I firmly believe that most people are sleepwalking through life. Not enough people, when you ask them "Are you happy?" will respond with enthusiasm, excitement and passion and say OMG YESSSSSSSS!!!
And although I can tell you that I have always been for most of my adult life, by choice, a positive, upbeat, energetic, OPTIMISTIC person, there have been seasons of my life that deep down inside I was frustrated, deeply insecure, scared, worried, full of stress and anxiety and hurt, and never CERTAIN of anything. I was GETTING THROUGH the days - for years!! I was by no means LIVING FULLY and was not designing my life, was not directing my path and would only decide if I was happy based on what was going on at the present time in my life.
TODAY, I AM A COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED PERSON, physically, spiritually, financially, professionally, emotionally-- in every area, I am different. I am more happy than I have EVER been before, I feel more alive, more in control, and more full of enthusiasm, excitement, gratitude and determination than EVER before.
I didn't take a pill to get happy. I wasn't gifted with something only I have or only a few select individuals have.
I CHOSE TO CREATE MY FUTURE. I CHOSE TO STOP LIVING REACTIVELY AND SETTLING FOR WHAT CROSSED MY PATH WITHOUT ANY EFFORT ON MY PART- AND INSTEAD, I CHOSE TO FLIP MY LIFE- TO GUT MY "HOUSE" AND DESIGN MY DREAM FUTURE.
That's it. I do the work on myself EVERY DAY. This work will never stop but I have to tell all of you-
Yes. Please STOP settling for where you are. Stop thinking that - if you haven't lost weight or achieved the muscle definition or gains your want, that where you are NOW Is all you are meant to have. NOPE. Stop thinking you need to stay in a relationship that is 100000% unfulfilling and causes both of you nothing but pain and anxiety. NOPE. There is someone that will make your life BETTER when they connect with you. Stop BLOCKING your world from connecting with that true other half by staying where you are, surrounded by misery and sadness. STOP staying in a job that drains you, stresses you, discourages you and limits you.
There is NO better time to branch out and make your own income doing things that set your mind and heart on FIRE (figuratively speaking of course)-- we have access to the best and most brilliant people- tools, resources than EVER before, at our fingertips. DO NOT DOUBT for one second that you have something that someone else- and many of them, WANT. Stop keeping the world from enjoying and reaping the benefits of what YOU uniquely have to offer.
Stop thinking you are STUCK. No one is stuck. No one HAS to stay anywhere. Wake up. WAKE UP and look at your life and if you are just drifting, just getting through- DECIDE YOU NO LONGER WANT TO SETTLE for a life that is like a handout. Luck of the draw.
Transforming to a full happy life isn't a switch, it will never happen overnight, but I can guarantee you, when you GENUINELY commit to making HUGE changes in your world, you will more than likely feel = within a day = probably 10x happier than you did the day before. Because you KNOW your future will be remarkably different.
Let's apply this to our fitness journey, and get tactical. If you are not happy and feel tired, lethargic, and annoyed with your weight or your body's overall health- again- remember, you ARE NOT STUCK THERE.
Think about what you REALLY WANT TO ACHIEVE- is it to run? Run a 1/2 marathon? Is it to do Crossfit or to learn how to really build on your weight training knowledge, understand the machines at the gym and build the physique you want vs. just doing the same old 4 moves for the same 4 body parts...??
No one will stick with ANY fitness activity if they don't enjoy it and if there is no reward - no goal- nothing to work toward. I've been at this long enough to know what are all the things, typically, that will make folks quit, feel too frustrated and give up on their journey. It's why I decided frankly to start doing some fitness coaching. I don't have time to - obviously, become a personal trainer in the gym, but I DO have time -- and I get the most reward out of helping people start to win the MENTAL BATTLE that usually derails any fitness goals. I take on fitness clients who want to hire a coach for the more ambiguous things that COUNT- that mental journey guide, keeping focused on the goal, getting in the right mindset, THAT IS WHAT CHANGES YOUR FUTURE- in fitness and in EVERYTHING. It's always what's in our mind- our doubts, our fears, our insecurities-- OR, our CONFIDENCE, OUR CLARITY OF PURPOSE, OUR DETERMINATION, OUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE -- that will define our future results.
People- you CAN transform your life. I've always been a happy, positive person. Always. Ask anyone that has known me for a long time, they'll say the same. But guess what- all the changes I have committed and DONE-- all the hard work I've done on myself and my surroundings - they have catapulted me into another UNIVERSE of happy and excitement. This is what I want for you all. To see your potential- sure, we can start with your body and your fitness journey- and YOU CAN DO SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU HAVE- so if you are frustrated, hitting a brick wall- just know, YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM THIS PLACE and change your body and your mind. Start with your fitness journey and then apply these mindset changes to your life. And you WILL be wowed by the difference.
So-- how many of you reading this feel or have thought you were STUCK? How many of you KNOW you are SETTLING? Do you know someone else that feels stuck or that you know is settling and yet, can do so much more? If so, of course I'd love it if you'd share this post to reach more eyes that might need it- and I thank you so much for that. Until tomorrow, I hope you have read this post and decided to think on it and more importantly- THINK AND ACT.