SHREDDED How To Get Lean

SHREDDED

How to Get Lean and Cut

If you workout, then we know you want to get SHREDDED; aka Lean, Cut, Aesthetic, Defined and Muscular. I mean, who doesn’t want to have 6-pack abs to show off? The thing is, as with everything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. This article will go over the best way of how to get lean while maintaining your hard-earned muscle mass. So, then you can look like Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or the new Bodybuilding Mr. Olympia sooner than you think!

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First, this article is a continuation of our previous article, JACKED – How to get Big and Strong. In that article, we discuss your basal metabolic rate, activities for muscular growth and nutritional concepts to manipulate your weight. If you have not done so already, I recommend you go back to that article first to get a base for what we discuss here. Then you will have a basic understanding of how to get bigger and build muscle mass, properly.

This article will teach you how to maintain your muscle mass while losing body fat. So then you will look lean and shredded like a pro bodybuilder!


What does it mean to be SHREDDED?

So what do we mean by getting SHREDDED?

What most people want to do when losing weight or getting leaner is lose body fat while maintaining, or even increasing, muscle mass. This helps to give an aesthetic look that shows off the muscle you have already built. But, oftentimes people have a non-optimal way they go about losing body fat that also decreases their muscle mass.

So, before getting into the details of how to get lean, let’s review a little…

Metabolism Basics

“To lose weight you simply must eat fewer calories than you use.”

First, to lose weight you simply must eat fewer calories than you expend through your basal metabolic rate and daily activity, or exercise.

Your basal metabolic rate is the number of calories you expend without activity, or at rest. This rate can be raised by increasing your muscle mass; as muscle is calorie expensive tissue compared to body fat. That means your body has to work to maintain your muscle mass where fat tissue just sits around. This puts stress on your body to keep your muscles working.

So, if you want to increase or maintain muscle mass while losing weight, you must give it a reason to stay. You can do this by placing stress on the muscles, forcing them to be maintained.

Then, if you want to gain weight, you just have to eat more calories than you use daily. However, if you don’t stimulate muscle growth, then the extra calories will be stored as body fat.

This is the basis for using muscle mass to your advantage when manipulating your body weight. 

Designed for Survival

Our bodies are designed very efficiently and only have one goal in mind…survival. So, our body systems work in unison for us to be able to survive out in the wild on our own.

With this in mind, we were not designed to have a plentiful supply of food throughout the day. We can see this through our ability to absorb almost all of the nutrients we consume and our capacity to store body fat.

Our bodies were designed to be ready for fasting, or starved states. So everything we consume is absorbed and what we do not use is stored.

Body Fat Is Necessary

Knowing this, we can see that storing excess calories as body fat is a necessary adaptation for survival. However, that does not always fit into the current aesthetic goals of most people today.

Many people of today want to lose body fat but maintain muscle so that they can look good, or SHREDDED. The problem is our body does not care how we look. It just wants to survive. And, unless properly stimulated, body fat is more valuable to survival than muscle.

This is because muscle is energy costing and vascular, or has blood vessels. These characteristics of muscle make it difficult to maintain compared to body fat; which is stored energy that can be used for survival when needed.

This poses a problem for those trying to maintain their muscle while losing weight. But there is a solution…exercise!

How To Lose Weight

Overall, losing bodyweight is an easy concept to understand. It is just the opposite of gaining size. You just have to eat fewer calories than you expend daily.

This is easier said than done because many people do not like to feel hungry.

Still, what do people do to lose weight? They eat less and start to exercise more by doing a ton of “cardio”. This can work, but it is not the best way for your health or long term success.

If you exercise more, you must eat more, or be in caloric balance, to adapt to the new workload. Otherwise, you will not have enough energy to workout as hard as you should. Then you will lose muscle mass due to lack of nutrients.

Also, “cardio” is not the best way to lose weight.

Weight Training vs. Cardio

“Cardio burns calories today, muscle burns calories forever.”

Doing cardio is great for burning calories but it does not have long-lasting effects extending beyond 24-48 hours after training.

Think of this…cardio burns calories today, muscle burns calories forever. What that means is that when you do cardio you burn calories during and shortly after. However, the effects will wear off within 24-48 hours, depending on the intensity. Then you will have to do another session to get the same results.

