No Excuses. No Regrets.
You can’t fully appreciate the end of a prep unless you’ve really given your all to the entire process.
I think the worst feeling in the world is knowing, at your core, that you could’ve done more.
The night before a show can be very revealing as it provides pause to think about the last x weeks or months that have gone into the day that is coming.
Enjoyment is robbed when you’re distracted by self-doubt or realizations that you didn’t follow through.
Enjoyment is highest when you are not just aware that you did the best you could and the work is done but also that you are rewarding yourself for it through acknowledgement & showcasing your work.
The thing about “doing your best” though, is that it’s easily justifiable not to.
You can make excuses about how you feel or circumstance or progress that support your decision to waiver in commitment.
But when you do this, it makes it easier to deny yourself of the results you desire in favor of comfort in limited potential.
Similarly, Every day you show up for yourself will make it easier the next day.
When you make an excuse, fall back on your word, or don’t take action aligned with your goals, you’ll continue to justify or fall into these behaviors.
Even if there’s no immediate negative reinforcement, you will go to bed knowing you did not do what you said you were going to do and that in some small way, you actually let yourself down, regardless of the result.
When I first got into fitness I made a promise to myself to never cheat on or disrespect myself in the process because I wanted to be the person for me that I wanted others to be for me and I had to demand that level of love from myself to notice and accept it.
This may not be true for everyone, but it had a massive impact on my approach.
Because I chose to love and support myself, I always did what I said I was going to do and never made excuses about it because I deserve the best from myself.
If something held me back, I found ways to overcome it.
I am motivated by the reward of knowing I’ve done everything I can and also by the fear of what it would feel like to not know this at my core.
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