Lots of coaches will say to their athletes when they did not perform well, “you got to have more Heart” or “you just didn’t want it today!” I never enjoyed these vague analogies with no explanation on why my heart was missing and how I set out to lose for the day. But while not well explained, they were right in some ways. EVERYBODY likes to watching someone with more passion in sports then someone that goes through the motions; you can feel it through the screen when watching a good athlete performs at their best. You can feel the passion when you’re being served by someone that really cares about you and what they’re doing. When someone just asks you how you are doing on the street with enthusiasm, it always feels better to both individuals. So a good question is; when is it good to NOT have passion? Ans: When you’re asleep.
So how do we get passion for Working out? This is a very stressful endeavor for the body. Going to a gym and paying to move around heavy weights for a seemingly invisible reason takes something much more then the eye can see. Although you cannot see it with the eye… the answer is Vision. Vision can only come from Imagination. Imagination is something that is currently being hijacked by all kinds of different things like video games, movies, TV, drugs, facebook, and really anything else that does not improve you as an individual but takes away your time in a mindless fashion will destroy your imagination.
Your imagination is one of the most powerful things about any human being and is the seed of any accomplishment. This will cause you to literally move mountains (or barbells). If you cannot imagine what you want to accomplish fitness wise, you will have no vision, and therefore, your passion will be lacking. You will go through the motions and hit plateau after plateau and set back after set back. Monotony is death for the spirit and the body. Passion leads to creativity, and creativity leads to more passion, helping you spiral upwards. Want more passion? Use your imagination, and get a better vision. Now go ENJOY your workout! :) Cheers