My Favorite Quote...
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
I truly believe this is one of the best quotes out there. Besides being from a terrific coach for one of the best football teams known to man (Packers). Vince Lombardi knew that quick fixes were not all they are cracked up to be. Quick fixes do not equal hard work, which do not equal success.
Nowadays people are looking for the "quick fixes" for their lives. Get rich quick and losing weight quick seem to be the big ones. But how many people have gotten rich quick or lost weight (and kept it off) quickly?
I used to be one of those people who wanted the next big fad when it came to losing weight and getting in shape. Sure I would maybe lose some weight, but then it all came right back on...plus more! I was not working hard to make my body healthier or leaner.
Today the quick fixes for losing weight seem to be getting more and more dare I say, dangerous.
Surgeries, harsher diet pills, and even a pill that simulates exercise!
A lot of the time people love the "quick fixes" for losing weight because they swear up and down they don't have the time to put in the work.
You don't have the time to make your body better and healthier so you can live longer, feel better, etc?
I get asked a lot how much time I put into my training/workouts. And I simply tell that person that it depends on what I am working on or training for. Am I training for something specific like a race or a Tactical Strength Challenge? Or am I just training to lose weight/feel better/look better?
For most of the time I am training for the latter one. And for just simply training to be healthy I only put in 30-40 min max. Sometimes even only 20 min. Those people are dumbfounded because they are always told you must workout 8 hours a day to look like a movie star. Well yeah a movie star has that time, but I don't. Plus it is just counter productive.
Anyways, my point here is "quick fixes" don't work. At least not for the long haul. And all you are doing is throwing away money that could have gone to a new pair of skinny jeans!
Do what Vince Lombardi says and put in the work...you will find success!