“In the absence of clearly defined goals we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”


So often I see people that seem to be motoring about at sea without a rudder. They say they have a goal, but it’s not specific, it’s something like “I want to be the best I can be”. While that is not a bad answer, it’s not a clearly defined goal. They seem to be doing most of the right things, but are going no where. They may make marginal gains in their conditioning, but never seem to develop to their greatest potential, or gain that heart of a warrior that it takes to grab their Brass Ring.

To get an idea of whether you are living your Brass Ring, answer these questions: What is the first thing that you think of when you wake up, or go to sleep? What book are you reading right now? What do you think about when you are training? How much TV do you watch, and what programs?

If you’re planning on being successful at reaching out and grabbing your Brass Ring, then at least some of the answers to these questions should involve elements of your main objective.

Today I want you to write out your ultimate goal (your Brass Ring) and put it in a place that you will often see it. Share it publicly in the comments if you want with others that may be on the same path as you are. By clearly defining your goal and posting it in a prominent place, you make it a constant reminder of why you are here.

Workout of the Day

I did this workout for the first time about a little under a week ago in Reno, NV. I think you’ll like it.

“Reno 911”

Run 1 mile

3 Rounds of:

  • 10 Pull ups (dead hang)
  • 10 Thrusters (30lb dumbbells)
  • 10 Flutter kicks (4 count)

2 Rounds of:

  • 50 Walking lunge (25 each leg)
  • Walk back

50 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 10

  • Squat
  • Push up

50 Squat Jumps

Post your comments, questions, and time.