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  • Writer's pictureJake Lawrence

Commit. Learn. Resolve.

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

-William James There is a common theory in the fitness industry that most programs will work for 6-weeks, few will provide continuous results, and none will work through merely “trying it”. Be discerning and educate yourself on the path you decide to take. What we can learn from the quote above and this statement is that it is through commitment, learning and resolve that we change. Life is a constant personal competition. If we seek to give our best on a daily basis great progress will follow. The key is to keep the competition personal. Avoid judging your progress, work, and accomplishments based on what others are doing. This will help to avoid burnout and keep us on a path of continuous improvement. In the context of fitness, whether you win or lose is not based on where you placed in the race or competition, but solely on if you gave your best. We have to be willing to risk failure, to open our mind to new possibilities. Let the competition, test, or deadline bring out your best. You may win, you may blow up, but if you truly give your best, you will have learned something. Commit to what you start. Continue to learn and own what you are doing. Use this information and self-analysis to strengthen your resolve.

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