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The Other 95 Percent

Did you know that 95% of people in the world will never reach their full potential?

That is A LOT of people who are choosing to live an average life…who are choosing to settle for mediocrity.

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They will never have the life they want, the job they want, the income they want, the relationship they want, the friends they want, the house they want, the body they want….(the list could go on) because they are NOT willing to put the work in.

This is a sad and unfortunate truth.  How many people do you know who WISH for something different in their lives but are not doing anything about it?  They continue to do whatever it is they are doing to uphold whatever level of mediocrity they have achieved because they don’t know what else to do.  They aren’t willing to put in the work…to make a CHANGE…

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It is all up to YOU.  The choice is yours…do you settle for what you have or do you GO FOR IT???

At the end of my life I want to be able to say, “I gave it my all.  It wasn’t perfect.  I wasn’t the best.  But I gave it everything I had.  No regrets.”

Change is scary – I get it!!!  It’s much easier to do what you’ve always done…or is it?

Is it easier to continue to be overweight instead of exercising and eating healthy?

Is it easier to continue being depressed than it is to go get the help you need?

Is it easier to stay in a job you hate than to find a new one?

Only you can answer that…but for me…it’s a no-brainer.  I would choose exercising, getting help and finding a new job any day over continuing to do something that isn’t working for me.

How do I know?  Because I’ve been there!  For years I’ve done things that weren’t working for me and I continued to do them because I just didn’t know what else to do.  Was I happy?  Hell no!  Was I always looking for something else?  Hell yes!

Finally, I found BeachBody and coaching and I knew deep in my bones that this was it…that this opportunity could be something HUGE – huge for me mentally, physically, emotionally and financially.

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I have BIG dreams.  I have BIG goals and I will not stand in my way.  That’s right – I said “I will not stand in MY way.”

Are you willing to do what the other 95% are not?  And if you are…and when you do…people will judge.  They will judge and form opinions about what they don’t understand.

They will talk.  They will laugh.  They will point fingers.

But you know what?  LET THEM.

Because those are the people who will remain in the 95% while you, my dear, will be rising to the top 5%.

 

Success and Failure

slight edgeI just finished reading the Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson (I highly recommend it!) and one of the things that resonated with me the most was this:

“If you want success, you need to double your rate of failure.”

 

Kind of seems counterintuitive doesn’t it?  But…think about it for a minute…

In fact, let’s break it down.

What does it mean if you’ve failed something?  It means you’ve TRIED!  Yes, it means it didn’t work the first time (or maybe the second or the third) BUT it means you put effort in.

When you fail, you have learned…you have grown…you have changed and that is NEVER wasted effort.

It is SO much better to fail than to never try in the first place! (Seriously awesome words of wisdom right here, by yours truly)

Have I always thought like this?  Heck no!

I used to think if I failed at something, that was it.  I was done.  It was over and I was not going to accomplish whatever it was I was trying to do.   I thought I wasn’t good enough, strong enough, smart enough, creative enough, fill-in-the-blank enough.

I used to think that I was destined to live a “normal” life.  To go to school, get married, have kids and that was pretty much it.  But I have found, over this past year as I began this health and fitness journey, that life can be so much more for me…or for you… or for anybody!

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I was the only one putting limits on myself.  I was the only one preventing myself from dreaming big.

Then I started coaching.  And I started reading a ton of personal development books and guess what???

I know things to be totally different now!  I know that I am capable of what ever I set my mind to.  I know that I can dream BIG and think BIG and do BIG things.  I know this because anyone one of us…no matter who you are, your background, your education, your current situation….you CAN reach your dreams.

There is NO greater power than the power of determination.  And I am determined, no matter how many times I fail (in fact I hope I fail because that means I’m trying) I will achieve my dreams.

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They are big.  They are scary.  But they WILL happen.

 

 

 

 

Tips to Reaching Your Goals/Dreams:

  1.  Write them down.
  2. Set a timeline (I will accomplish this by….)
  3. Tell others about it (another layer of accountability)
  4. Make a dream board and look at it EVERY SINGLE DAY.
  5. Set short term and long term goals
  6. Read 10 pages of a personal development book daily
  7. Write down some daily affirmations, tape them to your bathroom mirror and look at them every day AND say them out loud to yourself in the mirror EVERY SINGLE DAY
  8. Write down 3 things you are grateful for EVERY MORNING.  (Keep a notepad by your bed so it’s the first thing you do before you even get up)
  9. Surround yourself with others who lift you up, who have big goals and dreams and who are supportive
  10. Believe in yourself – Believe that you can and will do this.