Building on my statue since 2011. Fell in love with the progression ever since even though it has been slow as hell. Everybody is looking for the easy way out, the shortcuts, the "secrets" because they think obtaining the physique will change everything. Wrong, the physique itself is not what makes you. Building your character in the process is what really matters, and that takes years to develop. I started as a skinny guy who mostly cared about gaming and half-assing everything as long as I could make time to "chill" as much as possible. I had a lot of dreams and goals that I never went after because they seemed so "unrealistic". Once I started lifting, saw my physique change and the people around me noticed it as well I got a feeling of accomplishment. It was the first time in my life that I felt like I really made something happen that most people were not able to do.
The beautiful and priceless thing about building your body is that it's literally priceless. You can have all the money in the world, you still can't buy an amazing physique. It takes hard work, effort and a SHIT LOAD of time and patience. During the period of building my physique I started to gain more confidence, energy, learned to be patient and most importantly, I created the most insane work-ethic I ever had. I had the dream in mind of building that physique and after a few years I was getting closer and closer. The feeling that my goals were "unrealistic" started to disappear and I realized that if I really wanted something, I can make it happen.
I can honestly say that I probably wouldn't have gotten that mindset if I didn't start lifting and experiencing that feeling. I have always had the craziest ideas and dreams ever since a young age but never had the guts to chase them. Nowadays I feel like there are NO limits. If I want something, I will do whatever I can to make it happen. If it doesn't, it will still get me further than not even trying 💪🏼