You don’t see.
You see the 5 mile runs a few days per week, or the 40# ruck – you don’t see the foam rolling and stretching I do on a daily basis to keep my body operating at peak performance.
You see the muscles – you don’t see the hour per day I am working out in my home gym, or the HIIT class I am attending at 6 am.
You see the different businesses I am involved in – you don’t see the $75,000 in credit card debt I had to fight my way out of because of maxing out credit cards during multiple failed business attempts.
You see the coaching business I just launched – you don’t see the internal torment I put myself through for almost 10 years after having convinced myself I wasn’t good enough to get paid to help others.
You see the amazing woman by my side – you don’t see the time I took to focus on myself to ensure I was capable of fully loving someone and sharing my life with them.
You see me checking off tasks from my daily to do list on a consistent basis – you don’t see me rolling out of bed at 4 am 5-6 days per week to make sure I have time to accomplish my goals AND still have plenty of time to focus on what matters the most to me … MY FAMILY.
You see my rock hard abs (I know, insert rolling eye emoji) – you don’t see the willpower it takes to say no to all of the food I would rather be eating on a daily basis.
You see the discipline and positive mental attitude I have – you don’t see the hundreds of leadership and self-development books I’ve read for the past 20 years to help me get here.
You see … there’s actually so much you don’t see.
Next time you see someone “succeeding” at something and you think to yourself, “it must be nice.”
Yes, it is nice to enjoy all of the things I mentioned above, but often times it really sucks going through the process to get there.
And here’s another cold hard truth.
That process never ends.
The relationships, the fitness, the mental fortitude, the body, the businesses ~ they can all end in the blink of an eye.
How so you may ask?
Simple – if I stop doing all of the things you don’t see.
Celebrating wins online is great and I do it often because it’s a reward I give myself for all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.
But, trust me when I say, you’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg.
Want to experience better health, better relationships (with others and yourself), a better physique, better results in business, etc.?
Commit to doing all of the ‘little things’ on a daily basis that no one else will see.
In that darkness, in that stillness, in that moment (every single day) – is where winners are made.
I’ll see you on the battlefield.