Self Motivation

I have talked before about self motivation, and I completely understand why people have trainers. They’d much rather go for a cup of coffee, so they need a trainer to motivate them when they get there. Otherwise they’d indulge and do what they really want to do, which is nothing, instead of what they need to do, which is get their workout in. Of course if they really didn’t want to do it they wouldn’t have shown up, but the actual doing it requires the trainer to be there to push them. I’m always impressed when I meet somebody who can truly motivate themselves, come to the gym a little earlier, do their cardio prior to working with their trainer, or even better, come in on days they are not with their trainer and do their own workouts. Self motivation is something that is hard to do, but is so important. We need to instill it into the younger generations so that they don’t always do their homework with a tutor or their work outs with a coach or only in team practice. For example if they are a tennis player they should be able to pick up their racquet all on their own, go find a wall and hit the ball against it by themselves, or go out and find a track and run by themselves. Self motivation a is a rare gift, and for me it’s always really amazing when I find somebody who can actually do it. It was so fantastic when the New York City marathon was cancelled, and still there were people in the...