Top 10 Reasons Why You Might Be Addicted To Failure

Ever wonder why people fail to achieve their dreams (goals) or are constantly spinning like a hamster on a wheel in their cage? To make everlasting transformations long term we must first change what is between our ears. Our mindset must be a focus first and the rest will follow.

If you’re searching for the secrets to success, they aren’t hard to find. There are thousands of books, seminars, podcasts, articles, interviews, videos, and courses all dedicated to teaching you how to succeed. And yet even with all of this incredible information available at little to no cost, so many of us continue to live in mediocrity and will never taste success.

The reality is that you can have all the right knowledge, but if you hold on to the wrong beliefs or behaviors, you are more likely to meet with failure than you are with success. Failure is not always a bad thing, as long as you are learning from the mistakes and are correcting your behaviors and actions to reach success. Fortunately there are signs that serve as warnings that you may be on the path to constant failure. By acknowledging these signs, and making changes when necessary, you increase your odds of success dramatic.

By Tyler Basu.

How To Stop Failing By Changing Your Behaviors

1. You’re addicted to the approval of others

When it’s time to make an important decision, instead of trusting your logic and intuition, you consult with the people around you first. You value the opinions of others more than you value your own. This emotional addiction to the approval of others stems from your lack of self-confidence, and your desire to please everyone.

Successful people are very particular about whose advice they ask for. They make sure to only consider the opinion of someone who has a track record of success with the issue at hand. They don’t concern themselves with the opinions of anyone and everyone, especially when it comes to issues that those people have little or no experience with. At the end of the day, they do what they feel is right – not what other people convince them to do.

2. You entertain yourself instead of educating yourself

You work a full time job and you might even have a decent career, but you haven’t opened a book since college, and the only extra training you’ve taken was required by your employer. The thought of going to networking events in your industry, reading books, listening to podcasts, or going to seminars to learn new skills and get new ideas is completely foreign to you.

Instead of spending your spare time investing in yourself and your ability to provide more value to the marketplace, you distract yourself with entertainment that adds no real value to your life or your productivity. You watch television often, you always know who won the game, and you can be found in nightclubs regularly.

3. You blame others for your circumstances

You’re not satisfied with where you are in life, but you have a perfect explanation for it. Essentially, none of it is your fault. You blame your boss, your coworkers, your parents, your educators, your childhood, even the economy for your lack of success.

You refuse to take 100% responsibility for your results. You refuse to acknowledge that YOU are in control of your life, and you get to steer yourself in whatever direction you choose.

4. You’re afraid of making mistakes

You’re afraid of failure, so you do whatever you can do avoid making mistakes. You forget that in the real world failure is not good or bad, it is simply feedback. But instead of learning from the valuable feedback that failure provides, you try to avoid it entirely. When you make a mistake, you cover it up and hope no one notices. You also put off making decisions because you’re afraid of making the wrong one. It takes you a long time to finally make a decision, and you change your mind often.

5. You stay in relationships that obviously aren’t working

You have a tendency to date people who bring you more problems than pleasure. You often tolerate behaviors that you know are unacceptable, and because you tolerate them they continue. Maybe you carry unresolved issues from previous relationships into your current one. Maybe you struggle with a low self-image so the standard you have for others isn’t very high. Whatever the case is, you must understand that your choice of spouse has a major impact on your life and success. If the person you’re with now is inhibiting your happiness and success, cut them lose and raise your standards.

6. You’re addicted to drama

Your life is a lot like an episode from a reality TV show. You are rarely on good terms with all of the people around you. You gossip about others often, and surprise surprise, they gossip about you too. The people you spend time with are known for arguing with each other, flirting with each other’s spouses, lying, and generally just causing problems between each other regularly. Instead of disassociating yourself from these types of people, you jump right in and add fuel to the fire. Heck, maybe you’re even the star of the show.

7. You spend time with people who are going nowhere

Jim Rohn, who was considered to be America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, once said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Unfortunately you spend most of your time with people who do not support or encourage your success. The people around you have no ambitions, no goals, and no concrete plans to improve their life. They seem to think that success is something that happens to other people, but not to them. You sometimes share an ambitious idea with these people, but they are quick to crush it.

Successful people know that the attitudes of the people around them are contagious, so they intentionally surround themselves with people who will encourage them and push them to higher levels. They know that they can’t afford to adopt the beliefs, thoughts, and habits of mediocre people if they are going to continue succeeding.

