By: Coach Flint Wallace
I received an email from Brad McLeod of SEALgrinderPT.com and in it he reiterated something that I have told my players many, many times; to be a champion, you must do what champions do. Everyone wants to be a champion until they realize what champions actually have to do. While others sleep in, they are up and getting after it. While others enjoy sitting on the couch watching TV, they are watching film or studying to get better. While others are playing video games, they are working out or working on their games. Champions have routines, rituals, habits that make them successful; but most importantly, they all have a very strong WHY!
What’s your WHY? Why do you go through your training, or why to you get up and go to work day after day? Why do you get up early to do mobility exercises, or why do you stay up late studying? Why do you push so hard in your workouts? Too many people are just going through the motions, just getting reps in, but when it comes right down to it they don’t have a Why. If you have a Why, then the reasons for all the hard work become self-evident. You will figure out how to get it done when you have a Why, and your journey with a Why will be much more enjoyable.
So, right now, take a few minutes to do some soul searching and figure out your Why and then write it down. Post in a couple of spots, in places where you will see it first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed. Always know what your Why is and the best way to accomplish that is to always have constant reminders of it. Because when you know your Why, then all your sacrifices are worth it.
Until Next Time…Keep Getting After it!