The Lifter, the Boulder and the Butterfly

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Breaking news -- I'll be doing a 1:00 show on
Carl Lanore's SuperHuman Radio today. Listen
live or catch the download later on:

On the training front, let's talk about the lifter,
the boulder and the butterfly.

There's a big boulder lying at the bottom of
a tall mountain.

There's a lifter -- and there's a butterfly.

And for some reason, they decide to push the
boulder to the top of the mountain.

To roll it right on up there, inch by excruciating

The lifter chalks his hands, leans forward, and
starts pushing.

The butterfly follows along behind them for
awhile, then loses interest and flutters away,
floating aimlessly from flower to flower and
tree to tree.

Meanwhile, the lifter keeps on pushing the

It goes on like that for a very long time.

The lifter keeps on pushing the boulder,
moving it upward inch by inch. Slowly,
steadily, surely.

The butterfly floats and flutters and flies
and flits from one thing to another.

Finally, after a very long struggle, the lifter
shoves the boulder the very last inch, lodging
it firmly into a rocky crevasse at the top of
the mountain.

He raises his hands high overhead and roars
in triumph.

The butterfly hears him, looks up, and

"That looks cool -- I should do that!"

And then the butterfly sees a bright flower
dancing in the breeze and floats away.

And then another flower.

And another.

The butterfly never makes it to the top of the

Only lifters make it to the top of the mountain.

And they do it inch by inch -- with persistence,
focus, and determination.

Some call it obsession.

I call it single-minded purpose.


Be a lifter, not a butterfly.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. There's still time to reserve your copy of my
new book, KNIFE, FORK, MUSCLE during our big
pre-publication special:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "You get to the top
of the mountain one step at a time." -- Brooks