When I was young,
I was once told that character is who you are when no one is looking,
the decisions you make when you are alone.
Little did I know at the time,
this was the only thing you needed in order to be successful.
If you compete,
regardless of if it is Bodybuilding, CrossFit, Powerlifting, Triathlons
or any other sport;
and sponsors don’t blink when you perform.
All focus is on you.
But this is not where you win.
You win during the other 97% of your existence.
You get closer and closer to your goal
Closer to the highest podium.
Closer to your dreams with every decision you make when no one is looking.
With every last bite on your plate,
Every last few reps and every few extra steps.
Those decisions you make when you are free from the scrutiny of your coaches and trainers.
Those decisions are what defines your character.
So my question is to you,
What decisions do you make when no one is looking?