The General would like you to answer a question.

Who’s fault is it when you don’t reach your goals?

Before you answer, please allow The General to digress for a moment.

How often do we see a crime or incident on the news and we’re either told, or it’s glaringly obvious, that passers-by could have made a difference, but they didn’t? For every story of heroism and friendship arising from the current floods, there are a dozen stories of people or who don’t help others.

If you have the power to prevent something happening but you choose not to, YOU are responsible for that thing happening.

Just because something is not your fault, it doesn’t mean it’s not your responsibility.

Sadly, abdication of responsibility is all too common today.

Every time you, I, or anyone abdicates responsibility, the world around us becomes a little worse. We slip a little deeper into decline.

Wait! Isn’t this blog about training?

Of course it is…but only if you’ve been paying attention.

How often do you tell yourself that you’re too busy to train?

Maybe you genuinely think that you are…but in reality you are lying to yourself.

How long does a 20 minute VO2 Max Viking Warrior Conditioning set take?

Yes, that’s right, 20 minutes.

How long do 10 minutes of Tabatta swings or burpees take?

Correct, 10 minutes.

Have a gold star.

Is your day really so busy that you can’t find 10 minutes in which to train?


The reality is you choose to prioritise training below other things:

Eastenders, ‘reading’ Men’s Health, Skinny Latte with your bros.

That’s fine.

Just don’t lie to yourself that you had no time to train.

And don’t bitch that results aren’t coming.

You think you won’t make progress without ‘enough’ time?

The General loses count of the number of people he hears say:

“But I spend 2 hours a day in the gym, why aren’t I getting results?”

Because what’s important is how long you spend training! Results aren’t won by good attendance, they’re won by consistency and hard work, and in The General’s experience the more time you spend in the gym, the less time you spend training.

Does this sound familiar?

Digression over, you may now answer the original question.

Who’s fault is it when you don’t reach your goals?

Correct, comrade. Take a good look in the mirror, and…

Stop dreaming.

This is real life.

Stop talking when you should be acting.

What you know doesn’t matter.

What you say doesn’t matter.

What you do, matters.

Because you, I, every one of us….

We become what we do.

General Out

The General -

Who I am doesn’t matter.
Who you are doesn’t matter.
What we know doesn’t matter.
All that matters is what we do…
Because we become what we do.

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The General


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The General


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The General


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