One of the best feelings in the world for me is when I meet up with an old friend and they are surprised by how much I have improved from the last time I met them, or how they are surprised by my work effort and discipline. Honestly, that reaction is enough to keep me going.
Is it showboating? Am I showing off? Am I being arrogant?
And absolutely not.
I am never the one to just tell them what I am doing. It is usually when we catch up, that they get curious about my workout routines and et cetera. Only after do they ask, do I tell them, and when I do tell them, it is the bare minimum, and it is usually my friends that pry for more, because it is fascinating whenever you meet a person that pushes their limits.
Some people get irritated or jealous of people that are striving for greatness, or just simply more, and others get motivated, and look back at themselves, and realize that they can be doing more.
But if there is one thing that you can do to help motivate yourself to improve, stroke your vanity by showing off a little bit. Especially if you are just starting, it can really help you give the extra push you need to go the extra mile, or the next day.
For beginners, I would advise to use every advantage you got to win the game, because if you lose, you’ll die. This is a game that you literally cannot afford to lose.
So how to do this?
One, set up a meet-up with a friend or a group of friends in the near distant future. The Fourth of July is coming up, why not plan a beach picnic with your friends? You have to show that summer body, and it will be excellent fuel to go to the gym before the fourth, and if you do things right, you will get the admiration and compliments that will give you the fuel to go after.
And the good thing about this tactic is that it is recyclable. Meaning, you can keep setting up dates or deadlines, and you will keep getting motivated to work day after day, and you will still get the same admiration.
Now once you get to my level, people will compliment you, and others will be dead silent. Oooh, do I like those people, the people that secretly judge, the people that will scan my body for any flaw to make themselves feel better. And last but not least, you will have people that will give you excuses as to why they are not where you are.
Maybe work is taking too much of their time.
Maybe they don’t have enough money to go to a gym.
Maybe they don’t like gym culture.
Or maybe they just don’t want to lift weights and sweat.
And you will look at them and just smile, and you will remember the blood, sweat, tears, and weeks of soreness that you endured to get to where you are, and you will look at them, and you will see yourself.
You were once there, and you are now here. You know inherently that they can do the same, if they just put in the work.
And this will be the best feeling in the world. The feeling of, “Bitch, you made it”.
It’s that simple,