Sometimes I need to remind myself to shut up, and get to work. The weights aren’t going to lift themselves, the miles aren’t going to run themselves, and my training partners aren’t going to punch themselves in the face. There is no substitute for doing the work. Sometimes we just have to stop talking about it, and start being about it.

My favorite glass serves as a daily reminder to stop talking about it and be about it.

I understand we need to work smart. The danger is in thinking that to work smart means we don’t have to work hard. Not true. We want to work as efficiently as possible while working as intensely as possible. If there is any secret to high performance, that’s it. Always use the very latest, state of the art training methods however, be prepared to fall asleep each night exhausted. We’re forcing our minds, and bodies to evolve. Sometimes, actually most times it’s just plain old bone crushing hard work. Embrace it.