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Quitting is Easy. Willpower and Heart will take you further.


Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 11.18.49 PMTaking applications for a new training partner. After losing my Training Partner Chase Reynolds to the St. Louis Rams.
I trained with two college football players today. I like to put guys like this through a program that is going to get them to push their limits. Same thing that I did with Chase for the last 5 weeks. And the same thing that I have done for myself for the last 9 months. The guys at Xtreme Speed were more than happy to push my limits. Actually, they still do it whenever I get the chance to go to Plainfield, IL.
We were more than half way through our workout and I pushed one hard enough, so that he stopped right before his third set of Ball Walks. “No more, I can’t.” I don’t mind making someone think that they have to quit. This is the point that they are going to prove to themselves that they do have it in them to push their limits. They have to make a choice and quitting is an “EASY CHOICE”.
I responded, with, “You quit? You’re done? So, if you’re tired during a game or struggling, then you are going to just stop playing? You’re going come off of the field and let your team down? How bad do you want it? If you quit now can you live with that decision?” I picked up another ball (I was already done) put it next to his and said, “lets go.” This was probably his best set. He finished it and finished the rest of the workout.
The next challenge that he will face is if he comes back. Either way I feel good knowing that I was able to help him move passed his limits.  He just needs to S.W.I.M. (Self-Control, Willpower, Inspiration, Motivation).  It wouldn’t make me feel so good pushing someone to quit.  But it does make me feel good, being able to help someone unquit (yea I know that it isn’t a word in Webster’s).

Actually, for me quitting is hard.  I have way too much heart and willpower not to succeed.

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