Rest up…

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”

Vince Lombardi

How do you know when you need to get rest? What is your mental state when you are tired and burned out? Are you aware of the behaviors you exhibit when you are burning the candles at both ends? If you aren’t, then I am sure that those around you can answer that question in excruciating detail…

Do you have the courage to ask the question and face up to the challenge of changing that person you become when fatigued?

Prioritize rest and recovery. That is what you will have to do if you want to build a life of wins and successes. You simply can’t do it when playing from behind…

Get up and fight!

“One word: ‘Fight.’ Anyone can do it when it feels good. When you’re hurting, that’s when it makes a difference, so you have to keep fighting.”

Erin Cafaro

Why do you work so hard?  What is that drives you to get out of the bed in the morning? On the bad days, the tough workouts, the days where you are hurting but you choose to keep fighting, what is it that motivates you?

Knowing the answer before those days happen, and they will happen, is critical. It will be the rock that you anchor on when the tough days come.  In searching for my quote this morning I also found this one:

“Burnout is when long term exhaustion meets diminished interest.”


Burnout happens when you don’t have that driving goal or objective clearly defined.   It is the difference between good and great.  What makes you get up and fight?  Even when you are hurting?


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