It’s amazing what anger can do.
That is, if you use it to your advantage. In fact, anger and rage can be beneficial if they are the conduit that directs your will to the “right” path.
For Shaun Gill, anger led him to a pivotal crossroads in life.
“My mom was sick for nearly 20 years,” he said. “But for the last eight years of her life, from about 2008 – 2016, she was bedridden and had to be fed, taken to the bathroom and helped in the shower.”
Shaun’s father looked after his mom as much as he could, but Shaun helped nearly every day. Seeing his mom suffer and deteriorate the way she did affected him in ways he never imagined.
“I would drink a lot and try to forget her illness,” he said. “I’d go to the gym, too, but it was never a serious thing. I never took training seriously then.”
Shaun would go for a couple weeks, then avoid the gym for a month. Obviously the inconsistency didn’t help him advance in his lifting pursuits. But when his mom passed away, he had a choice to make: drink even more or commit to training.
“Luckily, I have a great support network of friends who suggested that I lay off the drink for a while,” Shaun said humbly. “I took their advice so literally the day after she died I hit the gym harder than I ever did before. I trained hard for the next several days, and that’s when I found APEMAN on social media.”
Shaun purchased the Powered by Rage shirt immediately.
“I also read the quotes from APEMAN and they gave me the motivation I needed,” he said. “They still do. In the last couple of years, people have noticed the change in my appearance and bulk that I’ve put on since training har. When I wear my Powered By Rage shirt, quite a few people have asked me about it. I always give them a brief explanation about how much it means to me.”
The rage will always be inside Shaun, but he lets it all out in the gym.
“I identify with APEMAN so much,” Shaun said. “The constant positive and motivational quotes always inspire me. No matter what you’re going through, always be strong regardless of how hard it may be.”