You see the difference between success and
failure, in anything, comes down to one simple
You have the ability to *choose* the way your
life is going to be.
Your situation right now is the sum of the *choices*
you have made in the present moment.
And the choices you continue to make in the present
moment will dictate your level of success.
Because nothing exists but THIS moment. There is
no later. No future. No ‘when the economy gets
better’. No ‘when I have more free time’. No ‘if
I had better talent.’ No ‘if I had a bigger team’.
No ‘if I was smarter’.
Success is a *choice*.
The only difference between you and the people
you want to be like is simple:
They’re not a afraid to die on a treadmill.
Because they made a *choice*. They decided who
they wanted to be. What they wanted their life
to be like and they made a *choice* to do it.
They didn’t make the choice in some undefined
‘later’. Or ‘tomorrow‘. Those things don’t exist.
They never will. They will never arrive. Ever.
I could have said ‘I don’t have a business degree’
and then not started Athletes’ Acceleration.
Instead Pat and I made a *choice* and built a
business from scratch that generated 7 figures
in gross sales before we turned 30.
Why? Because we’re not afraid to die on a treadmill.
I could have said ‘I don’t have an exercise science
degree, so I can never be a great coach’.
Instead I studied my ass off. Asked questions.
My athletes got real nasty real fast. I was voted
MA State Coach of the Year at 26. Now people
approach me when I’m at competitions to thank me
for helping them turn around their programs.
I made a *choice* to be successful. I didn’t
listen to the haters (and there are many). I ignored
the doubters (and there are many). I made no excuses
for why I wasn’t smart enough or rich enough to
do what I wanted to do.
I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill.
Now, I know what you’re asking. What is this
I want you to watch this entire video. I watch
it Every. Single. Day.
It reminds me of how important it is for me to
keep making the *choice* to be successful.
It gives me motivation and energy. It’s the
difference between success and failure.
2 + 2 = what I want it to be.
You know whether or not you’re doing what you
need to do to be successful. Whether or not you’re
letting ‘if’s and but’s’ limit you.
So I ask again:
Are you afraid to die on a treadmill?
- Latif Thomas