Sunday, September 4, 2011

Real Toughness

So what constitutes real toughness?
How come some folks can persevere through tough times while others falter?
Toughness is a soldier in a far away land and fighting for his brothers.
Toughness is taking a stand when everyone else is against you.
Toughness is going hungry so that your kids may eat.
Toughness is everyone that survived the Bataan Death March
Toughness is a little kid fighting through cancer.
Toughness is Johnny Unitas playing a football game with a collapsed lung
Toughness is a boxer going out for the 12th round with a broken jaw
Toughness is a mother or father working 2 jobs to make ends meet
What else? There are, of course, many other examples. Think of these few examples when your motivation is starting to wane...

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.