Fitmark Ambassador Robin Romero talks about the finding your own motivation
The longer I’m involved in the fitness industry, the more I hear people say, “I don’t know how you do it. I wish I had your motivation! And I often reply, “I wish you’d find your own.”
Is that rude? Maybe. It is, however, undeniably helpful. Motivation is something personal; it’s something that comes from within. The words that speak to my soul, the pictures that are engraved in my memory, the visions I have of my future aren’t necessarily going to fire up the same passion in others. We’ve all seen the pictures of perspiring, vascular bodies in the gym, the passionate player on the field, the conditioned powerful legs on the track. We’ve read that “abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym” and “I don’t have time to train, I make time” and of course “when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” Those are great pictures and powerful words, but they’re not yours.
So where do you find your own motivation? Get uncomfortable. Test your limits. Stare yourself down. Get angry! Fail a lot, and try again. Be consistent, no matter how much you want to stop. One day, you’ll have a moment when something inside you clicks. A goal will appear and it will scream at you every day and eat away at you, making your skin tingle, and a fire will burn deep inside you. The struggles you endure, the pain, the hunger will all make sense.
You may ask me for motivation, but I can’t give it to you. Even if I could, why would I deny you of that beautiful moment of finding your own motivation? It is your moment, your dream, your reason to just keep going. It is all about you!
Fitmark Ambassador 2013