Training accountability in the gym is a must if you strive for excellence. We don’t always hold ourselves accountable to the situations that require us to do so, but in order to do anything great, it’s a must. This process isn’t always easy, and in fact it can be downright hell. Accountability is the willingness to accept responsibility for yourself and your actions. It’s doing what you don’t want to do when it needs to be done. It’s making a commitment to completion. Commitment to training, goals and life battles that must be overcome in order to have success.
Overcoming the battles, we are to surround ourselves with leaders and people who want success. Doing this creates accountability and assures progression. Accepting responsibility for your current state of being (good or bad) is the first step toward success.
That’s a tough pill to swallow, but we aren’t here to learn the easy quick fix schemes from what the world wants you to believe. Easy spills over to lazy which directly opposes true good. Easy is the devils trick into making everyone believe that gains come with minimal effort.
In todays world, it’s easy to point the finger. Nobody wants to take responsibility for where they are. They want to blame the government, friends, husbands, wives and just about anything except themselves. True, we cannot control some of the things that happen around us, but we can control our response to them. Don’t get sucked into entitlement for self gain.
I see a lot of entitlement going on. Entitlement in jobs, schools, athletic fields, parents and just about anywhere you can think of. It’s important to remember that before you can get you must give. If you expect to be in the best shape of your life, but give nothing to the gym, you will fail. If you expect to be a great athlete, but give nothing to the practice of sport, you will fail.
Question – How long do I have to work before I reach my goal?
Answer – As long as it takes.
On the physical plane of life, the truth is that it takes long hard and often times arduous work to get where you need to go. In order for you to achieve the desires you want in the gym, you must meet resistance. Muscles don’t grow from lack of effort, they grow from the resistance of iron. Hold yourself accountable to it.
The same can be said with the weights of life. If you have ever experienced a burden or a feeling of being weighed down, that is an indication that you are to move forward in a spiritual direction, which you must be held accountable to. This is why training is so critical. When you are conditioned in the gym, you are conditioned to handle the weight of life. For those that don’t avoid this process, you will be in great position to hit goals, overcome obstacles and reach new heights.
Accountability is usually avoided for a variety of reasons. Fear, pride, ignorance and self reliance are usually at the top of the list. Expose your weakness for the gains in strength. Delight yourself in weakness, insults, hardships and difficulties because it is said, “for when I am weak, then I am strong – keep training!