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Hang in there, it's not supposed to be easy

I subscribe to get Oliviers post once a week, he's very uplifting and speaks from experience, it seems I can always find something that pertains to our team!

Heyo,

 
Swimming can seem cruel at times.
 
Days, weeks, months, maybe even years go by and you don’t see the improvement that you want or that you think you deserve.
 
Showing up for all those early mornings…
 
Doing the main set properly even when no one is watching…
 
Making better food choices when convenience and laziness are screaming at you to do otherwise…
 
We end up expecting our commitment to show itself faster, and with less effort.
 
And start to get frustrated…doubtful…wondering why it’s so hard.
 
But guess what?
 
It’s not easy…
 
And it’s not supposed to be easy.
 
Not only that…
 
…but rarely does it get easier.
 
(In fact, the better and faster you get, the harder and longer you have to work for improvements that keep getting smaller and smaller.)
 
Is it worth it?
 
Yes.
 
I’ve talked before about the importance…the critical importance of enjoying and finding value in the grind…
 
Of being able to find satisfaction and motivation in the small daily progressions and little wins.
 
Those little wins?
 
A lot easier than the big ones.
 
And they add up to something much bigger in the long run than the big breakthrough you are holding your breath for.
 
See you in the water,
 
Olivier Leroy