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Old 07-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Do you guys have that problem? I know I'm having that issue at work, and know a guy who's way more in shape than I am (six pack and all) that has that issue..

At the end of the day, I do say f* the weaklings, and stick to talking to other cocky bastards that are at the top, way more positive and "motivating" than sticking around ordinary folks.

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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When I made changes back in the day my confidence went up. I could tell certain friends didn't like that. I can't say that I was cocky, but I was no longer insecure about certain things.

Also, improving has a tendency to make others feel guilty. A few of them are more likely to use you as a target to pick apart because of it.
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Confident, strong, take charge and help others= greatness!
Cocky= weak IMO
People who put themselves down and have no confidence will struggle to excel at anything. Seems to me that most people that fall into the cocky category are actually trying to hide their other weaknesses by bragging about their strengths. I also agree with Steve, self improvement makes others notice their weaknesses more. There can be a thin line between confident and cocky, but seems when it goes past the line into cockiness, it's easy to notice ! My two cents
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Well, the word cocky is thrown in there as a perception from others, a bit like Steve said, people get jealous, the second you say "can't go to the bar tonight, have to workout" .. people start talking trash about you.
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you def lose friends that want you to be all about them, i know when i was getting bigger and stronger than a good friend he didnt want to train with me and he would talk sh*t about me all the time. Just use those to fuel the fire ha
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Apparently, I am not big enough nor strong enough to have to worry about this.
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Is his channel not now just for giving training advice, or is he now an 'Agony Aunt'.

I hope that translates into US?

Maybe the guy did just turn into a ****. Or maybe his friends are idiots. Or maybe they are all teenagers and its just teenagers being teenager.
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Apparently, I am not big enough nor strong enough to have to worry about this.
Ha ha, me too. People treat me just fine. What they say about me behind my back, I don't know and don't much care. It's an unknowable.
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Is his channel not now just for giving training advice, or is he now an 'Agony Aunt'.
He's got like 3 channels, they all bleed into each other from time to time.
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Apparently, I am not big enough nor strong enough to have to worry about this.
Bah it's not about being strong or big.. it's just when you improve your physique or your performance in any aspect of you life, some people get jealous.
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