Lessons Learned From the Gravel Road

by May 25, 2022

Enjoy the pain

When you challenge yourself to do difficult things, you know there’s a decent chance it might suck. Whether it’s running, cycling, or lifting, you might even feel like you don’t want to do it. Yet afterward you feel accomplished and therefore better and stronger. Something that got me through my 50-mile bike ride was enjoying the pain. 

Enjoying the pain isn’t necessarily thinking about the pain and feeling good about it – although that seems to work too. For me, it was admiring and enjoying the surroundings while riding. Another thing I love about cycling is its pure consistency, which is a key concept I discuss today. Consistency will always trump large amounts of effort in short and dispersed bursts. 

In today’s episode of the Becoming Kings Podcast, I share some principles about achieving your goals that I learned from my 50-mile cycle. Whether you’re trying to get stronger in the gym, lose some weight, or gain a promotion, give this episode a listen to understand breaking through mental barriers.


In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • Hangin’ with my Wolf Pack. (0:46)
  • Long and steady climb is tough. (4:48)
  • Cashed out. (9:25)
  • Envisioning the road less traveled. (13:43)
  • Consistency over massive action. (17:01

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