@N8GainTrain your progress and journey is an outstanding example of what it takes to be ELITE. If it was easy every one would be doing it. Thank you for sharing your story.
I have something I call a success formula- Method (Time + Consistency) = Results
I came up and adopted thIs formula after watching not only gifted athletes but the less gifted who eventually achieved the title ELITE. They all had the exact same few qualities in common and those commonalities are why the became ELITE.
You are well on your way my man. What I have read and heard from others you have the qualities that will make you elite in your endeavors. You are willing to do the things that the average person chooses not to do. It’s not because you are bigger, stronger or more genetically gifted. It solely is based on the fact you are willing to put in the time and consistency to a specific method. Stay on the path. Divorce all negativity. Do not lose yourself… Always be you… If you do that you are a true winner!
It might sound sappy but that doesn’t change the truth.
_" If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." _- Sun Tzu