Be Hard To Beat.

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown

Whenever I find myself wanting to sleep in, skip a workout, or turn down the intensity… I think of this quote.  And it’s this quote that almost always pushes me through.  When you’re in competition mode you have to go above and beyond what your competition is doing.  It’s the logic of winning.  And as far as I know, when I’m sitting there feeling lazy and wanting to quit, my opponent has already finished their workout… PLUS SOME!

I have to step my game up and separate myself from my opponent, because I know that there are days when they feel lazy too… And I’m always gonna bet that they sucked it up and did it anyway.  Winning comes down to the daily choices we make.  Whoever chooses to put in more quality hours of deliberate practice prior to their performances is gonna have the edge.  Because with hours of quality practice comes confidence and precision.  And when you’re seeking to perform at your maximal potential, confidence and precision are absolutely key.

Taking a day off simply isn’t an option.  Well practiced, confident people are harder to beat than talented, lazy people.  Be hard to beat.

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Matt Hogan
Founder of | Full-time Martial Arts Instructor at a school based in Buffalo, NY | National Tournament Competitor | Avid reader (Goodreads Me!). I love to motivate, I crave moments of awe and inspiration, and I’m chronically trying to find new ways to engage in and add meaning to this experience we call life!