“If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.”
Your personal improvement of becoming more fit for the hunt is about creating or losing a habit. Your mindset is everything. It’s not solely about obtaining your goal then just stopping at that. It’s about reaching further and making more challenging, obtainable goals after you have successfully conquered one goal. You want your change to be permanent, good habits need to stick around for the long hunt. In order to build a strong foundation, it all starts with one prominent step, the first one.
Focus on excellence and sweat the small steps! For every major accomplishment you see in your performance, don’t forget about all the hundreds of baby steps you completed for that to take place. Focus on where you are climbing on the mountain instead of feeling overwhelmed by sitting at the base staring at the top. Habits are the basis of improvement, but are not created overnight. I don’t believe in a “quick fix” type mentality or product, I believe in hard work utilized in the proper formula.
Breaking a bad habit and creating a good habit is not always easy, but remember, habits are built one action at a time. Put your blinders on and master one repetition at a time. Will there be setbacks? Absolutely, but with a consistent action plan and mindset, you will prosper. Sometimes you may feel like you are taking two steps back before taking one step forward, but in the end you are still moving forward. It’s not just a mental game, it’s a physical challenge.
So, when your alarm clock goes off in the morning for you to get up and go to the gym, remember-the wild athlete you are after never hits the snooze button. They are “fight or flight” mentality at all times. Give it your best each training session, each meal, each day, and I promise you success in the Backwoods this fall. Never give up! Hunt Strong
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle