The reason why so few people succeed in training, or end up with mediocre results, is that they fail to fully commit to their cause. They start a program - whether it's at home, in a gym, or with a trainer. They start to see some results, but after the initial progress, they start to stall, begin losing interest, start letting life get in the way - or jump to the next flashy thing.
This is due to a lack of commitment. Commitment is one of those words that throws me with the spelling every now and then, so I looked it up - just to be sure. Here are the first two definitions I got:
1.) the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of
2.) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or
emotionally) to a course of action
Read those again. They're rad, and, possibly, paradigm shifting. Committing yourself to a path requires the determination, will, drive, and effort to continue to progress along that path.
You must become dedicated and somewhat obsessed with the chosen path. Habits may need to be changed or created. Schedules have to be altered or new training times or methods need to be created. The desired outcome must become more important than the obstacles - more on that here and here.
What would happen if you made a commitment to break free of the mediocrity that is served to you on a regular basis - the half life that many fall into and live through - for the purpose of building something greater?
How would your life be different if you committed to living a better life - a stronger life?
How would you feel about being more capable to stand against whatever may come for you and stand up for those who need you? Isn't THAT worth pursuing? Isn't THAT worth changing for?
Choose a path, and Start Today.
If you don't know how to start, or you need help, feel free to drop me a line. That's why I'm here.
Eric Chasko is the head of Redemption Fight Club. He is a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Progressive Fighting Systems Full Instructor. From young athletes to busy professionals, he helps people develop the physical, mental, and emotional strength to win on the field, on the street, and in life.