I decided to register at the gym, just before you ask me why I have one mission and it is to look good for the ladies.
And in my usual nature, I’m very observant of everything and there’s a lot to learn at the gym.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone: On my first day at the gym I met a new friend, we didn’t talk at first o, it was after she humbled me I used my wildcard of a charming smile since the masculinity didn’t work. She was on the treadmill and I decided to use the other treadmill as well after 30 minutes; everything in my body was telling me to stop the machine. But this girl that started before me was still going strong. While will I quit before her, instead I decided to increase the speed to match up with her own, I was just doing myself after every 30 seconds I was looking at her like stop na.
Last last I said let me close my eyes, I don’t know what inspired me for that, but I sha found myself on the floor, she finally stopped but to tell me sorry and ask if I’m ok.
I realized there is no need to compare myself to anyone, of course since that day I respect myself. Link it to life, why compare yourself to other people when you have a different mission in life.
Know your why: our secondary school teacher was always making us ask ourselves “why am I here “?
There was this other guy, he does only leg exercise, and despite the gym music, he was always with his earphones and one small water bottle like this.
He moves from one leg exercise machine to the next leg exercise machine. Me that I aim to look good for the ladies, thank God I know it’s chest and arm girls lookout for the most.
Goals and numbers: another vital point I learned from the gym is the importance of numbers to goal setting. My gym instructor said, “Vic, you’re doing 5 reps with 15 per set” it sounds easy till you start lifting and you feel like quitting after 5 counts, but there is this psychological energy you get when you know you’ll reach your target and this joy you get when you finally reach it aha!
The numbers keep you going even when you want to give up, and then the constant motivation from my coach. two more one more, you’ll think it’s that easy. This is a vital link to how we set our goals in life, a goal without timelines and numbers is just a wish.
Lead by example: one exemplary and distinguishing trait I’ve observed and love is that when my trainer is giving me reps to do, he does it to show you how it’s done. No be only mouth, you don’t have an excuse for not doing it, he clears all doubts completely.
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Author: Victor Adeyemo
Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest