Yesterday I overheard a question that started the wheels turning. "Isn't your position highly sought after?" The guy answering the question replied that the position was desired but surprisingly few were willing to dedicate the time, effort and sacrifice required to apply for that position.
Online, on tv, at competitions, at the beach, in the gym, at work, nearly everywhere, we are faced with people who have muscles we desire, body types we desire, and athletic prowess we desire. But desiring is not enough. Are you willing to do what it takes to achieve those things?
Warning: pet peeve rant coming.
Stop belittling people's hard work and dedication by attributing what they have accomplished physically to genetics! Genetics make my eye color the way they are, they don't determine how successful I can follow a workout plan. "But genetic potential.." Yeah, Rich Froning might be close to his genetic potential, but I'm willing to bet my house that you and I aren't even close to ours, so stop using that as an excuse. Rant over.
Before you show up to the gym, or your job for that matter, take a moment to figure out what you want to achieve. Consider the cost of the sacrifice to attain that goal and if the price is affordable to you, do it.