As men, we face challenges that creates a lot of uncertainty.
Some challenges are easy, and some stop us in our tracks, and we have no idea how we are going to overcome them.
We go through challenges at work, relationships, health, and money.
Sometimes it feels like we get punched in the face.
We get cornered in life, and we start looking for comfort and a nice and cozy place to hide in.
An example in my life was when I went through a bad breakup a few years ago.
I felt broken and felt that I was in a very dark place emotionally.
Anyone that has been through a bad breakup after a long relationship knows that it's painful.
Some people let it break them, and they become sad and angry at the world.
I chose a different route, but not easier.
For me, I knew I was alone, and I felt like I got fucked over.
I could have run to family or friends for comfort or some other bullshit.
I decided to deal with it myself.
There is a weird thing that happens when we run with our breakups to other people.
We start feeding on the attention we get for being a victim.
I'm not a victim and never will be.
I decided to go to the most reliable place I knew for a reality check.
The Gym became the place where I started to rebuild my life.
There is something about lifting weights that takes you to a place where you seem to forget about the shit that is going on in your life.
When you are doing heavy deep squats, there is no room for thinking about feeling sorry for yourself or trying to look for someone to blame for your mistakes.
It's just you and the iron.
It exposes you and forces you to face yourself.
When you leave the gym, you feel great, but you know that buzz is temporary, but that also tells you that you will have to come back.
So its okay that its temporary that reminds me that I will have to do the hard work to get where I want to go.
I will have to be consistent.
Every session tested me, and after a year of pushing myself as hard as I could, I got to a place where I was in a good and solid place again.
I recovered, and I got back to where I needed to be.
The greatest lesson the Iron will teach you is that everything is a process.
Everything takes hard work to create or get through.
There is no easy road in life.
There is only the high road; there is only the road of most resistance.
You can take the other road, the easy road but you will find that you won't get better.
You will get weaker.
The easy road, the victim mentality will teach you nothing.
It will make you soft and put you in the shit position of repeating old mistakes.
Don't take the easy road.
For me, the iron taught me that most things in life, good and bad is a process of hard work and overcoming adversity.
So if its a breakup, losing weight, building a business, your career or relationships.
It's all the same.
So yes go to the gym to become a beast and become strong.
But know that the gym will teach you the most important lessons in life.
It will remind you that you will have to accept some pain.
In fact, you will have to embrace the pain and remind yourself that it's a process.
Want to get Jacked?
Well, you are going to have to put in the months and years of lifting and eating right.
Weight lifting is an excellent form of exercise for men.
It provides many physical and mental benefits, making it a worthwhile activity to incorporate into one's lifestyle.
Physically, weight lifting can help build strength and increase muscle mass in the body, while improving coordination, balance, and posture.
This can also help reduce the chance of injury during other activities.
At the same time, weight lifting triggers the release of endorphins, which help reduce stress levels while improving mood and even facilitating better sleep.
With regular weight lifting, men are sure to notice physical changes as well as improved mental well-being over time.
Going through a bad breakup?
You will feel like someone kicked you in the nuts.
You will have to embrace the pain and realize it will be a process to recover.
You won't feel better by running from your pain.
You will not feel good for a while, accept it.
Building a business?
There are no easy overnight success stories.
Don't believe the bullshit stories on Instagram with some douchebag who rented a Lambo for the day to sell you his overnight success.
It does not exist.
You will have to put in the backbreaking work to get that business success.
Want to meet an awesome girlfriend?
You are not going to go out once and meet someone you want.
You will have to play the field, date and go out talk to women.
It's a process.
Want to be a black belt in JiuJitsu?
Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a great activity for any man.
You are going to make peace with the fact that you are going to have to feel a lot of pain and frustration on the mat.
You will feel clueless as a white belt, but if you stay consistent, you will start feeling the progress you are making.
Success is a process and a habit.
Lifting weights will teach you the hard lessons of this life.
Next time you go to the gym realize you are about to see your iron psychologist for an hour.
So embrace it and learn some lessons.