In this interview John Sonmez (creator of the Bulldog Mindset YouTube channel) talks about how you can overcome pain to reach your goals.
John starts the interview off by talking about his latest project, the book bulldog mindset as well as his recent marathon training. John mentions that he wanted to take some time to rebalance his life and focus on his physical goals. This came after a long period of focusing on his business and growing his personal brand.
John then gets into some of the mindset he uses to push past his own limitation. John brings up the idea of having a reason WHY you want to accomplish your goals as well as a strong BELIEF in your goals.
John mentions that if you don't have both a string reason for accomplishing your goals or a strong belief in your ability to accomplish them, you are unlikely to succeed. He talks a little bit about how you can build up that belief in yourself by accomplishing smaller more reasonable goals in order to build momentum.
John then discusses some of the vision he has for his brand and why he likes to focus on helping guys get their lives together.
One of the themes that is repeated through out the interview is the idea that you can only grow if you take action and subject yourself to challenges.
John talks about how everyone is going to experience tough times in their life. His belief is that you need to voluntarily focus those challenges before life makes you face them.
As John mentions, "The pain is coming and its your job to get ready for the pain by training for it". John gives a bunch of examples of things he has done in his life to prepare himself for his biggest challenges. Examples he mentions are fasting, running and consistently working on difficult projects.
If you would like to hear more about John's thoughts on overcoming challenges you should definitely check out John's interview. If you haven't already seen his channel, his site or his books, go check out