Hard work pays off. There … I said it. I don’t believe in magic pills or gimmick diets or any real secrets for that matter. Just plain hard work done with commitment and consistency. And don’t forget to get uncomfortable …
We have a one-mile loop around our neighborhood that I like to run. People run both directions, but one direction is much tougher than the other. The tough direction has a steep hill that’s absolutely brutal while the easy direction has a slow, gradual hill.
So I’ve developed the habit of avoiding the easy direction and running towards the hill. It always makes me uncomfortable no matter how many times I run it. And that’s why I do it … to get uncomfortable. I try to get uncomfortable once or twice every time I train.
That’s my one thing … my big secret. Get uncomfortable.
My goal in life is to be my best and to help others be their best. I think it’s hard to be your best without getting uncomfortable because that’s where real growth happens. It’s only a matter of time before you get uncomfortable if you are truly working hard.
I’m not suggesting crazy workouts that leave you icing down your body for days. Or pulling two-a-days in the mornings and evenings. Or anything outrageous. Just challenge yourself every time you train. Pick an exercise that you haven’t mastered. Do additional sets or repetitions that are outside the box instead of the standard 3×10. Be creative. Do something unconventional.
Hard work pays off. Get a little uncomfortable. I bet you’ll like the results.
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