8. You’re careless with money

You often run out of money before you run out of month. You’re living paycheck to paycheck and you invest nothing for the future. You carry a balance on your credit cards, you take vacations you can’t afford, and you often buy expensive things impulsively. You spend money trying to look successful, but your balance sheet tells a different story. You hardly have any savings. You certainly don’t have a retirement plan. You don’t have any assets that make money for you, and your spending habits are your biggest liability.

You sometimes come close to acknowledging the truth about your situation, but instead of facing it and changing it, you let it continue. Thinking about your finances gives you a headache, and you prefer to avoid the subject entirely.

9. You have dreams (great) but no set goals (not so great)

You often imagine a more desirable version of your life, but instead of working towards making that vision a reality, you settle for your present circumstances. You complain often, but change little. You say you want certain things, but you do nothing to obtain them. You wish for your life to get better, but you make no commitment to improve yourself or your circumstances.

Successful people are driven by clear, specific goals. Their goals are what guide their decisions and their daily activities, and they rarely let a day pass by without doing something to bring them closer to achieving them. Their dreams aren’t something they sleep with at night; their dreams are something they wake up and chase.

10. You think successful people got lucky

The final sign that you’re addicted to failure is you believe that people who are successful got lucky – that they had some sort of advantage that you don’t have. You believe their parents helped them, or they went to the right school, or grew up in the right neighbourhood, or got in at the right time, or knew the right person, etc.

You think success is something that people stumble upon – a “right place at the right time” sort of situation. But the reality is people succeed by being the right person in the right place at the right time. In other words, they work relentlessly to prepare themselves for specific opportunities, and when those opportunities present themselves, they seize them. They don’t sit around waiting for the life they want to fall into their lap. They also typically don’t buy lottery tickets.

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Want Fitness Success? Surround Yourself With Amazing People

We all want to be amazing and we were born to WIN! If we want fitness success we must surround ourselves with amazing people who will uplift us to our goals! The people that we surround ourselves with are the key to our success.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most of your time with”.- Jim Rohn

This statement holds true in so many areas of our lives and I can give you so many examples of how this has helped me. In my powerlifting days I trained, read, listened to and surrounded myself with people who were stronger and smarter than me. I found that training with super strong people pushed me out of my comfort level to achieve higher standards for myself and the people who were super smart motivated me to learn more from them. In fitness you will find all types of people. You will find people who work their tail off and take no short cuts in the quest to hit their goals. We will cross paths with people who are looking for the short cut method and are NOT willing to put in their time or hard work for their results. AVOID these people who are there only for their own personal growth by taking advantage of you. When you hang out with super motivated driven people your whole attitude changes and you will start finding yourself achieving more in all areas of your life. This was also true when I ran my first half marathon. My running group was very dedicated and never cancelled which is key in the beginning. The group had all levels of runners but we were all there for the same common goal. In this group we had a very fast runner who pushed us to up our game to get better and I found this very rewarding in so many ways.

In the fitness world the key is surrounding yourself with like minded motivated people. Often times we can control our environment and if you find your environment pulling you away from your fitness goals…remember YOU have the power to change. Here is a little homework assignment for you. I guarantee this will help uplift you and within time you will notice changes in all areas of your life. Okay…here it is. Make two lists. The first list is the current people that you are associated with that will improve your life. These people are there to support you and for the fitness example these are people who motivate you, support you, and encourage you to keep going. The second list is a list of people that you are associated with who will drag you down. These people are the ones who are negative, pessimistic, nay sayers, and the ones who are constantly trying to sabotage you to fail. Your goal once identified is to slowly separate yourself from the list of people who bring you down. You will notice a difference.

Does your fitness environment inspire you and lead you to your fitness goals? Are you getting better or are you staying the same?!?!?

“Don’t join an easy crowd. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high” Jim Rohn

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Don’t Skip The 3 B’s For Fitness Success

Don’t skip the 3 b’s for fitness success!!! To be honest if you are looking for real fast short term success in weight loss then you should follow a low carbohydrate nutrition plan. To be honest if you are looking for a major roller coaster of frustration and weight gain then you should follow a low carbohydrate nutrition plan. The carbohydrates does get a bad reputation and is feared by so many when they are trying to lose weight and/or reduced their body fat. To better understand why people lose weight so quickly on low carbohydrate can be very confusing but here is a simple explanation for ya.

