The quest to develop a stunningly fit, lean and attractive body is a long, slow journey. It’s not something you achieve overnight by popping a few pills or strapping an electric gizmo to your belly.

When you look at someone like Chris with an incredible body as a finished product, you often tend to dismiss the long, arduous journey and hard work it took for him to build that body.

As his trainer I was fortunate enough to be  side by side with him in our studio , observing the work involved, it’s easy to attribute such a chiseled physique to genetics or give credit to a supplement (he just took product XYZ and voila – overnight abs).

What you don’t see or appreciate are all the months and years of sweat and hard work.

For me to get Chris to get in his best shape its a lot like a construction project. First, there must be a picture in the mind. Then the vision goes onto paper as a blueprint. It takes months just to lay the foundation. More months of work will follow. On a daily basis, it doesn’t seem like much is happening. You look in the mirror and appear, for the most part, the same as you did yesterday. But sure enough, the small improvements are slowly accumulating like compounding interest in the bank.

One day, we looked in the mirror and “suddenly,” our blueprint has become reality.

Growth and development of any kind always requires a gestation period. For a baby, it’s nine months. For corn, I believe it’s about three months. If you were an expectant mother, would you want to hurry the process? Could any new development in nutrition or medical science speed up this wonderful miracle even one iota? If you were a farmer, would you try to harvest your crop before it was ripe? Would you dig up your seeds to see if anything was growing down there?

So If you ever get frustrated with your rate of progress (and who doesn’t), just remember; success is always guaranteed to the persistent Chris is living proof.

Nothing in the world could stop someone like Chris who knows what they want and is willing to continue paying the price until they get it. It just takes time.

Chris continues to become the architect and builder of his own dream body. He continues to improve and  build the body he want’s .

So if you read this far just understand that eventually if you’re patient enough and you refuse to quit. And set your goals HIGH just like Chris you can tell I am super proud of him !

Create a fantastic blueprint. Michelangelo said,

“The greatest danger is not that we set our goals too high and miss them, the greatest danger is that we set our goals too low and we reach them.”

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