Quitting has developed a reputation as something you should never do.
The goal is to always honor your commitments to the fullest however quitting happens daily by most people. The commitments the majority of people honor consistently are the promises made to others and not themselves.
How many times have you quit on yourself when no one is watching or no one knows about that thing you want to improve on?
I bet it is more times than you realize.
I am sure you believe you have been a committed person to the teams you have been on, the family members you have and friends that count on you. I have to be there because the team needs me or I have to do this because I told them so…
Individually we need to be there for our own promises. Not to diet for 3 months to feel a little better and then go back to our ways. This is a short-term fix.
A few personal lessons with a soccer coach are not going to change anything IF that is the only time you are individually committing to the game. It is a personal commitment to improvement and not the responsibility of anyone else.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best examples of keeping self-promises and none of us truly know to what length he goes. His consistency in his performance, his incredible physical appearance and continued success is the results we are able to see.
It is easy to say well that is Ronaldo…He is different.
Let’s be our own Ronaldo for every day. Stay committed to yourself!
Yours in soccer,