There have been times recently where I have been laying on the couch feeling sick, tired, run down and sore. I thought about skipping the gym for a while and how easy it would be to just have that one extra day off. Is it significant? Should I feel guilty? Will it make a difference? I remember one of my first real goals when I started in the fitness industry was to get paid to train and help other people achieve their goals. Essentially, this is what I have achieved over the past 6 years. I quickly answered my previous questions by snapping out of it, getting the fuck up and going to the gym, my work. Progression doesn't happen by waiting. It doesn't happen by chance. It certainly doesn't come about by making excuses. A great physique can't be bought, it can't be borrowed, it can't be traded. It has to be earned. But as we are all becoming more and more aware, a great physique doesn't mean much to anyone unless it's coupled with a personality. Be humble, work hard and do not demand respect, earn it.