This goes against what most of us naturally do…
Showing up and doing work even if we are; Tired, Emotional, Have a Headache, Sick(a sneeze or cough kind of sick, not death stuck on the couch sick…)
Let me be clear about this, I am not talking about going into an “all out” battle against you and the clock or one upping your old Personal Best, don’t even push yourself, just do the work you had planned and go home. I’m also not talking about training with a serious injury… still train smart, the idea is get the work done.
Punch The Clock.
The benefits of this are (at least) twofold.
1. You Improve Your Discipline & Resilience
2. You Don’t Fall Behind On Your Goals
THere’s probably more reasons, but hey, I think these two are good enough for 99.999% of us out there.
I’m not asking you to do something I’m not willing to do myself, I’ve had plenty of days in the past few years and even recently where I can barely drag myself out of bed, but somehow I mustered up the strength to get through the session.
From experience I can say this made me a stronger person, and I’m not talking about just physically…
So next time you find an “excuse” not to go in to the gym remember, there are people out there who:
Have less time
Have less money
Have less health
Have less limbs (no joke…)
Have less _________(fill in the blank)
That show up, put in the work(in spite of their circumstances) and they Just. Keep. Moving.
Stay Strong My Friends.