What if I do everything right and it’s still not good enough?
“I was so nervous to test my back squat yesterday… what if I worked all year and still failed? Yeah it’s just a back squat but I’ve been busting my butt, dialing in my nutrition, working on flexibly, recovery and through a knee injury. What if I do everything right and it’s still not good enough? That question right there is why most people don’t even try. They say stuff like “it doesn’t matter, I don’t care, I wasn’t even trying…” I get it, the failure after giving it everything you got is an unbearable blow to the ego. If you’ve been through it a few times you might decide the pain is too much to risk. Then I remembered all the times I failed before and how the pain of losing actually made me stronger, which is why I’m even standing here in this moment. These experiences bleed into everything I do. They challenge me and force me to grow. That’s why I do this. It’s the process, not the PRs. So I grabbed the bar and went for it. Today it was enough for a 15lb PR at 270, Coming for 300! It may take another 2years but I’m doing it for the person I will become in the process.” – Shanna Tokarsky