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5 Life Lessons I Learnt During My 3 Years in The Gym

Lesson #1: It’s a mental game

Think about how tired you are after a 2 hour workout session. Think about your arms vigorously shaking on the 10th rep of your 4th heavy set.

Embrace that pain. Everyone who works out has a specific goal

- To look better

- To gain confidence

- To get better at a sport

Whatever it is, you can’t achieve these goals without embracing the mental challenges that come with it.

Every situation has a positive element. It’s up to you to find it. There’s no mastering the body without mastering the mind first.

Lesson #2: Consistency is key

If you go the gym today, work out, come home and look in the mirror, you’ll see nothing. If you go to the gym tomorrow, work out, come home and look in the mirror, you’ll see nothing.

No results must mean it’s not working, right? Wrong.

It’s the small daily deposits you make over time that get you results. Working out for 5 hours does not get you into shape. Working out every day for 1 hour gets you into shape.

Consistency isn’t about perfection. Consistency is about repetition. To achieve success, consistency MUST be the fundamental habit.

This ain’t rocket science. Write a goal, break it down into small steps and be consistent. Success is 5% brains, 95% consistency.

Lesson #3: Discipline is a must

There’s gonna be days when you don’t feel like going to the gym. There’s gonna be days when you feel like giving up. This is where strong men are made.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

You can’t just half-ass your goals and expect to see results. Write them down and commit to every little action you’ll have to take in pursuit of those goals. You won’t always get it right, but what’s important is that you show up every single day.

Lesson #4: Follow your own path

In this modern age, it’s easy to get caught up in other people’s lives and progress. You may begin to compare yourself to others, failing to realize that we’re all a product of our own experiences.

Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Instead, compare who you were yesterday to who you are today. Track your progress and make adjustments.

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