Friday, August 31, 2007

No Apologies

I love seeing posts on the Dragon Door forum of people reporting PRs. This is great and it is one of the things I love about being a part of an online "community".

Something I noticed and even posted about lately is when people work hard, do something they have never done before and then take the wind out of their own sails by saying things like "It's nothing compared to what some people can do...." or words like that.

NEVER apologize for your strength!

Just because Brett Jones or Kenneth Jay or anyone else can do it with 4 times as much weight or 10 times as many reps, THAT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE FACT THAT YOU DID IT! If you never pressed a 16kg kettlebell before and you work up to it over time, that is YOURS. Do not apologize for it. You earned it. Now get back to training.


Taikei Matsushita said...

You should get a patent for this quote. Haven't met you yet, but want to meet you some day, reason being this quote.

Iron Tamer said...

Thanks Taikei!