to day one at the gym. You stroll through the door, most likely nervous, but you’re there. The workout is explained and you’re led through a warm up. The other people were smiling up until this point. Now they also seem a bit unnerved.
The time comes to start the clock and you’re questioning yourself. You’re not entirely sure you can do this. The clock starts even though you’ve wished for some sort of malfunction. Everyone starts moving, you start to move too. You look across the room and watch as a woman weighing no more than a buck-ten grabs a bar and throws it overhead with ease. How is she doing that? Rep after rep people are flying around the room. A short time later you finish. As you take a knee to catch your breath, everyone comes over to give you a high-five. You’re exhausted, but satisfied. You feel accomplished.
Fast forward to now. You’re part of the group heading over to high-five the new person. If you ever think you aren’t making progress think back to day one. Think about how far you’ve come. None of this happens overnight and none of it is easy. It’s work and hard work at that.