Sharon DeVellis: Inside Scoop


Lessons Learned From Working Out That Will Help You Succeed

Become Better No Matter What It Is You’re Doing

Work Out With Someone Better Than You

There are some pretty kick-ass people in my boot camp, and I always partner up with them even though I know it’s going to hurt like hell and I might not be able to keep up. Why? Because surrounding yourself with people who are above your skill level makes you push yourself harder. You may not be able to achieve what they do, but it will make you better. And who knows? You may even surprise yourself in the process.

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Have Fun

No matter what it is you’re doing, if you’re not having fun and don’t love it, there’s really no point. Always take time every few months and self-assess. Is what you’re doing bringing joy into your life? If the answer is yes, then keep on keeping on, my friend. If the answer is no, why the hell are you still doing it?

Get Regular

I'm not talking about adding more fibre to your diet. If you want great results, practice whatever it is you’re trying to improve at on a regular basis. Sporadic efforts will get you sporadic results. End. Of. Story.

You Need To Feel Uncomfortable

I can run for hours at a slow and steady pace, but make me do sprints and within five minutes I want to throw up/pass out. Guess which one will improve my cardio performance the most?

Say yes to opportunities that make you feel uncomfortable. Sure, staying in your comfort zone is cozy like a well-worn sweater, and who doesn't love to feel cozy? But you know what’s not comfortable? Laying on your death bed looking back at your life and wishing you had pushed yourself just a little bit more.

Going outside your comfort zone sucks because it’s UNCOMFORTABLE, but it’s when you’re in this zone you’re going to make the most improvements. It might not be pretty and you may turn into your own Exorcist show, but you will improve.

Ability vs. Hard Work

Yes, there are people with natural ability, whether it’s running, cycling, writing, taking photos, networking, or any of the other kajillion things we can do in this world. What you lack in any sort of natural ability, you will make up for in hard work. So get out there and start working your ass off.

No, really. What are you still doing here?

Start working.