Understand this, as an athlete you must fall in love with the process and not focus on end results.
Easier said than done. But it’s the core of what I teach to all my athletes.
Learning to resist the temptation of an immediate reward in favor of a larger, more important reward later is a crucial skill for athletes to develop.
It forces you to stay focused on getting just a little better each day and staying committed to create habit forming rituals and routines.
Often times the immediate rewards of a workout or training session are not satisfying, but by callusing your mind to “just do the work” and mastering the mundane, you can still keep your eye on the prize.
By practising the art of delayed gratification you will also learn to plan your time more effectively. And believe it or not, the ability to manage time can be one of your greatest assets if you’re focused and committed to the process.
I believe that an elite athlete is always in one of 3 stages;
By effectively managing your time and being committed to the routines and rituals in each of these 3 stages, you will begin stacking wins. When those wins start compounding, you will start to feel yourself getting closer to your goals.
At some undetermined point in the future, that perseverance and delayed gratification will produce the end results and success you have been striving for.
So go ALL IN everyday as if it’s your last and be patient in the pursuit of those goals.
All the work you do, day-in and day-out is necessary as you are being prepared for success.
We don’t ask how and we don’t ask when … it will only arrive only when you’re ready…until then, Hurry up and Wait!