PAINPosted by Justin on Jan 28, 2013 in In The Gym, Nutrition & Health, On Ramp, Outside the gym, Paleo, Paleo Challenge, Uncategorized | 1 comment
In the wake of our NorCal Pound For Pound Challenge, and our Paleo Challenge, I’m reminded of a quote by one of my old instructors:
“Growth is in discomfort.
So, tomorrow, like today was, is a new day, with new opportunities for growth. Growth is unlimited. The limits that exist are put there by us because growth is also scary. Growth is uncomfortable. Comfort is for timid creatures. Comfort is for those experiencing neither pleasure nor pain, choosing to bask in mediocrity, instead of risking it all to be something more. The path to something more is long and arduous. It’s riddled with things and people looking to divert you from the path, tempting you to take the easy way.
Getting anywhere will always be easy. Getting somewhere is hard. So you can live with discipline or you can die with regret, because tomorrow’s also just another day. Just another day…unless you make it something more.
But don’t heed seemingly powerful voices. Voices fade. Voices wither in the presence of actions. Actions have power. That power is within you. Everyday we begin making choices from the moment we awaken. Why did you wake up today? Everyday we pick our fights. What are you fighting for today? Everyday is filled with the inevitability of new challenges, new problems, and new adversities. What problem will you solve today? Yesterday is gone, as are the successes and failures of yesterday…and don’t bother asking “what next?” ask “what now?”
This moment is yours, but it’ll soon be gone. Embrace the discomfort. Embrace the growth. Embrace this moment. Pick your fights and own this day.”
- Ryan Hoover
Listen, if you think it’s gonna be easy. That you’re just going to start that business, lose that weight, win that competition… whatever, without having to go through some obstacles, then forget about it. It’s not going to be easy. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
“No pain, no gain.”
We have to change our mindset. We need to stop looking at pain as something negative. “Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or day, or even a year. But, eventually, it will subside, and something else will take its place. If you quit, however, it will last forever… I dare you to take a little bit of pain. You’re not going to die. At the end of pain, there is success. You’re not going to die because you feel a little bit of pain .”
- Eric Thomas
All roads to success have to go through pain. Everyone who has ever been great, has had an obstacle to overcome, or a barrier they’ve had to climb.
Sometimes you’re going to look all around you, and nowhere you’re going to see success. Nothing around you will remotely look like success. But it’s at those moments when you need to embrace the faith. You’ve got to believe that even though it’s not happening right now, that if you keep pressing forward, that one day will be your day.
You can’t go around it. You can’t go under it. You can’t go over it. The only way to it, is through it. You’ve got to be able to see it, and believe it, when there is no evidence around you. When you’ve got pain in your life, and you’re tired, and you want to stop. You’ve got to believe that your day will come.
One day can not be your day if you quit. No day will be your day, if you quit. There are no excuses. You can not cheat success. You’ve got to work for it. The only time “success” comes before “work” is in the dictionary. Feel that pain going through your body. Get through the discomfort, because on the other side, is success.