“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown
Whenever I find myself wanting to sleep in, skip a workout, or turn down the intensity, I try and think of this quote – because it almost always pushes me forward and through.
When you’re in competition mode, you have to go above and beyond what your competition is doing – it’s the logic of winning.
And as far as I know – when I’m sitting there feeling lazy, tired, unmotivated and wanting to check my Facebook – my competition has already finished their workout, plus some.
They went above and beyond and ate healthy too; or had a bonus session on top of their regular workout; or read a book on taking the competitive edge!
“When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~ Ken Blanchard
Nobody is impressed with how good your excuses are.
“Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.” ~ Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian
“You will get what you want, when you stop making excuses on why you don’t have it. ” ~ Unknown
“There are thousands of excuses for every failure, but never a good reason.” ~ Mark Twain
“Put all your excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”~ Benjamin Franklin
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures comes from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~ George W. Carve