It's time for a no-bullshit reality check. I'm seeing too many guys, especially ex-military, ex military contractors and operators, former law enforcement, old school gym rats, and once-upon-a-time athletes, lounging in their expired glory. You know them - the 'I used to be' brigade, boasting about their past as if it's a free pass for life. Wake the hell up. Your days of sitting on your ass, fingers stained with Cheeto dust, are over.
Here's the hard truth: you're not just coasting; you're fucking sinking. Thinking you're still that badass from 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago? That's a delusion. The world has changed, and if you haven't kept up, you're already left behind. Your body? It's not that indestructible fortress anymore. Your skills? Rusting faster than you can say 'former glory.'
Your past is exactly that - the past. It's high time you stop living off those old laurels. Training and pushing your limits isn't a choice; it's a goddamn necessity. Every day you're not improving, you're decaying. And trust me, decay isn't pretty.
To hell with the notion of 'too old for this shit.' That's a lazy excuse, and you're better than that. Your body and mind are more adaptable than you give them credit for. Sure, your body might complain more than it used to, but it’s capable of incredible resilience and strength, if only you'd push it. So, what's it gonna be? You gonna whine about the aches and pains, or are you gonna rise above them?
Your biggest enemy isn't time; it's your ego. You're clinging to a narrative that's suffocating your potential. Let's strip away that comfort blanket. Ask yourself: Are you really at the top of your game now, or are you just a shadow of your former self?
Now's the time to reinvent yourself. Not as who you were, but as the badass you can still become. This isn't about reliving your glory days; it's about forging new ones. Whether it's mastering Krav Maga, Judo, BJJ, crushing the "dadbod," or diving into something entirely new like underwater basket weaving – the only failure is inaction.
You were formidable once. You can be formidable again. But it starts with a hard look in the mirror and a commitment to challenge yourself every damn day.
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Coach Rob, Signing off.
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