Imagine for a minute if you will, as unpleasant as it may
seem, being shot in the chest.
Now imagine being shot in the chest at point blank range.
Now imagine if you will, that you keep on doing whatever
it is you were doing.
Teddy Roosevelt, was the 26th President of the United
After his first presidency, he decided to run again as a
member of the Bull Moose Party.
While campaigning and about to give a stump speech, he
was shot in the chest by a would-be assassin.
Roosevelt then proceeded to his venue and addressed
his audience –
“Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully
understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than
that to kill a Bull Moose.”
… And then went on to speak for 90 minutes.
Sure, the bullet was slowed by a steel eye glass case
and a copy of the speech he was carrying, but still…
How’d Roosevelt get so tough?
He trained himself to be so.
He was a sickly child who almost died of asthma.
To combat this, he took up boxing and physical exercise
and spent part of his youth in the outdoors, discovering
and cataloging nature.
Did TR (as he’d become known) use kettlebells?
What I do know is that his “secret” strategy transcended
any exercise or piece of exercise equipment.
So what the was his “secret” strategy?
He trained his mind.
He became mentally tough.
See, it doesn’t matter how many or what size KBs
And it doesn’t matter how “hard” you workout with them.
And here’s something that will really shock you:
It doesn’t matter how strong you are, how lean you are,
or how muscular you are.
If you cannot bring yourself to do more, push harder, than
the last time, or learn something new about yourself, or just
show up and do the work when you don’t want to or “don’t
feel like it” –
Then you are sowing seeds of weakness in your mind.
Do that long enough and it becomes a habit…
… A habit of weakness…
… A habit of failure…
Because if you can’t perform when life is relatively calm,
then you have virtually ZERO chance of performing
when life gets tough.
And that includes obstacles you will face when losing
body fat, gaining muscle, and getting stronger.
The Truth is –
You have to train to be mentally tough.
Learning how to become mentally tough is the ONLY
way to truly get the results you’re looking for.