You must put in the work
Hey all I hope this entry finds you well and that everybody is having a
great week. What I needed to write about today was my frustration with the
way our culture currently is. I don't know if it's because of the internet,
social media, the Kardashians, but what I am finding these days is that
nobody wants to put in the work. Everybody wants results, they want them
now, and they want them fast. But who is putting into work?
It seems that as technology has improved and made our lives more efficient,
people feel like things should just happen quickly. 5 minute abs,
liposuction, you name it. But I'm sorry to burst your bubble my friend, you
can't purchase a good body, and you can't find one on the internet, you
certainly can't find one on TV. If you want that body that you've always
been looking for, you need to put into the work. I'm talking about good
old-fashioned nose-to-the-grindstone hard work.
This type of Puritan work ethic is very lost today. In my opinion, it's
starting in the youth. When I see the kids of today, they aren't nearly as
ambitious or hungry as the kids of my generation. It is a very noticeable
difference. The work ethic, the discipline, and the will to want to be
successful in any endeavor seems to be a little bit lacking in today's
culture. Now I'm not saying this is everybody obviously, but I feel like it
has become too mainstream. It seems as though everybody wants everything
handed to them. Nobody wants to work for it, nobody wants to suffer for it,
they just want it and they want it now.
So if I could impress anything upon you, it is to put in the work. Now this
doesn't just have to be with fitness, but I'm talking about life in general.
Don't expect everything to come easy, don't expect everything on a silver
platter, expect to have to put in the work. If things should fall into your
lap, great, but don't anticipate it happening. Put in the work.
Just food for thought, but I just had to get it off my chest. Granted I am a
personal trainer and instilling accountability and discipline is a part of
my job, but just look around you and let me know if you feel the same way
about today's culture. As always, wishing you the best of health.