The Odessa Tapes: Part I (Create Your Own Law Code)
Standards… Do you have any?
For the next 3 weeks, I am staying in Odessa, Texas. Odessa is a completely different world (especially for a native New Yorker). It’s way out in the Wild Wild West (about 6 hours west of Austin)… this is real Texas.
I’m really at peace out here (when I’m not working). It’s a small city in the middle of nowhere. There are very few distractions and the world has a certain calmness here that I have not felt in a very long time. Life is simple out here.
I thought it would be fun to do a series of podcasts while my mind is ultra-clear. These podcasts will be completely random. They will span numerous topics and as always, include personal examples.
This first podcast in The Odessa Tapes series is on why you should create your own law code (and how you do it).
Life is too easy in today’s world.
You know what will happen if you do not have a set of guidelines to hold yourself accountable to?… Nothing. Nothing bad will happen.
You will be able to float through life and be okay. You will be able to fit in and pretty much be just like everybody else.
Of course, nothing good will happen either. The reason has to do with the fact that good things “happen” to those who hold themselves to a higher standard.
True competitors who are obsessed with winning hold themselves to a higher standard. They live for that CONTROL.
Winning at anything in life requires THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT. The way you put the odds in your favor is by adhering to a narrow road. This narrow road will be littered with temptations, distractions, and self-doubt along the way.
But those demons are no match for your competitive spirit.
Your competitive spirit will protect you and make sure that you stay on your path. That spirit inside you is what will naturally guide you toward developing your own unique law code.
A unique law code forces you to hold yourself accountable. It helps keep that path narrow for your long journey through life. It significantly puts the odds in your favor to win the game of life for 2 reasons:
1) The competition (other men) rarely sits down and comes up with actual self-imposed laws to abide by. They just wing it and hope for the best. They wait for Lady Luck to approach them. If you have self-imposed laws, you have a significant edge over the competition.
2) By placing constraints on your life, you are hardening yourself into a man of iron character. You will be tempted to break your own laws. You will hit roadblocks where that drive seems to die down. Both are inevitable. Consistent adherence to your laws and an unwillingness to break shows resolve. You will embody strength and honor.
Gentleman, life is too easy in 2014. This “I want it now” Generation is a generation where weakness is overlooked or worse… praised.
The life of a man is not meant to be easy. It’s a struggle. It may not be “live in the wilderness hopefully I kill something for food” struggle. But it is a time when you must place evolutionary constraints upon yourself if you want to become something more than ordinary… extraordinary.
The extraordinary does not come to those who melt away day by day… wondering why life does not throw them a bone.
It comes to those who strive for total control. And it all starts with creating your own law code.
Still interested? Click play to hear me elaborate on how you can create your own law code that governs the major areas of your life (Bodybuilding/Nutrition, Money, Women, and more). I also run through my own personal examples from my own law code.
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