The primary reason that quick fix low carb/no carb diets work for weight loss is that by eliminating an entire macro group overall caloric intake is greatly reduced. Extremely low carb diets may work in the short term to lose weight on the scale. The problem is much of that weight loss is going to be water, glycogen, and possibly muscle loss. Eliminating carbs is not something that is realistic long term and will usually backfire by a rapid weight gain after a return to normal eating. – Bryant Travis

Many people who follow a much more reasonable long term nutrition plan have less frustration in emotional eating, inconsistent water retention which causes frustration of the scale, and live a lifestyle outside of the gym with less stress about eating. Your long term fitness meal plan should contain the 3 b’s….basic food, balanced macro’s, and best choice of foods in each of the protein, carbohydrate, and fat categories.


If you need any assistance with planning a balanced long term fitness program that does NOT revolve around eliminating food groups, dangerous low calorie requirements, supplements, pills, frozen meals, or powders please do not hesitate to call or send me an email:)


Powerfuel Fitness

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Emily Hughes 2nd Place Good Life Fitness 10 Week Transformation Champion!!!

A HUGE congratulations to Emily Hughes on her fitness success at Good Life Fitness!! Emily’s transformation in the 10 week transformation was amazing dropping over 11.12 pounds of body fat and gaining 3.52# of lean muscle!!! With a busy life with little ones and working full times as an intensive care nurse she has found the balance of time managing fitness into her schedule. Featured below is Emily’s 10 week before/after photo’s!!! GREAT job Emily:))

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The key to long term fitness success is focusing on ONE MEAL, ONE WORKOUT, ONE DAY AT A TIME and staying consistent!!! Featured below is Emily’s 1 year transformation:))) AMAZING results!!!!!!

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7 Minute Full Body Workout

Hey I know “time” is a big issue for so many people that super busy people or who travel for their jobs. Please remember you must “make” the time…not “create” the time for yourself! You are a priority. Check out below a quick fast and effect 7 minute workout!!! 3-2-1 GO!!!!


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AMAZING Transformations At Good Life Fitness

Hello friends we are HONORED to assist so many wonderful people on their fitness journey’s!!! I wanted to share just some of the before/after photos of some of our members!!!!



Lindsey Coodenberger


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Fat Blasting, Ice Melting, Butt Toning Workout!!!

Alright here is your arctic blast workout that is guaranteed to melt the snow around you!!  This big calorie burner is a HUGE ice melter:)))))  HAVE FUN!!!!!

Warm Up: Runner’s Stretch- Each calf for 30 seconds

Hurdler’s Stretch-Each leg with heel flat- 30 seconds

Pull heel up to butt quad stretch- each leg for 30 seconds

Trunk rotations to middle, back, side to side for 3 rotations



Burpee Snow Mountain:

Burpee snow mountain is a combination of burpees, mountain climbers, and pushups:)  Have fun….BE  SAFE!

















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Beware Of Fitness Infomercials in 2013

Are you tired of searching for a workout that will promise lasting results? Do you hesitate starting a new fitness program because you might fail? Don’t worry you are not alone. Here are 8 factors to ask yourself when deciding on a fitness program. I have listed the most common choices that people choose for their fitness program and how they size up.

  • Local Weight Loss Clinics
  • Supplements and Weight Loss Formulas
  • Exercising On Your Own
  • Commercial Fitness Centers

Now use the following list from below and Infomercials are everywhere!! How many times have you joined a weight loss program only falling short of getting see if they can offer all of these deciding factors.

  1. Firm Toned Muscles
  2. Increased Metabolism
  3. Constantly challenging you
  4. Fun and effective (not dreadful)
  5. Accountability
  6. Education for a lifetime
  7. Encouragement and Motivation

Now I will evaluate the common choices that people choose and see if they offer the 8 deciding factors.

