096 - would you rather go fast or go far?


When you look at the majority of high performers and the professional athlete's who are the very best at their sports, do you think they got there by themselves, or do you think they had help/have a team around them that help them become even better...

That's right, they built the best team around them and got a ton of help from people who were better than them at a certain aspect along the way

MJ had Tim Grover...
Georges St Pierre had Firas Zahabi...
Lance Armstrong had his entire cycling team helping him (along with the PED's)

And the greatest clubs in the world all have top S&C coaches, physio's, dietitians, sport-specific coaches, managers, CEO's, and much more...

There's an old adage that reads: "if you want to go fast, go alone... if you want to go far, go together" - which of these would you prefer?

Personally, I want to go as far as possible, and maybe you do too... but to do so, we need to detach from our ego and leave the "hero complex" behind. Many of us try to do everything ourselves thinking it'll speed us up when in reality, it slows us down. We try and do it all ourselves to try and make us "appear better" in the eyes of others and be seen as a herp. But the truth is, that's not the metric you need to be determining yourself or your progress by, as it's not going to get you closer to where you need to go

It might show up as a mistrust of others, thinking that they won't do as good a job as you, or something else - but regardless of what it is, they're all limiting beliefs you have that are holding you back

And until you realise you don't know everything you need to know and understand that you won't be able to do it all yourself, you'll remain stuck. Place yourself at the feet of others who you can learn from and always seek to always remain a student in life. As the more you begin to learn, the more you'll discover you don't know...


Actionable Tips + Questions:

  • Do I try and do everything myself? If so, why? Is it because I think I'm better than everyone else, or that they won't do as good a job and I can't trust them? Identify the root cause and rip it out
  • Who do I need to get around me to help level me up? What area's/aspects of life and my sport do I need to know more about or develop myself in, and who can I seek out in these areas?
  • What questions can I ask them once they've been identified?
Nick Maier