When building muscle, though, the new muscle burns calories during your training session and every day thereafter as long as you maintain it.

Of course, resistance training and cardiovascular training should be used together to present the greatest results.

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Train With Intensity

Just remember that whatever you do, it must be intense.

Resistance training must be intense enough to stimulate the muscle to grow or maintain itself. And your cardio should be done as high-intensity intervals. That form of cardio helps to maintain muscle mass while burning the most fat.

Overall, it is better to use muscle stimulating training that will cause growth in combination with some intense cardio training, such as sprint intervals, to obtain the greatest overall calorie deficit.

Training vs. Dieting

“Weight loss is NOT 10% training and 90% diet!”

How many times have you heard people say something like, “Weight loss is 10% training and 90% diet.”?

I’m here to tell you that is not true. Not even close! How can it be? Diet has limits much smaller than that of exercise. Plus, you do not get the same adaptations through diet as you do for exercise.

Diet affects your energy balance, but exercise affects everything.

Exercise influences your energy balance, muscular growth, hormonal changes, cardiovascular system, digestive system, central nervous system and so much more!

Still, don’t believe it?

Let’s think of it like this…an elite athlete is going to look like an elite athlete even on a poor diet. However, a sedentary person will not get a 6-pack no matter their diet.

Sedentary means “without exercise”. And remember, Walking is NOT Exercise!

Sedentary vs. Active

“When it comes down to it, exercise is what makes people look lean and SHREDDED.”

Sedentary individuals can be lean but they cannot have a strong muscular look without some form of exercise to create muscular growth. This is because diet does not influence your body as much as exercise and activity do.

Yet, it almost doesn’t matter what an endurance athlete eats because their energy expenditure is so high that even if they only eat what we consider to be “unhealthy”, they will still have low body fat. Assuming that their caloric intake to energy expenditure is balanced.

However, a sedentary individual that is in caloric and energy balance, meaning they eat the same amount of calories they expend through their basal metabolic rate and any activity, will be much more likely to lose muscle and gain body fat even on a healthy diet.

Diet only plays a role in energy balance and performance but has minimal influence on your ability to lose body fat alone.

Exercise, however, plays a major role in stimulating muscle and reducing body fat. So, when it comes down to it, exercise is what makes people look lean and SHREDDED.

Stimulate Your Muscles

Again, losing weight is as simple as eating fewer calories than you use to survive on or use for activity. This is true, but when losing overall weight on a caloric deficit you will likely lose muscle faster than you lose fat unless you give it proper stimulus.

If you stimulate your muscles for growth or at least put enough stress on them to be maintained, then you will lose less muscle and more body fat.

Again, your body just wants to survive. So if you put stress on your muscles to where they need to adapt by growing you will maintain your muscle mass while using your body fat to balance your caloric deficit.

This is beneficial in two ways: by allowing you to maintain your muscle mass and burning more body fat than you would have without the exercise.

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Cut Back Calories

Now in order for this to work the best, and allow for the least muscle loss, you must make only small, incremental changes over a long period of time.

After you have built yourself up enough by eating enough to maintain your current activity load, then you can start cutting back calories to lose body fat.

You should start by being in a 200-500 calorie deficit while training in order to start losing weight. Then, only drop another 200-500 calories after it has stopped working. I recommend you start with 200 calorie change, then adjust as needed.

This should occur while doing intense exercises such as strength training, sports training or intense cardiovascular exercise, like sprints.

Whatever you choose, the exercise MUST be intense. Without enough intensity and volume, as discussed in the previous article, your muscle will not have enough of a reason to be maintained.

Also, you must continuously increase your total workload, so your body to be forced into muscular adaptation or maintenance.

With a caloric deficit and intense training, you can force your body to survive in a low body fat state, making you look lean and SHREDDED!

Eat More and Exercise More

“Eat more, exercise more, and then start to drop weight.”

For most people trying to lose weight, it is best to simply start increasing their workload through exercise. Start small and progressively increase over time for the best results.

As you increase your activity, you should actually eat more before trying to lose weight. This allows your body to adapt to the stresses of exercise while increasing your basal metabolic rate, before decreasing body fat. Basically, you need more calories to meet the energy needs of your new activity level.

