“In the section of our magazine where the IFBB Elite PRO, Marcos Herrera thinks about aspects of our sport and lifestyle, in the last article he emphasizes the importance of setting small real objectives in order to progress towards success.”
There is no elevator for success, I’m sorry to tell you. You have to go up the stairs! It may seem silly that the phrase we hear so much from the leaders and motivators circulating on the networks defending personal and professional coaching, but it is very true and it is the key to progress in our sport,
NOT LONG ago I was backstage at a beginners’ championships and my skin crawled when I heard a conversation between two young guys who debuted that day in competition, as they claimed that their goal was to reach profesional status. And, by the way, overnight! There should be no
greater error in the life of an athlete than to consider such objectives as primary. That would be like wanting to jump from the ground to the fourth floor at once. And no, you will not succeed.
The ladder that leads us to success is composed of a series of steps that we will have to go through. From the adaptation, the training, the experience, the failure, injuries, recovery, competitions, etc … and maybe at the end of that Ladder, after having overcome each one of the steps, the glory is waiting for you. But I want to be honest and make you see that you will have to go through all of the steps first!
And I am even more surprised when a young man comes to my office, one who has not even stepped into a gym in his life, with the aim of preparing to compete and, if posible, to make his debut at the regional event that will be held in two months! All this scares me, because it distorts and detracts from the athletes who manage to reach the end of the road based on years and years of hard work and dedication.
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