Purpose, proper prior planning, passion, patience, persistence and perseverance prevent piss poor performance.
Is, I guess, all I really need to plagiarize today. It pretty much sums it up. Are we missing one, or more of these crucial Ps? Let's take a quick inventory, and be brutally honest with our wimpy selves, shall we?
Purpose: Why are we doing this? To get fitter and faster.
Proper prior planning: Do we have structure and a workable game plan?
Passion: This is like a paddle, without passion you are up the creek. Additionally, I think one can improve, refine and upgrade passion levels simply by the devotion of time, energy and attention. When we REALLY examine sometime, it radiates with energy. You wanna be passionate about something or someone? Invest the energy to learn all you can about it/them.
Patience: Some things you can have right now. A Lexus, big screen TV, trip to Rio, a cheese pizza. Fitness and advanced racing form take time, as does weight loss or BMI change. It's about the journey to get there, not the destination. Enjoy the ride. Smell the roses along the way and help those around you who might be struggling up the same hill you have already conquered.
Persistence: Wanna accomplish ANYTHING? Here is the recipe: Start RIGHT NOW, and keep going. Persistence means getting off the floor, out of bed, and out of your comfort zone, every day.
Perseverance: We all like endurance sports. We endure. Life lasts. The sustainability our fitness depends on the depth of our base. A solid foundation will get you through the rough spots like nothing else. We default to the solidarity of the core. We persevere where others crumble. In a race situation this is known as winning.
Prevents piss poor performance: And performance is key. Doesn't have to be a race, can be everyday life, but sometime today you will be asked to perform, to step to the plate. It might come when you least expect it. It will be challenging and will test you to see if your are ready for the next level. If you uncork a piss poor performance the outline for improvement lies in the above, simply turn them upside down and get back to work.
Piss poor performance?
Persevere (stay with it), persist (do it again), be patient, toss some passion at it (embrace your weakness), revisit you plan (tweak as necessary - remember change is good), review your purpose (why are we doing this again?)
There ya go pal, a perfect peck of pickled peppers, peas in pod. Please positively proceed provocatively.