Then, by eating more you will increase your muscle mass and basal metabolic rate so you can eat more calories than before. This allows you to have more room for free eating, or cheat meals. Then you can stay satisfied with little effect on your total caloric balance.

Which would you rather be?

This can be best viewed by thinking of two situations.

Situation #1: An individual trying to lose weight eats 2,000 calories daily on average. Then they cut out 500 calories per day to be in a deficit. After they plateau, they then cut out another 500 calories to lose more weight. They are now down to 1,000 calories per day which greatly limits the amount of food they can have to reach their nutrient needs and poses health risks.

Situation #2: An individual exercises and eats more calories until they reach a 3,000 calorie daily balance. They then have a much greater amount of calories they can cut down on to lose weight while still getting in enough food to be satisfied and healthy. Not to mention, they also gained more size and strength in the process. So, when they cut back calories they have more room for adjustments. Plus more drops they can do. And that is how the IFBB pro Bodybuilders do it, so it obviously works!

So the best approach is, eat more and exercise more, first. Then you can start to decrease your caloric intake by 200-500 calories while maintaining the same workload.

This allows you to eat more than you would have previously so that you can feel more satiated, while still allowing you to lose weight.

Eat more, exercise more, and then start to drop weight.

Final Notes on How To Get Lean

So, the next time you start on your goal to look lean and SHREDDED or hear of someone trying to lose bodyweight, you have an idea of what it takes.

I recommend anyone trying to get leaner does so with a partner. You can make each other accountable and help each other during the times when it gets hard. Just remember, consistency is the key.

Exercise intensely while consuming appropriate amounts of calories before starting to slowly decrease calories over time. As you reach your goals, keep training hard but then you may begin to eat more so that you are in caloric balance with your activity level, or excess to build muscle.

I wish you the best of luck and remember to keep getting stronger!

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JACKED Muscle Plan

The JACKED Muscle Plan

How to get Big and Strong

If you workout, then we know you want to get JACKED; aka Build Muscle, get Bigger and Gain Mass or Size. I mean, who doesn’t? The thing is, as with everything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. This article will go over the best way of how to get big and strong! So then you can look like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Hulk, or the new Bodybuilding Mr. Olympia sooner than you think!

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Getting bigger is easy. All you have to do to get bigger is eat more calories than you use for energy. It is really that simple!

However, there is more to it than that. So, let’s break it down…

Basal Metabolic Rate

First, your body has what is known as a Resting or Basal Metabolic Rate. This is the base level amount of calories that your body uses just to survive or sustain normal function. So if you were to just lay in bed sleeping all day without movement, this is the number of calories you would burn. Assuming everything else is constant.

Now on top of your Basal Metabolic Rate, you use energy to go through daily activities and exercise. And any movement adds to your Basal Metabolic Rate and overall calorie expenditure. So, the more calories you expend, the higher your total calorie intake for the day needs to be in order to maintain constant body weight.

Basically, if you eat fewer calories than you use daily, you will begin to lose weight. If you eat more calories than you use for energy, you will grow.

Now, this is the simplest form of overall weight adjustment. However, it does not answer the question of how to get JACKED, or build muscle. 

How To Get BIG

“To build muscle you need to eat more and exercise more.”

To get BIG and JACKED you need to increase your activity level while in a calorie surplus. More simply put, to build muscle you need to eat more and exercise more.

Now for specific growth, such as building more muscle in a certain area, you must stimulate that area through your activity. For example, if you want bigger arms you must train your arms in order to stimulate muscular growth while in a caloric surplus. If you want bigger legs, then you must simulate your legs to grow and eat more. Though it is a simple concept, the overall work is difficult. 

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Intensity + Volume = BIG n’ JACKED

“There must be a combination of optimal training intensity and work volume to stimulate growth.”

Now, to stimulate muscular growth you need to train with optimal intensity and volume. That means you must have enough intensity to place stress on your muscles for growth with enough total volume of work.

For example, if you want to build muscle in your legs you need to do activities with enough intensity to create stress for growth. Plus, do enough overall volume to create a significant muscular breakdown. An example of this optimal training can be sprints, plyometrics jumps or squats done for multiple sets and repetitions.

