I hope most of you in this thread have anything resembling that "spark" in ten years.
I find this thread "cute"...and that isn't a put down.
I am saying that because there are always THOUSANDS who claim they have the fire for this in the first few years of training.
It is extremely rare to see even a 10th of those same people truly pushing hard at it ten years down the road.
That is what separates the guys who jumped in, gained a few pounds and then stagnated for years after that from the guys who literally make so much progress childhood friends wouldn't know who they are.
Once again, that isn't a put down to anyone here....but very few in this thread have been training upwards of five years total seriously or dealt with the shit life will throw at you once you are no longer a STUDENT.
We'll see who has made jumps in progress 5 MORE years from now.
It's easy to be fired up as a newb and even an early intermediate....especially when you haven't even entered the "real world" yet.