I can still remember the cold sweats I felt that day. My skin was white, and I had convinced myself to pull out.

It was right before I was about to open my first training studio. I was so shit scared that it would fail, or that I couldn’t make it work. So I had convinced myself to call the agent, and pull out of the deal and walk away.

Until I remembered a story I was told the day prior (By the barista in the local café, of all places).

It was the legendary story of a native American Cherokee.

One evening, the old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that occurs inside everyone. “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil – it is anger, envy, doubt, worry, sorrow, arrogance, self-pity, false pride, and ego. The other is good – it is hope, love, passion, humility, optimism, generosity and truth.

The grandson though about it for a minute, before finally asking: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee smiled and simply replied, “The one you feed.”

So right there and then, I decided to starve the evil voices, and feed the good voices. I went on to open the gym (obviously) and am happy that I did – I’m now in the position to help hundreds of clients every year.

Isn’t it always funny – whenever you step out of our comfort zone, that little voice seems to enter your mind. But you and I have a choice when it happens nest. We can choose which one to feed.

Sometimes in life, you have to aim for more, and starve the evil voices.

We all have to take a stand. When you’re fed up with certain situations in your life, you have to draw the line in the sand.

I know with hundreds of my clients, they’ve done the same thing. They’ve told themselves, “I’m through with this body!” and they’ve committed to changing their habits and their body.

Something to keep in mind.

Your friend and coach,

Pete “Dancing With Wolves” Tansley