Get Your Reps In
Yesterday on Instagram, James Clear author of Atomic Habits posted a quote that said:
Your first first blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great.
Your first workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong.
Your first meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused.
Put in your reps.
When we’re bad at something, we don’t want to stick with it. The easier path is to quit and chalk it up as not for us. It devastates me when this happens at the gym. People decide it’s not for them but they just haven’t stuck with it long enough.
I’m equally as impressed with people who have stuck it out this long. There are a lot of yellow name tags on the wall. That means those people were able to get through the confusing, difficult and frustrating parts and are now looking back at 4 years of solid training.
Sticking with something that long is impressive. It gets your reps in and sure way to see improvement. Make sure you can get through the difficult parts where you feel like you aren’t making any progress. In fact, that’s why I’m writing this blog. I was never able to stick with it and I realized, the only way I’ll be pleased with the outcome is if I get a lot of reps in. That’s why I do this everyday, getting in the reps and playing the long game. What are you playing the long game in?