Picture this: You are sitting on an airplane at the start of the runway. The captain comes over the speakers and welcomes you to the flight. He then says the plane needs to be travelling at 150 mile per hour to take off. But don’t worry, the plane is capable of pulling off 300 miles per hour.
You hear the engines power up and then the captain says, “I don’t really feel like using all the power so we’re just going to get it up to about 155 and see what happens!”
I don’t know about you but I’d be thinking, “Oh no you’re not! You’re going to make this steel tube go as fast as possible and make sure we get the desired result…liftoff!!”
We would never accept that kind of attitude from an airplane pilot, so why would you accept it from yourself?
How many times have you decided to turn your work outs into a session of just putting in the time and giving it only half the effort? Have you ever said, “I want to lose 20 pounds.” and then at about 8 pounds decided that you feel ok, you’ve given it all you can.
Shame on you!!
Why would you just show up and hope for the best. Nothing worthwhile ever comes from just showing up. You have to put in the effort. You have to give it everything you can. There is no quitting! There is no backing off when you haven’t finished the journey.
Where you are in life is 100 percent because of the choices you’ve made, the effort you’ve put in and the results you’ve decided on. You get out what you put in.
Starting your work out with the best of intentions is just showing up. Setting your goals and sticking to them until your mission is accomplished is completing the task.
If you can do 20 squats, why would you stop at 6 and say to yourself, “That’s pretty good for today.” Why would you get yourself into a push up position and only go halfway with the effort….nose to the ground and all the way back up is the only way!!
You want to go for a run, then run…don’t make it a social event and only give it half the effort that you can.
Give it your all in everything you do!!
When you think you can’t go any further, dig deep. Find the strength to do one more push up, 2 more squats or 3 more miles. The road to success is paved with good intentions. It’s the good intentions of others that you need to pave your way to your own success. Don’t let your good intentions be the footing for someone else.
When you line up for your take off, give it all you’ve got. Full throttle and don’t let up until you reach your destination. Why take a year to get where you want to go when you can do it in a third of that time?