The one thing I always tell myself when I’m at the point in my workout where I feel like one more set might kill me is: to be better than I was yesterday and stronger than I am now.
I approach each workout full bore because I want to challenge myself. I don’t care if it’s hard and I’m not looking for anyone to pat me on the back and say, “good job”, I just want to be the very best physical version of me that I can and I know that won’t come without me doing the necessary work.
So, I welcome the spoils of my labor—sweat, pain, and more of both where that came from—because I know that I am headed somewhere good physically if I never allow myself to get too comfortable with where I am now.
I know I can always get better.