One thing I've heard a lot of people talking about lately is improvement. No matter what our goals are, whether it be stepping on stage or just working toward becoming healther version of 'you', we need to focus on improving ourselves on a daily basis. Set short term goals and work toward achieving those on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. As you reach those goals, think of yourself as the winner you are! You've taken a step in the right direction and are making progress! We will never be 'perfect' so it's the steps along the way you need to appreciate and enjoy! Don't overlook all of the small accomplishments you are making on a daily basis! Set realistic goals and give yourself a pat on the back when you achieve them!!
One thing I've seen get people discouraged in their journey is the comparison factor. We cannot go around comparing ourselves to others. This will lead to a constant feeling of failure because we'll never be 'that' person. We have NO control over other people's lifestyle, diet, training, stress level, and even genetics. Instead, we need to focus on the things we DO have control over. We CAN control what and when we eat. We CAN control how much water we're drinking throughout the day to stay hydrated. We CAN control how many times a week we do cardio and how intensely we lift weights. These are things we CAN control! So my challenge for you today, is take control of YOU! Don't allow the negatives to impact all the positives you've achieved! If you fall, get right back up again! Again... YOU are in control of YOU... when you get kicked, are you going to stay down or stand back up?!? I know for me.. at the end of the day... you'll see me STANDING!!!
"NEVER bend your head! ALWAYS hold it high! Look the world straight in the face!"