When the Going Gets Tough…..Just Keep Going
by Ben Nelson
There is no denying that along the path to success there are many obstacles, and there will be tough times along the way. If anyone ever gives you a “secret” to success that they say involves no pitfalls and no struggle or work, they are either lying to you or they have never actually tried it for themselves. There is one principle you must be aware of if you are to get past these hard times, and that is the ability to “stick to it” and keep going no matter what.
You’re ability to stick to your dreams and to keep going when times get tough and when you run into obstacles is what is going to have the largest bearing on your success. Those who keep going, who make sure they are the last ones standing, are the ones that will reap the rewards. Too many give up right when they are about to turn the corner to success, because the going has gotten too tough. Too many give up when they have put in effort but have not seen results as quickly as they would like.
Calvin Coolidge said “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Keep going; stick to what you start; don’t quit. Persistence will win in the end. Ask yourself “how high does the hurdle have to be, how large the obstacle, before I throw in the towel and quit?” Remember your “why”, and don’t let anything keep you down. When you get knocked down, get up, dust yourself off, and just keep going.
A. Back Squat
4 x 6 @ 75%
B. 4 RFT
15 Burpee Box jumps, 24”/20”
10 Power Cleans, 135/95
15 Calorie Row