Run Your Own Race

Can I let you in on a little secret? One little idea that has changed how I think, act and interact with the world. One that I remind myself about when I’m training, competing or just trying to get better inside and outside the gym. One little thought that I think will also change you.

The secret is this: there is no right way.

There is no one single right way to do anything. There is no set timeline to do it. There is no universal goal to achieve. You are not ahead of or behind anyone else.

There is just you, your goals, and your path to achieving those goals. It’s your journey. Whatever shape that journey takes is entirely up to you. All forward progress is progress if it is towards something that YOU want to achieve.

The progress of others does not matter. How anyone else is doing relative to you does not matter. Training is not win-lose or zero sum. For you to get better, someone else doesn’t need to get worse. What matters is whether you are doing what you can to keep improving to the best of your ability.

How freeing is that???!

Train hard. Recover harder. And stay focused on YOUR goals – they are the ones that matter to YOU.