You simply cannot build more muscular size in your legs by doing low-intensity exercises, like walking or jogging. That even includes if the overall volume is numerous miles (assuming you can already walk and jog a reasonable amount). That form of aerobic exercise stimulates mitochondrial growth within the muscle cells so they have greater endurance, but is muscle wasting (increase muscle breakdown).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you cannot do only one set of high-intensity exercise, such as a sprint, maximal jump or heavy squat set, and stimulate growth. There must be a combination of optimal training intensity and work volume to significantly breakdown the muscle fibers and allow for growth.

Therefore, to accumulate the greatest amount of work volume while using optimal intensity, do multiple sets of moderate-high intensity exercise in order to stimulate growth. 

Do The Least, To Get The Most

“The goal should be to do the least amount of work in order to obtain the greatest amount of results.”

However, every time you stimulate muscular growth, you increase your total work capacity and overall strength. This means that each time you stimulate growth you will need to do more total work each time thereafter.

So, the goal should be to do the least amount of work in order to obtain the greatest amount of results. Do the least to get the most. This is often difficult.

Many of us want major results NOW! So, we do the most amount of work we can handle and gain some quick results. Then, after doing this continuously, our body will adapt to the large workload and no longer need to grow.

If you did not reach your goal, then what do you do next? You just did everything you could do to stimulate growth and you still did not reach your goal. So your only choice for progression is to do even more and more work until you burn out, or get injured.

Be Patient

A better strategy for this is to be patient with your goals and work hard, but be smart. That is one of the reasons that the Mathias Method starts with very few exercises in the lower levels and increases work overtime, in order to allow for continuous growth. We want you to reach your goals as efficiently as possible without negatively affecting your future goals.

Remember, strength training and body transformation are long term goals that need to consider everything at once. You may be able to reach one goal quickly. But if that denies you the ability to reach future goals you may want to take a different approach, in order to obtain them all and more!

The Best Way To Build Muscle

So, what is the best way to build muscle?

It is best to train with 65-85% intensity, for 5-15 repetitions, over 4-10 sets, to stimulate the most muscular growth. And for complete growth, it is best to use varying intensities and rep ranges within these given parameters. This will stress growth in multiple ways so that your muscle cells gain both size and density for overall better function.

These parameters apply to all muscle-building exercises. However, what is best depends on the exercise.

For main compound lifts, which are known for building the greatest amount of muscle mass, you can use a lot more weight than other exercises. So use that to your advantage and do most of your heavy work (70-85%, 5-8 reps, 4-6 sets) with these lifts. Then do your lighter work with accessory exercises.

Of course, make sure to switch things up once in a while too.

Intensity Techniques

What about training to failure and using intensity techniques to stimulate growth?

Though there are multiple intensity techniques that can be used to increase muscular breakdown, and stimulate growth, within a muscle, total work volume has a greater overall effect. With this in mind, it is still helpful to use intensity techniques such as taking sets to failure, overloading techniques, forced reps and drop sets.

However, they are best used sparingly. If used too soon in a training session or too frequently in a training cycle, their effect greatly decreases.

To use these intensity techniques most effectively, only use one variation, once per week for each muscle group. And only after all of your main work is done. This allows for the greatest amount of muscular growth within a specific area, without greatly affecting the overall training volume.

Be cautious though. Taking your muscles to failure too often can create too much damage and cause injury. And will decrease function as they become adept to failing at a certain point every time. 

Benefits Of Being JACKED

Another great benefit to being JACKED and building muscle is the increased metabolic effect it has on your Basal Metabolic Rate.

What I mean is that muscle tissue is calorie expensive to your body as it needs to be maintained more than your fat stores. So, just by building more muscle you will increase your metabolism and need to eat more calories each day to maintain a constant or increased weight balance. This can be a very positive effect as it allows you to have greater control over your weight management.

Just think…if you only consume 2,000 calories each day to maintain weight, then a fluctuation of 500 calories (approximately 1 meal or 1 bowl of ice cream) can have a large effect on your health and energy. Those 500 calories are 25% of your overall caloric intake for the day. Whereas, if you have a larger muscle mass and consume 3,000 calories per day, having the same caloric fluctuation will have only a 17% effect on your energy balance.

This allows you to have greater energy reserves and extra meals, or cheat meals, will have less of an effect.

So if you like cheat meals, increase your muscular workload and eat more to build muscle.

