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A lot of people in this world, search endlessly for some kind of complex, magical formula to understand why some people are successful, and other are not. It really just boils down to this concept of productivity.
That you’re going to apply the most amount of effort to the best of your ability in the allotted time that you have.
All successful people realize that time is the most precise commodity out there. It was the one thing that you can’t buy or ever buy back. So these successful people realize that they have an allotted time to perform a given task so that they have to give it their absolute all to doing that task.
Going through the motions is the most disadvantageous thing that you can do.
Often when you do something wrong the first time, you have to go back and do it rig the second time. If you did it right the first time, you never have to go back and do it again.All successful people realize that.
They’re going to give it their absolute all and put in their heart and soul in any task that they do.
No matter how small or large that it is. That they are going to be the best person that they can be while they are doing it. that they’re going to do it right. The major difference is that the successful people do every single task right while the people that are not successful do it wrong.
You can look at the professional body builders. Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Dexter Jackson, Flex Wheeler, Sean Ray, Dorian Yates, Arnold Schwarzenegger. These guys are the best in their sport.
A lot of people just disregard it as they had the genetics to be there or say they played the steroid card and cheated to get to where they were. What a lot of people don’t realize is that these people gave it their heart and their soul throughout every single rep, throughout every single gym session, every single day, for weeks, months, years, decades to get to where they were.
That they weren’t just going through the motions, but they were going to break through all mental barriers to get to where they wanted to be.
That’s the difference between successful people and those that are not. I know a lot of people think that what they do in life is beneficial and then they get frustrated when they don’t see the results that they want that other people are getting.
You can say to yourself “Oh, I went to the gym today so I’m better off because of it.” But the question you have to ask yourself is, “What did I do in the gym today?” What did you do in the gym today and how did you do it?
You can complain that you can’t build up your calf muscles or that you can’t get a nice set of abs or you can’t burn fat or your can’t burn muscle and it’s your genetics that’s preventing you from getting there.
It’s really not about the genetics as much as it is about the effort and doing the activity right.
This transfers throughout all things in life.
Whether it is working on your school work, or working on that business proposal at your job, or even the small things in life, like cleaning dishes, or cleaning the house, because if you can’t clean the house right, how are you expected to run a Fortune 500 company right? and all successful people understand that.
That they’re going to give it their all through out every single task that they do, because time is so precious.
They’re going to do it right.
I hope that you understand this concept of productivity a little bit better and ask yourself “What are you going today?”
More importantly you need to ask yourself, “How are you going to do it?”
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Andrew Limouris: Your keynote for today is Mr. Tony Mandarich.
Tony: Telling my story is easy, I have told it probably thousands of times and I have different variations of the story, some for 12 step programs, some for high school football players, college players, pro football players, pro baseball players, but the core of the story is the same.
Andrew Limouris: I wanted our sales team to really focus on the whole story about not buying into the myth of over night success and not taking shortcuts. I was excited the the team really got the message. Tony really did a good job at taking his history and life in the NFL and putting it into context that our whole team could understand things to do to push them ahead. Really talked about goal setting, that was one of the biggest take aways that I got from it. From the time he was 11 years old til now, he’s been writing his goals down on paper and getting focused around what he needed to do in life to get ahead.
Written by Kory Kozak – Originally published April 17 2009 on ESPN.COM
How could he not be great in the NFL? How could Tony Mandarich possibly be a bust?
I saw what might have been in 1988. I was an 18-year-old freshman defensive end at Rutgers. At that point, the Rutgers football slogan was “On the Rise” because we were always mediocre in those days. Our first game that season was against Michigan State, the 15th-ranked team in the country and defending Rose Bowl champ. They had an All-America tackle — Tony Mandarich — who was humiliating players every week.
He was 6-foot-6, 320 pounds. He was huge. He was a mutant. He was all-natural? Impossible.
I was all-natural, tipping the scales at about 230 and having already lost about 10 precious pounds in training camp.
Not a great matchup. You can imagine how that would have turned out. But it never happened. I was red shirted and wasn’t going to see the field unless the seven or eight players in front of me were maimed.
“Tony’s triumph over his out-sized arrogance and darkest secret, a six-year addiction to narcotic painkillers, made for one of the most compelling and ultimately inspiring stories of my career.”
Armen Keteyian, Chief Investigative Correspondent, CBS News
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Last weekend, an exclusive interview, former Packer’s lineman, Tony Mandarich admitted for the first time that his rise to stardom was fueled by anabolic steroids. He also revealed that he was addicted to narcotic painkillers during his three lost seasons in Green Bay. The hype surrounding the incredible bulk can’t be underestimated. How big was the All-American coming out of college? Well he was offered a shot at the world heavy weight championship, which is where CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent, Armen Keteyian picks up Mandarich’s remarkable story. [read more.....]
This is Part #1 of the ‘Inside The NFL Interview’.
Part #2 will air Wednesday October 8th 2008 at 9:00pm est. on SHOWTIME.
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Armen: From day 1, you repeatedly and often heatedly denied ever using anabolic steroids. How do you answer that question now?
Tony: I used ‘em I used ‘em. This is the first time I ever said it.
Armen: Oh, I’m well aware of that.
Armen: I mean, there’s a lot of people right now saying “I knew it, he never admitted it, and those words have never come out of your mouth before.” [read more.....]
Tony Mandarich has lived a life full of controversy, allegations of steroid use & adversity. In his new book to be released in March 2009 the 20th anniversary of that infamous NFL draft, he tells all about what he did, what happened, and what he is doing today. The book title is “My Dirty Little Secrets – Steroids, Alcohol & God – The Tony Mandarich Story“