Last week, I posted about positive thinking and avoiding the phrase “I can’t.” The phrase should not be in anyone’s vocabulary, especially an athlete such as a weight lifter or bodybuilder. I stand by that statement and refuse to even debate if I can do something or not.
It has recently come to my attention that another weight lifter/blogger feels the same way. In her post, “Don’t tell me what I can and cannot do,” Sin Leung describes her motivation and why she does what she does. Her motivation has become larger than wanting to look good next summer or just shedding a few extra pounds. It has become the need to become a record holder in weight lifting for her weight class.
Now, I not saying that we all need a goal as large as Sin’s, but it adds extra motivation. I am a firm believer of small goals, ones that can be obtained in a month or two. Some of us needs weekly goals or even yearly goals. Sin’s has become a life-time goal. Not saying that it will take her whole life to get it, but it seems that she is willing to put the work in until she does get it.
Again, the motivation and goals need to be set by you within any outside interference. Sin did not let anyone else dictate her goals. Her ex-boyfriend claimed that they were too extreme, but her mind was set. She did not let another’s negativity affect her want and need for success in the weight room.
I want to end this post with a quote that Sin said in her post. She says, “In my world, being content is unacceptable.” These are words worth noting.