There is great value in attempting to grow. Few — if any — would deny that. But, in order for growth to occur, the necessary effort must be applied, and I’ve found that usually requires more than we are want to provide.
With me, it’s simple. I have to push harder and harder each time, in whatever I’m doing, to grow. What I did yesterday isn’t always good enough. So sure, my squats last week were the best I’ve ever done. That’s cool. It’s a nice signpost.
But does that matter today, when I grab that dumbbell and set out to grind through another session? Not really. That’s the thing with signposts — you should drive past them. I want to look at where I am by next Easter and be overwhelmed. I want to be proud of the work I’ve put in. I want all of you to be proud, too.
And so, I went to work.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. – Grover Cleveland