The Three Cs
The three C's
1. Commitment - Anyone can "want" to do something or talk about doing something, but until one progresses in the direction of what that something is, that's all it'll ever be - talk. Once the initial commitment towards one's goal has been made then we look at number 2.
2. Consistency - Gyms stay in business because people "try it out", and that's as far as it goes for a lot. Just like the fight game - some people try it out, and that's enough for them. They'll always have the memories of their experience, no matter how brief it may have been, and that's enough for a lot of people. But for others - there's a hunger from inside them - maybe they don't even understand why it's there or where it comes from, but it drives them to not be the one to try it out. It drives them to push it to the limit! To go beyond what limits most would be satisfied with. That's why our 2nd "C" is Consistency - 110%.
3. Confidence - The 1st and 2nd C's are actions that only you are responsible for. You have to commit, you have to be consistent. But the 3rd "C" is different. Possibly the most important of the 3 C's, the confidence is born and gained by your completion of the first 2"C's.
So, in that order: 1.Commitment, 2.Consistency, 3.Confidence.
You can't get to #3 without starting at #1.
This is a lesson not only for the gym or the ring, but also for life.
So, if you still think this is for you and you're ready to set some goals for yourself, then start with #1. Commitment - Make the initial commitment to start training today. Don't wait for tomorrow - tomorrow may not come.