It's not enough to just show up and do the work; you have to bring something to it. I tell that to runners all the time. It's not enough that you just log five miles. What was your intention? How effective were you at executing the workout? Was it an easy trot? That's OK, but if you were out there trying to do a workout, how focused on it were you on it? Really the bottom line is that if you're not believing with all fervor and relentlessness that you are capable of what it is you dream to do, no one else is going to believe that for you.
Lynn Jennings, http://runneracademy.com/ra017-lynn-jennings/