Local Weight Loss Clinic:

  • Toned Firm Muscles (NO)
  • Increased Metabolism (NO WAY)
  • Constantly Challenging You (NO)
  • Fun and Effective ( Possibly)
  • Accountability (Occasionally)
  • Education For A Lifetime ( Possibly)
  • Encouragement and Motivation ( Depends)

Supplements and Weight Loss Formulas:

  • Toned and Firmed Muscles (NO)
  • Increased Metabolism ( Maybe)
  • Constantly Challenging You (NO)
  • Fun and Effective (NO)
  • Accountability (NO)
  • Education For A Lifetime (NO)
  • Encouragement And Motivation (NO)

Exercising On Your Own:

  • Toned And Firmed Muscles (Maybe)
  • Increased Metabolism (NO)
  • Constantly Challenging You (Unlikely)
  • Fun And Effective (Unlikely)
  • Accountability (NO)
  • Education For A Lifetime (Maybe)
  • Encouragement And Motivation (NO)

Commercial Fitness Centers:

  • Toned And Firmed Muscles (Maybe)
  • Increased Metabolism (Maybe)
  • Fun And Effective (Unlikely)
  • Accountability (NO)
  • Education For A Lifetime (Maybe)
  • Encouragement And Motivation (NO)

Good Life Fitness/N-10sive Boot Camps and N-10sive Fitness Systems guarantee the following:

  • Toned And Firmed Muscles (YES)
  • Increased Metabolism (YES)
  • Fun And Effective (YES)
  • Accountability (YES)
  • Encouragement And Motivation (YES)

Now the most important question? Are you sick of being sick and tired? Do not become another statistic of fitness failures! Do not let the next 12 months be the same as the last 12 months. It’s time do something about it now!

Register for a FREE week at Good Life Fitness. No other fitness program offers a 100% Money Back guarantee to Lincoln #1 Fitness Boot Camps!

Check out our fan page on Facebook! Have a great day!! :) ))

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How To Get Started On NEW Fitness Goals

Okay you have just come off an emotional high!! Maybe you have come off a long season of running events or maybe you have completed several goal oriented events? On the flip side maybe you have failed to achieve that goal that you have worked your tail off for? What now? Do we dig hole and hide with a slight depression or do we start skipping workouts? NO…we get back on the horse and start riding again!! Maybe you are experiencing the “fitness blues”. No worries, you are not alone!! Many stuggle with this common problem and many fail to bounce back to get on the right path to fitness success!!
When you feel you have lost a battle, self-doubt is sure to follow. This is myself inspired talk on handling adversity.
First let me say, I don’t plan to lose and I don’t like to lose. Heck it is downright difficult to write about losing. But we’ve all experienced it. Losses tend to bring on questions and doubts: Should I modify my approach? Change my goals? How do I beat this frustration? How do I keep my focus and confidence in me? How do I respond to the comments of my well meaning colleagues? Whatever your answers and actions will make a huge change in how your future results turn out.
For me, it is important to accept that losing is not reflection of inability or lack of trying. However, the way I respond to adversity will reflect to those around me and the characteristics that define my spirit. Therefore, I will review my strategy. It helps to look inward as to why you need to keep trying. It’s not just about winning. Stay dedicated to your goals to keep the motivation positive.
Characterize who you are after a losing a challenge:
Looking forward not back: If you are hitting your work outs every day, continue to do so. Persevere, even if it feels like that effort isn’t meeting your expectations.
Self Control: One defeat does not define you. Review your actions and your attitude. Reach out for support from a friend, Good Life Fitness team or whoever can help keep your emotions intact.
Remain Positive: It is always easier to believe the negative about yourself but this is when you need to step it up and fight to maintain your balance of effort. Choose to use words and body language that express you have not lost desire to move forward. Continue to be enthusiastic and “bring it on” to your future workouts and the next challenge. Choose to be supportive and confident every time you open your mouth.
Be Accountable: Justify your effort and actions so that you will be able to make good decisions for yourself.
Listen and Learn: Have you heard the saying, “You can learn more from losing than winning”. Find that teacher, within you, that can objectively and constructively aid your learning for the next time.
At the end of any type of challenge the ultimate goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience. To finish a challenge is a WIN not a LOSS! Move forward with the attitude and strength, turn discouragement to encouragement there’s always a next time!

My Mirror

A big thank you to Gloria Brink!! You inspire me with your wisdom:))

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Powerful Inteview With 12 Week Grand Champion Joey Mumaugh

Are you ready to watch a powerful and inspirational interview?!?!? This two part series with 12 week grand champion Joey Mumaugh covers the struggles and the success of his fitness journey!! Please sit back and enjoy!!

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