My motivation also comes from the gracious feeling I have when I work out and compete. So many people take the ability to walk, be healthy enough to weight train, etc. for granted. I feel lucky to be healthy and able to do all of the things I do. Why not continue to share this with others and help to motivate them? Keeping my goals in mind always motivates me. There usually is not a day that I don’t feel like going to the gym, but on the rare occasion that feeling arises, I keep my goals in mind. Sitting on my butt, lying in bed, skipping a workout or eating garbage will not get me my pro card!
I have learned, however, that there are always improvements to be made. When I compete, my goal is to always grow from my last show while increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing body fat. I have also learned that the harder you work, the luckier you become. I try to put my all into everything I do, at work, in my relationships, when working out, etc. This does not go unnoticed.
Winning and being successful is not a matter of luck.