It's easy to do everything you're supposed to do when you feel good. On the other hand, it's difficult, and sometimes feels impossible to do it when it doesn't feel good.
But those are the days you win.
The Days You Don’t Wanna Get Up
We all have the days we don’t want to get up. Ever wake up 10 minutes before your alarm?
Well, that happened to me recently. You’d think I’d be excited about it, but damn, I was tired that morning. I wanted those 10 minutes.
But what am I supposed to do? Lay back down? Hell no, I got my ass up.
The Body Lies
I get to the gym. I'm warming up for my squats. Shit feels fucking heavy. I get to the bench. Same story.
But then I started to think about what John Broz instilled in me years ago before I started squatting every day… “The body lies to you.”
And that’s exactly what was happening.
Once I realized what was happening, my workout completely changed. I kept pushing and ended up with a better than average workout and pump.
How it Could Have Turned Out…
I know that I got better today. How do I know for sure? Because here’s how my day could have turned out…
“I’m pretty tired, let me go ahead and set my alarm for a different time. Or maybe I’ll just skip today. Then I won’t be rushing to get to work on time.”
Later, the guilt starts to creep in because you’re now wishing that you went to the gym. Now it’s affecting your work and business decisions. You’re not feeling as confident. And then you get home from work, and you don’t feel like your normal positive self for your family.
What I’m Supposed to Do
All of it depends on if I do what I'm supposed to do.
There's a washing machine of shit I do every day that's non-negotiable. No, it’s not for everyone, but I will tell you that most successful people have a morning routine. It’s just a fact.
Mine might be this way or that way, but it's what works for me. It’s also worked for a lot of other people too.
Win When You’re Tired
Win when you’re tired. Win when you’re not at your best.
I’m telling you this because it’s not going to be Christmas every day. You’re going to have tough and challenging days where you don’t feel like doing shit.
But those are the days you really need to dig in your heels. Because if you can win on those days, you will absolutely win in the long term.
It’s NOT a Decision
Going to the gym isn’t something I have to consider. It’s a non-emotional habit that I adhere to… NO MATTER WHAT.
I’m not asking myself, “Should I go, or should I not go?” Going to the gym is a non-negotiable habit for me. That’s the level you have to go to.