Listen. Do you hear that?
That’s the sound of rage on the background.
I’m going to be frank here. No beating around the bush. No sugar coating.
Becoming a Bar Brother is damn hard work.
Body weight workout does not give you what you want, it gives you what you earn.
If you are not willing to earn it you are never going to get it…ever
Sorry about that. But I hate to see your dreams getting shattered.
I hate to see you fail.
That sound is the difference between a sheep and a wolf.
Whether you just started training or not, hearing that sound on the background is a sign that you are serious about becoming a Bar Brother.
Even they will admit it.
There have been moments of doubt.
There were moments where they felt as if they weren’t getting results.
Most of the people they started training with gave up after those moments.
That’s because whether you want to get killer abs, lose fat or learn a muscle up, the rules are the same: 97% of you will not make it.
I hate to say it. But it’s the truth.
If you want really want to master this stuff. Don’t worry.
I got you.
You just need to know why 3% succeeds and what sets them apart.
Find out which simple practical wisdom will help you become a master at this and change your results…indefinitely.
The Only Secret To Mastery Is That There Is No Secret
Mastery is not reserved for the super talented.
Mastery is not reserved for the fortunate.
Mastery is not some secret method or strategy.
Mastery is available to anyone who is willing to start something and stay on it, regardless of age, gender or other experience.
Most people don’t achieve mastery, because we are bombarded.
Instant gratification. Instant results. Short term success.
Leading us in the wrong direction.
It starts with baby steps. No results. No success.
The teacher shows you how to do a push up and you slowly go down, falling down right before you push yourself up.
This is how it starts and keeps going for days, maybe even weeks.
So you become impatient. You want to do more, be stronger.
The results just don’t seem to work your way.
Then after 6 weeks of frustration it CLICKS.
You push yourself up 10 times, your muscles have the strength, you even manage an 11th time.
As if it happened all of a sudden, overnight.
That’s not the case and you know it.
What happened? Was it a secret method? A secret strategy?
No, you took a glimpse into the mastery process and achieved your little moment of mastery.
Becoming a Bar Brother master will take you along a path that’s difficult, but rewarding.
You will learn as much about yourself as about the results you want.
Often surprising yourself after a period of non-visible results.
So what does mastery really look like?
Chances are that your idea of getting good at something is completely wrong.
It is sabotaging you right now.
The major issue is that most of us think or used to think (including me) that learning something new is like going through a serie of climaxes.
No long term effort. No plateaus. Just one line of continuous growth.
Making most of us masters at anti-mastery.
What most people think mastery looks like because of marketing quick fixes and commercials:
What real improvement/mastery looks like:
Learning body weight training or any other new skill is initially often started with a spurt of progress, followed by a slight decline and a loooooonnggg plateau.
To become a master you have to realize this: ‘you have to be willing to spend most of your time on a plateau’.
Working, working, working…
Even when you don’t seem to get anywhere, until..
You get that CLICK moment.
The click-moment will always come.
Your muscles, your coordination and all the other changes you are making need to align.
So when you want a six pack, want to learn a muscle up or want to pass the requirements, focus on the practice and do your exercises as good as possible.
The result will take care of itself, if you take care of the process.
Does not sound like a secret does it?
Still, some keep believing there is…
The 3 Anti-Mastery Masters That Will Never Get It
You have to learn to love the plateau every now and then.
Realize that at the end of the plateau a spurt of growth will follow and must follow.
If you don’t you will probably recognize yourself in one of the three characters who never achieve mastery:
The ‘overenthusiastic’ Dabbler, the ‘impatient’ Obsessive and the ‘satisfied’ Hacker.
If you are the dabbler, you love the idea of diving into the unknown.
You are someone who approaches a new skill with massive enthusiasm.
You love newness.
Your first spurt of progress, exhilarates you.
You want to share it with everyone: family, friends and people around you.
But when you hit the plateau, your motivation quickly leaves you.
You start making excuses, saying: “this is just not for you”.
So you start something else: a new skill, sport or challenge filled with entheusiasm.
You think you finally found something which is uniquely made for you.
You hit another the plateau.
Disappointed you stop and start something else, repeating the same process over and over…
If you are an obsessive one, your friends might think you are too competitive.
You will find yourself never settling for second best.
Only the results count.
In fact you want to do EVERYTHING at the first training.
You work out extra hours.
Your first spurt is just what you expected.
Then you hit the inevitable plateau.
You keep pushing, harder than anyone else.
You don’t understand why there is no visible progress.
You feel like there is an insurmountable brick wall you are up against.
You completely reject the skill, vowing to never try it ever again.
You hate the plateau…only to find it again in something else.
If you are a hacker, you are someone who at a certain point of learning a new skill just says: “that it’s good enough”.
You don’t mind not being the best.
You just do what is asked of you, but never more.
You try to look for routines and exercises that will give you the optimal results with minimal effort.
You might find a few hacks here and there which will give you a high degree of skill.
But you never really obtain mastery, because only using quick fixes will not get you there.
You usually stop improving when things get too difficult and strive for feeling comfortable.
While others keep improving around you, you don’t mind.
You just stay on the eternal plateau of ‘good enough’.
Pushing yourself and breaking through your limits is something you’d rather not do.
The result is that while you might obtain a high level of skill, you never really reach your full potential.
While these categories give a statistic representation of reality.
Most of you reading this have a few characteristics of all of the three.
You might go through phases in your development where one of the three is the dominant one.
So Here Is What You Really Need To Know About Mastery
Realize that the mastery process is not a lineair line by stopping the idea of quick fixes.
There are NONE.
Develop an understanding of where you are and learn to LOVE the plateau.
But don’t get stuck on it. Suck at it, suck at it, suck at it….then succeed.
Discover why you are failing and which ‘anti-mastery’ behaviour is keeping you from achieving your results.
Focus on changing your process.
And develop the right mindset. It takes time, but fortunately time is on your side. You can keep improving until your last breath.
You will discover this and more.
But most of all you’ll discover that…the path of mastery is always there.
Waiting for you. You just need to listen to it.
Beast Mode ON!