Regardless of what your goals are in life, in the gym, you will hit walls. Those walls will hurt. Things will be going along smooth as can be and then out of a clear blue sky that wall can smash you in the face and leave you breathless on the ground.
It’s in that place of weakness, that place of desperation and vulnerability that you have a decision to make.
- You can choose to stay down. It’s safer. You know you won’t hit any more walls. It’s easy. You know you can catch your breath and stop sweating. Or….
- You can get up, wipe the blood and sweat from your eyes and start climbing over that wall.
Defeat can lead us to greater accomplishments and take us to a new level, or it can finish us. Now don’t get me wrong, getting back up is not easy.
When you get on that scale and find that instead of losing weight you’ve actually gained some, or when you step up to that barbell and can’t get the weight off your chest, it’s a bad day, no doubt about it.
But take that bad day and allow it to burn inside you, allow it to start a fire that nothing can quench, then you go and look that fear in the face, get in front of a mirror and tell yourself that you can and you will accomplish your goal, and no set back no matter how much it hurts will keep you down.
You’ve got this! You were born for this, now get it.