Do you remember a time you accomplished a big goal that you were REALLY proud of?

I do.

For years, I was the small kid. I would get made fun of for being skinny and was just naturally not as strong as most of my friends and other guys on the basketball team.

I turned 16 years old just before summer after my sophomore year in high school, and I had just broken up with my girlfriend so I had more time on my hands than usual.

Every year after summer break, everyone on the basketball team would have to test their 1 rep max lifts for bench press the first day back.

All the years before, I had shown up after summer and been one of the weakest on bench press when we tested.

Sick of being small and weak, I picked up a FLEX magazine from the grocery store and started doing a chest workout that I found in there. My goal was to be able to bench press 135lbs (known as “training wheels” in the gym), which is a 45lb plate on each side of the bar.dustin lien santa monica

When we got back from summer break, I was ready to test my 1 rep max.

I remember pushing up 135lbs for the first time, and my coach said, “congratulations, you earned your training wheels.”

I ended up maxing out at 155lbs that day when it was all said and done, and it felt SO GOOD to accomplish my goal after all the work I had put in.

What I DIDN’T know at the time, is that it didn’t have to be as hard as it was, and I could have done it faster.

3 Keys to Achieving Your Goals Faster

1. Learn from the experts

There are experts for almost everything you can think of, and they’ve already spent years perfecting their craft or knowledge. Instead of going through years of unnecessary research on your own, find experts and read their books, watch their videos, invest in their programs and save yourself the time and the headache of trying to do it alone.

2. Stick to the plan

Once you know how you’re going to achieve your goal, and the steps you need to take, stick to the plan. It’s easy to fall off track, but every setback you have is one step further away from achieving what you set out to.

3. Stay motivated and accountable

Even with the best strategy in place and all the knowledge in the world, if you can’t stay motivated to keep working toward your goal, you’ll fail. Find a community of people who will hold you accountable and support you on your journey.together

Instead of hacking together a workout plan that was okay at best and struggling to keep myself motivated to go workout, I could have found a workout program or an online community that would have guided me and made it so much easier.

I spent YEARS researching the correct ways to workout, trying to find new exercises to do, and guessing what to eat and when.

If there was a resource like the CalAesthetics Academy back then, I would have accomplished my fitness goals so much faster.

CalAesthetics Academy is an online membership that gives you access to exclusive workout cards, exercises, ab programs, and even FULLY custom meal plans every month.academy

What it’s really doing is taking the guesswork out of reaching your fitness goals. It’s flooded with every resource you need to be successful, and there’s new and fresh material every month.

It’s a brand new year with brand new goals and opportunities.

Let’s achieve them together!


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