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​It's not about motivation.

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Motivation is just a bunch of words.

It's about choices and action.

What choices will you make today to take a few more steps towards your goal?

You can be the most motivated person in the world, you can read thousands of articles, you can plaster your wall with photos of your heroes. But without the action, you will have nothing.

You have to get out there and lift some weights, accrue the miles, and put in the time.

Expecting success from anything less is just a figment of your imagination. 

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