Here, Dave Draper is talking about bodybuilding. His answer applies to any worthy pursuit our lives might chance.
Q: What’s your advice for a younger lifter who wants to be a bodybuilding champion?
A: Think twice about the champion part and fall in love with the lifting of iron and steel. The goal can get in your way, causing you to trip over your feet before you learn how to squat. Train hard, eat right, find joy in the disciplines and practice them consistently. Grow up and into the sport day by day, and thus avoid setting yourself up for disappointment, expecting too much, being ever critical and trying to satisfy an image.
The real deal is in the training, the struggle, the perseverance, the self control and the determination. The champion will rise up from these qualities.
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