Stop the Excuses

  • By silviub
  • 12 Oct, 2014
Lately I’ve been feeling pretty beat up. Work, Family, running the gym, and trying to podcast was getting very overwhelming. Especially with the expansion of the gym, doubling in size and all the stressors that go with that. Training has…
Lately I’ve been feeling pretty beat up. Work, Family, running the gym, and trying to podcast was getting very overwhelming. Especially with the expansion of the gym, doubling in size and all the stressors that go with that. Training has taken a back seat, as my body and mind feels completely broken-down. Training 2 to 3 times a week is not too bad but I usually train 5 days a week and that just seems impossible.
I live by a code, and that code is passion, honesty and perseverance! That basically means be you, don’t follow the crowd, and don’t bitch out. When times get tough, find out how you can succeed. When you feel like doing nothing, do something. When you feel beat down, fight back. And when you feel like you have nothing left, and you’re not good enough, get out there and crush whatever you need to get done. Prove people wrong, and more importantly; constantly prove your doubtful self wrong. We all have an abundance of potential but by nature we’re lazy, like to be comfortable, complacent, and doomed to fail. This is why there are so many naysayers. Most people don’t know what it truly means to work hard. They work hard for a bit and then stop to relax, refresh, and “recover”. You need to have those things but they need to be earned. Whether it’s in training or business or life, you need to crush it, and earn your recovery.
Like I said earlier, training has taken a back seat for the past two weeks, and it’s not as bad as I thought. I didn’t want to do anything today but hit a hard little workout and crushed it. I don’t feel more “unfit” or slower, I feel normal. I’m still not 100% but I’m on my way back.
What I’m trying to say is, it’s ok to prioritize your energy. You don’t have to be killing your training, business, and family life at the same time. Like CrossFit, we train different systems; we train different modalities and exercises throughout the week, and month. Priority needs to be given to that which is critically important. It’s the art of prioritizing adequately that is the most important skill; especially for the entrepreneur. So stop trying to be the best at everything, and focus on being the best at what’s most important now. Crush life, and don’t make excuses.
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