You’re tired. You’re sore. You are so stressed. You have a busy week ahead of you. You’ve had to work overtime. You barely have time. You are so busy, it is the last thing that you should be doing with your time. You aren’t motivated. You don’t feel like it.
These are the days that matter the most in the gym. These days show who is committed to becoming the best version of themself and who is just going to let life get in the way of their goals.
Going to the gym should be as important to you as a business meeting. You don’t just skip a business meeting because you are too busy with other things. You don’t cancel a business meeting because you “don’t feel like it”. You don’t just not show up because you are too tired or too stressed. That’s not how life works.
The days that you want to quit and abandon your goals are the days that matter the most. Those are the days that will make you a better athlete and person. Those are the days that change you because they not only strengthen your body but strengthen your mind. Being mentally tough is most of the time more difficult than being physically tough. Observe any dedicated and successful athlete and you’ll notice that their mental capacity and ability to push through fatigue is amazing. This is because they are mentally tough. They didn’t skip the gym when they were tired. They didn’t decide that they would start next week. They didn’t let the excuses get in the way of their mission. They didn’t let “life” get in the way.
Don’t give up when the going gets tough. Make a decision about what it is you want and committ yourself 110% to it. There is not enough time in this life to be halfassing achieving your goals.
This is why on those days when you feel like giving up and skipping, remember that it is a test. Are you mentally tough enough to push through the excuses? Or will you give up on everything that you have been working for?