Today, I was driving by a local church and I saw a quote on the side out in front of it, which read:
I’m not exactly sure what the church’s sermon will be on this topic, but it got me thinking about the gym (most things do 😉
How many times have you done a workout and thought to yourself, “I could’ve done so much better“. Or perhaps you have said, “That definitely wasn’t my best“. Then, of course, there is our natural propensity to excuse our performance with some makeshift excuse (I do it too).
What is this feeling?
It’s disappointment; Disappointment caused by our mediocre performance.
You see, we only get true intrinsic rewards when we know that we have put our all into something; even if our best is someone else’s worst, it still feels good to know that we’ve given it all we’ve got.
The next time you find yourself beginning to slack in a workout, or hesitating to push yourself in a heavy lift, remember what it feels like to be mediocre.
Leave the gym feeling fulfilled, satisfied, knowing that you’ve done the best you could do on that particular day.
Refuse to be mediocre.