Don't give up before you get started

“I just don’t have the genetics to do strongman.”

“I won’t ever be good enough to be on World’s Strongest Man, why even start?

“My frame is too small”

What is it that compels us to give up before we even start something?

Nobody wants to do something they think they’re going to be bad at. It feels like you’re setting yourself up for failure, but failure has everything to do with the expectations you set.

Strength sports are a long game, despite what you’ve come to believe on social media. Every day there’s someone you’ve never heard of repping out your max at the age of 19, but that doesn’t mean you should just give up.

Become the best version of yourself and strive to improve upon that. Competition day, you should be trying to do the absolute best you can. If you hit a PR in everything and get last, you still succeeded.

Over time, sticking with that steady improvement, you’ll be surprised how far that can take you

And you can’t get that improvement started until you overcome that first obstacle: your ego.

Don’t be discouraged that you deadlift 315 and see that you have to rep 475 if you want to compete. Let that motivate you to stick to your plan, continue eating to grow, and enjoy the ride.

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