We believe in our future selves too much sometimes, and it creates a recipe for disaster and disappointment. Don't let the hope and dream of our ideal future self justify giving less than our best today.
We all have goals, objectives, and game plans to get us to where we want to go and who we want to become. We put in the work and the reps, and we grind to make our desired future a reality. And sometimes, no matter how much time and effort we put in. No matter how hard we train. No matter how much we sacrificed. No matter how bad we want it... sometimes, we still lose. Why? Well, no matter what we did to prepare, our opposition prepared as well.
In a world of highlight reels and social media showing everyone's million dollar moments, we are conditioned to expect instant gratification and demand to know when it is our turn to shine. Today's post is a quick reminder that achieving meaningful greatness only comes to those who put in the countless reps and hard work to become masters of their craft.
"I will never make the team." "I'm not smart enough." "I will never get the job." "I'll never lose the weight." Have any versions of these stories ever found their way into your mind? Do you ever catch yourself throughout the day putting yourself down - whether saying the words out loud or reciting them internally? These stories entrench themselves in our mind and look for every opportunity to prove to us why they are right. I'm here to tell you that they are dead wrong - but only if we take the action to interrupt those stories, and put in the work to write new ones. We are the authors of the stories that go on between our ears, so lets get's writing (or re-writing)!