My “Personal Greatness” Assignment


I heard a quote recently that really spoke to me: 

“I don’t place my identity on the things that I’ve done in the past.
I define myself by what I’m going to create in the future”.


 If I rest on what I’ve done up until now, it’s a slow and steady decline into a big wooden box. Who cares what we’ve done up to now. 

Achieving our true potential means waking up every day with a fire in your soul to make the most of our time on this rock. 

I’m coming up on my 40th birthday, and truly feel like I’m just getting started!
I want to step into my greatness!

Greatness lives in all of us, yet we unconsciously choose to accept short term comfort in favour of long term fulfilment. To truly step into our greatness, we must identify what it’s going to take and move aggressively toward our destiny.

Here is a little assignment that I created for my cohort of Muscle Intelligence Mentorship Coaches: 

**I strongly suggest you copy this, or take out a pen and write it out. Do it RIGHT NOW. **


  • What is my greatness going to look like?
    Visualize. Use all of your senses. Write it down. Who is there? What am I doing? Where do I live? What impact am I making on the world? Who am I helping? What world problem am I solving? Go deep! “Helping people” is BS.


  • What am I going to look like?
    What does my body look like? What does my face look like? What does my hair look like? What am I wearing?


  • How do I know when I’ve arrived?
    What emotions do I feel? Who’s in my network? What is my net worth? How have I impacted the world?
  • What is the career capital I’ve acquired?
    What skills, roles, jobs, courses, accomplishments am I going to need?
  • What are the unimpeachable credentials?
    What have I accomplished? Ex/Mr Olympia stage, Crossfit Games, Pro Athlete, climbed mountains, worked with pro teams, Navy Seal etc.
  • What are the character attributes? 


  • Who is there with me? (My top 5).
    This does not have to be people currently in your life. Dream big.
  • What do people say about me when I’m not there?
    This speaks to your character, how you treat others, how others view you.
  • What are the habits I execute daily when I’m already in my greatness?


  • What are 3 habits I can execute on now to move me toward my greatness?


  • What current 1-3 habits do I have to remove?


  • What beliefs do I have that don’t support my greatness?


  • Who do I have in my life now to keep me honest, accountable, and thinking bigger? (so I don’t get lost in my own BS)

Since launching the new Muscle Intelligence Coaches Mentorship this June I’ve been incredibly blessed to work with brilliant coaches, trainers and athletes that are aspiring to achieve their own personal greatness.

Creating this assignment helps them (and me) drill down deeper to get clarity and direction as to what we truly want in life.

It’s powerful. Do it now!
Because once you do it – then today is just the beginning.

When you do it, send it to me or leave me a comment below. I’d love to read it. Seriously. Even if I get 10,000 of them, I will read every one.
Let’s create our greatness together!
Live your greatest life in a body you love,



– Ben Pakulski


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Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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