“Perseverance is the secret to all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo
The look of regret in the eyes of those who had the opportunity to achieve their dreams but decided to give up. We’ve all seen it. The old man walking around the gym telling stories of his glory days and giving pointers. The minor league player who got the call to majors right before a career ending injury. The woman who had the body of a goddess when she was young but let herself go after having kids but criticizes any female with a half decent physique.
In the end, each of them gave up mentally, physically, or both. When we fight for our limitations, we get to keep them. We convince ourselves that our current situation is caused by external circumstances, people, or events. We tell ourselves this lie so much that it becomes the truth. Truth enough for us to make ourselves feel better by making others feel worse. Truth enough to attempt to prove someone “wrong” when all they want is to live THEIR life THEIR way. We make our lives about the wrongs we find in others instead of the wrongs we see in ourselves.
I’m sure people wonder what my “secret” is or what my nutrition is like, but unfortunately there is no secret. There is no special diet. No special supplement. No special workout. I look the way I look because for 8 years I’ve been persistent. For 8 years I’ve said no to birthdays, clubs, junk food, drugs, and alcohol; all in the name of fitness. If you really want to know the “secret”, it’s very simple. Work harder than your rivals, work longer than your future self, work smarter than you did yesterday, work, work, work, until your goal becomes an obsession. Then you can consider yourself lucky enough to START progressing.
I never understood why people always said, “It’s you against you.” I used to think it was a cop out for those who didn’t win. Now I comprehend the statement. It’s you against you because when you’re obsessed with achieving a dream, no one on this planet has a chance at even coming close to your level of commitment. What’s meant for you, is yours. Go out there and take! Persevere and become the person future generations would love to aspire to be.
"Um dos maiores erros do ser humano é achar que a vida não funciona para ele, porque no momento em que ele tentou e fracassou seu único pensamento é desistir" ~O.R.
A vida é frágil, mas você precisa ser forte todo dia, você precisa olhar para trás e enxergar o quanto você ja conquistou, suas batalhas, suas derrotas, suas vitórias, você é muito mais do que pensa, não desista quando tudo parecer perdido, ou quando não achar mais forças para continuar, você tem um propósito e só você pode mudar sua situação, por mais que demore, por mais que seja cansativo, não pare! Um dia você verá o quanto cresceu e evoluiu, corpo e mente em equilíbrio, você é grandioso(a), olhe para frente e continue sua jornada. 🙏
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