What have I learnt thanks to the gym? 1. Vulnerability The gym really taught…

What have I learnt thanks to the gym?

1. Vulnerability

The gym really taught me that you have to be rubbish at something before you can become good at it, and you need to constantly repeat the process which is going to lead to you becoming good at it – ‘Practice makes perfect’ and all that.

2. Your biggest competition is what you see in the mirror looking back at you.

This applies to the gym environment as well as daily life. Never compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to you. You wouldn’t compare a Ford Ka with a Ferrari so stop comparing yourself to your ideal physique goal.

Stay in your own lane, forget about others and better yourself.

3. Failure is going to happen but it’s how you use this as a lesson that will help you move forward.

When we go to the gym we chase failure and a lot of the time the guys I train in the gym get frustrated with failure. But it is what we are chasing a lot of the time when we go train.

It’s about how you react to this failure that will define how you feel. Take it as a positive as you have pushed your body to its capacity but you still tried to push beyond this – this is a big win.

Same applies to life.

It has taught me resilience, patience and it teaches you that every time you are knocked down you have a choice as to whether you are going to get back up again.

If you accept that failure is part of success this will be one of the best lessons you can learn.

4. The value in pain.

Thanks to the gym I have learnt that some types of pain can be good.

We have all heard that famous quote ‘no pain, no gain’ and this is true when it comes to the gym environment. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy.

Pain helps you build up a certain physical and mental toughness.

5. Structure is the key to success

Structured workouts, structured eating habits, structured social life and a structured work life.

It has taught me that if I want to succeed I need to structure so many different variables to continue to move forward.


What have I learnt thanks to the gym?

1. Vulnerability

The gym really taught me that you have to be rubbish at something before you can become good at it, and you need to constantly repeat the process which is going to lead to you becoming good at it – ‘Practice makes perfect’ and all that.

2. Your biggest competition is what you see in the mirror looking back at you.

This applies to the gym environment as well as daily life. Never compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to you. You wouldn’t compare a Ford Ka with a Ferrari so stop comparing yourself to your ideal physique goal.

Stay in your own lane, forget about others and better yourself.

3. Failure is going to happen but it’s how you use this as a lesson that will help you move forward.

When we go to the gym we chase failure and a lot of the time the guys I train in the gym get frustrated with failure. But it is what we are chasing a lot of the time when we go train.

It’s about how you react to this failure that will define how you feel. Take it as a positive as you have pushed your body to its capacity but you still tried to push beyond this – this is a big win.

Same applies to life.

It has taught me resilience, patience and it teaches you that every time you are knocked down you have a choice as to whether you are going to get back up again.

If you accept that failure is part of success this will be one of the best lessons you can learn.

4. The value in pain.

Thanks to the gym I have learnt that some types of pain can be good.

We have all heard that famous quote ‘no pain, no gain’ and this is true when it comes to the gym environment. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy.

Pain helps you build up a certain physical and mental toughness.

5. Structure is the key to success

Structured workouts, structured eating habits, structured social life and a structured work life.

It has taught me that if I want to succeed I need to structure so many different variables to continue to move forward.

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