If you are too tired, too broken, or too poor – guess what? you need to find a way

Recently one of my friends asked me if I ever doubted I’d achieve my IFBB Pro Athlete status because I posted a comment about how “overwhelmed” I was still weeks after my competition.  I thought about her question for a  few seconds before I responded right away that of course I knew I would get my pro card ONE day.  I believed in my goal. It was the TIMING I could not control.  My goal was not only realistic according to the best in the business, but I was putting in the work.  I mean I was really putting in the work–excuse free.  Many people have “reasons” (if you don’t want to call them excuses) that they get off course of doing literally EVERYTHING it takes to achieve a goal.  I don’t complain about injuries, sore muscles, cost of food, prepping food, cost of competing, training to compete.  My coaches will tell you.  I have about 1 weak moment per prep and it’s usually an instance where I doubt myself.  They get me in check and we keep on rocking :)  But I can’t think of too many times I’ve requested ANY deviations. I just DO.  After all, I believe when you want to get to a certain level of success it’s not always about “doing your best.” Because honestly if my best is better than yours, I will beat you!  To be successful you must do WHAT IS REQUIRED.  If you can’t do it, you don’t get the success.  I know I make it sounds black and white, but that’s how I’ve approached all of my goals, so I can’t help it.  So for example if I REALLY want to get into a professional school, I take  a  standardized test, and I get a low-average score that means compared to the rest of the nation my chances of achieving acceptance are low.  So at that point I could decide to keep pushing to get the national average or better or I can say I just wasn’t good enough and move on.  In fitness competitions I believe many people “move on” in a different way by just not doing everything it takes to make it without deviations.  If you are too tired, too broken, or too poor – guess what? you need to find a way, but it’s still really in your control!  I’ve never blamed anyone for my shortcomings, because I know at the end of the day my succcess is up to me.  So everyday I try.  I push hard even though I’m not the best RIGHT NOW because it will eventually come together.  I have tenacity and that is my strength.  I hold on until it’s my turn to receive my blessing.  If I am not ready everyday though, those opportunities don’t just get thrown at you.  I have learned to be ready for any opportunity by being successful in my DAILY life.  Little by little the big goals come but if I’m not ready EVERYDAY, then oops there goes a great opportunity…