Growing up I’ve learnt that the best things in life don’t come easy, rather they are only a consequence to consistent hard work. I’ve also experienced how the more effort you put into something over time, the bigger the reward. As soon as one becomes complacent, growth stalls. This is the mindset that has been driving my motivation to date.
After so many years in sports, I feel that at 32 my motivation remains alive and kicking. To this effect, I am often asked the question about what keeps me motivated to keep working hard on a day-to-day basis…
My daily motivation is fuelled by a number of factors, which to my mind include the following:
i) proving that one can achieve sporting excellence without cheating and harming one’s health if he/she is ready to truly commit to their sport over the long-term with passion; unlike what other negative people or those who set lower standards try to make you believe.
ii) the regular positive feedback I receive from friends and followers and knowing that I can help improve someone’s quality of life through my passion.
iii) my faith in that we all need to appreciate and nurture the talents we’ve been blessed with, not only for our benefit but also to help raise others.
iv) the concept that to be the best you have to do what others aren’t willing to do, or stop just short of doing.
v) being comfortable in my own skin – as I’ve been doing sports since I was a kid, to me living the way I do is second nature, just like eating, drinking and sleeping and anything different will feel alien to my body and mind. Hence, to me my lifestyle is a fulfilling habit and definitely not a sacrifice.
To fitness with love,