Here’s a picture: You wake up one morning. Everything’s normal, you do your normal morning routine. You begin your drive to work, and in a few passing cars, you notice some abnormally large men.
20"+ here, but the kind of guy who has a frame that you can tell from the neck up he’s jacked. You shrug it off, and think that that’s going to be you someday.
You eventually get to work, head into the office or wherever it may be, and every person you pass is jacked… even the women are bigger than you. (No offense, ladies.)
At this point you’re confused, and for obvious reasons. You don’t see people like this but once or twice at the gym, the only others you see actually squatting with big weight.
My question is this - How does this shape the way you feel every time you wake up in the morning, every shake you have, every time you go to train?
Most of us do this for ourselves… aesthetics, health, and because we like the way hundreds of pounds feel resting on your shoulders. But you know, deep down, whether you want to admit it or not, that there’s a certain sense of elitism that you experience from the lifestyle.
You know that a normal person doesn’t have the discipline, pursuit, hunger, or drive to do the lifestyle correctly. You know that you give your blood, sweat, and tears working out to separate yourself from people you believe to be weaker than you.
So what now? You’re smaller than everyone else you know now - in fact, you’re tiny compared to them; you’re weaker in the weight room, and you truly don’t much to show for yourself compared to everyone else.
A question like this is one that I feel can put things into perspective. Do you get a new sense of motivation that you had lost before? Or do you buckle up and realize that you’re only going to stand out in a crowd because you’re the smallest one there?
I don’t know, maybe it’s a strange question with a farfetched situation, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless.