjoy your life. You need to have work and play. In fact, I’m a huge believer in that. However, the time you put into work is going to be considerably more than the time you spend with your friends. If you want to be successful that is.
If you want to lose body fat the ratio of eating clean to eating Pop-Tarts certainly should NOT be 1:1. The truth is you’ll need to eat clean (or eat real food) 90-95% of the time if you want to look and feel better. But these clowns don’t want to tell you that because it’s not what you want to hear.
I am going to tell you that because it’s the truth, and it’s what is necessary for success.
It’s important to enjoy yourself. It’s important to indulge. It’s absolutely important to spend quality time with your close friends and family. But most of the time you should be working on you, working on your business or work and eating well.
If you’re spending an equal amount of time playing X-Box with your boys as you are working on your business then I will assure you that failure is inevitable.
Fuck balance. That shit is weak.
Telling yourself that life is about balance sets you up for mediocrity. And who the fuck wants that?
Do you want to have a mediocre life? Mediocre relationship? Mediocre business?
You want to be great, and balance does not lead to greatness.
Greatness takes discipline, structure, focus, planning and a relentless work ethic so you can then create the time for leisure. But it’s not going to be a 50/50 split.
The same goes for training. If you want to be strong and lean then you’re not going to train only half of the year.
I’m not suggesting that you need to constantly go, go, go all the time. That will lead to burnout.
What I am suggesting is that if you really want something you’re not going to be completely balanced. Your goal, whatever that is, should take up the majority of your time. Then you can schedule cheat meals, play time… whatever.
So forget balance. Forget the gurus.
Decide on what you want, and then go fucking get it.
Thanks for reading.