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„Die Kritik an anderen hat noch keinem die eigene Leistung erspart.“


– Noël Coward


Zeit ist nicht das Wesentliche, aber wir können Wesentliches in die Zeit legen.

Monika Minder

Die Zeit für das Glück ist heute, nicht morgen.

– Jochen Klepper

„Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.“  

— John Wooden


“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while… you don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.”  


– Vince Lombardi



“I believe in training alone—it develops better focus, reduces distraction and is good for the soul.” 

Paul Wade



The Myth of Passion and Motivation

On this particular day in the gym, there was a coach visiting who had worked with thousands of athletes over his long career, including some nationally-ranked athletes and Olympians.
I had just finished my workout when I asked him, “What’s the difference between the best athletes and everyone else. What do the really successful people do that most people don’t?”
He briefly mentioned the things that you might expect. Genetics. Luck. Talent.
But then he said something I wasn’t expecting.
“At some point,” he said, “it comes down to who can handle the boredom of training every day and doing the same lifts over and over and over again.”
That piece of advice surprised me because it’s a different way of thinking about work ethic.
Most of the time people talk about getting motivated and “amped up” to work on their goals. Whether it’s business or sports or art, you will commonly hear people say things like, “it all comes down to having enough passion.”
As a result, I think many people get depressed when they lose focus or motivation because they think that successful people have some unstoppable passion and willpower that they seem to be missing. But that’s exactly the opposite of what this coach was saying.
Instead, he was saying that really successful people feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. They don’t have some magic pill that makes them feel ready and inspired every day. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don’t let their emotions determine their actions. Top performers still find a way to show up, to work through the boredom, and to embrace the daily practice that is required to achieve their goals.
According to him, it’s this ability to do the work when it’s not easy that separates the top performers from everyone else. That’s the difference between professionals and amateurs.

Working When Work Isn’t Easy

Anyone can work hard when they feel motivated.
When I was an athlete, I loved going to practice the week after a big win. Who wouldn’t? Your coach is happy, your teammates are pumped up, and you feel like you can beat anyone. As an entrepreneur, I love working when customers are rolling in and things are going well. Getting results has a way of propelling you forward.
But what about when you’re bored? What about when the work isn’t easy? What about when it feels like nobody is paying attention or you’re not getting the results you want?
Are you willing to work through 10 years of silence?
It’s the ability to work when work isn’t easy that makes the difference.



“People who really believe that they can’t afford the time to train don’t have their priorities right. Given the benefits to your health, strength and life in general, you need to ask yourself whether you can afford not to train!”

― Paul Wade

„Besser auf neuen Wegen etwas stolpern als in alten Pfaden auf der Stelle zu treten.“ 

– Chinesisches Sprichwort

„Jack Nicklaus sagte einst, dass er zwei Lieblingsfragen hat. Während der ersten Runde richte er seine gesamte Aufmerksamkeit auf sie:

Wie kann ich dieses Golfturnier gewinnen?

Wie möchte ich diesen Schlag spielen?

Es liegt in unserer Natur an dumme Fragen zu denken, aber es ist nicht ergiebig, sich auf diese Fragen mit ungewissem negativen Potenzial zu konzentrieren.

Konzentrieren Sie sich stattdessen darauf qualitativ gute Schläge auf klar vorgegebene Ziele zu spielen. Fragestellungen, die diese Art der Konzentration herbeiführen und untersützen, sind Schlüsselkomponenten…..“

Aus: Gio Valiante / Mike Stachura: Fearless Golf. Kapitel:Leitfragen für angstfreies Golf – Seite 182

Jörg Linder – Master of Arts in Gesundheitsmanagement und Prävention – Ihr Personal Trainer für Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Offenburg, Nordschwarzwald

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