If you put enough time into something, at some point you have to believe you are enough. You have the knowledge to execute that task proficiently and others recognize your talent.
When I started going to the gym it was for the right reasons. For me, I just need to go 1 or 2 times a week to maintain my energy levels. If I miss a workout I begin to feel like crap. It gets harder to wake up, and I feel lazy during the day.
Then I started thinking about putting on muscle. Before long, I was buying protein powders, shakes, eating eggs, and it was all about ‘dem gains’. I started going 5 times a week to the gym and quickly made improvements.
Then I started to compare myself to other guys. And they were always bigger and I thought I had to be bigger. That’s when I realized I was going to the gym for the wrong reasons.
I stepped in the gym, and I realized that I was already enough. I was already successful before stepping foot in the gym.
And all this was just “icing on the cake.”
When you believe that its just ‘icing on the cake,’ what you are sub-communicating to yourself is that you’ve already ‘got it’. You’re enough. You’re fit. You look good. Everything else is just bonus points.
Since then I ask myself, “Do I want the bonus points or not?”
“Do I want the icing on the cake or nah?”
If the answer is yes, I go to the gym. If I choose to go it’s because I want those extra points and that’s how I want to play the game.