Its 5AM and my alarm is going off. I don't feel particularly inspired. I don't feel motivated. In fact I feel sore as fuck from last nights training. If I "listened to my body" I'd lay back down. If I listen to my mind I'd take a rest day. It would be reasonable, rational. It's hard to get out of bed. That little voice in my head is pretty loud right now with YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS. Its true, I don't have to. YOU NEED MORE SLEEP, yeah that's prob true too. I've splashed some cold water on my face, brushed my teeth, and grabbed the tea and honey I prepared last night from the fridge. I've gripped the hand rail and slowly gotten down the stairs. I look at my phone and its 5:07. I wasted too much time fighting this I think, I can get down here faster, I can get out of bed faster, I look at the squat rack and it's time to start warming up.
― Steven Pressfield,