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GET JACKED! with Strength Coach Scott Umberger

0 - Published April 7, 2009 by in Training

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This Week’s GET JACKED! - Scott shares insights on success and the pitfalls that come from losing focus.  He even has advice for your love life!

Stay Focused And Live Success Every Day

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Napoleon HillQuotes of the Week:

No man is ever whipped, until he quits — in his own mind.
-Napoleon Hill

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
-Napoleon Hill

One of my athletes at Robert Morris sent me this. His name is Mike Serifin. I really can’t say it any better than Napoleon Hill did. But first my thoughts on the topic of success and never quitting…

Success is a lifestyle. It’s something that you live, not something that you only do the day before a tryout or a game. If you reach a goal don’t stop because once you get complacent you’re done. Once the opposite sex becomes more important than getting better- You’re done. Your ass is toast!

It’s a common joke amongst coaches that when a kid gets to a certain age and he’s pretty good at a sport, he can start pulling in the smoke show broads. The problem is that young men get distracted and once they start thinking with the wrong head, it’s game over. It’s no accident that talented players fall on their face around their junior or senior year of high school or start sucking it up when they make it to college. Don’t be that guy! Stay focused and the girls will still come flocking! She will still like you as long as you don’t get soft and start wearing pink!

I can’t say it enough, Success is a lifestyle!!!!

Think Yourself to Success

by Luc d’Abadie

People who set big goals and follow their dreams are called successful when they reach their goals. To the individual pursuing a dream or working to accomplish a big goal, they see success staring them back in the mirror, whether they reach their dreams or spend a lifetime trying. Everyone has his or her definition of success and happiness. It could be a high-paying job, a promotion, a fancy car, or achieving work-life balance. Unfortunately, not everyone has big plans for the future. I see it everywhere I go–people in their twenties, thirties, forties; people of all ages just drifting through life disillusioned, and wondering why success has passed them by. Success doesn’t just happen. The common denominator of successful people is that they dream big and then translate those dreams into attainable goals.

Vision alone does not yield greatness. To be successful requires honing the habit of thinking like a winner throughout the journey from nothingness to prominence. In his classic book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill explains how attaining wealth in any amount you desire happens as a result of your will power. Norman Vincent Peale’s all-time bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking is founded on the principle that positive results start with positive thoughts. Shad Helmstetter and Wayne Dyer are few of the many other well known authors who have also written best-selling books on the power of the mind. Some call it self-talk, others call it positive thinking or intention, and still others use terminology like visualization or manifestation. Call it anything you like, it all means the same thing–success starts in the mind.

What works harder and longer than you do? Your mind does. While you are awake it is consciously buzzing away with thoughts and ideas and while you sleep your subconscious continues to produce thought after thought. What’s your mind working on while you are in the shower, commuting to work, or sitting in a meeting with a client? The words and pictures you feed your mind carve the path to achieving big goals. Almost every Olympic athlete can testify to a time when they visualized themselves winning the Gold or when they told themselves they would set a world record and they did.

Champions are regular people who confidently tell themselves day and night–through their thoughts and mental images–that they can and will reach their goals. As Napoleon Hill says, “What you can conceive, and believe, you can achieve.” Conceiving big things and believing they are possible is the dividing line between the mediocrity of the masses and greatness of champions.

The bigger the goal and the wilder the dream, the more resistance there will be on the journey. Have you ever had someone tell you that you lack the education, money, experience, connections, or [fill in the blank] that is required to reach your goal? This is one of the primary reasons people do not step outside their comfort zone and pursue their dreams–they aren’t thinking like a champion does, their mind cannot withstand the resistance. Champions are determined to reach their goals and their mind is conditioned to see obstacles as well as opportunities on the journey.

Champions are not born, they are not made, and they can be hard to find in any business. Keep an eye out for them, they come in all ages, genders, shapes and sizes, but between their ears they all have something in common–they think like champions.

For great reads, go buy Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence by Dale Carnegie.

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 Scott Umberger is the owner of Umberger Performance and can be reached through his website or email at scottumberger@gmail.com

Scott has worked with high school, college (athletes from 20 different NCAA schools), and professional athletes(MLL, NHL-ECL, MLB, CHL, NFL, NBA, World Championship Games, and Arena Football I & II), 3 All-Americans (track, swimming, hockey), a Biletnikoff Trophy Winner (top DI Football Receiver), 2 Hobe Baker Trophy Finalist-top 3 and top 10 (Heisman Trophy of College Hockey), a top 10 NCAA scorer in Men’s Hockey, a member of the USA U-22 Woman’s Team, FINA Master World Championship Qualifying Swimmer, current Olympic Hopeful Javelin Thrower, ECAC/IC4A qualifying track hurdler.