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Who needs some motivation today?!?!

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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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Hey everyone, I watch this video before, during and after my workouts and it helps me to push myself to the max. I thought I'd share it along with a circumstance which the video prompts me to think about when I watch it. Maybe you guys could share something as well after watching it?



Bodybuilding is now my life but I got into it for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to show off, be the defining presence in any room I walked into, all of that ego driven stuff. One night a long time ago I was at the gym and I was bench pressing some dumbbells. At this point I was still pretty weak and also fairly small but I was dedicated to my cockiness so I struggled on. While I was throwing my dumbbells up this guy walked into the weight room and pulled up a bench right next to me. I had seen him many times before and he was your typical douchebag. Now, while I was cocky for sure I did not show off, because I knew I simply didn't have anything to show off. This guy however, took pleasure in strutting his muscle around the place. So he pulls a bench up beside me (I'm talking right next to me) picks up some heavy dumbbells and starts acting like he's competing with me. I was pretty angry because he was being an a-hole and also because he endangered both of us by being so close. I stormed out of the gym that night and never returned. I saved, bought my own equipment, and worked out at home waiting for the day where I would be bigger and stronger than him so that I could embarrass him the way he embarrassed me. The day came when I finally did get bigger than him but I did not return to the gym. I made the realization that he was only a reflection of what I would have inevitably become had I stayed on my course back then. I had found in working out by myself that I did not need the approval of others and I refined my self-worth.

I relate my experience to the part of the video where the speaker says "you won't be successful until I don't have to give you a dime to do what you do." Instead of money, in the case of the video, I sought attention and popularity. I found eventually after so much hard work that I had developed a passion for what I did, which was much more valuable than a fleeting ego booster.
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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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Thanks for sharing the story and the video. I really enjoyed it.


And holy cow, you must be massive if you are attracting the attention of the next more massive dude at the gym.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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When that incident happened I was pretty small/average sized (160lbs or around there). I think he was more attracted to picking on me because people like him don't like potential or future competition. He was just trying to make me look weak.



 
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