8. Being impatient
The first time I lifted a weight, I wanted to be as big as The Incredible Hulk. I was a skinny kid, and I was tired of being picked on and made fun of when my shirt was off. I was hoping that if I ate enough food, got enough sleep, and hoisted enough weights I could quickly go from my scrawny 125-lb frame to a monstrous 275-pounder in no time at all.
Of course, I was wrong. This kind of impatience is typical of beginners, but unfortunately it can lead many to quit before they achieve any meaningful development. If you decide to go to the gym because you want to transform your physique, make sure you understand that for most of us the process is a marathon and not a sprint. Work smart, be patient, and have faith—you’ll see those results soon enough.
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