In my previous post, I ended with a quote I saw recently that really stuck. So, naturally, I felt like it may be worth writing about.
"Being fit isn't about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be." - Gym Jones
Often, competition with others gets all the attention. We are a society driven by competition and being the best. This isn't all bad. This drive to be the best gets people to work hard and strive for more. The problems start when this "King of the Hill" mentality becomes the sole purpose behind your efforts.
One thing everyone needs to realize is that there is always someone better than you...unless you are THE ONE - in which case we all probably know who you are by now. Seeing as how that's probably not your story, if your only goal is to be the best or the fastest.....you've already lost.
The reason I love this quote is because it's simple yet profound and puts shit into perspective for the vast majority of people. Perspective is a beautiful thing if you can pick your head up and take in the big picture. For some, that's a big if.
I encourage you to take a second and really ask yourself what your goals are and whether or not you're going about it the right way.
If so, great! Keep truckin'.
If not, gain some perspective and see if this simple little thought might help direct you.