Ken L.

Student | Medical Lab Technician



Interpretation of Success

I’ve always been a purist with a win or lose approach. Though this kind of attitude has an intense amount of energy, it lacks consistency and devotion. This “all or nothing” attitude would burn up a lot of my motivation and leave me too disappointed to get back on track. When I would get sidetracked, my mind would convince me it’s “Game over.” This made it difficult for me to reach my fitness goals. I would never take the time to plan things out and I felt pressured to achieve success in the most quickest and perfect way possible.

In time, I realized this was not the way to success; it was a recipe for failure. This year, I’m going to change that. I need to set myself up for success, and to do so, I have to change how I view success.

Old Interpretation of Success: Avoiding failure at all costs to possess the ultimate achievement.

New Interpretation of Success: Reach a goal with planned attempts and persistence.

Plan of Execution:
I’ll be taking my sweet time by completing my sub-goals to reach my main goal. Whether it takes 3 months or 3 years, persistence will help me get me there.

The sense of having no time limit, I feel less pressured and more inclined to complete my goal. If I get sidetracked, I will motivate myself to keep going. Reading fitness blogs and articles, and talking to people with similar goals are good ways for me to stay focused. Staying focused is an important factor of my success.

Main Goal and Sub-goals:

Reach 10% Body Fat

  • Exercise at least 4 times a week
  • Increase the intensity of my workout each week
  • Continue to eat healthy
  • Record my progress
  • Get at least 6 - 8 hours of sleep each day
  • Never give up on myself

Favorite Quotes:
“You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.”

“The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.”

“Failing is not when you fall down. It’s when you refuse to get the f**k up.”

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Lately, I've been exercising 4 times a week and I'm still eating healthy! I'm also proud to say I've been recording my progress. My ambition is strong to the point I know I'm going to succeed in my goal of 10% body fat. Nothing will stop me now. :)


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