JACKED Nutrition

“When attempting to build muscle, it is best to make small caloric jumps by adding only 200-500 more calories to your daily intake.”

Now, let’s take a moment to talk about nutrition, and what it takes to be JACKED.

When I say to “eat more” that is exactly what I mean. To gain more muscle and overall size you need to eat more food than you did before.

However, this should not be a major change because, the same as with doing too much work at the start of training, if you try to gain weight too quickly it will likely add to your fat stores rather than just adding muscle mass.

So, to get bigger and build muscle, it would be best to make small caloric jumps by adding only 200-500 calories to your daily intake. That is simply another snack or a small increase in portions throughout the day.

I recommend you start with the smallest caloric increase to see how your body responds before adding more calories. A more slow-moderate approach to adding size will help to build muscle more rather than add to fat stores. As most of the calories will be used to recover from your added workload.

Protein For Muscle Growth

These extra, or added, calories should be from balanced sources rather than just one macronutrient, such as protein. Learn how much protein you actually need >>

Often times people that want to build muscle just add large amounts of protein supplements to their diets with the belief that more protein stimulates more muscular growth. This is not entirely true. Yes, protein is needed to build muscle. However, so are numerous other nutrients that make up muscle tissue.

If you only eat additional protein, you will only use the amount required for new growth. Which is not much above your normal daily needs. Plus, the extra protein will be used for energy or added to your fat stores.

Plus, protein is not an efficient energy source so this would not be optimal for performance.

It is best to consume 0.8-1g of protein per pound of body weight in a normal muscle building diet.

Overall, protein is the same as any other caloric nutrient when consuming too much. If you eat more than is used, it will be added to your fat stores. So to build muscle, maintain a balanced diet that does not lack any nutrient and eat more of it.

Just eat a little more of everything and keep working hard. As soon as you stop growing, add slightly more calories to continue growth. Small incremental changes can create the greatest success, and building muscle is a great example of that.

Final Notes

Overall, building muscle to get JACKED is a simple task that takes a lot of hard work to accomplish. Just eat more and put a lot of hard work into your training.

Remember to be patient with your training and allow your body to recover properly between training sessions.

Stay focused and keep getting stronger! 

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Be Nice, Not Right

It’s More Important To Be Nice, Than It Is To Be Right

These days we get so caught up with trying to be right that we often forget to be nice. However, people don’t like others that are always right. They like others that are always nice.

If you are nice, then people will help you. If you are always correcting people, they see you as someone that already knows how to solve your own problems.

So, be nice to those around you and the “right” answer will come.


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Let The Little Things Go

Learn to let the little things go.

Too often I see so many people, from children to teens to even adults, bickering about the simplest things in life that really don’t matter.

Why is it so important to be right, and correct those that may have a different thought or idea then you?

Why can’t we all see life differently and be ok with unanswered questions?

And why can’t we just live and let others believe what they want?

Remember, it is ok to be wrong or think differently. How else would we grow? If we didn’t make mistakes, then so many things would never have been invented.

Learn to let things that don’t matter go. Believe what you want to believe and let others do the same. Be open to being wrong, and don’t worry about correcting others on everything. Let them live and learn so they can grow too.

Live and Learn

If it’s not hurting anything, then let others live and learn.

Who knows…you might just learn something yourself!

It’s never a joy to be around someone that always must be right and corrects everyone around them. It is much more fun to be around someone that may sometimes be wrong but is always nice.

So, be the nice one. Help others learn new things, but be kind while teaching. If their beliefs are different, let them be different. You can’t tell someone what they believe. They must make that decision on their own.

If what they are doing is safe, then let them live and learn. Who knows…they may see something you don’t and find a better way of doing something that you can learn from!


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The New Golden Rule

The New Golden Rule

The Golden Rule has been held in high reguard for a very long time. Almost every religion and culture has their own variation to the principle. However, many seem to forget one very important thing…we do not all wish to be treated the same. So, in these Words Of Wisdom we will teach you the New Golden Rule and how you can help others thrive through individual interaction.


The Old Golden Rule

“Treat others as you wish to be treated.”

There are many different versions of the “Golden Rule”, but this is the simple version most people know it as today.


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What does the Golden Rule Mean?

