I often think of this quote, “When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.” It is my mantra as I am getting ready to sweat. It is what I say to myself as I drive to the gym. It is what goes through my head as I am working out.
Think about it. You can’t control your family. You don’t always have a direct impact in your profession. You might not be able to alter your current life situation. Those are all things in life that take time but in the gym – you can change yourself immediately. What you do for the next 20/40/60 minutes with your body can make a difference right away. You can push harder. You can breathe deeper. You can stretch longer. You can run further. You can do one more rep. You can challenge yourself to change and ultimately it has a direct effect on how you look at the situation that you can’t change.