He said that the running is too hard...the heat is too hot...the water they drink is too warm...the pads they wear are too heavy...on and on and on and on.
He is RIGHT...about all of it! But what he is WRONG about is that he doesn't have the strength to PUSH THROUGH! He is WRONG about the strength that he can develop as a result of PUSHING THROUGH! He is WRONG about the athlete who he has always wanted to be like having his athletic ability come easy to him!
What I wanted to say to him:
"Young man, it's hot out here! The water is warm, no ice, heavy pads, little to no rest, etc. I know how hard it seems right now. I was once in your shoes.
But, if you only focus on the things you dislike or that aren't to your standards, you will miss the train to being EXCELLENT. You MUST focus on the outcome and not the individual tasks that need to be done to get there. Keep your eyes on what you desire and all the discomfort will turn to pleasure!
You CAN give up now...but you'll RISK being that young man everyone LABELS a QUITTER!
PUSH THROUGH the pain!!! It will go away once the set is over...when the workouts complete...when the lights go out...it's just temporary!"
So to the adults, PUSH THROUGH the excuses to quit! Stop listening to that LOUD voice telling you that it's gonna be easier if you take a short cut! The voice is LYING to you when it's saying to eat that extra serving cause NO ONE IS WATCHING! EVERYONE IS WATCHING you FAIL! And it pisses them off cause they see all the hard work you put in!
Don't listen to that voice tell you that it's gonna be easier if you skip the workout! Ugh!...NOPE! It hurts even MORE when you skipped a few and decide to begin again!
Stop giving excuses and PUSH THROUGH!