You began because you wanted to improve yourself, whether it was for improved self-esteem, for weight gain, weight loss, for yourself, for someone else, for sports, for athletics, to improve energy levels, improve your health, improve your physique, improve performance, to prove you can!
We rise, we fall, we run, we trip, we succeed, we fail, in this we grow and in growing we grow closer to our aspirations.
Day in day out we ride a roller coaster of emotions, when you put everything into achieving and you can see it, you feel great. You do the same to no avail, you plummet along with your drive. When you are hit hard, your progress slows, even stops, you can start to loose what gains you had made, even be thrown back to how you began day one! Its easy to drop the head, say no more, its too hard, I cannot do it. No matter how bad things are, someone else is far worse off! Always! At this stage some stop, give in, drag their knuckles as the door shuts behind them and the dream gathers dust.
What is it that separates that person from the other who will stand, lift the head and say yes I can?
Ambition, ambition is the desire for personal achievement. Ambition drives you to become motivated. The word motivation refers to the reasons for engaging in a particular behavior. To be motivated to achieve something you desire. Desire, a thought that leads to an action, leads to belief. Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition to be true.
Take action. Be ambitious! Motivate yourself by looking at that which you desire and believe you can, know you will reach it. Work for it!
Keeping up the moral is hard work, life poses its problems which can have an impact on you reaching your goals . . . . for a time! Never let an individual or situation tell you that you cant. Never let it keep you from reaching that goal. Times will come where you will have to fight harder, just to gain a little, but any gain is progress, progress is what keeps us all moving.
You do what you do because you have a dream, a dream where you see yourself as the person you could be. Stop for a few seconds and visualize that person.
At this point, I want to tell you this is not the person you could be, I am telling you that image in your head is not what you could be. You are wrong. Now look again at that image and tell yourself, this is not what I could be, this is the person I was meant to be so this is the person I will be.
You must believe you will be that person, use that to motivate yourself, motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. Get off your ass, get out of the house, nobody is going to do it for you, it wont be easy for most people, it wont come fast, if it was easy would it be worth having? Nothing worth having comes easy! Fight for it, claw for it, drive for it, aspire to be it. Go for it, get building the you that you want. Know that this is the person you will one day become.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN PERSON, YOU CONTROL YOU, YOU DECIDE IF YOU CAN OR CANT. ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP YOU IS YOU! ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOU IS YOU! MAKE IT HAPPEN AND LEAD THE WAY FOR OTHERS, BECOME THE THING THEY ASPIRE TO BE. BE YOU.
Zach Dirr Elite Performance