The days that you face a do-or-die, put-up-or-shut-up situation are the days that define us. Andy Frisella calls those "Test Days." Successful people don't just learn to face those days with determination. They learn to love them.
"This morning when I got up to go to the gym, I really didn’t want to go. I didn’t feel like sweating. I didn’t feel like doing my cardio. I didn’t feel like lifting. I would honestly have rather done anything than go do those things, but you know what? I got up and I went and fucking did it."
"If you’ve heard me speak live, you know that I talk about taking control of the days you don’t feel like doing what you need to do. What we don’t talk about, is starting to love those days. I call them test days. The reason I call them test days is because they’re the days you’re testing yourself. You find out what you're really made of on these days."
"How do you become good at conquering those days? You have to start with doing them on the absolute hardest days. Those are your test days. We talk a lot about doing it anyway and doing the work and doing this and that and blah, blah, blah, but the real key that differentiates people from successful and not successful are these days that I'm talking about. Learn how to get excited when that feeling creeps in of "I don’t want to do it."
"I deal with dozens, if not hundreds, of millionaires on a weekly basis, and I can tell you right now, every single one of those motherfuckers loves test days. They love being tested. They love looking themself in the mirror and challenging themselves. Recognize your test days. Recognize the way you learn to dominate your test days is by kicking ass every single time. You'll build confidence, you'll build self-esteem, and you'll build momentum. You’ll stop dreading those test days, and eventually, they’ll become something you live for. When those test days become something you look forward to—that’s when you become unstoppable."
Every day there are people who don’t achieve the goals that they could achieve if they just acted. In almost every case, the reason they didn’t act was because THEY TALKED THEMSELVES OUT OF IT. They let the "little loser voice" inside them dictate the terms of their life - who they are & what they can accomplish.But successful people take specific steps to take control of their mental conversation - and their lives. In this episode, I tell you what they do to dominate.
"What if?" is a question I hear people asking all the time...people who are in the middle of their entrepreneurial journey...or people who are in the midst of trying to accomplish a big goal. The reality is, people who constantly ask themselves that question are mentally abusing themselves. They are subjecting themselves to doubt & uncertainty. Successful people, entrepreneurs or otherwise, are different. They ask entirely different questions and operate under a whole different set of expectations.