Do you ever notice that some days you feel like you are able to crush your workouts but other days, you can barely get through a warmup? There is an aspect to training that is significantly underrated – and that is consistency over time. That continuous effort is a difference maker.

Anyone can have one great workout or one great game, but the greatest athletes are the ones who are able to come back practice after practice, game after game and still perform.

You will see much more gain in the long run in your physicality by training consistently day after day, rather than overtraining one day and then being unable to complete the rest of your week’s workouts. 

Our sports career is a marathon, not a sprint. Even if we have not yet reached the desired level, working week after week often means a breakthrough is on the horizon. Stay persistent in pursuit of your goals, knowing that continuous effort through small daily steps will get you a little bit closer each day.

And since the biggest sports news this week was Tom Brady’s announcement that he’s retiring (for good), we are including  five of our favorite quotes on championship continuous effort from this legendary athlete.  

“I thought I would never get a chance to play, until one time I did, because I was prepared and the opportunity presented itself.”

“You put all the other stuff aside and go out and do your job, and mine is to be the best I can be for my teammates.”

“I think sometimes in life, the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.”

“If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you?”

“Things don’t correct themselves; you’ve got to go out there and work to correct them.”