The MOST IMPORTANT psychological element of achieving your fitness goals
If you know me, you know I'm all about self-improvement, the grind, the come-up, hustle, and all that jazz. I could go on for hours, but there's something I don't always discuss that I should. Often, I envision my future--where I will live, what I will drive/ride, who I will know, what I will do--all of the different facets of my life. This vision motivates me like nothing else, and every time I get a taste of that life, I know I'm on the right path. But as much as I strive for my development, inside and out, I also try to ground myself in my current happiness and love for my current self. I aim to be in a constant state of change, to always be improving. But that is not achieved through disliking who I am. Rather, it is achieved through understanding how much more I can be. I am proud of who I am thus far, but I know I can be greater. I try to apply this idea in all areas of my life.
In the gym, I see how far I've come and am so proud of my progress and current level, but at the same time, I push it harder each week, testing my limits.
In my relationships, I see the mistakes I've made in the past and how I have learned from different encounters and become the best version of myself today while still understanding all of the progress left for me to make.
This is the most important aspect of self-improvement. If you are trying to improve in any area of your life, you must find the balance between your future and your present. No matter where you are with your body, your job, or anything, appreciate the moment.
Love who you are now, but never satisfied. See your potential for greatness, but never forget the progress you've made.
- Khalil Jones, CPT