Good morning everyone!
There is a term my friend Austin and I use quite often during our training sessions that motivates us, it’s “Train to be a champion” This past week during a tough workout I thought to myself, “Train like a champion.” and it instantly made me stop and starting thinking. Training “like a champion” and training “to be a champion” are two completely different things. Here’s why I think so:
Training to be a champion: This is the term we use quite often to get hyped up for a big set in a training session or to motivate each other when we are tired. It really does mean a lot to us. In our minds to reach the mountain top you have to train to be a champion, BUT to stay on the mountain top you have to keep training to be a champion. You can’t stop. It’s a day in, day out grind. It’s a mindset to bring the best effort you have because you have the will and courage to be a champion everyday!
Training like a champion: Easy to confuse this to mean the same thing. If I’m training like a champion I’m working just as hard right? because why not replicate training like someone who has once been a champion? That’s exactly why this term means nothing to me. Someone who was once a champion, doesn’t motivate me. The thought of being a champion once won’t push me to my breaking point today, to challenge my comfort zone. They are no longer atop the mountain.
You see, training to be a champion is continual work, and inward drive to stay atop the mountain. I mentioned we use it often in our training sessions, but remember the reason we train, it’s not for a silly plastic trophy. It’s to be a champion in life. Now go Train To Be A Champion!
Have an awesome week!!!
I thought this was pretty cool:
1 Samuel 17:51
Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
Goliath was once a champion…but God had David training to be champion.