EFFORT comes in all shapes and sizes, however, I don’t really like AVERAGE….I’m either 100% invested or not at all! I don’t “half ass” anything…or at least I try not to 🙂 but let’s talk about Average & Awesome…
Do you want to be average? or Do you want to be awesome? If you’re reading this message, I assume that you probably do. Well, me too! Then the real question becomes, how do we get there? As a Fitness Trainer and someone interested in maintaining my body in peak performance I am constantly looking for good answers to this question.
To start you must realize that hardly anyone has a “I’m Awesome” mentality. You are not born Awesome, you learn to be become Awesome and the empowering truth is that almost anybody can become Awesome. How? You need to practice thinking like champion; think like they do and you will act and feel like they do.
So how do champions think? They never aim for silver, nor do they settle for it. They are always on a PERSONAL MISSION to perform at their BEST!. Are you performing at your BEST? So, let’s pretend for a moment that we are an athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, What do you need in order to become a champion?
This is what I came up with:
TECHNIQUE: Your body alignment, form, coordination.
PHYSICAL STRENGHT: Stamina, conditioning.
MENTAL: (my most favorite) Your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions. What you tell yourself when faced with something that you fear I you don’t feel you have control over your thoughts…no worries, it’s something that can be worked on. Let’s WORK ON IT!
PASSION: Passion is the fire to move you forward and get as good as you can. You enjoy it so much that nothing gets in your way, and you put the time and effort into practicing. You have to love what you do.
DRIVE: This is what keeps you going day in and day out! The drive to BETTER yourself, to see what you can really do and knowing you can get more from yourself each day you prepare for your day.
COURAGE: Courage can come from the drive to get better, if you don’t have the drive to better yourself…chances are you can walk away without much guilt about not doing enough in this challenge.. or life in general. People with courage don’t walk away very easily, they want to face it, if not they won’t feel satisfied with themselves.
There are two types of fear: ONE IS when you know you can do something, and you are scared to do it but know you will be fine if you go for it. Number TWO is when there is the fear when something doesn’t FEEL RIGHT… in this instance learn to walk away. There’s NO LIMITS to what YOU CAN do. DO NOT SETTLE for anything less than the best from yourself.
VISION: I will call vision “day-dreaming” (I do this A LOT! 🙂 but it’s basically invisioning yourself doing something.. ALWAYS create a vision in your head of what things you want to achieve, they become more and more (we interrupt this message to make sure everyone reads it entirely, please answer the secret word as “peanut butter balls on a text, email or in class on Monday. Thank you!) real as the emotion and passion build up inside you. I have had this a lot when listening to certain music, I go into a daydream or have visions of doing the things I want to do in Class, or with my own personal goals. Chances are eventually it becomes reality if the passion is there. KEEP ON DREMING!
INSPIRE: Inspiring others is a part of who I am! if you have the mindset of wanting to inspire other people (not show off, but inspire) then it becomes a lot easier to get good at what you do. It’s bigger than you! Inspiring others to be the best they can be, through you trying to be the best you can be does nothing but good.
All these things can be applied to everything in life. Have courage, love what you do, drive yourself to achieve more for yourself, still your mind in the facing of your fears, and desire to inspire.
THE HUMAN BODY IS CAPABLE OF DOING AMAZING THINGS! IF WE COULD JUST FREE OURSELVES FROM OUR OWN PERCEIVED LIMITATIONS AND TAP INTO OUR INTERNAL FIRE, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!
So….do you want to be average? or Do you want to be AWESOME? The choice is yours! Let’s end this challenge on AWESOME MODE!