How To Be Like John Wick

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By now you’ve most likely seen the movie ‘John Wick’ starring Keanu Reeves, and I guess that a lot of people have thought to themselves, “man, it would be really cool to be like John Wick.” This post is going to explore that question, and the short answer is yes, you can be just like John Wick, but it will take some commitment and dedication on your part to realize the dream of becoming John Wick.

Firearms: This category is a must if you’re looking to be like John Wick. Let’s get one thing straight: firearms are serious business, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Please take the time to research gun ranges near you, and go talk them about learning how to shoot a firearm, and receive feedback on what type of training that you would like to sign up for. Also, keep in mind gun laws in the state that you reside in. Always keep up to date on firearm safety and gun laws. Moving on now: so you’ve decided to sign up for classes (or you’ve already taken some classes) you’ve purchased a firearm, and now you’re on your way to becoming John Wick, right? Wrong! Learning how to use a gun (proficiently) is painstakingly rough, but don’t give up. Keep practicing and keep honing your skills. Nowadays, it is vital that you keep yourself safe (or your family) at all times, and learning how to use a firearm properly is very empowering, but please don’t get an ego thinking that you’re Mr. Wick just yet, we still have some work to do.

 

Hand To Hand Combat Skills: There is no way around this particular skill. This skill set is essential to becoming not only John Wick but a complete, well-rounded human being. It is in our DNA to express ourselves not only emotionally, but physically as well. Once again research in your area MMA gyms that are accessible to you, and visit the gym. Talk to the people that train there and ask questions. Everyone has to start somewhere, and when you first start training you’re going to feel discouraged, but that’s the whole point about mixed martial arts. MMA teaches you how to push past your own limits, and it also teaches you to rely solely on yourself and how you handle pressure situations. Even with just a month of training consistently with MMA, you’re way ahead of your average man or woman that doesn’t train MMA, but be careful and stay humble; there’s plenty of people that train MMA, and they let the world know it, too. Don’t be that person. Instead, continue to train and always strive to get better in the gym (and outside of the gym). Having trained in MMA is a great feeling, but keep it to yourself and never boast about it, but by all means, use it when it deems necessary.

 

Mindset: So far we’ve discussed being proficient in firearms and MMA, but one particular, integral part of becoming John Wick is having a healthy mindset. So many people know hot to shoot a gun and know how to somewhat defend themselves, but the missing piece to tie all this together is a mindset. Developing a strong sense of who you are and where you’re going is one of the best skill sets that you can have in life, but it doesn’t come easy, though. So, you’re probably asking how can build a stronger mindset? For starters, make certain decisions right away, even if it’s something as simple as “what should I eat?” when you make those certain decisions, you’re training your brain, just like you would be training your arms, legs, etc. Another way you can prepare your mindset is to read. That’s right read. Read anything and read often; reading will expand your thinking process, broaden your vocabulary, and you’ll be a more complete individual for doing so.

 

Being John Wick is not farfetched. With a lot of training (emphasis on “a lot”) and commitment, you’re well on your way to becoming the best individual that you can possibly be.

Ignore Impossible Podcast

Ignore Impossible LogoIn addition the blog, I wanted to start a podcast and interview extraordinary people on how they set and achieve goals, live their life, and the mindset they have adopted in order to be successful. It’s been an incredible journey so far, but I’m still learning and have a long way to go. So why am I blogging about this? Because I want the podcast to thrive, and the only way that it will—is with your input.

In the comments section below, feel free to let me know what guests you would like me to have on the show, what you would like me talk about, and any criticism you may have good/bad. Also, if you like the show—please leave a rating on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud.

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Failing: Why You Should Embrace It

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I hate failing. The term “hate” may be harsh, but It’s how I feel about failing. That is until I discovered the beauty of failing. Think about it: failing has always been linked to a negative connotation. Throughout life we’re told that failing is bad! In some cases—rightfully so, but as I have come to realize in recent years, failing is an integral part of life, and plays a major role in reaching your dreams and goals.

It’s uncomfortable to think about failing, and going through that process. Our society is caught up in instant success, and being “famous” within a short period of time. Like it or not, failing is a part of life and without it; how would we grow as a person? If all we did was succeed all the time, we would never learn about ourselves, and how much we can handle mentally and physically.

Once you start embracing failing in your life, I guarantee you will be better off, and you will learn so much from it. Think of failing as feedback. It lets you know if you’re on the right track, or not. Basically, it’s like having your own GPS system. Now I don’t want to sugarcoat anything. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, it will be a tough process. You may even want to give up at times, but that’s the best part of failing. You will find out what works, and what doesn’t. Once you breakthrough and accomplish your goal, failing will be your ally.

Achieving success is about the journey, not the destination. When you do succeed, you will hardly think about the success you have accomplished. Instead, you will reflect on the challenges you faced along the way, and how you were able to overcome them. The time is now; get started on your journey, and start failing your way to success.