There are many parallels for me between my own personal belief system and what the Spartans tried to embody as a people. Simplicity, self reliance, constant training, maintenance of skill, readiness.
For me, the simplicity of bodyweight resistance training and the proven ability of the kettlebell to bring sustainable results has cme rather late in my life, but I would rather it came late than never.
Part of keeping to your personal goals is the attitude with which you approach your chosen task. This is what I am calling for want of a better turn of phrase, Spartan Mind.
Spartan Mind is about one pointedness; focusing on your goal, breaking it down into achievable bite-sized chunks, and moving constantly towards it until you achieve your result. One that is done, going beyond that into something that is literally a part of you; who and what you are, your manifestation as a human being, as one who has learned to master your body.
It is the mind that propells you when you feel like giving up, taking an extra break day, or relinquishing a personal target that was well within your reach. Its about saying no to failure and yes to perserverance.
Its about discovering who and what you are made of.
Enough coaching for today- go out and achieve some personal goals!