This is a great article i read on animalpak.com about motivation as a bodybuilder. It explains some of the things that motivate me really well. This is why i do what i do!
” The unmotivated. The weak. The ones that always have an excuse for why they have not yet reached their goals. You know the type of person I’m talking about. The “could have been”, the “should have been”, the “almost was something” type. Are you one of them? Or do you grab your dreams, take control of what you want, and go after it?
Do you have the heart, determination, drive, persistence, perseverance, and lust for that which will undeniably be yours one day? Do you want to be big? Strong? Can you muster up enough drive and ambition every time you are in the gym to give your all? Can you mentally say forget the world and everything in it because all that exists right now is this weight I am about to move, no matter what?
Can you say that when you were 16 and you wanted to be huge, win titles and compete for pro status, that you actually followed through? I can. I’m not saying this to brag but it’s a great feeling when you can say I had a dream and instead of letting it go like everyone else, I actually went for it at all costs.
I hope that it motivates and shows my kids, once I have some, that if you really want anything bad enough, you can reach it. Picking a competiition and training, dieting, sacrificing, all seem hard at the time, but when you nail that title to the wall and claim it as your own, it’s the best feeling in the world. And no one can take that away from you.
The real question is, do you have the motivation? Or do you believe that tomorrow will come and bring the motivation with it?
Yeah well while you are waiting for tomorrow, I will be doing heavy squats and deads today to turn pro while you are watching me do so on TV. Why? Becasue we go after what we want and we don’t wait for tomorrow to bring us motivation.
Be real. Don’t be fake. Be smart. Don’t waste your time. Find that spark inside you and make it the biggest fire around. Let it burn out of control. Take control of your destination and never give it up. Stop making excuses. Make it work.
All the pleasures in life cannot compare to living your dream. If you dream of being big, strong, lifting heavy, competing, and winning then go do it. Get off your ass. The only thing that I fear is the thought that one day I may not have a dream, so I will not let this one go until I get all that I want. No exceptions. ”