You can’t always be on. You can’t always be up. Life happens. Hormones happen. Disappointments, setbacks and obstacles happen.
Everyone experiences difficulties, but not everybody quits. There are a few people who push on – who show up to practice – no matter how they feel. There is a phenomenon that has a name (but I don’t know what it is) so I’m going to call it “thinking everyone has the secret except for you”. It translates as the “all or nothing” roller coaster. We push forward into a new venture (let’s call it lifestyle) and when we come to our first big mountain and slow down to a crawl, we assume we have failed and so we turn back. We see people who are successful in lifestyle or business, and we think that they do everything right all the time. We think they push forward with 100% intensity all the time. We assume that they have ‘something’, some secret strength that we don’t have. They know ‘something’ we don’t know.
The difference between a champion and spectator is that the champion doesn’t quit. They know that going the distance means there will be times that they feel they can hardly put one foot in front of the other. There will be times when there is zero enthusiasm for training. There will be times that the sacrifice of time and effort seem unfair and pointless. There will be times that victory seems impossible.
They also know these times will pass. So they carry on. They just don’t quit. And in time they rise above the crowd. In time, they win.
One more day. One more step. You are worth it. You can do it.