I just posted the Haters article and I thought I would avoid more study, by quickly writing up a very short article, possibly again with no pictures(thanks Ben), explaining what I meant by my last line of the article.
"Stay Hungry, Stay Humble"
I'm most definitely not the first person to come up with these words. I'm pretty sure if you jump on google and search the phrase, you'll find plenty of examples of this. I do believe that it's a very important thing to keep in mind and I'd like to explain what it means to me.
Ok, so as I'm sure all my frequent readers would know. I'm a big believer in self motivation, drive and accomplishment. Anything that you do, for you, in life should be done with 110% effort and cause you to push your boundaries, enforce growth and make you develop as a person.
This is where the first part comes in. Stay Hungry.
Never be satisfied with where you're at. Not to say that you can't be happy with who you are now, not at all. What I mean to say is that is that you should maintain a healthy relationship with progress and not to stagnate. Stagnation is one of the worst things that can happen to a person as far as personal development is concerned. We can get too comfortable and slip, then fall into old habits. This applies to every facet of life. Training, diet, work, relationships. Everything. Keep educating yourself, stay ahead of the game. Be the best you can be.
Once you've got this down. Then comes the next bit. Stay Humble.
Last thing we want, is to become arrogant. Arrogance whether its founded in something real, or based in someones frivolous perception of themselves can be very off putting. No one wants to be associated with an ass. Staying humble keeps you level headed. It's the balance of acknowledging what you've achieved but recognising you've got a long way to go. It should go hand in hand with pushing yourself. Remember your roots. Who you were before you lost all your weight. What kind of things you loved to do when you were young. How hard you've had to train to get your latest Personal Best. Lessons you've learned, trials you've been through. Everyone has a story and yours, makes you, you.