I’m not a huge tennis fan but I watched the US Open Final.
Because just getting there, let alone winning it was huge.
From the set back of Wimbledon in the summer & having to withdraw.
Maybe down to breathing issues, or mental block, no one knows.
But for a teenager to come back after heavy criticism is the inspiration we all need.
After Wimbledon, she just kept working hard and sticking to the plan.
She didn’t feel sorry for herself or blame anyone/thing else.
She knew that if she kept going it would eventually work out.
Maybe not so quick but hey.
It reminds me of another James Clear quote from his book “Atomic Habits”
If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you to do so.
Not just for health & fitness, but it applies to work, family & social life.
In the book, he said….
“The bad days are more important than the good days.
If you can write or exercise or meditate or cook when you don’t feel like it, then you maintain the habit.
And if you maintain the habit, then all you need is time.”
After Wimbledon, did Emma really want to get up early and train, do her stretches and rehab, eat clean healthy food?
Me at that age wouldn’t have been so disciplined.
But look how quickly she turned it around because she did what was needed on the bad days.
You could be reading this now and have been a bit poor on your diet and training recently.
And today with the bad weather be thinking “sod it”.
But if you were to just reframe & turned it around, and use Emma as that inspiration, you too soon will be exactly where you want to be.
- Get that gym session booked in a soon as possible.
- Next meal you eat needs to be high in protein and full of vegetables.
- Drinking at least 2 litres of water today.
- Get to bed early for a 7-9 hours kip.
Soon there will be more good days because you put in the work on the bad days.
Have a great week.