Many of our competitors compliment our conditioning level and our ability to keep working at a high capacity up until the last second of the game. The main reason we have the ability to do this is because we constantly redefine hard work. When an athlete steps onto the pitch that first day, we find the edge of their abilities and hammer away at it. We find out what "difficult" means to them. Our overall goal for the season? For their version of "difficult" on day one to be their version of "easy" on day 100. We constantly reshape the athletes' views of tough. There is an old military saying, "The more you sweat in training the less you bleed in battle." We sweat in our practices every day, and even though we aren't afraid to bleed in battle, we rarely have to.
So, the question for you is, what is your definition of hard today? Is running one mile hard? Is doing 50 pushups hard? Is lifting an 80lb kettlebell hard? If so, your goal should be for that to someday be easy. And how do you do that? By staying committed to your workout program and constantly pushing to be better. It is very important for you to know, that you are the one who is responsible to take that extra step. Not your coach, or your trainer, or your workout partner. You must make the decision to get better and redefine hard work.