Dec 31, 2008
It’s that time of year again (or should is say end of year). It is one of the beauties of life, the human idea that no matter what we have done, how badly we have screwed up, or veered off our path, there is always a chance to start over and try again. There is always a new hour, day, week, or year just ahead for us to pull our heads out of our asses, and try something different. Or achieve our goals. Or live the life we want to live. Is it easy? No of course not, but like I’ve said before, nothing really worth having is easy now is it? Besides if it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and we don’t want to be like everyone else, do we?
So take this time to think about what it is you want. How do you want your life to be? Do you want to muddle through in mediocrity, doing just enough to get by or do you want to be a strong ass, pipe-hittin’, fire-breathing, BAMF (bad-ass-mother fucker)? The only person you have to answer to is the one staring you in the mirror at night, but are you going to like what he or she will say? If not, a new dawn is on the horizon just waiting for you to come and greet it head on. Care to join us?
Dec 21, 2008
Tony Robbins is a great and inspiring motivational speaker. He made a great point in this clip-"Success leaves clues. Why reinvent the wheel?" As we near the end of 08 and begin 2009, it's important to take inventory of the important accomplishments that you've made: Did you hit your target weight? Did you improve on your lifts? Did you make and break PRS? Are you on the brink of making a career change or leaving that dead-end job? Are you in a healthier relationship? If so, then you have a good blue print from which to build from in making the next year even more successful. But if, like so many others you haven't, then it's time to make a new plan of attack-and more importantly see it through!
Whether it's getting in shape or getting a business together, it's important that you possess a clear and focused goal of what you want to accomplish. A goal without a number is just an idea. It's not enough to say you want to lose weight-how much and how soon? These targets give you something concrete to aim for.
The next habit of successful people is that they get a map-know where you'd like to go but be open to having that journey take new and unexpected turns. Replicate the success of someone is doing what you want to do-no need to reinvent the wheel when you can have a concrete example of someone doing what you want to do. Then take it a step further and get a mentor-nothing makes a trip faster than a guide. He knows the best way and all the cool shortcuts that his experiences taught him that he can now give you to get you to your destination faster. Being a trainer, I've had the pleasure of taking a client who thought they had one set of goals and opening their eyes to even more and exciting ones.
Lastly, get out of your own way. Learn to divorce yourself from the words "I can't", or the phrase "But I'm just not...(fill in your own blank. You can have a great map , sharp mentor, and still not accomplish a damn thing unless you ultimately believe you can succeed. Be willing to tell yourself you have what it takes to get there and that's 80% of the battle. We'll take care of the 20%.
See you at the rack.
Posted by Gregory Casimir at 10:05 PM