"An important piece of advice I want to give you as you begin your career as a weightlifter; do not get involved in bad relationships. Whether it is your girlfriend, fiance, friends, or family. Poisonous relationships will be your downfall because I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve had my biggest slumps when I got involved with these types of people. You need to surround yourself with people who want to succeed or want you to succeed. Drop the people who bring you down, they’re a cancer, the longer you keep them around the worse it gets."
— Charles Charlton, 63 year-old ACTIVE weightlifter with 40+ years of weightlifting experience and national titles. (via barbelltherapy)