Good Genetics
by James Bullock

Forget Good Genetics

Many people seem to be concerned with good genetics versus bad genetics, which I don’t get, and I never will.

Here’s the thing, you have what you have. What are you going to do with it? If your 5 feet tall, in your 20′s and you want to be 6 feet… well keep wishing jackass cause it isn’t going to happen. I wish my example was extreme, but unfortunately there are individuals that have unattainable goals like the above.

The Three Keys (The Epic Trinity)

Good genetics or not, nothing - and I mean nothing - trumps DISCIPLINE, HARD WORK ETHIC, and CONSISTENCY. Sure there are things that can be done to help your progress, such as proper nutrition and a specific training program, but without the three keys as your foundation, you will not progress in any capacity.

It isn’t enough to have a little discipline, or have random moments of hard work. It is extremely important to have ABSOLUTE discipline, ABSOLUTE hard work ethic, and ABSOLUTE consistency to achieve your goals.

How do you get absolute discipline?

You don’t give yourself ANY other option but to do what you need to do to accomplish your goals. The only things that should ever keep you from training is family obligations, severe injury, or illness. The first two can be worked around most times. Everyone has the same amount of days and hours in the week. Family should always come first but that doesn’t mean you can’t find time to train. You can train around many injuries, but I wouldn’t suggest training through illness.

How do you get absolute hard work ethic?

Anyone and I mean anyone can work hard for an hour, a day, and even a week, but to do it day in and day out for as long as it takes and then continue doing it after you have reached your goals is a different animal entirely.

After you have decided what your goals are you MUST ask yourself a very important question.

Are you prepared to do what is necessary to achieve your goals?

If the answer is yes then you must commit your mind, body and soul to giving everything you have to progress daily toward your goals. Forget about good genetics. When it is time to train, give everything you have to that session. You will never get that time back, there are no do overs in training or in life.

How do you get absolute consistency?

This one involves one little word that is endangered amongst most of the known world, and that word is PATIENCE. You can not be consistent if you lack patience. If results are not coming as fast as YOU would like them too don’t just throw what you are doing out the window and change the game plan. Be patient give it some time, some real time. That doesn’t mean you don’t evaluate what you are doing on a regular basis and try to improve on it, but starting something on Monday and expecting results by the following Monday is being very impatient.

If people spent less time worrying about what they don’t have and focused on what they do have we would have a lot more happier people in the world. Good genetics really are just a suggestion.

James Bullock

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About the Author

James Bullock is the head coach for Irondom Performance Systems and Combative Sciences. He's written programs for athletes and non-athletes alike, including numerous world record holders in various sports. Combative Sciences was found in 1999 and is the culmination of decades of martial arts training. 

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