Results or Excuses – The Path to Success

Results or Excuses, not both!

I’ve had this saying on the gym wall since we’ve been open.

That statement couldn’t be more true as it reflects on the interplay between effort and outcome, framing success as the result of intentional choices and sacrifices.

So the phrase results or excuses, not both, serves as a guiding principle, emphasizing the need to prioritize action over justification.

  • The price of each other is the other.
  • If you want results. You cannot have excuses.
  • If you want excuses. You cannot have results.

In that light, there are many inherent trade-offs in pursuing personal growth and achievement both in and out of the gym.

  • Patience is the price of progress.
  • Pain is the price of growth.
  • Consistency is the price of mastery.
  • Loneliness is the price of ambition.
  • Pleasure is the price of discipline.
  • Novelty is the price of loyalty.
  • Discretion is the price of trust.

And in many ways, metaphorically, war is the price of peace.

That internal war in our head that we all have, possibly in every decision of our day, underscores the internal conflicts and challenges inherent in striving for harmony and fulfillment.

Thus, you cannot wish for both a strong character and an easy life.

With this in mind, I challenge you to consider the costs and commitments involved in the pursuit of your health and fitness and ask you to confront the reality that meaningful progress often requires resilience, discipline, and a willingness to endure discomfort.

Are you ready to pay the toll of success?

Committed to your success,
Josh Saunders, BS, CSCS

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