Tom Barry published a very short Blog on the Westside Barbell Page that read like this:
Step 1: Access weakness such as
- lagging muscle
- lacking energy system
- special strength development
- mental preparation
- etc, etc, etc
Step 2: Fix/or improve upon found weakness
Step 3: Repeat Step 1
Keep assessing, keep moving forward!
Tom states here some obvious points. And yet the difference between average and good is perhaps the subsequent action that would come from the in depth self-assessment. And the difference between good and great perhaps in the ability to play the long game. Far too often we know what we should do, and yet do not act. Let’s make a conscious effort to be diligent in assessing ourselves not only in our weight training, but also in life training.
Where do you need to improve? Are you mature enough to admit what you suck at and verbally tell someone else about it? And will you make a plan to develop in your weak areas and do so on a long enough time line that you will outlast your competition? Don’t be in it for the short gains, they come and go. It takes 18 months to develop a habit, spend adequate time developing yourself so you can help others more effectively. When in doubt, keep moving forward.
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