Few comments make my blood boil more than when someone tells me:
You must have great genetics.
As if my accomplishments are merely the result of a lottery-winning DNA!
Discipline, hard work, clarity of purpose, consistency – these things certainly wouldn’t have anything to do with it.
Well, I’ve got news for you. Here are 10 things that your genetics won’t do for you…
- Genetics won’t get you up at 5 in the morning to do your training.
- Genetics won’t plan your meals, do your grocery shopping, or cook for you.
- Genetics won’t help you say no to the chocolate cake during the holidays, or the birthdays, or the company parties, or the…
- Genetics won’t help you quit smoking, alcohol, sugar, or other addictive behavior.
- Genetics won’t help you set specific, measurable goals and pursue them passionately under a deadline.
- Genetics won’t get you out for a run or a hike or a bike ride when it’s pouring rain outside.
- Genetics won’t help you push through discomfort to score just one more rep than you thought you could.
- Genetics won’t drive you to the gym when you’re exhausted after work or get you into your home gym after the kids are finally asleep.
- Genetics definitely won’t help you when your heart is pounding, you’re huffing and puffing, barely standing, and still have to keep going – with good technique.
- Genetics won’t help you do it all again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.
Genetics are like excuses. Everybody’s got them, but some people don’t let that stop them from pursuing success anyways. So, don’t be weak. Choose strength. You are strong. Listen to what I’m saying. YOU are strong. So, be strong.
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” – From the poem “Invictus” by William Henry
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