It is Motivational Monday!
You can’t quit!
When things get rough you have two options.
Option A is to fight.
Even though you are going through a tough time right now the fact is that it won’t last. If you stay committed to what you are trying to accomplish then you can have true success. You have the power to change your scenario.
Option B is to quit. This is the typical plan of action for the average person because when things get difficult it is quitting time.
In my career as a strength and physique coach, I have seen both sides of the spectrum.
I have witnessed folks deal with injuries, setbacks, or not being motivated to train.
I have also witnessed many of these same folks make epic comebacks and fight hard to accomplish all of their goals.
I have also witnessed the folks who deal with an injury or do not progress as fast as they want to. I have seen them quit without even giving themselves a chance to change.
This is an internal issue as a person who is a fighter will always fight for what they want. They may not win every battle, but they will always show up and give their all.
A person who is a quitter will not only quit in the gym but also in other areas in life.
That person will typically lead a life filled with excuses as for why they could not succeed.
The truth of the matter is that the ultimate reason for their lack of success is the person staring directly back at them in the mirror.
When it comes to reaching your goals you can’t quit as you only get one chance at life. You do not want to have a stadium full of regrets as time goes on.
Fighting through hardships builds character and toughness. Quitting when the going gets tough and not even giving yourself a chance to fight reveals who you really are; a yellow-bellied coward.
You can’t quit because you got in one argument with your significant other.
Trust me, I understand every relationship situation is not meant to be, but if you are truly committed to that person then need to exhaust your options first.
You can’t quit because you don’t look like a fitness model after 1 year of training.
It takes many years of hard effort, proper nutrition, and consistency to build an impressive, head-turning physique.
You can’t quit because the person next to you is making more progress in the gym than you. Your progression is your responsibility.
If you are inconsistent with your training, nutrition, and recovery then how do you expect to make any progress? If you have been going nowhere fast for months, then it is time to reevaluate your plan.
You do not get points for going through the motions. Just showing up and giving weak effort falls into one category: FAKE HUSTLE.
You can’t quit because your business is not making any money in the first year. It stinks to have no real income coming in, but businesses do not become successful overnight.
If your business is struggling then you develop a better game plan and put in more effort to make it successful.
It is a daily grind to get your business off the ground. Focus on becoming the best at what you do.
You can’t quit because you did not make the cut on a sports team or competition.
Even the G.O.A.T. Michael Jefferey Jordan got cut in high school. Imagine if he would have just quit after that.
You can’t quit at the 9th rep during a set of 20 hard reps in the squat.
I know it hurts and your legs might be shaking like a dancer at Magic City.
You might not make it to 20 reps this time. But give everything you have and you won’t feel like a stone-cold loser if you fall short.
Whatever your goals are in life, you cannot stop chasing them because it gets tough. Stay focused on what you are trying to accomplish and keep fighting hard to get there.
A wise man once said, tough times do not last but tough people do.
Quitters never prosper.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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