I look at weight training the same as I look at my martial art/combative training. It isn't a hobby. Since I've been in uniform now for 22 years between the Military, E.P. duty and the S.O., my going home to my family depends on me being tougher, stronger, faster and better skilled than anyone I may face. It is a mind set that keeps me alive and allows me to go home each day.
So when I workout, fear..pain..laziness..tiredness or a lax attitude isn't an option. In jails and prisons many inmates do hundreds of push ups/squats/crunches/bar pull ups/water bag lifts a day. They don't suppliment. They don't periodize. They don't drop set. They just train.
If I want to survive, I've got to have the same work ethic, same mind set, same determination. And since I do suppliment etc I've got a slight advantage that I'm not going to give up.
Simply put...Warriors train like warriors. Anything less and its just a hobby like underwater basket weaving.