What does it really take to succeed??


With 2015 finishing and 2016 so much ever closer, those new years resolutions start creeping back into our thoughts and what do they really mean.

Personally, I am not a great believer in New Years Resolutions as we should be setting and re-evaluating goals on a more regular basis.

But, choosing to set a goal, what separates the “winners and losers” when it come to achieving those goals and resolutions.

What will it take to make 2016 the year of achievement an success for you?

You and every single successful person you know are alike. In fact you have every capability that the most successful.

So what does it take to succeed? I’m going to tell you.

 Why does one person rise the levels of success and achievement and others struggle. Whether it is business, entertainment, sport? Are we all born with success? I don’t think so.

Yes, some people have more opportunity, but opportunity does not make success. There have been hundreds of people who did not have opportunity in their formative years and they are highly successful and highly regarded in their chosen field.

We’re all the same in every way. We’ve got the same capabilities and the access to the same information, and the same number of hours in a day…

… but the thing that makes all the difference is HEART.

Heart to realise that you deserve more, even if you were brought up on crumbs.

Heart to want to change your circumstances.

Heart to want to step out of your comfort zone.

Heart to be willing to do whatever it takes to get whatever you want.

Heart, to realise that you are going to fail, and often, and knowing that failure is the price that you have got to pay. But you’ve never really failed if you get back up and try again. It’s the folks who fall down and stay down that end up as failures for life.

And guess what? If you want to be a successful in any field, in order to achieve your goal…….YOU’RE GOING TO FAIL AND PROBABLY MORE THAN ONCE BEFORE YOU MAKE IT. Even if it is minor, it is small and you get back and learn from the experience and improve on it the next time

Heart to make the HARD decisions that others won’t.

Heart, take the actions you know you need to take even if it’s going to hurt.

Heart to be willing to take a risk.

And heart to be willing to deal with fear, doubt, rejection and uncertainty.

Listen, if you’re sitting around waiting for some major secret to success then you’re probably feeling pretty let down by now. And anyone who says they have the ONE thing to make you successful is full of shit.

And if you’re waiting for permission to achieve your goal.

I give you permission.

Better yet, look yourself in the mirror, size up and give yourself permission because no one is going to give it to you.

What I can’t give you is heart.

What I can’t do for you is the action taking.

What I can’t instill in you is the work ethic.

I don’t know where you are in your headspace right now. But what I do know is that if you’re reading this, chances are you are looking to achieve and health, fitness and wellness goals for yourself or maybe trying to help a friend or family member to do the same.

I’ve got really good new for you. By reading this you are on your way to achieving your goal. But there is still a step or two to go.

All you need to bring to the table is a burning desire for more out of your life and heart.

Alive Personal Training is here to help you set up and achieve your goals but you need to contact us first.


It’s your move.

Talk to you later,

Michael “Seize the day” Winter