7 months ago, I was going to deadlift 300 pounds for the first time.
I had a history of lower back injury, so I was afraid that the injury would return if I deadlift 300 pounds.
It took me weeks to conquer my fear and lift the damn thing.
1 month after I managed to deadlift 300-pounds, I was deadlifting 400 pounds. My lower back was not weak or injured. It was all in my mind.
Now a 300-pound deadlift is only a warm-up for me. I don’t even think about it. I just go and lift it. I did it once and I never looked back.
You Only Need to Do It Once
After I conquered my fear of deadlifting 300-pounds, I thought of other times I struggled with my goals. I realized that in most cases it took me only one success to erase all the previous failures.
It took me a lot of trial and error until I managed to lose weight and get in shape. Now I’m lifting weights and I’m going through multiple periods of bulking and cutting. Cutting essentially means losing fat. It’s a non-issue now because previously I learned how to reliably lose weight. Now, I can easily replicate my results. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.
After losing some weight, I wanted to build six pack abs. It took me lots of tweaks to my training and my diet until I achieved a glorious set of six pack abs. Now, it’s not even an issue for me. I’m never more than 3-4 weeks away from a six pack.
When I quit my job and built my first business, I was terrified. I did it anyway but it took me a lot of failures to understand the nature of building a business. I built 2 more businesses after the first one because I learned from my first business how to endure through failures.
It took me a lot of rejections and self-improvement to consistently get pretty girls. After I got my first pretty girl with a cold approach, I was unstoppable. Now, I have a complete peace of mind in my relationships with girls. I never fear to lose a girl because I know I can easily get a new one.
No matter how many times you fail, you only need to succeed once.
Most people fear failure but failure is a necessary component of success. Success at first attempt is called beginner’s luck and it’s extremely rare.
Once you succeed, there’s no going back.
You only need to do it once.