Giving great effort is a requirement for success in the gym, on the field or in life.
There are countless stories of the “work ethic” that many great athletes such as Michael Jordan, Tom Brady or Tiger Woods possessed that set them apart from their competition. These athletes were driven to outwork their competition every day. Traits such as waking up earlier, practicing longer or training harder are all part of what made these athletes who they were.
Most importantly the great ones have the ability to keep this work ethic even when No one is watching them.
Most of us NEED a coach. Someone who pushes us to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be. Others will give great effort but only when someone they respect is watching or when there is a competition.
Outside motivation is what drives effort when times get tough. While I believe this is human nature it is also not the path to greatness.
Challenge yourself today to have the discipline to give great effort today when no one is watching. Go to bed knowing only you truly understand if you gave everything you had to accomplish success.
Attack the day!