November 15, 2014



Making Molehills Out of Mountains… Reaching Large Goals Step-by-Step


The daunting tasks ahead. For many people the thought of getting started towards something huge tends to stop them in their tracks. When we are overwhelmed by the tasks that are before us, many will stop. Inertia sets in and stays at rest.

When we’re looking at the big mountain, we may think to ourselves, “How the heck am I going to reach the summit? It’s just too hard and impossible!”

We set mental images that makes something doable seem impossible. Yet, a few will look at that same task and think, “Hmmm, now that is a challenge that is very possible.”  Those people are known as possibility thinkers. So, how do possibility thinker think?

They begin with the end in mind and then break down the impossible in smaller possible parts by going backwards to the beginning. They look at what they will need in resources, skills and so forth in order to make their goals and dreams come true. In a sense, they turn the large goal into smaller goals. Then turning those smaller goals into daily steps/tasks.


Richard Branson is a possibility thinker that has created opportunities many times over. He finds the resources and moves forward with his dreams. He surrounds himself with the right team and support to help him reach his dreams. He understands that to reach the impossible dream he will need others alongside him. No successful person ever did it alone.

A possibility thinker believes powerfully in his dreams and he take continuous action. Does he or she make mistakes? Sure they do. When they do, they adjust. That is one of the reasons when doing anything, you will take it one step at a time. Even when Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong of Apollo 11  became the first men on the moon, it was a process that included deaths along the way. It culminated when Neil said, “”That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” (This was the correct version since further evidence may have shown that Neil Armstrong actually did state what he thought he stated. See: for more info.).


Yes, we should learn from both Richard Branson and the space race. Each did it through the small steps to reach their dreams. Each relied on the help of others. Each had plans to ensure their dreams came true. Each made errors and even led to the deaths of some. Yet, each kept moving forward as they learned.

When you think about your own dreams, your own goals, what daily steps are you going to take to make sure you reach them? Will break the big mountain into smaller mole hills are much easier? Ultimately, it’s up to you how see your goals and what you’ll do. Right now, begin with the end in mind (your dreams and goals), track backwards to the present. Imagine all the resources you needed. Imagine all the help you needed. Imagine all the steps you took.

Now, run the whole sequence forward towards your dreams and goals. This time, imagine you taking the necessary steps, using the right resources, getting the right help and support….all the way to each dream and goal you have. Imagine the very moment you reached that goal, that dream. How do you feel?

Do this several times each day. Look at each task you take as simply one of the steps necessary as you’ve imagined they would be. When you do this, you’ll feel more motivated to keep moving forward. It’ll be almost like you’ve been through this before and you won’t procrastinate as you may have in the past.


I wish you much success in reaching every single summit of your mountains.


Bob Choat, “Transformational Master Black Belt” Black_belt.svg-sm
America’s #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert and author of Mind Your Own Fitness

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November 9, 2014


Casting the Cloud of Doubt Away by Changing Your Focus


Negativity, doubt and problems get in our way of making our dreams a reality. We doubt our abilities and skills. Even many so-called successful people have their share of personal doubts. What we see as a problem doesn’t really exist, except in the recesses of your mind. Life will always throw challenges at us. It’s […]

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November 7, 2014


Stop the Diet Craze and Start Living the Movement Lifestyle!


People have been hypnotized for many years.  They’ve been told to eat this way or that way.  They’re told you gotta go to the gym or buy this piece of equipment.  While I’ve advocated certain pieces of equipment to help improve one’s performance, it’s not something I would recommend if you’re just wanting to lose […]

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November 4, 2014


Review: The Mass Suit


As a fitness practitioner in many areas, especially the martial arts, I’ve looked at numerous pieces of equipment in my lifetime.  I remember the days when the Nautilus Equipment was all the rage. Even in my LAPD days we had one of those machines at West Valley Area.  Little did I know that machine work […]

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November 2, 2014


Your Mind Can Help Reverse the Effects of Aging!


So, you want to slow, stop or reverse the aging process, right?  Here’s the thing, we are all going to grow older.  There is no way around it.  We can slow it down.  More important is that we can reverse the effects of aging.  You may even understand how nutrition and fitness can play a […]

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November 1, 2014


Using Bar Work to Gain Functional Muscular Size, Strength and Stamina


When I was a kid I would watch the old Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller. He would swing through the trees on a vine and was amazing. Now, Johnny was an elite swimmer, not a gymnast. He certainly was strong in his upper body. It wasn’t until I looked at gymnasts did I witness truly […]

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October 28, 2014


Stress Getting to You? Blame it on Your Reptilian-Limbic Brains and What You Can do About It


Stress is pervasive in today’s world. So is anxiety. Even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has ramped up. The latter may be due to the exposure to 24-hour news events of disasters, pandemic warnings and terrorist threats. All of this has led to the fight-flight response being activated. It’s more like fight-flight-freeze. It’s crazy to think […]

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October 22, 2014


From Self-Doubt to Self-Mastery… You Can Do It!


For many of us, doubting our abilities, skills and worth happens time and again.  I know, I’ve been there. Even though others around me thought that I was very good at what I did, I still had lingering doubts.  When I coached my top level executives and especially CEO’s, they had the same thing. More […]

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October 18, 2014


Want to Burn Fat Fast? 5 Ways to Do It!


Burning excess fat from one’s body has been an ongoing phenomena for many decades.  Yet, in more recent times, we’ve gotten fatter.  Sure, we have more programs, formulas and fitness centers than our ancestors did.  Commercials tout losing weight with this new method or this diet program.  What are the results?  We are getting fatter. […]

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October 14, 2014


Want to Grow? Get Curious, Creative and Take Risks…


It’s been said that curiosity killed the cat. Well, it may have killed the cat, but it’s one of the primary reasons people have grown throughout history. The sense of wonder drives mankind. It put us on the moon and created computers. It led to the accidental discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. […]

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