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Perseverance

100,000 words into my manuscript and I'm left still typing into this medium. It's a different medium with a whole different purpose. The manuscript, being a complete mind dump from the everyday lessons learned through coaching exceptional athletes and this one, a place to document my mental process as I write.

When you feel like giving up; keep going. It's at this moment you are an inch away from a breakthrough; you just don't know it yet.

I can personally share my story with crafting this manuscript. Like most projects, it started with passion and progressed to a labor of love. Some days when I sit to write, words flow out ridiculously easy and other days I stare at the screen and think about "what have I learned today".

The thing about any project, you need to keep pushing. You need to keep typing; anything – or literally everything that comes to your mind. This book is not going to secretly manifest another 25,000 words by itself. I wish it was that easy but nothing worth a thing ever comes easily.

There are many days where you will not want to work on your project; do it anyways. You might not want to complete it; do it anyways. When you feel unmotivated to write; write about your motivations. Write about the day, the sky, what you had for lunch. Somewhere in that mind dump of documenting your day you'll write one or two good sentences. Use them.

Perseverance, grit, and a never finished attitude is how grand projects are completed. Audacious goals are completed through a never-die perseverance and nothing else. Michelangelo did not paint the Sistine Chapel in a day's time. The Chapel came to life through four years of daily work and is now considered the cornerstone work of the Renaissance era.

Adam Ringler

Adam Ringler

Adam Ringler, MS, SCCC, CSCS is a hard working, loyal, and competitive Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado. Born on Television, Raised by wolves.

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