My lungs heaved, legs “screamed” but within ten minutes remaining in practice there was no stopping and simply time to “punch the pedal to the floorboards” and leaving nothing behind. This very simple decision is one athletes in every corner of the world face each day and despite the endless scientific analysis there is no quantifying will, desire and the look of an individual who knows, “I can, I will”.
This is the mark of both my own sporting career where my failings have bridged with such an attitude that I have equally imparted upon my athletes. It is, the oldest of my speeches that revolves around the pillar of an athletes heart.
You must possess the resolve to weather the difficult tasks. Let me stress to accomplish great things in life you will need to navigate many trying challenges and your successful passage is made possible by possessing resolve.
You must be bold, audacious and confident to press on through the storms that vanquish others. Fear is our deadliest foe and as I did in my youth, once you rip it away from your thoughts you can accomplish much in your life. Be bold, be confident and attack.
You must be courageous in the face of adversity. Life will throw many a challenge at you, some remarkably more difficult that what you might be presently accustomed to be with the elimination of fear and with the breastplate of courage you will press forward. Be unconquerable.
Each of these traits must be mission driven and let me stress emblazoned with honour, commitment and loyalty. The tasks ahead are challenging but they will not be abandoned without completing and for that matter will be met in a manner the brings pride to your community, your family and your heritage.
To many considering, there might be a question of how this relates to physical conditioning yet in-fact this is the absolute “hub” of all training considerations as without drive, determination and dedication failure is imminent.
These four pillars are the hallmarks of success in athletics as well as many other facets of life and if embraced can be the mortar in the building blocks of attaining your goals. Pressing forward with these guiding principles will lead you through challenges in exercise but also provide you the motivation as “you can, you will” becomes, “I believe” and eventually “I did”.
As many face challenges in exercise, whether overcoming injury or managing pain, attempting to lose weight or build muscle, remember these four pillars and be bold, audacious and confident and attack.
Attack your goals, believe in yourself and yes, have faith.
Prepared by John Davies
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John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern, Super Cissus, PowerFull and Prime, along with additional use of Recreate, Yok3d, Anabolic Pump and Pink Magic depending upon his training cycle
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