Six days ago was July 1st, which means we were exactly 50% through the year 2011.
It's a great time to think about what you've accomplished this year, and whether you're on track to accomplish the goals (fitness or otherwise) that you wanted to achieve this year.
Of course, it's also a time when some people need to get real with what they're doing .. because the reality is, they're not any further ahead than they were 6 months ago.
Whether you like it or not, time is ticking away .. always. Time waits for no one, and it's your time to use .. or to waste.
What I like to do is a mid year personal evaluation just to see if I am on track or what I can do better and improve to make this last half of the year better. Its nothing worse than looking back in December on what you could have done. While I was thinking and evaluating I came up with 6 things that Ive learned or use since the beginning of the year. Most are not fitness related directly but I always say fitness and life go hand in hand, So here you have it:
1.I am a chronic multi-tasker to a fault.
Does anyone else have this problem? For example in writing this blog I started writing then I remembered I needed to text my client, get the clothes out the washer, respond to an email and plan my excursion for tomorrow. So what should have taken me 30 minutes to write and send to you has now taken an hour or more. I'm so glad that I'm re-evaluating myself at the halfway point of the year. I will conquer my chronic multi tasking !! I will, I will, as soon as I download a few more songs from itunes LOL! But really Im getting better because I am aware of the problem and I know by limiting this behavior I will save a bunch of time. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
2. If you are passionate about something GO for it, relentlessly and stop at nothing to get it.
Obviously I'm not saying do illegal or immoral things. But if your heart is in the right place and your motives are good, dont let anyone or yourself tell you different. It's worth going for even when it seems like there is no way it will ever happen... Dont give up! This encompasses relationships, goals fitness or business, habits, dreams whatever it is. I could tell you several stories over the past few months some about Lean Body Fit Camp and how we went from throwing a small Special Event workout with a few of our clients to a 50+ all out Workout Spectacular this pass June. It was GREAT! Or how I have taken some of my best relationships for granted and realized how special they are to me, and I'm willing to do whatever I need to repair the relationships because its worth the effort and sweat. Regardless of the situation Never Never give up..keep going even if its just a baby step a day.
3.My nephew is more like me than I thought. My nephew is 10 and we are just alike. Ill have to admit he is a pretty cool kid , that has it together for being ten. I guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree:) We spent the weekend together with his brother my other nephew and in watching him I see me. He kinda does his own thing regardless of what people say. He is very funny and just has his own style. We both like to be silly, have fun, like to make people laugh and we like to help people. We shall call him...Mini C!!
|the kid in the glasses with the half mohawk thats Devin (aka Mini C), then we have Mr. Cool Dominic in the back and my cousin Taylor getting ready to get into a bubble on the water..|
4.Less is MOre. Ive heard this all my life and I never got it. If you have less of something how can you have more of it? Im learning the less stuff you have in your life the less stuffed you are. The less people I have causing drama and negativity the More peace I have. The less material stuff I have the More room on my credit card I have to take a last minute get a way. The less clutter I have in my house the More creative I am. What I am going to do more of is simplify, sometimes I make things more complicated. Im going to keep it simple, and have less things and more quality moments and relationships.
5. Having great people around you and on your Team is Priceless. And makes life fun! So let them know as often as possible. I realized there are great people in the world just waiting to help me, (and you)not just in my business but in life. I was going to start giving shout outs to all those people that are apart of my family, the LB Fit Camp family and my awesome friends. But I realized it would be too many people. You all know who you are, I am grateful whether I've known you for a day, a month, years or we haven't talked in a while. I want to say thank you for your love and support. And as the year goes on I plan on returning the love 100 times over and giving back more of myself.
6. Quotes fire me up!!I already knew this but wanted to share with you. Everyone knows I'm a big quote person. In class we do a quote or reflection almost daily. I have a few I keep posted around my house and office that I read everyday. Enjoy and I hope they inspire you to keep on keeping on!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
"In everyone'ss life, at some time our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit"- Albert Schweitzer
"The Greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising after you fall".- Vince Lombardi
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."- Vince Lombardi
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer". G. Patton
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others thing you are". John Wooden
Would love to hear what you have learned or what you will be focusing on in the next half of the year. Lets make it a Great One!!