To be successful you need to work hard every single day. To maximize your efforts know that your attitude towards hard work is a choice and your choice makes the difference. You can choose to work hard or choose to not work hard; either you do or you don’t, the choice is yours. But know that it is our attitude that propels us forward towards successful results.
How committed are you to achieving success? Are you willing to do “whatever it takes” to be successful? Vince Lombardi states, “A winner must be committed to discipline, committed to sacrifice and self denial, and committed to hard work”. Commitment is essential to athletic success. Lombardi goes on to say, “There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” As a trainer, I don’t ask anything from others that I don’t demand of myself. “Having the will” is what gives you the mental toughness to be successful. You forget the sacrifices and hard work because “in the moment” you have the ability to keep going in spite of hurt or pain; it allows us to overcome temporary setbacks and challenges.
Next, strive to be your best. It’s the ultimate goal for any athlete. Evaluate where you are, identify your abilities, and develop your weak points. By developing a plan of progression and achievement and having the self discipline to stick to the plan, even if you don’t feel like it, because the reward far exceeds the tasks is what sets the stage for creating the results we desire. Achieving the results you want comes from consistently making the effort, setting goals and having the desire for improvement every time you step on the playing field. Gayle Sayers said, “…if you want it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”
The most important qualities of a successful athlete are persistence and perseverance. Being a successful athlete is hard work. It won’t always be easy, there will be those who don’t believe in you and others who think you are wasting your time. The power to endure and push-on to overcome obstacles, and do what’s necessary to reach your goals in spite of these challenges leads to athletic success.
The final key to achieving athletic success is to surround you with positive influences.
Find someone who pushes you to be the best you can be. Someone who holds you accountable; motivates you; someone who tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to you hear; gives you energy and encourages you. It can be anyone, it can be multiple people but most importantly they need to be someone who makes you pushes you to be your best and helps you in your goals towards success.
Hire a professional sports trainer to design and implement your program. Sports Training for teams, small groups or individuals is instrumental in providing the tools to aid you in enhancing your performance and achieving athletic excellence.
House of Payne Personal Training
4565 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, GA 30047