"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
Your success in achieving your fitness goal largely depends on your level of commitment, dedication, discipline, and willpower.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
"Really a fantastic trainer -- knowledgable, experienced, motivational, and a total mensch. I was fortunate to work with Brian for about 8 months at Stanford, and it was a great investment of time and money. I suppose the first measure of any trainer is what he/she does for him/herself. Well, Brian looks the part. What really impressed me, though, was his extraordinarily broad view of physical health. I suppose it's a background in basic physiology and body parts that one expects from a competent trainer. But Brian knows a lot more than just that. He considers nutrition and diet as well as other physical activities that promote wellness including yoga. He emphasizes cross-training and some sort of post-work stretching regimen. What I thought would be a quest for firmer and maybe bigger muscles turned into something much more significant. I feel tremendously greatful that I encountered him when I did."
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."