That was me one year ago. Fat, bloated, sick and that’s just what you can see. Mentally, I was in a bad place. A toxic relationship was dragging me down, sabotaging everything I was trying to achieve. It made me mentally ill. Seriously mentally ill.
In the year since first pic was taken I’ve been through a break up, a breakdown, hospitalised twice, medicated to the point of being catatonic. It should have broken me.
But in that year I’ve also beaten that mental illness, gotten off that medication, gotten in shape, started my own business, started a new relationship with a stunning girl, moved into a new home, passed the hardest exam I’ll ever do, gotten a first class honours degree in mathematics to list just a few.
What kept me going was the Sigma mentality. I’m capable of succeeding regardless of what adversity I face, regardless of what resources I have or don’t have, regardless of who I have support from. A lone wolf is a resilient beast, determined because he has to succeed.
Two books I found invaluable were 30 Days of Discipline and Becoming the Bull. 30 Days teaches you to develop real self discipline and that was the basis of everything else I achieved. You’ll mess up and have bad days but that program keeps bringing you back to the right path. Becoming the Bull is a great training book, one of the few I have read that are written for ordinary guys, who have a life outside training. I can’t recommend them enough.