Any who......my feet hurt, I'm exhausted and I am feeling a bit out of sorts with my journey. I know and believe all is well but every once in awhile don't you just question? For instance, what am I doing with my life? Am I living up to my potential? Am I happy? These have been questions off and on for as long as I can remember. The only thing that seems to fully answer them or keeps me fully alive inside is becoming a published author. I want people to enjoy my writing. I want to inspire or help heal someones pain. If I knew with one of my blogs, posts, articles or books I had changed someones path towards happiness and peace I would be the most humbled and blessed human on this planet. So after many years of writing, not writing, writing, and not writing I think I have come to a conclusion about my struggles as well as many other peoples.
Many of you know I am a personal trainer. I love what I do and when I take on a client it can be for weight loss, strengthening, rehabilitating a injury, endurance, flexibility or just to simply feel good about being able to do daily functional tasks.(my favorite btw) Most of the time as you can imagine the number one reason people come to me is for weight loss. Now I am being 100% honest when I tell you that out of, let's say 100 people that I have trained only 5-8 have had a significant weight loss. ONLY 5-8 PEOPLE!!! Why is that? For many years I took it upon my own shoulders and thought I was the most suckish trainer ever! I gave my clients the tools they needed, wrote workouts for them and stood by them while they were performing their workouts for accountability. Most of them never worked out unless I was with them which was only 2-3 days per week. Others cancelled several appointments and had zero consistency. Each time I see a client the first question I always ask is how is their eating going? I always get the same few responses;" it's going"," I am doing great", "I ate a ice cream cone and I hate myself so I am not going to eat anything the rest of the day and run for 60 minutes!" Well needless to say not only was the client getting frustrated but so was I. I mean they are paying money to get the help they need but there is very little follow up. In the beginning they are all so excited and motivated to get things going. I feel their energy and even when I am told some pretty big goals they want to accomplish, I am all about getting the party started and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. Of course I can only do so much to help them make their goals/dreams a reality.
Well with all of the above mentioned whether it be weight loss, starting your own business, writing a book, getting a part in the play or anything you have been dreaming passionately about for a long time now, it's all the same. We just need to get up off of our asses, keep our eyes on the prize, do something daily towards your passion and NEVER EVER GIVE UP! We need to put our crappy thoughts completely out of our brains and keep our happy thoughts flowing, despite what anyone says! It works! We all have the tools and creativity within. There is no limit to what we can achieve! When a thought or idea comes into your heart that is pounding with you every day, don't let that pulse die! We all have higher callings but many of us never follow through. Sadly, probably about 5-10% of our world is exactly where they want to be financially, successfully and happily. 90% of us our having these same creative juices as the 5-10% above. The only difference is they are not giving up or in to make their dreams/success a reality. Why do we give up so easily? I ponder this quite often and find myself just getting lazy and going through my day with a contentment. I am sick of being content....I want more for myself! What do you want? How bad do you want it? What would you give up for it?
Earlier I used weight loss as an example. I do not need to lose weight. I am not a smoker, so I do not need to quit smoking. I do need to become published! Why? Because it is what my pulse is telling me almost 16 hours a day! I am and will still write. My next step which is freaking me out is finding an editor. YIKES! Instead of thinking how they will rip every word I wrote in my rough draft of my book, I am looking at it as a learning tool to move forward with and make this dream a reality! So for those of you that want to lose weight, what is your next step that may be scaring the shit out of you? Smokers? How about you? Actors? People who want to be self employed??? What is stopping you from taking that next step? Stop "kinda" wishing for it! Make it your own! For those of you who want to lose weight, if someone like myself is your next step of fearful reality, let me know. I do not bite! I will help you take that fear and kick it in the ass! I want to be with you on your path to success!