Motivational Words from The Grind

I stumbled upon this amazing video from another blogger. The visuals and words are so powerful I wanted to transcribe it. It gives me chills every time I watch this video and read these words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQqWKFczmG0#

Transcription:

Rise and shine

6am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you it’s too early, too dark and too cold to get out of bed. Aching muscles lie still in rebellion pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move. A legion of voices are giving you permission to hit the snooze button and go back to dream land.

But you didn’t ask their opinion.

The voice you chose to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that says there was a reason why you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do. Welcome to the grind.

For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way. 10,000 streams span out like a river delta before you each one promising the path of least resistance. The thing is you’re headed upstream. And when you make that choice and you decide to turn your back on whats comfortable, safe, and what some would call common sense, well that’s day 1. From there it only gets tougher. So just make sure this is something you want because the easy way out will always be there ready to wash you away. All you have to do is pick up your feet.

But you aren’t going to are you? With each step comes the decision to take another. You are on your way now but this is no time to dwell on how far you have come. You are in a fight against an opponent you cant see but oh you can feel them on your heels can’t you, feel them breathing down your neck. You know who that is? That’s you. Your fears, doubts and insecurities lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky. But don’t loose heart. While they aren’t easily defeated they are far from invincible. Remember this is the grind. The battle royal between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who is telling you this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponent are stronger than you.

Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heart beat. Burn away your self doubt with the fire underneath you. Remember what we are fighting for and never forget momentum is a cruel mistress. She can turn on the dime with the smallest mistake. She is always searching for the weak place in your armor; the one little thing you forgot to prepare for.

So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains is that all you got? Are you sure? And when answer is yes and you have done all you can to prepare yourself for battle then it’t time to go forth and boldly face your enemy. The enemy within.

Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory. You are a lion in a field of lions all hunting the same elusive pray with a desperate starvation that says victory is the only thing that can keep you alive. So believe that voice that says you can run a little faster, you can run a little harder, and that to you the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.

“Nobody can judge effort. Because effort is between you and you.Everyday is a new day. And every moment is a new moment. So now you got to show them you are a different creature than you were five minutes ago.”

So rise and shine.

– Train Hard. Tri Harder.

@Tri_Gril22

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9 thoughts on “Motivational Words from The Grind

  1. Love it. Thanks 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this post! I used the transcription for a paper I just wrote for my English class, but it got me super into your blog! I just started a running club here at my school, and cannot wait to show my runners this, but also use all of the great other inspirational posts you have on your blog!

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  4. Phenomenal message…
    ” We shall never give up until God gives up ! ” ~The Living Hussein…

  5. thank you ….God bless you…

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  7. Hi Tri girl. Love the video but i think the ending is off. here is the ending and I wrote the last part.

    Actual link with different ending:

    I tried to type as fast as i can. This is what i came out with- Made few correction…. I wish i can send you this on a word because I red-lined the corrections but.. this is the best i can do on a post.

    “6am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you it’s too early, too dark and too cold to get out of bed. Aching muscles lie still in rebellion pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move.
    A legion of voices are shouting they’re unanimous
    permission
    for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dream land.
    But you didn’t ask their opinion.
    The voice you chose to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that says there was a reason why you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do. Welcome to the grind.
    For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way. 10,000 streams
    FAN
    out like a river delta before you each one promising the path of least resistance. The thing is you’re headed upstream. And when you make that choice and you decide to turn your back on whats comfortable, safe, and what some would call common sense, well that’s day 1. From there it only gets tougher. So just make sure this is something you want because the easy way out will always be there ready to wash you away. All you have to do is pick up your feet.
    But you aren’t going to are you? With each step comes the decision to take another. You are on your way now but this is no time to dwell on how far YOU’VE come. You are in a fight against an opponent you cant see but oh you can feel them on your heels can’t you, feel them breathing down your neck. You know who that is? That’s you. Your fears, YOUR doubts and insecurities lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky. But don’t LOSE heart. While they NOT easily defeated they are far from invincible. Remember this is the grind. The battle royal between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder WHO’S telling you this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponent are stronger than you.
    Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat. Burn away your self-doubt with the fire BENEATH you. Remember what WE’RE fighting for and never forget THAT momentum is a cruel mistress. She can turn on the dime with the smallest mistake. She is EVER searching for the weak place in your armor;

    THAT ONE TINY thing you forgot to prepare for.
    So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains is that all you got? Are you sure? And when answer is yes and you have done all you can to prepare yourself for battle then IT’S time to go forth and boldly face your enemy. The enemy within.
    Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory. You are a lion in a field of lions all hunting the same elusive pray with a desperate starvation that says victory is the only thing that can keep you alive.

    So believe that voice that says you can run little faster, can you can throw little HARDER .. and for you.. laws of physics are merely suggestion…..

    Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident
    Sweat on the other hand are for those who knows it a choice
    So decide now, because destiny waits for no man
    And when your time come and thousands different voices are trying to tell you that you’re not ready for it
    Listen instead to that lone voice of decent, one that says you are ready, you are prepared. It’s all up to you now.. so rise and shine.

    any questions, instagram- @xsirdanx

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