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Mind DoctrineŽ

by Tom Platz

Goal Setting
Avoiding the Negative
Face the Fear of Failure



Each of us must, in some way, make a commitment. The commitment can be on the order of a goal, but more realistically, it should be an expression of your ideals.

There is no doubt that we make many commitments -- such as commitments to our employer, our spouse or significant other, our parents, our friends, etc. However, the most important commitment is the one we make to ourselves. When you make a commitment to yourself, there can never be an acceptable excuse as to why you did not fulfill that commitment.

If you commit yourself to winning a bodybuilding title or to succeeding in a fitness program, make sure you understand what you must do before you accept that challenge.

Ask yourself questions such as:

  • Are you physically and mentally capable?
  • Are you able to manage your time to train?
  • Are you financially able to meet the training obligations?
  • Do you have a support group to help along the way?
  • Why do I really want to do this?

When you have answered these provocative questions to your satisfaction, you are ready to make a self-commitment. Remember, a self-commitment is the only true commitment.


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