Vern Gambetta, considered to be the founding father of functional sports training, said something incredibly simple and beautiful during his Perform Better lecture this morning in Providence, Rhode Island. In speaking about program periodization for athletes, he said, “accumulation matters.” Great athletes’ programs are built upon their previous hard work and development, meaning that every season, every training period, and every workout matters; in short, a great athlete is the accumulation and retention of each and every training session they have done.
Accumulation matters for everyone. Specifically, in our thought-life. We become the accumulation of our thoughts. What you have thought and what you choose to continue to think about yourself is what forms you. Similarly, what you choose to think today in this moment and from here on out will have a compound effect upon your life that will pave the destination of your journey. Refuse to continue your patterns of negative thinking and know that each time you conquer negativity will be a triumph that accumulates into greatness beyond measure.
Change your thoughts and you change your world; accumulate the right thoughts and your life will transform.