How often do you consciously set your mind to complete a task, then complete the task, then take time to reflect on how awesome you are for setting and achieving goals that are important to you? This post will be a simple reminder how great it feels to accomplish something in your life, and a reminder that you should take time to realize your own potential more often than you do. This is a journal entry I wrote more than a year ago, and I recently looked it over, and realized that I accomplished some significant goals in the last 12 months, and I am happy about where I am in life right now. I encourage you to read this, and then set some goals for yourself, and begin today to work toward achieving those goals. I hope you are encouraged by what you read here today :).
“For those who don’t know, I Crossfit. Yes, it can be used as a verb, and if you need more explanation you should go here. I train at Crossfit Woodstock, where we have an outstanding community build around the concepts of hard work, and enjoying the use of our physical bodies. Everyday I am presented with the opportunity to transform myself into healthier, more fit versions of themselves. I believe I have found my calling in life, and I love what I do, so I do my best to take action at every possible opportunity…”
“I recently decided that becoming a certified Crossfit instructor is what I want to do with my life, and I began the process of studying for, (and saving for) my Level 1 Crossfit Trainer’s Certification. I figure I will have a better chance of successfully passing the test for this certification if I practice often and study hard. I figure one way to get a whole bunch of practice is to intern at a gym where they teach Crossfit classes. I figure the best way to get an internship at this kind of gym is to explain my position thoroughly and concisely and then ask nicely if they want to let me be an intern. So that is what I did”.
“As of today, I am an intern at Crossfit Woodstock. I have my spot reserved for a Level 1 certification in January. I am two terms away from completing my Fitness Technology Certificate. By next spring, it is very likely I will be working my dream job, changing the world in a positive way on a daily basis, and getting paid well. All because I set a goal for myself, and with help of my family and friends, continue to make progress every day toward living my dreams”.
Fast forward to the present tense. I am a Level 1 Certified Crossfit Trainer. I earned my American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer Certification, and finished the Fitness Technology Certificate Program from Portland Community College. I am literally living my dream on a daily basis. All I had to do was commit myself to success, and work hard to capitalize on every opportunity presented to me by the Universe.
Now, I have a few questions for you. Are you living the life you always dreamed of? Are you achieving goals that make you life more pleasant? Are you stretching your personality to extract every ounce of potential you have inside you? I’d love to hear what you are working on, or working through, so drop me a line and let me know how you stay fired up and how you tap into the best part of yourself.
Until next time..