If you don’t have the right mentality to be able to do this on a regular schedule day in a day out And push yourself beyond your imagination.. Then you’re not gonna be the best of the best. It takes extreme to do that. You’re not born with that, you’re not born with that mentality. You have to learn, sometime just through failures. Failures sometimes build a better person. If I was just given you know great talent, given to ability to just win everything I ever did … .. I don’t know if I would have the mentality to bounce back after the losses, injuries or whatever else. I know the defeats are what build me as a better bodybuilder.. And a better person in life in general. LOVE the challenge man! Enjoy the challenge!! You’re like holy sht can ”Can I really look like this?” You know I would go in the gym and I would train and I would focus between each set .. And be OK this next set I’m gonna do add 10 more pounds, or add 20 more pounds.. .. And I’m gonna get extra reps out of it, and I’m gonna squeeze, I’m gonna contract this way. All about the contraction man. 17 inches now.. + 5. Realizing the time I spent in the gym was extreme. But I still go to the gym on a daily basis because it’s the best part of my day. It’s the time that I feel that I’m able to relieve any kind of stress and be in a great headspace. I push myself where the repetitions turn into pain. But it’s a pain that I know is a great place for the body. Because we’re trying to improve and continue to hold onto muscle tissue. I mean to have big body parts is easy to a lot of these guys at that level.. BUT To have the conditioning factor on top of it .. .. That’s sometimes that’s just years and years of training. Winning or losing didn’t validate who Jay Cutler was. It was validated by, I had a GOAL.. And that was to be the best I could be. A STRONG MIND and a STRONG PERSONALITY and the COMMITMENT to being at your absolute BEST. In what your passion is.. That’s one that I could tell you. Lifting weights was my passion because I loved it. When you’re passionate about something, you can only be great at it.