Ask Yourself 9 Questions

Long overdue blog update, but in fairness I recently got engaged. Some things take precedence over my little hobby here!

Here’s a post from Dave Tate at Elite Fitness. This is specific to fitness training, but you could take all nine questions and apply them to any aspect of your life.

Ask Yourself 9 Questions
By Dave Tate

Ask yourself these nine questions and take a moment to really think about it. If you do, you’ll have taken a huge step toward mastering your own training.

1. Have a destination but keep the specifics to yourself. Do you even have a goal?

2. The world is full of pricks who can only criticize. Are you one of them?

3. Use a program designed for your goals. Is your program leading you to your destination?

4. The things you hate to do are the things you need to do most. Are you doing them?

5. If you’re not making progress, it may be your attitude that needs adjusting. Are you willing to change?

6. Your time and energy are limited. Are you wasting them by talking shit on the forums?

7. Become a fanatical believer in your cause. Do you really believe you’ll succeed?

8. If you’re afraid of breaking any of your precious eggs, don’t expect too many omelets in your life. What are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve your goals?

9. There are people who are better than you, and who know more stuff than you. Are you listening to them?


Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.