The legendary personal development teacher Earl
Nightingale once said…
“ATTITUDE is the most important word in the English
What he means is the way you feel about yourself and
the character you exhibit is far, far more important in
reaching your goals than your talents, strengths or
A strong attitude not only affects the way other people
see you — but it greatly affects the way YOU see
This idea always reminds me to of a scene in the movie
“Training Day” when Denzel Washington is surrounded
by all of the other gangsters in the neighborhood with
their guns drawn.
They threaten to kill him, but in his grand arrogance he
gives an emotionally fueled speech where he reminds them
of how powerful he is (or thinks he is).
Then he drops the best line in the movie, “King Kong
ain’t got s*it on me!”
Sometimes when I’m training I like to play this scene in
my head and I even go as far as to remind my training
partners that “King Kong ain’t got s*it on me!” :)
It’s all about ATTITUDE!
And your attitude is shaped by the stories that you tell
yourself about who you are and what you are capable
Are you entertaining stories about how you’re not big
enough, smart enough, good looking enough, strong
Or are entertaining the idea that King Kong ain’t got
s*it on you?
Either way, there IS a story about yourself that you’ve
accepted and believe.
On of the best ways to develop an awesome attitude, is to
do awesome things.
Like cleaning and jerking 200, 300 or 400 pounds overhead!
Not only does a feat like that require a strong attitude, but
it requires that you discipline yourself towards learning the
skills to make it happen.
All of the Olympic Lifts… the clean, jerk and snatch require
strength, speed, skill and attitude.
You can learn more about developing the strength, speed and
skills to do it with the videos on the website below:
But you can ONLY develop the attitude to it within your very
Talk to ya tomorrow.
PS – here is the scene from Training Day :)