First, the main principle behind the “Golden Rule” is to be kind to others (which we should all do). However, as we know, everyone is different and everyday our emotions change. Sometimes we need some extra support, kindness, freedom, a pep talk, or just a little love. 

So, by using the word “you” in the Golden Rule, it gives people the wrong impression that everyone wishes to be treated the same. And this is just not true. Though it is always appropriate to start each interaction by being respectful of other’s feelings, not everyone likes to be treated the same as you do.

Think of the people around you. Are they all the same as you? Do they have your personality? Probably not. It’s likely they are all different.

So, if you truly want to do good and help others, sometimes we need to give more than just standard kindness to different people. Sometimes they need to be lifted up or helped to move forward. While at other times they may need to be brought back to reality with some hard truth.


The New Golden Rule

It is aways better to treat others with the New Golden Rule.

“Treat others as they wish to be treated.”

Of course we cannot read minds and don’t immediately know what other’s want. Plus, you should never assume the emotions of others, and we do not owe anyone anything more than to be kind and respectful. However, those that want to help others, need to go above and beyond treating everyone the same all the time.

What You Can Do

First, all we have to do is pay a little attention to how people interact around us, in order to see what we can do to truly help them. After some practice you can learn pretty quickly who needs some space and who needs some help. All you have to do is PAY ATTENTION!

However, the best way to learn what others want from you, is to ask. You can learn a lot from simply just asking. 

These days, many people forget to, or just avoid, asking people what they want. Yet, that is the best way to learn how you can best interact with others.

So many people look to avoid conflict or just let things stay the same because they are afraid of asking about simple things. It’s not that hard, and it can really help change whatever problems there may be. So just ask!

Help Others Thrive

So, from now on, when you interact with others around you, think of their personality and how they may want to be treated. Do they need some support, kindness, freedom, a pep talk, or a little love? Do they need more than just the Golden Rule?

Whatever it may be, give them what they need to thrive, rather than assuming that they are the same as you, or others around them. Let others be individuals and be respectful of their way of life.

Treat others respectfully, and as they wish to be treated.

Plus, when you give people more than they are expecting, then they will want to do the same for you, and others, in return. They will be motivated to present you with more, and help raise you up too. You will then become a team, building each other up as you push forward in life, creating success.

Lift others up, and they will return the favor!


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Take Responsibility for Your Actions and Life

How To Take Responsibility for your Actions and Life

Learning how to take responsibility for your actions can change your life. If you don’t like what you have, then use it as motivation to create a better life for yourself! Unfortunately, too many people avoid taking responsibility for their actions and failures because they feel it shows weakness. However, failure does not show weakness; a lack of responsibility does.

Failure proves that you were willing to step up and take the risk. While avoiding responsibility proves that you are weak enough to blame others. So, take responsibility for your actions. Take responsibility for your decisions. And take responsibility for your life. Don’t blame others for the position you are in. You create your own life, and if you don’t like the life you have, make a new one!

Make a life that you are proud to take responsibility for!


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Be Equally Responsible for your Successes AND Failures

You are going to fail, and you are going to succeed. If you are unwilling to take responsibility for your failures, then you cannot accept responsibility for your successes either.

We see this too often in team sports. Many individual players put the blame on others for losses while they take full responsibility for the team’s successes. However, if one person is so influential for a win, then they are also just as responsible for a loss.

True leaders take responsibility not only for themselves but also for those they lead. If they lead others to failure, then they take responsibility. If they lead others to greater success, then they take some responsibility as well. So, to be a successful leader, team, or individual you must take responsibility for everything that occurs, good or bad. 

Whether directly or indirectly, our influence has an effect on everything we interact with. Will your influence be one of blaming others and putting failures on others, or will you take responsibility and lead a path to success?

Learn To Be Responsible for Everything

Remember, it is ok to fail. Just take responsibility and learn from it. Be responsible for the changes you make to succeed. Be responsible for the things you do every day to create a better life for yourself, and others. And be responsible for a life of success and for creating a path for others to follow. Be responsible for changing the world!

The responsibility you take on for yourself and those around you should motivate you to push forward. You should want to be better for your spouse, for your kids, and for everyone that will come after them. It should motivate you to fight for your success and know that you cannot fail.

So, let the responsibility you hold on to motivate your dreams and give you the strength to fight harder! Be motivated to create a legacy that you are responsible for!


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