Have you ever been a part of a team? You workout together and you play as a team. You push each other. You are giving it 100% so that you can become better and that you can succeed as a team. Thoughts run through your head when you feel like you are being beat down and you’re pushing yourself as hard as you can. You look around at your teammates and they are going through the exact same thing that you are and they are feeling the same pain. You are thinking, “They can do it. I know that I can do it too.” Next you think about the competition. “What are they doing to prepare? Are they working harder than you? I know that I can work harder than them.” Thoughts like these run through your head. This is your motivation. The human body is a tool and it can withstand much more than the mind. Take control of your mind. Be strong enough to push your body further than you mind allows. Let your mind know that you don’t have limits. That is 110%.
As an individual you may not have a team around you to push you. You might or might not have competitors. But you can still compete against yourself. If you really want to make yourself better than you will push yourself knowing that you haven’t reached your limits. You can dig down deep and find that extra 10%. In order to reach the finish line, you may need that extra 10%. You will suffer, but in a good way. Your results are worth giving it 110%.
The pain from your hard work only lasts a limited time but the feeling of accomplishment lasts for a lifetime. Learn to S.W.I.M.™