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Tami Bellon
03-28-2008, 06:20 PM
Taken from StrongLifts.com......

The Crabs story...

The thing about AFCs are that they’re a bunch of crabs in a barrel. Just as one starts to lift himself out of the barrel, the other crabs will grab him and pull him back in.

AFCs are Average Frustrated Chumps.




The Red Pill. If you watched the movie The Matrix, you’re familiar with the Red Pill. Once you take the Red Pill, you become aware of the system. The rat race, relationships, money, thoughts, feelings, … all start to make sense.

Call it consciousness, awareness, breaking social conditioning. Breaking thought patterns & habits you had for years takes time. Taking the Red Pill is the start, getting out of the barrel is the journey to “enlightenment”.

There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. - The Matrix




The Crabs. Tell your kids for 20 years they’re losers and they’ll become losers. Your environment influences your thoughts. Many of your friends, colleagues & family are crabs. And they’ll repeatedly try to pull you back into the barrel.

Crabs don’t realize what they do. Sometimes it’s jealousy because you have the guts to do what they can’t. Often it’s because they don’t want to be alone in the barrel. Russ showed Tuesday typical Crab behavior: self-limiting belief.

You’re in a very difficult business with many many competitors. You won’t make a living from this.

Translation: come back into the barrel. Ask crabs why they’re demotivating you or talking you down, and they’ll answer something like “I’m a realist” (which you can only be in the now, not in the future).
More examples of crab thinking you’ll hear daily once you take the Red Pill:

* “You should never Squat below parallel. It’s bad for your knees.”
* “You’ll never get that girl. You’re not ripped/rich/popular enough.”
* “Don’t start a business. Most businesses fail. Keep your day job.”





Dealing with Crabs. The reason people fail to achieve their goals is because crabs repeatedly tells them they can’t do it. Never listen to crabs. You are responsible for your future. No-one else.




* Believe. “Your only limitation is the one that you set up in your own mind.” & “You can do it if you believe you can” - Napoleon Hill. Remember these.
* Agree. Leave the crabs in their barrels. No need to get into arguments with them. Agree and focus on your goals.
* Remove. Your environment influences your thoughts. Remove crabs from your life. The more you do this, the better.
* Connect. You can find people who got out of the barrel or are trying to get out of it just like you. Look for them, they’re out there.
* Succeed. Success is the best revenge. Revenge should never be your motivation, but succeeding is the only answer you should give.





Self-Confidence.
The word “luck” pops up. This has nothing to do with luck. Time, patience, hard work, dedication and determination have nothing to do with luck! Time will bring the non-believers proof.

You’ll NEVER achieve something with the kind of thinking that you need luck, genetics, money or whatever to get somewhere in life. You underestimate your own capabilities. You can do MORE than you THINK.

I believe I can get whatever I want out of life if I work hard. Sounds arrogant? I don’t care. I don’t care what you think of me. Caring about what people think, say or write is social conditioning and keeps you in the barrel.I don’t waste time replying to flaws in reasoning, challenges, personal attacks, etc.



Think well before you speak because your words may plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of some other person. - Napoleon Hill

ibarramedia
03-28-2008, 07:39 PM
Interesting story Tami. It gives us a better understanding to the term "Crab Mentality".