I like a lot of others started competing for one reason or another, but for me I wanted a new challenge. I had been through plenty of hardships in life, and since then I made a commitment to myself that I wouldn’t waste a day and would continue to constantly work to achieve new goals.
In the beginning it was about training hard and getting into the best shape of my life, but what I learned is much more than that. I initially thought that success was achieved when I stepped on that stage and for a few brief moments all my dedication, determination and discipline were on display. Achieving the ultimate physique or grasping that win or suffering that loss is not that the actual success I recognized. Instead for me it was learning to prepare for everything in life: each workout, every on-season, or for the end of each day. That no matter what, I gave 110%, the rest is out of my control and that is the ultimate success.
Every day it’s important that we as individuals attack the day, start each day fresh and do not waste it. By the time we lay our heads back on the pillow we should feel that we did all we could do and accept it.
When asking the average person, “How have you been?” almost always I have received the response, “I’ve been busy.” While most people have jam-packed schedules and can’t be Superman or Wonder Woman, and it is impossible for us to accomplish everything we would like to do in a 24-hour day, or live up to someone else’s expectations. It is important to prioritize, manage, and prepare our daily lives.
Just like in competing, I train to prepare myself, similar to how I prep for each day. I utilize ‘self-talk’; we can speak into existence and determine how our day will go, good or bad. If you tell yourself that you will accomplish great things and knowing by the end of the day you gave it your best effort, then it has been a great day.
Mistakes will happened and there will be bumps in the road (prepare for it, it will happen), and if we learn from them, we will gain experience. Don’t worry about the past or the things out of your control. Continue to excel and work to be the best ‘YOU’ in every situation.
True accomplishment and success comes when the day or task is completed and we believe that “I gave it my all, my absolute best, and I will do it again tomorrow.”
Train Hard Fitness Friends and Own The Day
Fitmark Ambassador 2013