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“The trainer at the gym was named Dave, and he was unlike any trainer I’d ever had. It wasn’t the first time I’d joined a gym or the first time I’d had a trainer. I’d tried to get into shape a few times before, each time without a story to guide me, and each previous experience was a dismal failure. The trainer before Dave had been a young, pretty girl who hated men. On my first day at the gym she worked me out so hard I could no longer lift an empty barbell. And the next day I couldn’t get out of bed. Or the day after that, for that matter. And after a month I quit.
I mean, why should I get into shape when there isn’t a story giving me a good reason? But the situation was different now. I needed to get into shape because I didn’t want to be humiliated in front of the girl. And I wanted that great ending arriving at Machu Picchu at sunrise, having crossed mountains to get there." - Donald Miller, A Million Miles In A Thousand Years