“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
— Eric Liddell
Our hobbies can have purpose if we chose to. I love lifting but I would hate to think that is what I am known for. I’d like to be known as the guy that let someone use a lacrosse ball, offered advice, shared uplifting conversation. How about you?
Romans 12:1-2 is forever on my mind but especially in how I honor God in my living. Offering my body as a living sacrifice to God daily in how I love and care for others.
I am reminded of the movie “Forever Strong” which is about a rugby team here in the area:
“You boys might think I coach because, uh, I love rugby and I love to win – both true – but I KEEP coaching because of you guys. That’s why I’m more interested in turning out champion boys than champion teams. I want you to be forever strong on the field so you’ll be forever strong off it.”
–Coach Larry Gelwix
I think that really is more my developing identity as a coach and hearts desire for my clients. I want them to crush weights on the platform BUT I want them to use lifting as a vehicle for a better life overall.
#Kiakaha #foreverstrong #TeamRPTS #bloodsweatchalk
How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?
As the year ends I challenge you to reflect on what you achieved, what you fell short of, what you would do differently and what you’d do the same. It’s all about assessment.
We learn. We adjust. We grow. And the cycle continues.
New Years resolutions get a bad reputation for one reason: missed opportunities. A missed opportunity does NOT have to be where it ends. Take time to assess and observe why you didn’t achieve what you hoped for.
Many times we set the bar too high. I suggest a time sensitive goal that is attainable. Set the bar lower to start the momentum and success.
YES, set the bar low!
Want to get up at 4am but you still can’t get up at 530am? Year after year you feel like a failure because you didn’t meet that goal. Because YOU JUST KNOW that 4am is that time of productivity for all the greats.
First, if you are going to the same goal year after year, you ARE NOT assessing properly. Start observing what keeps you from getting up? When do I go to sleep? How is my sleep environment? How is the quality of sleep? Then let’s shoot for 545am. Establish a pattern of success. After celebrating the success of that “low bar” goal, raise the bar. Reasonable adjustments. 😉
If you are just fat and say I want washboard abs, that’s a dream but not a real goal to be attained. Start with activity. Start with small changes to clean up what you eat. Start there. That’s success! Then the next step for “operation 6 pack” might be adding in some more advanced concepts that you haven’t been doing. More movement, intervals etc are next level ideas to help.
However you decide to set up goals keep striving to learn, adjust and grow.
There are no failures. Merely opportunities.